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Cafe du Simplon

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, , Mediterranean
rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 616 31 04
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good50%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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“pasta” (2 reviews)
“during summer” (2 reviews)
“nice terrace” (2 reviews)
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rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
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11 - 20 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Simplon has a great location, simple food, and a nice hang out terrace during summer! I also enjoy going there, be it with friends, family or for business purposes!

Thank lepolak159
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I explored all day and then ate here across from my hotel near the train station. It was good food, great service and just very relaxing. When the wind kicked up they offered to move me inside.

Thank Pam K
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is a nice restaurant, very laid back. Good to eat and/or meet friends for a drink. Right next to the train station, bellow / south side. My sevapi was ok, nothing special; the creme brulée average. There's specialties from Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Marrocos.. Good...More

Thank Miguel F
Reviewed 28 November 2014

This looks pretty basic from the outside but there was a nice buzz inside and a mixed clientele when we ate here on a Friday evening. The lamb tajine was well cooked and flavoursome, my rabbit was OK. The beer's worth a mention; if you...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Cafe is next to the stairs going to Lausanne railway station, so good for a meeting before or after the trip. Place seems to be fashionable and rather full, but food (mostly selection of mediterrean meals, from Balkan lamb to Morocco tajina) is average and...More

1  Thank Janusz R
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Nice bar to meet friends located just to the train station! Food is average. Nice terrace in the summer.

Thank mbgeneva
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Seemed like a typical cafe. We had breakfast there one morning. The coffee was average, and the croissants were ok but did not have the usual croissant form.

1  Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Great food, very well priced, very good service. Only had dinner so far. Yet to have brunch/lunch. Overall very reasonable.

Thank Laushabitant
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Situated in a very nice and quiet area, but very close to bus and train station. The whole experience was excellent and we will definitely go back. We tried few things from menu and all were tasty, specially octopus salad.

Thank D_Dolovac
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Spending a weekend by Lake Geneva I stayed in a hotel just along the street, Hotel AlaGare. I had been to Geneva came by train to Lausanne, popped over to Evian, and, tired and hot - dined in this lovely informal restaurant. The busy atmosphere...More

Thank davylad49
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 616 31 04
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