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Cafe du Bourg de Four

$$ - $$$
French, Swiss, European
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place du Bourg-de-Four 13, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 90 78
07:00 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas, United States
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wandered in here and the kitchen was closing. The hostess snuck me in and I'm so glad she did! I had read on TA that this place had good rösti... make that the best! I love duck and found one with duck, goat cheese and an egg... I just put down my fork to write this so I could make... More 

Thank Brad522
Jefferson City, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following the recommendation from local co-workers in Geneva, four of us(from the USA) had dinner here. We all had different variations of the Rostis, and all were very pleased. The waiter was very helpful, explaining the menu for ingredients we did not understand. The price was reasonable, The café was busy, and close tables, but that is part of the... More 

Thank Bruce973
Collingwood, Canada
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strolling around old town looking for a lunch spot, we noticed this place and it advertised roti in the window......one of my wife's favourites, so couldn't resist. It was busy, but we found a nice table for two, and ordered up a big beer and two of the house specialty. Service was great, food was better, atmosphere was terrific. We... More 

Thank Hugh F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

As a child, I used to go to the Café du Bourg-de-Four every so often, and loved the simple menu, potato rösti, pljeskavica (sort of burger), the slavic salad. Years later, this place hasn't changed an inch, continues to be of the upmost quality, and is a must on every visit back home. I've taken many friends there, and approval... More 

Thank Pascal-Louis P
London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Popular with the locals. Have eaten here a few times and is always packed at lunchtime so get here early. Tables are very close together so probably not the best place for a private conversation. Food is very Swiss with Rosti being the main theme. Service was pretty fast and the food was fine.

Thank Bezi
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

this was my first visit here (even though I have been in GVA for 2 years now). The restaurant is in the heart of the old town, so a very pretty and historic location. The restaurant had a very romantic, cosy feeling - so great for a date or a special occasion. We had the 'rosti' which is typically Swiss... More 

1 Thank williamcJ2308AZ
Belfast, United Kingdom
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436 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in the old town, it looks using and charming from the outside. It's the same inside too. I arrived without reservation on a busy Friday night before Christmas. They found me a table towards the rear. Cosy and quiet. I thought. Soon enough even more diners arrived and the place was alive. I had the nave tote with... More 

Thank KMcCorry
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154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Friendly and helpful staff. Nice deco and atmosphere. Vinyl fans can play sets prior to booking in the apero hours. Traditional swiss and french cousine. Very good rosti and serbian salad. A recent add on - entrecote burger is worth a try. Gets busy at lunch time so would recommend to reserve table.

Thank mb313
Windsor, United Kingdom
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508 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This delightful little cafe off the square is very welcoming, it is like going back to the cafes of the 50's and has a nice relaxing atmosphere in the morning. We had a coffee and a croissant, the croissant melted in the mouth and the coffee was not bad. A nice little place to stop and take stock.

Thank BT3rd
Level Contributor
50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We only had coffee and chocolate here, late afternoon, so this is not a very useful insight; but do visit and read the other reviews on food! It's in a great position on the place du Bourg de Four. The décor is a fascinating throwback: old postcards, of a certain type, and a range of interesting cartoons and caricatures. If... More 

1 Thank William D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Swiss, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place du Bourg-de-Four 13, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Cité
  • Neighbourhood: Cité
  • Phone Number: +41 22 311 90 78
It is a straight forward inexpensive restaurant in the old city of Geneva with a general European cuisine, mixed with a few Balkan dishes. It does a good rosti. But the general food enjoyment is let down by a surly and rude waiter.

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