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“Great location...expensive drinks...awful service!”
Review of La Clemence

La Clemence
Ranked #207 of 1,832 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: French, Cafe
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Bourg-de-Four
Description: Located in the Old Town's center, La Clémence is one of the oldest bar in Geneva. Our beautiful terrace receive you every day for a coffee or a refreshing cocktails with friends. We also serve little snacks if you are hungry (croque-monsieur, chocolate fondant or even croissant in the mornings).
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Great location especially if the sun is out sat on the terrace watching the world go by. Close to the old town if you’re visiting that part of Geneva. You may have to hover around to get a table!
But drinks were expensive at 21CHF for two small beers, a fruit juice and a water
Worse than that however was the service..not sure if we were unlucky compared to other visitors here but the lady that served us was incredibly UN friendly! Maybe our language skills weren’t up to scratch?
Anyway she was very short with us...no chat and when drinks were served it wasn’t great either.

Thank AndySING73
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Adriano D, Guest Relations Manager at La Clemence, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear AndySING73,

Thank you very much for coming to La Clémence and for taking the time to leave this review. We strive for progress and appreciate your frankness.
Regarding our prices, we are aligned with the other businesses in the Old Town, the central location and in general, Geneva's prices. We are sorry that you felt our team member unfriendly but sometimes when it's sunny we don't have as much time as we would like to chat with our customers.

We hope to see you again and again we are sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

La Clémence team

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Large terrace with plenty of tables in the sun in the heart of la Cité. People hover to get the next table to come open but turnover was reasonable and we didn’t need to wait long. Perfect spot for a beer on a cool but sunny March day - the only shortcoming was the food was decidedly ordinary (at least the croque monsieur was - the Paninis looked a bit better)

Still, the atmosphere more than made up for the meagre ham and cheese on toasted white bread. Beautiful spot to hang out with friends.

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

What an awesome find. A quick stop for a warm cup of coffee, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. A great find.

Thank DonPackett
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This bar/cafe is situated in the old town and is superb for a bit of people watching. Service was great and the toasted sandwiches we ate were nice. Both drinks and food were moderately priced and once again the service was great.

Thank Sprost1
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

La Clémence is what they call an "incontournable" for any one visiting Geneva or living in the city. Its terrace puts you right in the middle of Geneva life surrounded by reminders of its long history. The terrace is a must in summer, but, thanks to climate change, now also caters to visitors in winter - we spend a nice couple of hours in a pale sun with some good wine and the planchette genevoise, pork sausage and tomme cheese from the Geneva canton! It is the resting point "par excéllence" between the sights Geneva has on offer!

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Thank robert_bos53
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