Lausanne : Café, restaurants, … new trendy placesBy My-Lausanne
In Lausanne, new café and restaurants open all the time. Here are some of the new places you should try in Lausanne.
Located at Rue Neuve 11 in Lausanne, Racines is a small vegan café that opened end of 2018. This family business, already present at the Riponne market, offers vegan dishes prepared from fresh, organic and local produce, to be eaten in or taken away.
Lausanne now boasts a new delicatessen: Alegria Concept. Located at Place St-François, the deli offers Iberian products such as wine, Iberian ham, chorizo, honey, smoked fish, as well as takeaway ham sandwiches (yummy!). A new place to discover as soon as you can, and that will soon offer platters and a glass of wine for aperitif. We’re looking forward to that!
Moreover, the managers give loads of good advice!
Plants hanging from the ceiling, wooden furniture, do-it-yourself Poke Bowls, smoothies, salads and granolas, Green Gorilla is the new “green” café at the Grand-Pont in Lausanne. Although it opened recently, it already is a meeting place for lovers of healthy food, with a bright and welcoming setting. Green Gorilla is the new trendy spot for a healthy snack or a productive afternoon around a coffee.
We love the décor – and their coffees, of course!
A Scandinavian setting, a good choice of dishes and a small terrace that awaits only the sun? It’s got to be L’impression Café, the new café-restaurant at Avenue Louis Ruchonnet in Lausanne. A short walk from the train station, L’impression Café welcomes you for an eat-in or take-away lunch, coffee or a weekend brunch. With soups, sandwiches, salads, toast with avocado, quiches, toasted sandwiches, daily specials and vegetarian dishes on offer, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.
PS: The welcome is warm and you’re going to have a good time!
Le Loxton, a new restaurant opened by the Pointu’s team and blogger Sofia Clara, now welcomes you at Rue du Pont 22. Breakfast, lunch, supper, cocktails, brunches and soon take-aways, Le Loxton awaits you in a modern and cosy atmosphere, whatever the time of day. With homemade dishes and a highly original décor, the Pointu’s brigade has once again surpassed itself. Don’t hesitate, open the door of the former Karma to discover this brand new Lausanne address. You’ll not want to leave, that’s for sure!
The Rôtillon neighbourhood welcomes a strange new kind of bird: the Perroquet (Parrot). Here, styles and genres blend. While some eat quietly inside, the alley in front of the Perroquet becomes a spot for lively discussions, thanks to the small benches and tables set up in front of the restaurant’s window.
No sooner opened, the parrot’s cage had found its customer base. It’s THE place for people in their thirties who enjoy a meal with a drink. Even the kitchen is a melting pot of influences from the world over: acai bowls in the morning, foccaccie at lunchtime and bao buns in the evening. Coffee roasting, beer brewing, syrups… A great many products are homemade.
As for the décor, it’s another successful blend of vintage, tropical, Victorian and colonial styles. Amongst the flowered tapestry and trinkets from flea markets, you can feel the cosy atmosphere as soon as you step into this new bar.
PS: On Saturdays and Sundays, the Perroquet opens in the morning for brunches as simple as they are good, and at reasonable prices (around 15 francs). Worth trying!
Forget everything you knew about coffee! Ça passe crème is the home of coffee tasting and it promises to awaken your taste buds.
Espresso is served there doppio in a cup designed to let you savour the subtlety of the flavours. It’s not surprising that wine amateurs rush there, according to the two managers, Steeve et Davide. And they won’t be shy about introducing you to this art form. Furthermore, their small refreshment bar is very cosy in its retro style. You sit on benches and drawers serve as small tables.
PS: The menu of Ça passe crème is a great excuse to offer your friends a coffee: cappuccino, latte, chai, teas, as well as syrups and pastries.
Oh and the coffee blends change often, giving you a good excuse to get in touch with your friends every month.
We knew about the Ouchy Pirates; they have now been joined by the Flon pirates and their tavern, Barberousse (Barbarossa). As soon as you walk through the door, you find yourself in a completely different world. The décor, bringing to mind a ship’s hold, promises a festive evening. Not for nothing does the bar open towards the end of the day and specialise in afterworks.
Even the landlord will tell you: don’t go there to drink coffee! Here, the specialty is rum, as 48 flavours of arranged rum – macerated with fruit – are on offer. Apricot, nougat, vanilla, … Enough for a trip to the Caribbean (don’t forget sustenance with the platters). To be enjoyed in moderation, of course. For thrill seekers, try the Smoke on the water. That’s all we’re saying…
PS: If you need reassurance, Barberousse runs a responsible ship. Proof of that is their idea of the dry Angel Shot.
A place for a morning croissant? Café Louve. A cosy sofa for an early afternoon coffee? Café Louve again. A terrace for an after-work aperitif? Once more Café Louve. A bar counter to put the world to rights in the evening? Yes, over and again, Café Louve.
It’s this simple: with its opening hours (8 am to 11.45 pm during the week, 8 am to 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays), this café-bar is versatile. The kind of place you enjoy going to when you’re wandering in the town centre, without being able to put your finger on why your steps take you there, since everything is nice. The menu is classical, the room very comfortable and the terrace perfectly located.
The locally brewed beers La Nébuleuse are served there, on a counter that’s just as local (the interior décor is signed by Lausanne designer Julia Christ). Café Louve in a nutshell? A safe bet.
PS: Café Louve, on Place Pépinet, is the perfect place to dive into the latest book you bought. Soon, you’ll be able to savour a menu enriched with fresh salads and other quick dishes. Premium coffees should also be available soon. Oh, and in winter, the terrace is heated.
13: the number might symbolise bad luck, but the bar has been bringing joy to Lausanne people since 1971. While just about every Swiss citizen has his own cellar, Lausanne has a legendary basement, with this bar/club frequented by entire generations of revellers.
Since the spring of 2018, the XIII emerges from its beautiful cellar (stacked stones and exposed beams) and welcomes visitors of the Cité on its new terrace with a view on the Cathedral! While the bar opens at 4 pm, regulars will be reassured to learn that not all has changed. The dancefloor is still there. As well as an extensive drinks list, there are hearty dishes and platters to eat, which will soon be available as from lunchtime. Perfect for an afterwork, a drink with friends or to dance the night away.
PS: Taste the cocktails, they’re to die for!
L’instant B is the new street food restaurant, situated on Rue du Petit-Chêne 11. The perfect place to enjoy a coffee, a beer or to taste one of their delicious burger in a trendy atmosphere.
P.S. You should definitely taste the burger “Le feuilleté”.
Pancs in Lausanne is the place to go if you want to enjoy delicious salty or sweet pancakes and crepes. A yummy break in a cosy place, don’t wait any longer to discover this new trendy address in Lausanne.
Bottle Brothers Lausanne
Bottle Brothers Lausanne opened few weeks ago at Place Pépinet in Lausanne. Under the famous sign ” Café des Philosophes “, the new cocktail bar and restaurant is waiting for you. A sunny terrace, tapas and cocktails, you will find everything you need for a great afterwork. You will love this new and trendy place for sur!
PerBacco!, a new italian restaurant, is situated in the heart of the colorful district Rôtillon in Lausanne. Come inside and discover the north of Italy. Authentic cuisine and homemade dishes in a friendly atmosphere, you will definitely have a great time with your friend or family. Let’s go!
Chez Tof, chemin de Maillefer 145
The new restaurant Chez Tof is a great place for apertifs or to enjoy a meal with some friends. The chief cook Christophe serves a delicious brasserie kitchen during lunch and dinner. As we walk through the door, we discover an incredible industrial decoration and the staff give us a warm welcome. Enjoy the trendy atmosphere and the great menu. 🙂
P.S. You must definitely try the Tof Burger !
In Lausanne, everybody knows Le Lacustre, this restaurant on the shores of Lake Geneva. And so what? Le Lacustre has recently changed owners. New decoration, trendy atmosphere, great menu, you will love the new “Le Lacustre”, that is for sure.
P.S. You cannot leave without a piece of homemade apple pie. Trust us ! 😉
Caf’Taya, the new vegetarian Café in Lausanne
Caf’Taya, it is the new vegetarian Café in Lausanne. This small neighbourhood Café is situated in Avenue des Alpes 1 and offers local products and homemade vegetarian meals. For the owner, Caf’Taya is a convivial place where you can meet in the morning, for lunch or in the afternoon to read a book or to relax. Anyway, Caf’Taya is a charming vegetarian café where you feel like home. 😉
You must definitely try their syrup, they are delicious !
Sleepy Bear Coffee
The Sleepy Bear Coffee is the new place to be for coffee Lovers in Lausanne. Espresso, Cortado, Cappucino, Café Latte, Americano, Chai Latte, Cold Brew … on site or take away. Every Sleepy bear of Lausanne will find the perfect bewerage that will wake them up. ? A wooden shack, in the middle of the town, where you could meet just for a coffee or tea.
La Mise en bière, Tour 14 Street
Did you know the shop La Mise en bière? Now Mise en bière is also a bar that you will love if you like beers. In this bar, that opened in November, you can taste more than 32 beers (Yes, we said 32!), and buy more than 500 beers in the shop just next doors. So hurry up, it is opened from Tuesday to Sunday until 10 p.m.
Café Mood in Beau-Séjour Street
The café has been opened by some friends from Lausanne. It is a little heaven in the middle of the town, in Beau-Séjour Street. Have a look at this nice showcase and open the door to discover the little cozy and modern restaurant. The new must-see place in Lausanne.
At breakfast, for lunch or for dinner, Café Mood is open the whole day just for our pleasure. Do not forget to try the brunch on Sundays! 😉
What are your must-see places?