Downtown Lausanne

Route de Bel-Air 1
In a pleasant setting, in Lausanne’s city centre, the Downtown serves delicious breakfasts and brunches as well as healthy and copious lunches to eat in or take away.

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Route de Bel-Air 1
1003 Lausanne

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08:30 - 15:30
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08:30 - 16:00

Opening hours of the kitchen:
Monday: 9am to 3pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am to 2pm and 6pm to 10pm
Thursday and Friday: 9.30am to 2pm and 6pm to 10pm
Saturday: 9am to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm
Sunday: 9am to 3pm

Palud square

In the centre of the square is the town’s oldest fountain, adorned with a statue representing justice. Close by, a clock presents the history of Vaud in animated scenes every hour from 9:00 to 19:00. On Wednesday and Saturday mornings this is the site of the country market, which also sets up shop in the neighbouring pedestrian streets. Every first Friday of the month, it plays host to a craft market. Typical cafes, boutiques and large, elegant shops complement what this high-class district, which is completely pedestrianised, has to offer.


Discover the Mosto wine shop that offers local wine, cider and beer that are respectful of nature.

La Cité

This is a quarter full of typical small bistros and craft shops. To the north of the Cité hill, at Place du Tunnel, avenue César-Roux avenue and Place de l’Ours, shops and quirky bistros cry out to be discovered. It is around the Cité hill, sculpted by the Flon and Louve rivers, that the mediaeval town grew. Its cobble-stoned pedestrian streets as well as its monuments, the Cathedral of Lausanne, the St-Maire Castle and the Old academy, bear witness to that.

Lausanne Cathedral

At the heart of the old town, the majestic Lausanne Cathedral overlooks the city. Seen as one of the most beautiful gothic art monuments in Europe, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.
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Sébastien, the adventurer
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Sébastien the adventurer
My favourite place for a brunch! My top dish has got to be the full English! There’s no better prep to tackle the afternoon.

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In the afternoon, come and savour cakes and cookies straight out of the oven that go wonderfully well with the teas and home-roasted coffees.

In the evening, the Downtown offers a complete range of craft beers and cocktails, and a full menu, whether it’s for one person or a large group of friends.

This establishment offers gluten-free options.

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