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La maison du Gateau

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route de Florissant 57, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 789 08 00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is very popular, specially between the senior citizens that live in Champel. However, everything is average, from food to service. I was there this morning with some friends and the waitress rushed us to pay the bill as it was her break time (which didn't make any sense to me). When going there, don't expect much...

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Thank Selma F
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ONLY reason this place is busy is because the terrace gets the sun and the 70+ year old locals that frequent this place are creatures of habit. Do not be fooled by the crowds, it's one of the worst places in Florissant/Champel. The bread is rock hard and expensive, the lunch menu food tastes like hospital food (and is... More 

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Thank NicoBellucci
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Slow service, super slow! Not very friendly Dirty bathroom Food is ok, sandwiches are ridiculous (expansive and nothing on there)!

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1 Thank Christine V
Geneva, Switzerland
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have always enjoyed the superb cakes and coffee; there is a lunch menu which I have not tried. On the left bank of Geneva, the most cosmopolitan place to meet your friends.

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Thank Bombayduck1
Geneva, Switzerland
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318 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot for dessert on a Sunday afternoon. Even better when the sun is shining. Order from a wonderful spread of cakes and enjoy a cappuccino of tea served with a smile.

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Thank Elaine M
Geneva
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186 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Was good, and is average at best. Daily specials are full of oil, reheated and tasteless. Menu is a bit limited. A deception

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Thank Beat0067
Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Nice outdoor terrace, nice cakes and pastries. Service is very uneven and slow. If you have lots of time you may enjoy it.

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Thank Coldefry
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Very poor service. Very slow and dont really care about their customers... Weekends are even worse... So slow and not enough staff... I never waited under 15-20 mins to have a drink. Nice patisserie but the service is so bad and the prices to high for a poor service like that. The restrooms are awful! Public restrooms are better than... More 

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Thank Christine V
Geneva, Switzerland
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540 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,580 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

A haven for people looking for a bustling place on a Sunday afternoon in Geneva. At 5.30pm it was almost completely full. Patisseries are delicious and you get great polite and fast service with a smile. Prices are reasonable given the location and quality. A weekend favourite

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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

The Maison du Gateau is a high scale tea-room that seems to attract people who like to park their Ferrari right outside and watch from the terrace as others ogle their car. There is a wide selection of pastries and salty food to nibble on and the cakes are a work of art. But the prices are ridiculously expensive considering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, French, European
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route de Florissant 57, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 789 08 00

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?