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Café de la Limite – Simple outside, delish inside

One of the few remaining Geneva bistrots, Le Café de la Limite is so understated that from the outside you would probably miss it. Walking by, you may even want to skip it… But don’t!

These kinds of hidden gems are my favourite to discover, but even I was hesitant to even walk in. The tables look like they’re from a cantina, the interior actually below the street level; this restaurant looks like it’s been here forever.

In fact, it as, and with good reason: the food is simple and tasty, with a steak that’s easily one of the best in Geneva.

La Limite offers three daily specials, a variety of meat dishes (e.g. escalope, entrecôte, horse steak!), spaghetti, omlettes, salads, all at affordable rates. Again, it’s simple fare but well worth your time if you love flavourful food and don’t want to crush your wallet. And, of course, don’t forget the “pommes allumettes” – you won’t be disappointed.

Step inside a throwback to the 1950s, bustling with workers, broke students, and locals in the know. Order a beer or steak, and enjoy!

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Details about this spot



Rue des Charmilles 11, Geneva

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00, Sat 09:00 - 00:00


Steak dishes: CHF 23
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)