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“A fantastic stop off during any visit to Geneva, delicious food, friendly staff and great atmosphere.”
Review of Gilles Desplanches

Gilles Desplanches
Ranked #31 of 34 Dessert in Geneva
Cuisines: Cafe, French, European, Contemporary
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Manchester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A fantastic stop off during any visit to Geneva, delicious food, friendly staff and great atmosphere.”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We ate lunch at Gilles Desplanches during a recent trip to Geneva, we came across it by chance and saw that the cakes and sandwiches in the window looked delicious.

Inside it is airy and cool, and we had a warm welcome from a lady at the door. We both ate a two course lunch (a sandwich and a cake) but of which were utterly delicious and really reasonably prices.

It was hard to choose a cake amongst a window full of delicious treats, I would definitely visit again on another visit to Geneva- and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting.

  • Visited June 2014
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Geneva
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189 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
“You pay much for average”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

The food and the drinks are just ok. He claims to be an "artist" but it is more of a chain of coffee shops with mass produced food. Prices are crazy with no relation with what you get. The prices are set at the maximum that people are ready to pay, not based on what they offer . Best to avoid but so we'll located that we do sometime go.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good for a quick bite to eat”
Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

Stopped in on way to a meeting, the food was excellent I had prawns in curry sauce with penne. Portion size was good, waiter service efficient, generally a good meal.

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Everett, Washington, United States
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great cafe! Not so great chocolates.”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

On my last day in Geneva, I stopped by this recommended cafe. Big plus was that they open at 7am so it is a good stop for travel day when you are trying to squeeze in just a little bit more food and sightseeing.

Food: I ordered the Montezuma hot chocolate and spinach goat cheese quiche. Delicious! I was tempted to order another round.

Service: My server was very helpful and explained the different types of hot chocolate to me. They were friendly enough, but not chatty.

Chocolate: I bought a small box of chocolates to take home. I was not impressed with the quality, especially for the price. Very disappointed.

Skip the chocolate and spend all your calories drinking hot chocolate and eating the pastries, quiches, etc at the cafe.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Cecilia C
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Slow to pay, long to leave cafe”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Food is ok and the cafe looks nice, but it was quite empty and the Service is poorly organized. It takes extremely long to pay your bill, which was was confirmed by the other people standing in line - we all agreed that paying takes so long that it discourages us from coming back. Now the waiters only serve the tables and the cashier does all the rest. If there is only one cashier and the cashier could concentrate on payments only, then the flow and business would be much better.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Wibecke V
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