A timeless bookshop café.

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Rue Madeleine 3
1003 Lausanne
Tuesday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: closed

Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m to 05:30 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: closed

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Ratana, the chic mamma
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Ratana the chic mamma
In the heart of Lausanne, not far from the Place de la Palud, is nestled Madeleine. No, it’s not where my aunt Madeleine lives, but a bookshop café. On one side is the bookshop and on the other the café. The place is timeless. I suggest taking a seat at a table to sip an iced coffee and savour a madeleine (of course!). You’ll be lulled by the surrounding peacefulness created by the pastel touches of the decoration and the soft lounge music in the background.

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Madeleine is a unique place that invites to relaxation. Whether it’s to browse the book area, begin the day with a delicious coffee (to be enjoyed with scrumptious madeleines, of course!) or work in peaceful surroundings, Madeleine welcomes you for a delightful moment of escape.

Madeleine has thought of everything, as games are also available for children: everyone is sure to have a good time.

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