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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
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10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Jerusalem, Israel
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I grew up going to this restaurant and go still. Cafe du Soleil never misses the mark: everything from the salads through (Swiss beef) steaks to the fondue is superb. You must reserve. Worth every franc.

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Thank Noga T
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food, friendly knowledgeable staff and nice atmosphere. The cheese fondue is one of the best in Geneva.

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Thank merseyhorns
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I ordered one pot of fondue to share amongst 7 people. We couldn't get enough of it! Do order one out for yourself, it was 24 Swiss franc. We also ordered steak, but it wasn't that great so don't bother on the other dishes I guess!

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Thank Xin Lerk T
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here about six times over a few years. Last time was a few days ago. Service tends to vary from average to good. I have always ordered Fondue. Not a Gluten free friendly place, but I am told if you give them notice they can fix. In winter, bookings are essential. Fondue is very good. Cannot complain .

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Thank Yavar K
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 

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Paralimni, Cyprus
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Thank kevola74
Geneva, Switzerland
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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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.

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Thank MaMyMaMe
Budapest, Hungary
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Swiss, European
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?