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“Nice cafe au lait” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Clemence

La Clemence
Ranked #247 of 1,667 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Bourg-de-Four
Description: Located in the Old Town's center, La Clémence is one of the oldest bar in Geneva. Our beautiful terrace receive you every day for a coffee or a refreshing cocktails with friends. We also serve little snacks if you are hungry (croque-monsieur, chocolate fondant or even croissant in the mornings).
Windsor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice cafe au lait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Nice place for a coffee on a cold weekday morning. Pleasant cafe vibe and good waitress. Loos a bit dingy.

Visited December 2012
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Montreal
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good location, bad service and food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

La Clemence is best known for it's great location, at the top of old town. It is great to sit and quench your thirst and catch some sun on a nice sunny day. However the service is HORRIBLE and the food is 'meh'.

We were a group of 6 people, that decided to sit down at La Clemence and have a drink/snack and continue our journey through old town. One of us ended up not getting anything and they told us EVERYONE must consume if not we can't sit there (the place was 35% full). The place is pricey, the service is awful and when that one person finally decided to have some tea and asked for a glass of water too, they said that you must consume more than a drink to have a glass of water (from the tap, for free).

I was flabbergasted at the staff's terrible attitude and their illogical policy. I wish i could compensate this bad review with something positive, but even the food was bad and the coffee tasted like dishwater.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Roma, Italia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place to have a beer.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

The place is very nice because It'a located in a small quite square in the old city. When the weather is fine it's enjoyable to sit outside and have something to drink. It's very crowded and plenty of young people chilling out and chatting.
Prices in the average.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annet_Rome
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Geneva, Switzerland
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“THE place to be (and be seen) in the old town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

La Clémence is THE place where every generation of College & High-school students gather every evening on the terrace, specially during summertime. During the day, the place is perfect for a coffee, or a beer.
Everyone living in Geneva spent many evening here, in group. If you want to feel geneva's youth, get there.
It often overcrowded, but this is also La Clémence, a run for a free table!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Guillaume B
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Geneva
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“the place for a renverse or white beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

The place is located in the excellent spot in the old town. The terrace is really nice and offers a good moment to relax in winter and summer. The place targets both locals and tourists so everyone can enjoy the mix.

Visited November 2011
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