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Chocolaterie le Barbare

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escaliers du Marche 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 21 32
08:00 - 23:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had the luck to visit this place with my wife. It was her to bring me there. Le Barbare is closed now, Marta Tombolan, the owner got her pension after many years of service. Le Barbare had an incredible history, you need to read about it in google but I want to describe my experience. I loved this place.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Simple good hot chocolate but not special! From 5Fr You can drink a pretty good drink. However i think the magnitude of quality of this drink is overated. Is good but not 5 stars.

Thank MSD M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This place is known for its thick, rich, hot chocolate. The locals like to go there from time to times to have one of those chocolates. It's not like a chocolate you could drink, you will most likely "eat/drink" it with a spoon, which is awesome. It's really good if you love chocolate, if you don't it might be a... More 

Thank Myriam S
Houston, Texas
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103 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Love visiting Lausanne if for no reason other than the hot chocolate. Got smart this time and bought some bags to take home and make on our own. Always worth a visit!

Thank Greg H
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Nice quiet place to spend the rainy time. The cakes (all three of them) were good and the hot chocolate was excellent.

Thank Anton K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

came here with local friends for a coffee after lunch... and ended up having a gorgeous, rich hot chocolate and sharing a lovely slice of apple cake :) very cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and pretty location hidden away next to the old city centre

Thank Carlotta T
Lausanne, Switzerland
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I go to Le Barbare usually on Saturday afternoons, with friends or just by myself to read and enjoy the coffee/hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is indeed very different from what you get elsewhere, it's like a delicious pudding that feels good! I took my very picky mother there, and she loved it! She finished hers and had half of... More 

Thank PinarAky
United States
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The thick, rich hot chocolate was phenomenal. Never had any hot chocolate like this before. You gotta try it. The heated fromage, a magnificent cheese plate, topped off a wonderful small meal on the patio. They serve a much larger variety of food; however, we only wanted a snack. Very friendly staff.

Thank philmatous
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

They have hot chocolate that is homemade. You can feel the gentle cocoa flavor aftertaste in your month and while it is quite sweet, the amount of sugar is not exaggerated, as it happens with the ones that are prepared with the average instant powder.

Thank sannder
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The "chocolat liègois" is really one of the best: a hot chocolate with a ball of ice cream! This is the best chocolate you can get. Haven't been able to get any better one in all of Europe.

Thank Jonas H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: escaliers du Marche 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 21 32

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