This was a lovely noisy sports pub in the Old Town, not far from the Cathedral that we could enjoy a beer or 2. I wouldn’t even notice it from outside but my friend have been there before. Once inside we noticed that it was almost packed with happy people that were chatting or watching sports on the big screen. Funny atmosphere in general with rock music on the decks although the chatting will be more loud anyway :) During the summer the terrace is also open but in march is still a bit chilly there.
Waiters were very friendly, we managed to get 2 stools at the bar and ordered some beers and tried some chicken nuggets (14chf). They also serve salads (18-20chf), soup of the day(14chf), potatoes(7,50chf), burgers etc
It’s open 12.00 to 23.00, even on Sundays, you will be very happy about this as everything else was closed on sunday
We were searching for a place to have a beer before we head to the festival at Les Docks. We walked into Taco’s Bar which is actually 2 floors underground. In early afternoon it was empty inside, we stood at the bar while the waiters were preparing the tables for the evening dinner. A band was doing soundcheck on stage as there was a concert later. On the decks we heard some classics, blues and rock n roll tunes while a couple were just playing billiards.
We had 2 beers and some snacks but we didn’t really spend much time here. The menu was full of chilly dishes of course but we focused on the good collection of beers :)
Taco’s is located at Rue de Geneve 17, Lausanne in the Flon district, but the entrance to Tacos Bar is actually at the back, so you need to enter from Rue du Port Franc.
It’s open daily 17.30 to 01.00am (fri-sat till 02.00)
We have had Thai food all over the world, including Thailand, and this restaurant's meals were right up there with the best. And it's not all that posh. The crowd seemed to be regular business people at lunch. We had no complaints about the service or the price.
Favorite Dish: Phad Thai - it's what I use to gauge Thai restaurants. I order the same thing at all places.
Without any doubt, the best restaurant in Lausanne. You can find better restaurants in the outskirts, like Rochat in Crissier, but for a lesser price you'll have a wonderful experience.
Chef Peter Baermann excells with fish and never hesitates to experience new tastes, some of them exotic (e.g. poached veal with sour mango).
Nice and cosy place where you feel comfortable.
On the first floor, you'll find "Chez Peter", a less expensive restaurant also owned by Baermann.
Favorite Dish: Game dishes in autumn.
Filet de féra du lac mariné à la groseille
There is following description of Myo Sushi Bar at The Sushi World Guide: "Sushi, sashimi & fusion cuisine. The best terrace in town, beautiful surrounding, casual place, 3 minutes walk from Hotel Palace, center town." We have not tasted any of the food in it, but we have to agree with the part about "the best terrace in town" and "beautiful surrounding".
Esplanade de Montbenon was the venue of our first walk in Lausanne, and one of our favourite places in the city. It is great to enjoy the coffee at such place, and that is what, at least, offers Myo Sushi Bar.
Open Hours: noon – midnight
Located on the shores of the Sauvabelin lake lies restaurant called Auberge du Lac de Sauvabelin. We had just a coffee in it, enjoying the sunny day on the terrace overlooking the lake. Anyway, several travel guides suggests that it "does not disappoint with the delightful food and drink it has on offer", but also that "the interior lacks a lot of charm despite the large bay windows and the view on the lake". We spent very pleasant quarter of hour in Auberge du Lac de Sauvabelin.
Ekai Sushi Express is sushi-fast-food restaurant in the centre of Lausanne, at the upper end of Grand Pont. It offers good, genuine sushi, but also those adjusted to European taste (whatever that may be).
Service of the restaurant includes home delivers.
Nespresso boutique in Lausanne is located at Place Saint-Francois, overlooking Grand Pont. The nicest part of the cafe is cosy terrace with a view.
Open Hours: Mon-Fri from 7 am to 7 pm; Sat from 9 am to 6 pm.
Bar a cafe La Siesta occupies the secluded terrace of Place Grand-St-Jean which connects Rue Grand-St-Jean and Ruelle Grand-St-Jean, two of the net of small pedestrian streets in Ville Marche, the olden part of the city bordered by Place Saint Francois on the south and Place de la Rippone on the north. It is as off the beaten path as it is possible in the most vivid part of the city, and that is the extraordinary quality. We used to have coffee in La Siesta quite often.
Manora self-service restaurant on the top floor of the mega-store Manor in rue Saint-Laurent, offers a wide range of excellent and very cheap food, including chicken, beef, pork, fish, pasta, pizza, desserts, salads… The special about this restaurant is very nice view of Lausanne.
Open Hours: Mon-Fri from 10 am to 6 pm.
Compared in travel guides to cornucopia, Manora is very good self-service restaurant with a plenty of different kinds of food: chicken, beef, pork, fish, pasta, pizza, desserts, salads… and countless possibilities to create own meal by combining them.
Manora is probably the best choice for the budget travelers.
Open Hours: daily from 11 am to 10:30 pm.
Bleu Lezard – the Blue Lizard, charming bistro-bar is favourite place of Lausanne locals, especially students. Interior of Bleu Lezard is quite artistically decorated. It is often used for art exhibitions – at the time we visited it, in July 2008 there was witty installation made of drawings of jackets, hats, glasses, bottles, pigeons… imitating a real objects and birds.
Bleu Lezard is a very nice place to leisurely enjoy a drink or delicious meal, listen to a good music…
The restaurant is located quite in the Center of the city and it is owned by a bunch of young people. They play indie rock music except on Saturdays, where quality is lightly altered. There are different types of home made beers, some of them just delicious (with a taste of chocolate, with a taste of ginger...). The guys in Au Chateau even won an international price for their ginger beer.
Favorite Dish: I loved pizzas in Au Chateau. They contained a good quantity of ingredients, most of them were almost raw and had very few oil. They left pepper and oil dispensers on your table so you can add more of them in you want. I didn't have time to try other specialties like paninis but I will, for sure, the next time I'm in Lausanne
La suite, located on the main pedestrian street up the hill from the train station, is a 3 story restaurant/lounge, almost unnoticeable from the street. Go in and keep taking the stairs/elevator up until you hit the roof, which has a great patio, overlooking some of the old town.
Favorite Dish: I had a penne pasta with squid and chorizo sausage, which was very good.
Whilst wandering around the old town of Lausanne we were parched and the Moutarlier Tea Room looked like a good place to stop for a drink. Located on Place de la Palud, this is a cake shop, café and tea room, not to mention a great people-watching location.
We grabbed a small table on the square and then popped inside to see what small treats were on offer. The guy behind the counter didn't speak any English but thankfully the words chocolate and caramel are pretty much the same in French, so I soon chose which cake I wanted.
Favorite Dish: The chocolate and caramel concoction looked and tasted delicious, and the coffee was ok too. Food was ordered and paid for inside, and drinks were ordered and paid for from the waiter who came to our table outside.