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Lausanne restaurants and cafés
The best cafés in Lausanne
Coffee culture is long ingrained in the city and you don’t have to look far for a croissant pitstop or cool cafe – Lausanne has one on practically every corner, cobbled street and pedestrian square. Enjoy people-watching from any one of numerous city centre spots (service isn’t always the best, but it’s worth it for the location and atmosphere), or head to a neighbourhood café to really get the measure of the city and its people. From the best place to stop in for a quick morning croissant, to where to find superior hot chocolate, which café to choose for a decent lunch and where to linger all afternoon with a cuppa and a board game, we run you through Lausanne’s best cafés, coffee shops and tearooms.
Shopping in Lausanne
Nightlife and live music
Le Romandie Rock Club
In contrast to the big name commercial vehicles drawing crowds to Les Docks, Le Romandie champions the little guy, giving a platform to alternative, independent rock groups. Nestled under the arches of the Grand Pont in Lausanne’s Flon district, this intimate space is the place to catch up-and-coming bands from the city and surrounding area, as well as carefully selected indie groups from around Europe and further afield. The eclectic programme covers a diverse range of genres from electro and house to heavy metal. The club actively solicits new talent by inviting bands to submit a demo through its website.