Café Romand

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  • Ville Marché
  • price 2 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Cafe Romand, Lausanne restaurant, Time Out Switzerland

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Try local specialities at this longstanding bistro serving up Romandie classics.

This traditional Swiss brasserie has been serving up specialities from French-speaking Switzerland in its wood-panelled interior since 1951. All this practice means Café Romand is one of the best places in town to try local dishes, such as a platter of dried meats, cheeses and gherkins from canton Valais, perch filets from Lake Geneva, and papet vaudois, a truly local dish of sausage, leeks and cabbage (better than it sounds). Of course, cheese figures strongly on the menu and it’s a good place to dig into a moitié-moitié fondue, a raclette or a gruyère-smothered croûte. The service is as traditionally Swiss as the food, meaning it doesn’t always come with a smile and you’ll incur a cover charge per person and pay for tap water if you don’t order any other drinks. But it’s best to take this in your stride and get on with the serious business of tucking in.


Place Saint-François 2
Bus 1, 2, 7, 8, 12, 13, 66
Opening hours:
8am-midnight Mon-Sat
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