How to get through November

By My-Lausanne

Autumn: a period of transition when colours change and the weather is fickle. It is not always easy to remain cheerful when the weather is up to its usual tricks and the nights start to draw in at 5.00 p.m. At MyLausanne, we have put together a few ideas to help you make it through to the winter holidays.

Discover new eateries in Lausanne

A day that starts well is a day that starts with a delicious breakfast. The Hideaway, a cosy Coffee & Breakfast Club with the look of a small apartment, has pancake towers and pastries that will appeal to the most gourmand customers. US inspiration and Swiss products: this is The Hideway’s winning combination.
Rue Cheneau-de-Bourg 1, 1005 Lausanne

Valentine Thurnherr

People in Nordic countries are used to quite harsh winters during which there is little sunlight. To stock up on good food, head to the Nordic restaurant, Äta, which recently opened in the centre of Lausanne. In a simple and relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of bistros in Stockholm and Copenhagen, pride of place is given to smørrebrød, traditional open-faced sandwiches. Thin slices of home-made rye bread with a generous filling. Delicious! The products are Swiss, to boot!
Avenue de Rumine 22, 1005 Lausanne

Valentine Thurnherr

Valentine Thurnherr

Take an afternoon break or seek refuge from the rain by heading to Coffee Page on the corner of rue du Midi and rue de la Grotte. This brand-new coffee shop in the city of Lausanne embodies a great concept: a café-bookshop. Coffee Page invites you to browse its books dedicated to photography while enjoying a coffee. And if you like the book, you can buy it on your way out. We love the concept, the café’s high ceilings and its great hand-picked selection of second-hand furniture.
Rue du Midi 20, 1003 Lausanne

Valentine Thurnherr

Add a splash of colour to your day with Sneaker Collab

Over the past few years, trainers (or sneakers) have become a veritable social phenomenon. Gone are the days when they were only seen at sports grounds. Today, everyone is wearing them: in the street, on the catwalk of top fashion designers, and they are even found in collections. The association, Swisssneaks (THE Swiss reference for trainers) and the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts of Lausanne (Mudac) decipher this phenomenon through a modern and highly original exhibition. We adored the remake of the legendary Nike Air Mag trainers that lace themselves up in the film, Back to the Future Part II, and the Adidas Teddy Bear, gold-tinsel trainers designed by Jeremy Scott. An urban exhibition that will make you look at your feet in a new light.
Pl. de la Cathédrale 6, 1005 Lausanne

Valentine Thurnherr

Valentine Thurnherr

A foretaste of the winter holiday 

The frenzy of the winter-holiday season is nearly upon us. Advent calendars are already on sale in the shops and street decorations are starting to appear. There is no doubt that there is a hint of mulled wine and pine in the air. While waiting for the magic of December to arrive, let’s enjoy a foretaste of the winter season by donning a pair of ice skates and pretending to be Stéphane Lambiel at Patinoire du Flon. Axel, half lutz or double toe loop: you will be the king or queen of the ice rink.

Regis Colombo

If you are not as at ease on the ice as Queen Elsa in Frozen, don’t worry as Bô Noël returns on 20 November 2019. There will be five Christmas markets with different themes to please everyone. Events include ‘curling apéro’ (or curling aperitif) and a treasure hunt, in the presence of a giant ten-metre tall Santa Claus! You can now wait for the new year in high spirits and in great company.

With all of these top tips, there’s no longer any excuse for the ‘November blues’! You are now ready to enjoy yourself and face the gloom. But do you have any personal tips on how to get through the autumn? We are all ears!