Chalet-des-Enfants is one of Lausanne’s top gourmet addresses. It offers hearty terroir dishes and is very popular with fans of unspoilt sites out in the green. Coco Chanel used to be a regular!
Chalet-des-Enfants has been an ideal getaway for Lausanne city dwellers and passing visitors since the 20th century. It can be accessed by car and public transport coupled with a enjoyable little walk in the countryside. The 14th century building used to be a farm and was later converted into a renowned restaurant that is highly popular with gourmets.
How fitting its name is! Children love to come and play in the large garden in sunny weather, while their parents dine on the terrace. The menu card mentions the origin of the local ingredients. Above all of those that are part of Switzerland’s top products such as mountain Gruyère PDO, which is used for their lovely fondue mixtures. The wine card offers Vaudois vintages only. This restaurant is a member of the Slow Food movement and holder of the “Home-Made” label.
This establishment has been awarded the “ Café historique de Lausanne ” label established by the city of Lausanne in 2021. A historical and iconic establishment for Lausanners and an ideal excursion destination, developed in the 1920s in an old farm building and transformed a few times since. On the first floor, several dining rooms extend the capacity of the ground-floor café and the beautiful terrace.
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