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Cafe Zinette

route du Grand-Lancy 45, Geneva 1212, Switzerland
+41 22 743 12 00
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
17 Mar 2018
“Excellent choice, not cheap”
1 Oct 2017
“Huge disappointment ”
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French, European
route du Grand-Lancy 45, Geneva 1212, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A cozy place in one of the many anonymous parts of Geneva. Old stile furniture to give the feeling of a traditional and old bar/auberge, the place is run by very welcoming and professional people, and give a warm feeling stepping in. The cook has...More

Thank d_agva
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Used to like the place and even reviewed it in the past, but changed my mind recently. Food is still very decent, no complaints - but the service was terrible. The waiter was simply rude, probably the worst experience in Geneva. I'm avoiding since then.

Thank Goodwin_Andy
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Perhaps they had an off night, but I wasn't impressed. The main meal was decent but the desert tried too hard to be tasty (pear and pumpkin?!). The server also proposed two wines that everyone at the table found to be almost undrinkable. The ambiance...More

Thank Tannaydave1
Valdo F, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Zinette, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear Sir, First of all, thank you for your review, even though we'd have preferred to discuss directly in the restaurant. As a matter of fact, it would have been more constructive and we would certainly have found a solution ! We always make our...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went for lunch, tried their lamb rack which I usually love. The lamb was blue, way undercooked for my taste. They didn't ask me which cook I wanted, they could've checked. All the food is at least 40.- which is really high! I won't be...More

1  Thank Caroline F
Valdo F, Community Manager at Cafe Zinette, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Dear Madam, We are sorry that your lamb rack was undercooked. We use to always ask our customers which cook they want, but this time we forgot to ask you! Next time, please feel free to tell us directly, we will be happy to find...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

when gastronomy meets romantic atmosphere, where the old book and jazz culture nostalgia meets the very good whiskey, then you'll meet Mrs Zinette, and maybe some guys over there will tell you more about the story of Cafe Zinette...

Thank Oukouma
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went there a group of 10 and had a very good dinner and evening. A simple menu with 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts, but all dishes were appealing and original. Service was authentic, efficient and even more important friendly. The terrace in...More

Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The food is lovely and so are the people, the wines and the location. The menu items change regularly and best products are prepared with a twist. Nice wine list offering natural wines as well. Have an apéro on the front terrace and discover the...More

Thank KdF622
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I love this place, just 10 min walk from home! Excellent food, a sort of French based kitchen but with a real fusion twist, something you hardly (or never) find in Geneva, high quality but not pretentious! Last night I tried the Pluma Iberia instead...More

Thank 2015giov
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Sat outside in a covered courtyard at the rear in summer. Food was excellent as was the wine. Service was attentive and friendly but got things wrong a couple of times. The waitress was very apologetic and but for that the restaurant would have got...More

Thank skoyen89
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Nice and cosy patio in Lancy, quite well hidden. Don't judge by the entrance (looks like a simple small cafe), come inside to find an easygoing yet gastronomic place. Great for couples, and locals know it, so book in advance. Pricey, but worth it!

Thank Goodwin_Andy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$120
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route du Grand-Lancy 45, Geneva 1212, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 743 12 00
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