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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
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
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Barcelona, Spain
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This café is located in the heart of lausanne and offers a great choice of salads. The ingredients are of very good quality. the salads are original and very well presented. The service is very good. It is a great place to have a break while touring the center of the city.

Thank Francois C
Paris, France
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Delicious salads and galettes, very nice waitress, we definitely recommend to stop by this place for lunch! Nice area to visit too!

Thank LucieTerence
Shanghai, China
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Different, unusual cafe in the pedestrian zone. A perfect place just beside the market for a drink in the day, gorgeous salads at noon or good wines and beers with small meals in the evening. Efficient, stress less and friendly service in a nice atmosphere. What else?

Thank ChengBK
Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Somehow felt like picasso gave up painting in order to make salads with all the crazy ingredients that were mixed together but it really worked and we were so excited about it, wanting to come back for more! :o)

Thank John T
Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Karin S
Lausanne, Switzerland
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

Thank toby r
Rome, Italy
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank Clam85
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Sandrelz
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank JDastur
Lausanne, Switzerland
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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

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