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“Varied menu and reasonably priced” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe du Simplon

Cafe du Simplon
Ranked #305 of 672 Restaurants in Lausanne
Price range: $14 - $22
Cuisines: European, Swiss, Cafe, Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Malaysia
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Varied menu and reasonably priced”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“go else where”
1 of 5 bubbles 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 the gold of the world. Stay away from that s**t hole

  • Visited May 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“French Style Brasserie near the Station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2011

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 it is situated on a pedestrian road.

When to avoid... don't expect a nice view, candle light our comfy sofas.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lapsaptong
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant near the station”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 enjoyed.

The waitress was very friendly and spoke a fair amount of English to us, so we were made to feel very welcome here. We felt a little too left alone towards the end of our meal - we waited ages to see if we would be offered dessert, and gave up in the end and went in to pay - but this did not spoil the restaurant for us, as the food was so good.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank flyingporcupine
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Nantes, France
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice place!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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...

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank francois_montandon
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