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Cafe du Simplon

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rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 616 31 04
07:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

No doubt this is to place to be in the station area. Particularly nice terrace during summer. Craft beers and good brasserie dishes. Excellent atmosphere. Very friendly owner & staff! Recommended

Thank esalagean
Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is probably the worst restaurant I've ever been to in Lausanne and I've been to a lot of restaurants around here. Awful service, horrendous food, dirty toilets, uncomfortable chairs, tables pretty much stuck together on the terrace... the list goes on. Such a disappointment as I'd heard people mention the place quite a lot around town.

Thank SC S
Lausanne, Switzerland
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Yes, the decoration is minimalist but the atmosphere is really friendly and that is what is important! The waiters are all really nice, always keen for a joke or good advices. The menu changes with the seasons and the prices are really good for Lausanne! Great local beers, tasty food, nice atmosphere... I go there there really often and the... More 

Thank Joelle J
Meilen, Switzerland
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Simplon has a great location, simple food, and a nice hang out terrace during summer! I also enjoy going there, be it with friends, family or for business purposes!

Thank lepolak159
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105 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

I explored all day and then ate here across from my hotel near the train station. It was good food, great service and just very relaxing. When the wind kicked up they offered to move me inside.

Thank Pam K
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is a nice restaurant, very laid back. Good to eat and/or meet friends for a drink. Right next to the train station, bellow / south side. My sevapi was ok, nothing special; the creme brulée average. There's specialties from Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Marrocos.. Good local beers (BFM, Dr Gabs). Mixed clientele, can be very noisy, but pleasant. The waiters... More 

Thank Miguel F
Noyal-Muzillac, France
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

This looks pretty basic from the outside but there was a nice buzz inside and a mixed clientele when we ate here on a Friday evening. The lamb tajine was well cooked and flavoursome, my rabbit was OK. The beer's worth a mention; if you ask for pression you'll get Carlsberg, ask for the full range and you'll find a... More 

Thank Tim C
Warsaw, Poland
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Cafe is next to the stairs going to Lausanne railway station, so good for a meeting before or after the trip. Place seems to be fashionable and rather full, but food (mostly selection of mediterrean meals, from Balkan lamb to Morocco tajina) is average and not particularly cheap.

1 Thank Janusz R
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Nice bar to meet friends located just to the train station! Food is average. Nice terrace in the summer.

Thank mbgeneva
Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Seemed like a typical cafe. We had breakfast there one morning. The coffee was average, and the croissants were ok but did not have the usual croissant form.

1 Thank Tiffany T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
European, Swiss, Cafe, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 616 31 04

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