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Cafe Papon

#20 of 1,506 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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rue Henri- Fazy 1, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 54 28
07:00 - 23:59
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Sat 09:00 - 23:59
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Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Café Papon is one of the nicest café, also because his grand terrace. Being in the Old City it is in a old building and it is a pleausure to have lunch also the "plat du jour" and dinner. It is just beside the Promenade of La Treille where you find, in case you are tired, the longest bancs... More 

Thank di Crollalanza S
Geneva, Switzerland
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201 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely located in the old town. Food is good and well presented, but overpriced. Service is also quite good. Restaurant has kept an historical atmosphere.

Thank M D
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious, fantastic ambience and the service was exceptional (inclusive of the waiter being the dessert menu but not the dessert...!). The wine recommended to us was delectable and went very well with the beef dish (with marrow bone & red wine jus). The dessert (apple crumble) was wonderful and the perfect way to end the evening (complete... More 

Thank jpg_adams
Seattle, Washington
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589 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This is the second business dinner I've had at cafe papon and both were great. The space is large enough and perfect for a business discussion. The food was delicious - I started with the foie gras and has the swordfish - all of which were delicious with nice side dishes. And of course, they have a great selection of... More 

Thank loveDCA
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had a very enjoyable lunch in the heart of Geneva's old town. The food was very good and creative. The service was fine and the terrace is big and friendly. A lovely view on the Old town of Geneva.

Thank Charlotte M
Valleiry, France
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I organized a group lunch there last Monday (open on Monday!!!!!) for 7 persons and we were delighted with the excellent quality of the food which was well beyond expectations in this very tourist frequented part of the Old Town of Geneva. We were lucky the weather was lovely and spring like so we could have after lunch coffee out... More 

Thank wilhelmina69
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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681 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Without T/A we never would've found this place. It's around the corner and off of the beaten path. Our servers spoke English and were very friendly and helpful. They helped us with the wine list, and offered suggestions for a meal. Which was fantastic! They even split an entrée for us since my wife does not eat a lot. It... More 

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Geneva, Switzerland
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Papon with a client today for lunch. I wanted to try something different and I found it. Essentially it is ground pike fish meat mixed with puree potato and possibly some egg and cooked into a small loaf. This was served in a bed of rice with a brown roux sauce with shrimp. Interesting combo but quite rich.... More 

Thank Priceofruby
Geneva, Switzerland
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A nice warm restaurant with good service and reasonable menu. Intimately decorated like old times and it has its ambiance for a nice Saturday lunch with few choices from the menu..I prefer this over variety of choices and least complicated to order the best.

Thank Maligay
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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996 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Four of us dined here and I think we dined well. Since it is Swiss it is not cheap but the food was good and the service pleasant and welcoming. It is a bit stark and bare and I can't say we had the best table in a fairly empty restaurant but what I ate was more than acceptable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 22
Swiss, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
09:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Henri- Fazy 1, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Cité
  • Neighbourhood: Cité
  • Phone Number: +41 22 311 54 28

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