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Cafe du Soleil

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$$ - $$$
French, Swiss, European
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place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 1209, Switzerland
+41 22 733 34 17
07:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You definitely book a table before your visit. The staff was very friendly and helpful! We ordered a cheese fondue. 1 portion was enough for 2 ppl. It was very tasty and not heavy. We also ordered steak with fries and some salads. They were all great. Great atmosphere. We couldn't find a table at the first floor but the... More 

Thank muge o
Paralimni, Cyprus
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice variety of local dishes but their signature dish is Fondue. I found it to be a bit too salty comparing to what I have tried elsewhere otherwise great atmosphere. Often visited by expats. The malakoff was very delicious

Thank kevola74
Geneva, Switzerland
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At least that's what one hears all the time. My family would definitely agree, despite not having yet checked out every other restaurant in the city. Soleil is of moderate size, with an outdoors courtyard that is a delight in warm weather. The salads are plentiful with fresh and crisp veggies, and the cheese fondue is indeed exquisite.

Thank Martin M
Adriano D, Public Relations Manager at Cafe du Soleil, responded to this review

Dear Martin M., Thank you very much for eating at our place and for taking the time to leave this kind comment. We will be more than happy to see you soon again. Regards, Adriano D. More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, good service, friendly atmosphere - what more can you have. Always very busy, especially at lunchtimes, so it is advisable to book. Nice, cosy terrace in the summer.

Thank Barbara L
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic. Went with a small group. Different orders, about half for fondue. The different order were handled without problems which is somewhat rare.

Thank MaMyMaMe
Budapest, Hungary
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The very last supper I suppose to have was fromage au fondue again in the nearby. Tripadvisor led me to this place, I say, did not regret giving it a try. Lovely interieur, fast serving, good wine of the house, tasty cheesefondue - a nice way to say goodbye to Genéve, isn't that?

Thank Peter-Altorjai
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional restaurant which is always very busy and a buzzing atmosphere. Service and staff are great. The best fondue in town so I am told and I could well believe it! A must for anyone visiting Geneva but book in advance. It gets busy!!

Thank Marian G
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Default place to go for fondue/raclette/malakoff especially during winter. Choose upper floor as it has more ambiance in the evening. They also have other choices if you don't like cheese, e.g. try their steak. Food is delicious and you won't be disappointed. Service could be better.

Thank ChickAdvisor A
Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy, homey fondue restaurant in the cute part of Gex. The fondue is the best in town, and there is always a great ambiance. Perfect place for a rainy night.

Thank leilamswan
Dublin, Ireland
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176 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant for a group night out. Its fondue is superb. This restaurant is noisy and is a lot of fun. Service here is excellent, making the short ride from downtown Geneva to be well worth it. It is easily accessed by bus 3 from Gare Cornavin to/from Petit-Saconnex.

Thank Bones6t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Swiss, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place du Petit-Saconnex 6, Geneva 1209, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 733 34 17
Le Café du Soleil is one of the oldest restaurant in Geneva, well known for serving the best fondue and delicious malakoffs. Our restaurant also offers a varied menu to satisfy everybody and daily specials for lunch made with love. During summer, our beautiful terrace will welcome you or our air-conditionned room.

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