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rue Marterey 36, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
+41 21 321 38 37
07:00 - 00:00
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Fri 07:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:30 - 01:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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175 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Had a lovely evening at the Java with a group of friends. Although we were about 8-10, the service was efficient. I had a fish that I found very good and most of my friends were happy with their various choices. As a desert I had the salted caramel ice-cream that was delicious! The place has a cosy atmosphere, an... More 

Thank Laurence F
Lausanne, Switzerland
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I like this place, we've been there a couple of times for dinner and drinks, and not disappointed! The food is very good, we've tried salads and tartares, also the cocktails and drinks are well-prepared and delicious. As for the service, I'd say it's quite good and the staff is friendly. Recommended!

Thank PinarAky
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I've relished in the fantastic filet american and suffered terrible wifi. I definitely recommend the XXL for the true neanderthal. But don't come for work, as the router is from the stone age. Would be a great place to read a book, or work offline.

Thank mrio10
Gilles W, Propriétaire at Java, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment, I'm happy to hear that your dinner was appreciated. About the wi-fi, please excuse its weakness on the day you visited us, we were in a middle of a network change, so you may have encountered some connexion problem. This point is now solved and in addition of their beer, tea or lunch, a lot of... More 

Mamaroneck, New York
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant doesn't look special despite the Serge Gainsbourg / Jane Birkin theme. But service is exceptionally convivial and attentive. And is is THE place if you are looking for a tartar (meet or fish). A definite Asian (Indonesian?) influence on many dishes. Limited winey list but all wines are very nice and fairly priced. Definitely a place I can... More 

Thank DoJH
Lausanne, Switzerland
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169 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Nice place for a drink and dinner, very cosy and "boudoir" or vintage decoration. We like this place for afterworks (Hugo cocktails excellent and Mojito served with sweets to eat with, very original). Tartare are good (Mexican is great! Japanese a bit less.....). Friendly service

Thank Sandra B
Meilen, Switzerland
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

A nice local place to have a drink anytime during the day and/or enjoy good food in a different atmosphere! I have been going there for the last 15 years :)!

Thank lepolak159
Lausanne, Switzerland
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169 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Good brunch and Nice drinks served with candies (not all cocktails unfortunately, should change!! You should try their hugo drink - very nice! Avoid the tartares though... Not tasty, not enough spices!

Thank Sandra B
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

I had my worst birthday cake there. We had the candles, it was on the table, then suddenly disappeared! Never came back. It was unreasonably expensive. The decoration was with cream around, not necessary to mention it also disappeared. The overall look was really poor. And the taste -was horrible, barely like a chocolate one. I doubt that they actually... More 

Thank Hajni M
Gilles W, Propriétaire at Java, responded to this review
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Bonjour, je prends note de votre doléance concernant le gâteau servi pour cette soirée d'anniversaire mais ne peux m'empêcher d'y... More 

Rowayton, Connecticut
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Java has a very nice atmosphere; good food and decent prices. The crepes and salads are very nice. Never a problem to get a table there and service is fine.

Thank lc_blank
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a healthy food restaurant. Not easy to find in Lausanne. Java has ver nice and healthy salads. Very hip interior .great place for a healthy lunch

Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 33
Mediterranean, European, French, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Marterey 36, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 321 38 37

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?