Blackbird Coffee and Breakfast Club
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Tuck into a leisurely brunch at this new café in central Lausanne.
A funky newcomer to Lausanne, this two-storey café tucked under Bessières bridge is the latest venture from the Anglo team behind equally funky burger joint Holy Cow! Aimed at those with the time to linger over a leisurely brunch, it has an extensive breakfast menu, from muesli and porridge to pancakes with maple syrup, omelettes and a proper full English. As breakfast segues into lunch you can tuck into sandwiches such as a hearty double-decker BLT with smoked bacon and Blackbird’s tasty chutney. As the name suggests, coffee has revered status, with beans sourced from around the world and roasted on site. The small downstairs room is ideal for a quick coffee, while the calm, muted tones of the larger upstairs café draws punters looking for a laid-break brekkie and groups of new parents (a kids’ menu is available) catching up on a weekday morning. Pleasing touches include free tap water on the tables and quick, friendly service. They are missing one trick though in being closed on Sundays, surely prime brunch day in anyone’s book.
Cheneau de Bourg 1
|Transport:||Metro M2; Bus 22, 60|
|Price:||Main courses CHF15|
|Opening hours:||7am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm Sat|