Le Pointu

Rue Neuve 2
A stone throw from the Place de la Riponne, the Pointu offers you open sandwiches, salads and soups in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. At the weekend, brunch is on the menu. You can't miss this establishment in the Rue Neuve, as the imposing building is shaped like a point.

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Rue Neuve 2
1003 Lausanne

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07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 16:00
Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

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.

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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Doris, the shiny foodie
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Doris the shiny foodie
For breakfast with a good cup of coffee, lunch with their “tranches”, afternoon tea with a lush cheesecake, apéro with cocktails and mocktails, as well as dinner with dishes to be shared (or not)… We could spend all day there!

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This establishment has been awarded the “ Café historique de Lausanne ” label established by the city of Lausanne in 2021. The trapezoidal shape of the plot gave its name to the café, Le Pointu (“The Pointed”), previously Le Lavaux. Its exterior architecture stands out in the area of the Rue Neuve. Behind the richly decorated façades that bear witness to the town centre’s development at the end of the 19th century, the recently rehabilitated establishment remains a lively meeting place on market days.

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