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Cafe du Simplon

Rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
21 616 31 04
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Ranked #167 of 431 Restaurants in Lausanne
Price range: $14 - $22
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Swiss, Bistro
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

I went for the first time a couple of weeks back and loved the atmosphere, down to earth with a nice and simple look to it, the owner is very friendly, service isn't great because it seemed it was their first time serving. Great place to go eat with a group of friends.

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Malaysia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

Had read some good comments about this little place and found that it was just down the stairs behind the train station. We had lunch and the menu was quite extensive and the price reasonable. The portions were adequate for us and we enjoyed the meals.The waiters were friendly and patient in explaining the menu despite being quite busy.

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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

I went there for dinner. i sat inside since out sides tables were overtaken by smokers. The service was awful. I don't know why people write good review about this place and not the cafe grancy down the road...literally around the block. The portion was very very small and overpriced and the ambiance grungy. I would not go there for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011 via mobile

When to go... for a decent quick bite during the day best the station. Cafe du Simplon had a surprising variety of dishes and the service is fast and no-frills, good. The food is fresh and very good value. The deco is practical with wooden chairs and table. On a sunny day like today, it's great to sit outside as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

We ate at this restaurant after seeing the reviews on Tripadvisor, and we were pleasantly surprised. From the outside, the restaurant doesn't look too fancy - a few chairs outside, which is where we chose to eat. But the food was beautiful - I had a steak and my boyfriend had a lemon chicken terrine, which both of us thoroughly... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Nearby the train station, quite good food, the owner, offers a nice range of dishes... Also, a few good wines. Ideal for a simple lunch or dinner with friends. Simple and stylish...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

The mezze are quite good - more like tapas but let's not be picky. Tajines are by far not the real ones you can eat in Morocco. Try to avoid them. The wine selection is quite interesting, and desserts are tempting. Very crowded in the evenings. Poor lighting kills the atmosphere, but friendly staff is heartwarming.

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Additional Information about Cafe du Simplon

Address: Rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Phone Number: 21 616 31 04
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
Cuisine: Swiss, Bistro

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