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Cafe Romand

$$ - $$$, European,
place Saint-Francois, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 63 75
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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Swiss, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
place Saint-Francois, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The server was over extended to say the least or, maybe were arrived at the wrong time, or maybe we ordered the wrong thing, or maybe we did not speak perfect French. We will never know the answer to the above questions but we do...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chadz52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It would be an amazing place to meet with friends. Visited whilst working away and was welcomed by friendly faces (despite me not knowing a word of the local French, nor the waiter knowing English). The food was a quick and of a great quality...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank switch09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bistro is located in the city centre and serves a few (but great) local dishes. I ve been here twice and the food is consistently good. This time I tried the steak and it was very tasty and a huge portion. Prices are a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Themis P
Reviewed September 17, 2018

It looks very Swiss to me, or at least as Swiss as I can imagine anything could look, a sort of combination of a pub and a café in the countryside. I loved it. Very nice staff, helpful and friendly, yet dignified and "the real...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LiseBB2014
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I love the cheese fondue here ! The owner showed me the right way to eat cheese fondue too as I wasn’t eating the right way .

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank happyhok
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

If your seeking a cheese Fondue then I would recommend it you will not leave hungry and with an empty wallet, it’s a central location and feels like your getting the Swiss experience, overall decent

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 291kaneb
Reviewed July 16, 2018

WE ate there earlier this year and the least we can say was that we were disappointed! The food was not tasty and burned for the roesti that i took ! Furthermore, the glass of wine we took was horrendeous The staff is not very...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank alistaird8992
Reviewed June 18, 2018

There is plenty of atmosphere in this restaurant, and indeed the noise level can be quite high when a large number of patrons are in high spirits, but this is all good fun. The food is basic but well executed. In absolute terms the value...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gnome-of-Zurich
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

A rustic yet simple restaurant in the heart of Lausanne. A few colleagues and I visited the restaurant whilst on a work visit after being recommended by a local, if you’re after a real Swiss dining experience this is the place for you, we went...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank benhopes
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This is one of those restaurants, which I can't really praise for something special, neither can I say, that it is good value for the price. However it offers a stable experience in the very centre of the city. Many swiss specialties can be found...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 263juditp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $40
Swiss, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place Saint-Francois, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 63 75
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