Trendy, hidden away, panoramic, surrounded by greenery: the pretty terraces
The top 10 summer terraces in Lausanne
Trendy, student-friendly, hidden away, with a panoramic view, in the city centre or surrounded by greenery: a small selection of the most beautiful terraces in Lausanne.
Situated right on the water’s edge, the Watergate terrace offers you a unique view over Lake Geneva while you enjoy refined Italian cuisine and innovative pizzas. The Nutella pizza is a must!
La Brasserie de Montbenon
One of the most beautiful terraces in Lausanne, it opens out onto a park where the children can stretch their legs and provides an unparalleled view of the Alps. This spot is a meeting point for families, culture vultures, artists and also and especially foodies, with dishes that wonderfully combine the latest cuisine with local specialities. The place to be.
A little terrace nestled close to the market steps, where you can take a coffee break or snack and let yourself be tempted by the famous hot chocolate that “keeps you going”.
The Arches bar certainly boasts one of the finest locations in Lausanne, embedding itself under the arches of the Grand Pont. Its tables are angled towards place de l’Europe, which allows guests to watch the world go by while getting some fresh air, sipping on a beer or nibbling on a snack. A magnificent spot for basking in the sun, taking a break between shopping sessions, having a drink after work or beginning your evening out.
The Etoile Blanche is a relaxed, friendly bar-restaurant situated in the heart of Lausanne. It is a favourite of students, cool thirty-somethings and a fair few English-speakers looking for a pub atmosphere at the end of the day. Here you can drink draft beer and feast upon a good burger, but also discover the chef’s cuisine or enjoy brunch. Over the course of the evening, the terrace overflows with people and DJs take to the decks.
Le Great Escape
The Great Escape is one of the most popular bars in Lausanne. Students, hipsters, sportspeople, expats and everyone else meet on this terrace to enjoy beers and spirits. For foodies, the burger menu is to die for.
A wine bar featuring uncorked wines from all over the world, stylish dishes, a terrace in the heart of Flon and designer décor. An unmissable establishment in the trendiest part of the city.
On the roof of LHOTEL, as you enter Flon is the terrace for an aperitif at the end of the day, as well as a lounge bar which offers cocktails and DJ nights, all at the heart of Lausanne’s nightlife.
In the heart of the park of the Fondation de l’Hermitage, one of Switzerland’s most renowned museums thanks to its tremendous exhibitions, the Esquisse restaurant offers fine cuisine, particularly the super brunch at weekends, as well as a terrace surrounded by greenery and a play area to keep the little cherubs busy.
Situated under the arches of Pont Bessières, the colourful, upbeat terrace of Bourg Plage has moved into its summer quarters. With iron tables, mismatched chairs and a relaxed atmosphere with a large choice of beers, wines, lemonade and snacks, it offers an opportunity to discover a line-up of the latest concerts, screenings, performances, theatre and previews.