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Cafe du Simplon

$$ - $$$European,
rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 616 31 04
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good51%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (2 reviews)
“during summer” (2 reviews)
“nice terrace” (2 reviews)
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European, Swiss
$$ - $$$
rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2017

I arrived very late, after the kitchen had closed, but the waiter made me a goat cheese salad anyway. Wonderful!

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A very good address indeed. Just south of train station in a quiet street. Cuisine is of quality with interesting and tasty vegetarian dishes. The recent acoustical treatment improved a bit the situation, but I'd still go for the terrasse whenever possible, as the low...More

Thank Ulhuru
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

The worst restaurant in Lausanne. The food is average, but the servers and staff left a sour taste in my mouth. The staff is extremely rude-- beyond belief. And if you talk back to the servers for their awful treatment of customers, the staff's friends,...More

Thank bobgersh
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This place was recommended by a colleague. I went with my 19 year old niece and we both loved it. It is slightly hipster in style, with a good-looking, well-groomed crowd (young and old). The servers are efficient and we found the service to be...More

Thank thedorothyparker
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner and had the chicken and vegetarian Tahjine. The food tasted okay (not great but okay) but as it turned out it was NOT fresh and gave us FOOD POISONING right after we got home! Won't go into further details. But...More

1  Thank HelloSalutHola
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to chill. Friendly waiters and Zoran, the owner, is really great. Food is good too and reasonable price for Switzerland. I live the little tables which are close to one another and makes it easy to meet/chat to your neighbours! Next to the...More

Thank jacque1b1
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Zoran and his team have dine a wonderfull job. The food is really nice. They have excellent wines at reasonable prices. Service friendly. What more do you want

Thank kamran f
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

No doubt this is to place to be in the station area. Particularly nice terrace during summer. Craft beers and good brasserie dishes. Excellent atmosphere. Very friendly owner & staff! Recommended

Thank esalagean
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is probably the worst restaurant I've ever been to in Lausanne and I've been to a lot of restaurants around here. Awful service, horrendous food, dirty toilets, uncomfortable chairs, tables pretty much stuck together on the terrace... the list goes on. Such a disappointment...More

1  Thank SC S
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Yes, the decoration is minimalist but the atmosphere is really friendly and that is what is important! The waiters are all really nice, always keen for a joke or good advices. The menu changes with the seasons and the prices are really good for Lausanne!...More

Thank Joelle J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 22
European, Swiss
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 616 31 04
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