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rue Marterey 36, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
+41 21 321 38 37
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
1 week ago
“a friendly and convivial place for friends or family”
22 Jan 2017
“Lovely place”
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Cafe, International, French, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
rue Marterey 36, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Got in by chance and were nicely welcome, in a friendly atmosphere, had a good lunch, with good cider. Will definitely return.

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This restaurant is a beutiful place to go, staff serves quickly and food is very good, additionally it has a very good quality to price ratio.

Thank Christian M
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Had a lovely evening at the Java with a group of friends. Although we were about 8-10, the service was efficient. I had a fish that I found very good and most of my friends were happy with their various choices. As a desert I...More

Thank Laurence F
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I like this place, we've been there a couple of times for dinner and drinks, and not disappointed! The food is very good, we've tried salads and tartares, also the cocktails and drinks are well-prepared and delicious. As for the service, I'd say it's quite...More

Thank PinarAky
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I've relished in the fantastic filet american and suffered terrible wifi. I definitely recommend the XXL for the true neanderthal. But don't come for work, as the router is from the stone age. Would be a great place to read a book, or work offline.More

Thank mrio10
Gilles W, Propriétaire at Java, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Thanks for your comment, I'm happy to hear that your dinner was appreciated. About the wi-fi, please excuse its weakness on the day you visited us, we were in a middle of a network change, so you may have encountered some connexion problem. This point...More

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant doesn't look special despite the Serge Gainsbourg / Jane Birkin theme. But service is exceptionally convivial and attentive. And is is THE place if you are looking for a tartar (meet or fish). A definite Asian (Indonesian?) influence on many dishes. Limited winey...More

Thank DoJH
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Nice place for a drink and dinner, very cosy and "boudoir" or vintage decoration. We like this place for afterworks (Hugo cocktails excellent and Mojito served with sweets to eat with, very original). Tartare are good (Mexican is great! Japanese a bit less.....). Friendly service

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 27 January 2016

A nice local place to have a drink anytime during the day and/or enjoy good food in a different atmosphere! I have been going there for the last 15 years :)!

Thank lepolak159
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Good brunch and Nice drinks served with candies (not all cocktails unfortunately, should change!! You should try their hugo drink - very nice! Avoid the tartares though... Not tasty, not enough spices!

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

I had my worst birthday cake there. We had the candles, it was on the table, then suddenly disappeared! Never came back. It was unreasonably expensive. The decoration was with cream around, not necessary to mention it also disappeared. The overall look was really poor....More

Thank Hajni M
Gilles W, Propriétaire at Java, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2015
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Bonjour, je prends note de votre doléance concernant le gâteau servi pour cette soirée d'anniversaire mais ne peux m'empêcher d'y...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$57
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Marterey 36, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 321 38 37
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