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Cafe du Simplon

$$ - $$$, European
rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 616 31 04
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good52%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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“pasta” (2 reviews)
“during summer” (2 reviews)
“nice terrace” (2 reviews)
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Swiss, European
$$ - $$$
rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
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21 - 30 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 4 June 2013

Found this on Trip Advisor tonight when looking for a good, casual bistro with a light and healthy menu. Service was superb, friendly, and helpful. Menus in English, French, and probably other languages as well. Lots of variety, with tagines, generous fresh whole meal salads,...More

Thank EllenDelller
Reviewed 9 May 2013

This great little restaurant is just below the station in Lausanne. The friendly owner makes everyone feel at home and the simple terrace is always full when the weather is good. Really easy to meet other diners or people having an aperitif - seems to...More

Thank jacque1b1
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Staggered by the high prices of less than exceptional food in Lausanne. Stumbled upon this little gem and we are very sorry that we hadn't discovered it earlier in our holiday. Great service, crowded with locals and delicious food. We ordered two tagines; vegetarian and...More

Thank farmgirl448
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Nice, simple but well done, and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere, and the waitstaff was very helpful.

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 18 August 2012

The location might not appeal at first, but it is a very cute little corner, and they serve very tasty food and offer a good variety of dishes. The staff is friendly and very easy going. Salads I've tried vere good and the service was...More

Thank Cristy001
Reviewed 13 August 2012

as the name says "simplon" in french "simple". SImple but tasty, service OK, good menu, lots of newspapers, lovely deco. Very nice owner.

Thank d r
Reviewed 30 July 2012

The restaurant is located near the Lausanne train station and is themed after the famous "Orient Express" train. Service is friendly and usually very fast. On the menu, you can find a variety of european food from all regions the Orient Express used to run...More

1  Thank WoggyBear
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Good food, great terrasse, really cheap for switzerland

1  Thank damsbarcelona
Reviewed 7 May 2012

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night - surprisingly there was still seats because the cafe is usually full on a weekday night. The service was great - the waiter patiently translated the French menu for us to English. The place has a...More

Thank JoyxLee
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I love this place. For two years in Lausanne this has been one of my favorite hangouts. The staff is very friendly and don't get their pants all in a bunch if you don't feel like practising your weak French when ordering. They like to...More

Thank arduinna
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
Swiss, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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