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The best terraces and rooftops 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.

Les Jardins

AfterworkAperitifSummerTerraces
The Jardins located at the foot of the Cité Hill, offer a spectacular view over the town. This pop-up terrace, nestled in a green setting, welcomes its visitors in the springtime and summer. The Cité summer afterwork is available every day as from 5 pm, with a selection of finger food and local drinks.
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Jetée de la Compagnie

SummerNightlifeTerraces
The Jetée de la Compagnie is a temporary terrace on the shores of Lake Geneva, in Lausanne-Ouchy. The sweeping deck is a great place for a spot of sunbathing after a dip. In the evenings, the smell of grilled food, cocktails and stunning sunset views set the tone. La Jetée de la Compagnie also hosts yoga classes and concerts all summer long.
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Le Montriond

AperitifLocal
A true meeting place located under the train station (Sous-Gare).
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Le Minimum

AfterworkAperitifSummerTerraces
Just along from the Jetée de la Compagnie is Le Minimum. A new arrival among the open-air cafes of Lausanne, its cream and green-shaded wooden structure reminds you of a beach hut.
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Les Grandes Roches

SummerNightlifeTerraces
Nestled under the arches of Bessières Bridge, the cheerful and colourful Grandes Roches terrace is taking up its summer quarters. Relaxed atmosphere with a large choice of local beers, wines and lemonades, as well as various dishes to be shared over apéro. Every lunchtime, the restaurant serves a different daily special.
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La Guinguette de Vidy

AperitifSummerLifestyleTerraces
The Guinguette de Vidy welcomes you by the lake 7 days a week at the Bowl de Vidy! This pop-up bar with local flavours, just a stone's throw from the lake, offers planks, hot dogs, terrines and rillettes, as well as a selection of drinks.
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Les Arches

SummerNightlifeTerraces
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.
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Sky Lounge | Hotel Royal Savoy

AfterworkAperitifInternational cuisineGastronomy
With a menu of gourmet and comforting dishes, a breathtaking view and festive cocktails, The Skylounge will brighten up the long summer evenings. Head to the top of the Royal Savoy and let the magical scenery of Lake Geneva, the menu and the cocktails amaze you!
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The MadHouse Rooftop

AfterworkAperitifNightlifeTerraces
This Rooftop terrace offers cocktails, snacks, as well as a breathtaking view of the city centre. Open only in good weather.
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Côté Lac Lausanne

AperitifSummerLifestyleTerraces
Côté Lac association is opening a pop-up bar on the Quai de Belgique in Ouchy in front of the Olympic Museum fountain! Come and spend a pleasant moment in an idyllic setting and take a dip in the lake, the new swimming area of Ouchy being located in front of the bar!
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La Rincette

AperitifSummerLifestyleTerraces
The "La Rincette" refreshment bar is unfurling its ephemeral charm on the outskirts of the Pyramides de Vidy, creating a new must-see venue! Meet us facing the lake, in the shade of the umbrella pines on the Esplanade des Cantons, to enjoy this terrace with a gentle Mediterranean accent.
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Le Lacustre

French Cuisine
Le Lacustre offers an incredible 180° terrace and a fun atmosphere, which is very popular with city dwellers and visitors. This trendy bar-restaurant at the port of Ouchy offers simple but delicious meals. Its pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven are in great demand, just like the panoramic terrace.
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Le Deck

AfterworkFamily
As the restaurant of the Hotel Baron Tavernier in Chexbres, a member of the network of businesses certified by Vaud Œnotourisme, Le Deck overlooks the vineyards of Lavaux UNESCO and Lake Geneva. With the arrival of summer, it becomes a favourite hangout for visitors and locals needing a break from the daily grind.
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Les Jardins de PAM

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A restaurant on 3 levels with a rooftop in the heart of the Lausanne-Flon district.
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Le Perchoir Rooftop-Bar

AfterworkAperitif
Le Perchoir Rooftop Bar is waiting to welcome you every day.
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Café Mozart

Gastronomy
Homemade cuisine to suit all budgets
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La Terrasse

Gastronomy
A charming terrace in Lutry reminiscent of the south
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L’Atelier

AperitifGastronomy
A cosy, friendly place to eat breakfast or lunch, or meet up for an aperitif
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La Générale

AfterworkAperitifSummerTerraces
Located on the Quai Milliquet promenade in Pully, La Générale is a pop-up snack bar that serves a variety of local products, drinks and snack boards. In addition, it offers a range of sports, leisure and cultural activities in a magnificent setting, with shaded seating and a deck on the shore to chill.
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Le Nabi

BrunchGastronomy
Traditional cuisine to savour before or after a visit to Plateforme 10!
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Restaurant du Théâtre

Italian cuisine
Located next to the Lausanne Opera House, the restaurant serves a seasonal cuisine that highlights quality local products.
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L'Esquisse

International cuisineSummerTerraces
L’Esquisse is in the middle of the park of Fondation de l’Hermitage, one of Switzerland’s most reputed museums. The restaurant offers tasty cuisine, a weekend superbrunch, a terrace out in the green, and a playground for your children.
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La Brasserie de Montbenon

SummerTerraces
This is one of Lausanne’s most beautiful terraces. It offers a superb view of the Alps and Lake Geneva and opens onto a park where your children can play. Families, culture buffs, artists and gourmets come here to savour the restaurant’s dishes that combine nouvelle cuisine and local specialties.
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L'Etoile Blanche

International cuisineSummerTerraces
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.
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L’Auberge de Beaulieu

Regional cuisine
This bar-restaurant is located just a stone's throw from the Collection de l'Art Brut and the Palais de Beaulieu.
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Olympic Museum Restaurant

International cuisineSummerWinterTerraces
The restaurant of the Olympic Museum, on the shores of Lake Geneva, in Lausanne, caters to all tastes in a friendly and luminous atmosphere.
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The Great Escape

SummerTerraces
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.
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La Folie Voltaire

SummerTerraces
Folie Voltaire awaits you beneath Allée des Marroniers in the heart of Mon-Repos park. Enjoy the terrace in the shade of the trees to savour local cuisine of the season: artisan ice creams and gourmet lunches.
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