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“Best Cheese fondue”
Review of Cafe du Soleil

Cafe du Soleil
Ranked #25 of 1,850 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Le Café du Soleil is one of the oldest restaurant in Geneva (around 400 years old), 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.
Reviewed 2 December 2011

It was a good thing that we had a reservation. The place was full. Our table for two was in a small room beyond the kitchen. There was a big group with about a dozen people. It is amazing how these little European cafes can pack so many people in a small area. What was nice about the room was that it had stone walls and had a rustic look to it. But it did feel claustrophobic. However, there was no other table available.

We had cheese fondue for two and it was delicious. Along with it, we had a carafe of house white wine which was ok. When we had finished soaking up the cheese with our bread, my husband asked the server to scrape the cheese that had caked at the bottom of the pot. This was done in the kitchen. The melted cheese is like cheese cookies. Yummy!

To get to this place, take the No.3 bus from Charmilles near the Cornavin train station.

Date of visit: December 2011
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

Tartiflette, Sauerkraut, fondue, anything specifically Swiss or Savoyarde and regular dishes are available here. Always busy and always good. Wine in carafes. can be a bit noisy, but this only adds to the atmosphere. Little terrace in front of the store, with grapevines adding to the feel of the place. Located on a square, off the main road.

Date of visit: July 2011
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Thank 833hansd
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Great Fondue - really smooth tasting.
Also if you go in the evening, try the Malakoff - It's an hors d'euvre (starter) speciality of fried cheese: very rich, but definitely worth tasting.
The restaurant is very simple and unpretentious, nice laid back friendly atmosphere. The service is quick and friendly, prices are good by Geneva standards. A little gem.
We only tried the cheese, but there are a lot of other Swiss / meat options on the menu which (judging by how full the restaurant always is) must be good.
Oh, and one fondue is enough for 2 people ;)
Make sure ot book on week-ends. Open Sunday (!!).
Enjoy!

Date of visit: November 2011
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Thank ground_otter
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

A great Swiss bistro located in the middle of a residential district. Full of locals, Cafe du Soleil is definately an authentic experience not to be missed when visiting Geneva. The food is purely no-frills, just the way you'd have it at home. The fondue is what makes them famous, and they serve it like it should be. Cheese and bread; no vegetables, and no chocolate. Add a steak frite and salad, plus a basic list of regional wines, and you have a true rustic Swiss dining option.

Date of visit: November 2011
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Thank gremor1290
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

Seasonal speciality is FONDUE. It is better to make a reservation. On fondue nights no matter where u seat in the restaurant u gonna smell when you exit. If weathe rpermits ask for sitting outside on the first floor. Limited sitting there, book in advance.

Date of visit: September 2011
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Thank ArmenGrigoryan
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