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Cafe de l'Hotel de Ville

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Place de la Palud 10, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 (0)213121012
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Trendy little cafe/ restaurant

Had an amazing salad. Service was a bit slow. I think they were growing it outside it took so long to come. I mean it's only a salad how hard it that too make and it wasn't busy either. But wow when the salad actually came it, I understood. it had been grown especially for me and it was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
toby r
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After quite a search for somewhere nice to eat we came across this lively place. We were attracted by the setting and atmosphere, and even more by the spectacular salads on people's plates. The service was good and the food as outstanding as we hoped it would be, and all at a reasonable price.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had an amazing salad. Service was a bit slow. I think they were growing it outside it took so long to come. I mean it's only a salad how hard it that too make and it wasn't busy either. But wow when the salad actually came it, I understood. it had been grown especially for me and it was a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This cafè is lovely, cozy and promising. If you're alone you get to sit at a communal table which is something that I love but perhaps I would move this table away from the window. Anyway, I ordered a salad that came in the form of the most beautiful platter of goods: several kind of salad (romaine, chicory...) seeds, dried... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We booked a table for 1 o'clock, we arrive there and the table was not ready, there were still people haing their coffees so we had to wait 10 minutes, after ten minutes we come back and we sit down, after 15minutes we have had to ask for the menu!!! I choose a salad and my boyfriend a menu with... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was on a 3 week business trip in Geneva so have tried a number of restaurants. If i had to recommend one restaurant it would be this one, (all things considered). Have the local Fillet de perche over here, its the most reasonably priced. The duck in orange sauce is also very nice. Their desserts are lovely as well.... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We've been for drinks and the place is crowded but in a reasonably cosy way, and drink prices are OK (for Switzerland) and pretty decent, although a bit unusual in the way they're prepared, e.g. their special black coffee served with whipped cream. That said, my last lunch there, I'll never go back again for drinks. Le Barbare is just... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

The menu isn't very big, but you can pick anything blindfolded. Fresh produces, prepared with care and skill, a real delight. The atmosphere is relaxed and cosy. The staff is helpful and friendly, but the service is a little slow. I wouldn't advise it for a quick lunch break, but it's perfect for taking your time and enjoying your company.

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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

The weirdest vegetarian food ever. Because of a really strange mix of sweet and salty, I couldn't decide if I was having desert or a main course. I will not even try to describe the salad entrėe, which I am sure was prepared by a brokenhearted and depressed Emo Hobbit. In my opinion, this cooking is clumsy and relates more... More 

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This cafe is in the centre of Lausanne and you can enjoy your coffee or lunch. We did not try the dishes but we will do next time. The inside is like many years ago with elements from the past i.e. the old TV and radio and others. We will go back for sure.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We didn't try the dishes but coffee and tea was ok. Atmosphere is unique as the place has its "own" appearance and crowd. Its a must visit for sure..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place de la Palud 10, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 (0)213121012
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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