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boulevard de Grancy 32, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 616 46 54
17:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 14:45
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Mon - Tue 10:30 - 14:30
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 23:00
Wed 10:30 - 14:45
Thu 10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Fri 10:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with group of 10 colleagues for Christmas dinner. I had been there years ago and wanted to give it another try. Staff is nice and welcoming. Interior is pretty basic and could be even charming if the food quality would have been better. Pasta was over cooked. Shrimps were sludgy and cold when served. Unfortunately not I place... More 

Thank Casaserena2014
Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I walked past with a friend, we weren't looking for anything fancy. And we were totally surprised by the nice service and excellent food! From the outside it doesn't look very inviting, but the friendly welcome and the menu told a different story. We had craft beer, 'seiche à la plancha' and pulled pork - delicious! I'll be back.

Thank NicoXJ
fabrice H, Propriétaire at L'Avenir, responded to this review

merci beaucoup Come back when you want, we'll wait for you More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I asked for english menu, they did not have. I asked them to help me witht the menu, they did not speak english. Finally, I ordered tutti frutti pasta, but unfortunately the food was full of garlic and I could not eat it at all, I have tried but it was impossible with this much of garlic..so for sure I... More 

Thank stalostyl
fabrice H, Propriétaire at L'Avenir, responded to this review
Google Translation

notre carte change très régulièrement , nous sommes des artisans et malheureusement pas de cartes pré-imprimées pour chaque saison comme... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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186 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The meat was excellent and the presentation of the dishes very original . There is a real family atmosphere with the friendly staff. Tables outside were cramped but gave a great atmosphere. Prices same as for other restaurants in Lausanne, neither higher nor lower.

Thank mrscatalano
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It doesn't have to be perrrfect, l'Avenir is a very cozy place with nice staff and good food. We tried the pulled pork and the penne all vodka. Now, the pasta was a bit too swimming in the sauce, but we liked it anyway. You can really taste the vodka in the sauce. The pulled pork was really yummy, served... More 

Thank PinarAky
Zurich, Switzerland
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

good location by the station. i go there since years and always have their pasta, great! my favorite is the penne with the vodka sauce

Thank 778ralph16
Antwerp, Belgium
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258 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

During one of our regular trips to Lausanne, we decided to try something different and more hipsters-like so we chose for this place. The atmosphere was in line with the expectations but it is true that there was not enough space on the tables and that the chairs are far from being comfy. The menu was not special either and... More 

Thank Maksim B
Lausanne, Switzerland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I went yesterday with some colleagues and friends after having a glass of wine nearby. I was lucky enough to order a classic beef steak which was good. For the other the experience was pretty bad. They received an "Hachis parmentier" that was tasteless, old and sad. A risotto that wasn't tasty either, and a pasta amatriciana that was more... More 

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166 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We had trouble to find a dish without porc on the long menu, except steack or chicken. The waiter refused to bring a large bottle of water, even it was served to a nearby table, allegedly because it only for groups of 10 or more. The dishes were poorly presented, and the place uncomfortable, with drafts as the doors open... More 

Thank longtravel09
Meilen, Switzerland
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I eat on a regular basis at Café de l'avenir, alone, with my girlfriend, friends, groups, and always had a pleasant time! The service is funny and friendly, the food is great and a bit funky, and always had good drinks as well! During summer, the terrace is even better!

Thank lepolak159

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$51
Italian, French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 14:45
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: boulevard de Grancy 32, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 616 46 54

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