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“A hidden gem”
Review of Cafe de Geneve - CLOSED

Cafe de Geneve
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: French, Swiss, International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 21 December 2013

How glad i was when the Café de Genève recently opened its doors: i'm always on the lookout for a truly original, independent place to eat quality food (and have a few drinks), far from the restaurant chains and dismal mall dining unfortunately rife in Cebu City. Hurry up and discover this little gem, whose owners and staff put as much care into their cooking as they do into making sure their guests have a great time.

A couple of Swiss classics are continuously on offer: you can't go wrong with a raclette or cheese fondue, both made with ingredients of the highest quality and origin, from the cold meats to the deliciously unctuous cheeses. This taken into account, the prices are actually very reasonable. If, like me, you find yourself becoming something of a regular, you will always find an interesting European delicacy up on the 'daily specials' board: boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, pumpkin gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce (!!)... to name but a few of the ones i've enjoyed. In case you're a rice addict like most of us here in Cebu: YES it's available, and it's good too. Don't think twice about ordering one of the desserts: they're just as delicious as the rest.

The atmosphere at the Café de Genève is equally refreshing, be it for a family dinner, drinks with friends, or even a quick bite to eat for lunch in the middle of a busy day. The area is quiet, the aircon is cool, the tunes are good, and there's even a little table and stools to have a smoke or just a chat outside. I liked the special thought for kids (and us big kids too): the tablecloths are actually Manila paper, and there are little pots with pencils to draw on them.

One more thing: the coffee is EXQUISITE, and i'm pretty difficult to please when it comes to my espresso. Make sure you try one to round off your meal;)

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4  Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

This obviously only recently opened and not so easy to find place has a cosy atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff and a limited blackboard selection of meals. We choose a simple mixed salad for a starter, the typical Swiss cheese fondue accompanied by a little plate of some raw ham as a main. All of these tasty and of good quality.
"Special" things clearly have a price but cheese fondue and raw ham are surely not an every day's treat. The SMLbeer for P 65 seemed - nonetheless - a bit high priced..
Would come back for another "special" treat..

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1  Thank Patsada_11
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Cafe De Geneve is difinetly one of Cebu´s "hidden gems" - as the foodlover i am, i highly recommend this place, not only because the food is beautifully presented by the awesome staff, but also cooked with fresh and high quality ingredients ! 5 star from here !

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1  Thank KasperAngutJensen
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

While savouring your meal you are actually traveling! Ingredients, condiments, seasoning, from all around the world but with still the majors in Swiss and Pinoy.
And a staff uber friendly!

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1  Thank Baptiste L
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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile
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