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Cafe Metropole

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Rues-Basses Longemalle
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rue du Prince 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 310 06 70
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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666 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Going there occasionally when wanting to have a slightly above average lunch and have rarely been disappointed. Service is mostly quick and efficient, and food consistently good and always with some original touch. A bit more expensive than an average bistrot but nothing too scandalous especially for the area. Often very full for lunch and can become somewhat cramped as... More 

Thank JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland
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540 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,580 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Was invited by a good friend of mine here and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, ambiance and service. Entrecôte tagliata style was divine. Will return again no doubt!

3 Thank genevatopreviewer
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Went with a colleague whose wife had suggested the same. Had the plat du jour. drinks are expensive . Great for people watching. Had salmon with salsa and baked potatoes was ok but the company and pavement view made up for it. May go again.

Thank Ash R
Nyon, Geneve, Switzerland
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Myself and my wife were looking for something in the centre of Geneva and found this place. The price, ambience, food were all great but the thing that set it apart was the helpfulness and warm welcome of the staff. Just unbelievably good! Friendly, efficient and nothing was too much trouble for them. This place is well worth a visit... More 

2 Thank Johnny M
Confort, Rhone-Alpes, France
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

My husband and I went to the Cafe Metropole on Tuesday, the last day we could use our BuyClub voucher. Perhaps it was because it was an "off" night or that everyone else was watching the Swiss-Argentine World Cup game, but we had terrific service throughout the meal. We were greeted, taken to our table, asked if we wanted an... More 

1 Thank Jennifer F
Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I agree with the other customers who purchased vouchers and were extremely disappointed at the response when we wanted to use our vouchers with friends purchased through BuyClub. We experienced no customer service, the restaurant was empty, the food is below average. We will never go back to this restaurant. Then again, I am not sure they will be open... More 

Thank Nena T
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We have never been impressed with Cafe Metropole. In general, we have found the food and service to be just average, but with the typical Geneva high prices, and the temperature in the place was usually too warm, especially upstairs. Some friends liked it, though, so we have dined there 5 or 6 times. After our last visit this weekend,... More 

1 Thank gsep
Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

When we arrived at the restaurant, having booked a table, it was empty. The staff did not welcome us, show us to our seats or take a drinks order. We had booked with a promotional voucher (three separate vouchers, each one was valid for two people), which we stated upon booking the table without issue. The waitress informed us that... More 

3 Thank emmisco
Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We went to Café Metropole after having purchased a Voucher via BuyClub. The dinner is fair, but nothing more than that. We tasted several dishes. None of them was great. It's a normal restaurant. Prices are high for the quality and the quantity it provides. An annoying episode: at 10 pm, they started pushing us up to leave the table.... More 

Thank m_chiorboli
Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The service was rude and detached. The server looked uninterested and couldn't care less, there was only one person running around trying to manage everybody's orders. For starters, my partner got his starter way earlier than me, and I only ordered a salad! The quantities were miniscule. Not impressed.

Thank Rouge K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$45
European, French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Prince 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Rues-Basses Longemalle
  • Neighbourhood: Rues-Basses Longemalle
  • Phone Number: +41 22 310 06 70

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