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The Lausanner
The Lausanner
April 22, 2021

The best place to chill in Lausanne? A terrace… but not any terrace! We’ve drawn up a list of the best addresses to stop and relax. Now, it’s up to you to spot the one that suits you best.

Terraces with a view

La Brasserie Montbenon

A romantic building erected in 1908, La Brasserie de Montbenon offers a terrace with a view over Montbenon Park. The beautiful gardens provide a unique point of view over Lake Geneva and the Alps. They serve a choice of sophisticated dishes typical of brasserie-style cuisine with a touch of modernity.

Le Lacustre

A breathtaking view over Lake Geneva and a Californian atmosphere: those are the keys to the success of Le Lacustre bar and restaurant. Not to mention their delicious pizzas baked in a wood oven! Le Lacustre is THE terrace for this summer. At the end of Quai Jean-Pascal Delamuraz.

 

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Other places to discover : Beau-Rivage Café

Kid-friendly terraces

La Folie Voltaire

That cool haven is located in the middle of Mon-Repos Park, in the town centre. You can sip a delicious homemade quince cordial, enjoy a snack made from local seasonal products or savour an ice cream while keeping an eye on your munchkins’ exploits on the swings or in the sandpit.

 

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La Grenette

La Grenette is a pop-up terrace that sets up stage for the sunny season. On Place de la Riponne, it offers a wide choice of drinks and some snacks. A touch of Berlin in the heart of town.

 

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Other places to discover: Meraki Lausanne

Charming terraces

Le Café de l’Hôtel de Ville

Located on the Place de la Palud, next to the town hall, we love taking a seat to savour a gorgeous salad made from local and seasonal produce, or stopping for a coffee or homemade fruit juice and chatting to our neighbour while watching the incessant ballet of passers-by.

 

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Les Arches

Located under the Grand-Pont, at the Place de l’Europe, Les Arches is the summer’s terrace-bar for afterworks. Every afternoon, Lausanners meet there to enjoy the sun or for a drink on the way back from the office. A unique setting that you’re going to love.

 

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Other places to discover: Café Saint-Pierre, Café de Grancy, Café du Grütli, Vieux-Lausanne

Panoramic terrace

The Tom Café

This restaurant and café located on the highest floor of the Olympic Museum offers a unique panoramic view over Lake Geneva and the Alps. Everything is delicious and everyone knows it, so heed our advice and book ahead!

Countryside terraces

L’Esquisse

It’s our small oasis of nature in town. The Esquisse’s terrace faces the Museum of the Fondation de l’Hermitage that presents exceptional exhibitions of major artists such as Signac, Miro or Basquiat. We go there to bask in the sun after viewing the latest exhibition at the Hermitage or simply to sip a fruit juice while watching the children play in the adjacent park. L’Esquisse is located in the heart of the Hermitage estate, a natural extension of the Sauvabelin woods that reach the centre of Lausanne.

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Other places to discover: l’Auberge de Beaulieu

Terrace on the waterfront

La Jetée de la Compagnie

It’s the ideal spot to meet friends by the lakeside, with a beach holiday atmosphere created by the deck chairs, petanque lane and waterfront deck. Best place to get a tan!

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Secret terraces

Les Grandes Roches 

It’s the delightful terrace hidden under the Bessières Bridge, a meeting place for summer evenings, afterworks and sunny afternoons over a craft beer or a cordial.

 

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Other places to discover: le Nabi

Because we just can’t get enough…

Le Café des ArtisansSushizen Grancyle MAD CaféTartare & Co, ou encore l’Etoile Blanche.

 

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