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Cafe du Simplon

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rue du Simplon 17, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 616 31 04
07:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner and had the chicken and vegetarian Tahjine. The food tasted okay (not great but okay) but as it turned out it was NOT fresh and gave us FOOD POISONING right after we got home! Won't go into further details. But please don't go there unless you want to get sick! Horrible restaurant!

Thank HelloSalutHola
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to chill. Friendly waiters and Zoran, the owner, is really great. Food is good too and reasonable price for Switzerland. I live the little tables which are close to one another and makes it easy to meet/chat to your neighbours! Next to the south entrance to the station.

Thank jacque1b1
Paris, France
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Zoran and his team have dine a wonderfull job. The food is really nice. They have excellent wines at reasonable prices. Service friendly. What more do you want

Thank kamran f
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186 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

No doubt this is to place to be in the station area. Particularly nice terrace during summer. Craft beers and good brasserie dishes. Excellent atmosphere. Very friendly owner & staff! Recommended

Thank esalagean
Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is probably the worst restaurant I've ever been to in Lausanne and I've been to a lot of restaurants around here. Awful service, horrendous food, dirty toilets, uncomfortable chairs, tables pretty much stuck together on the terrace... the list goes on. Such a disappointment as I'd heard people mention the place quite a lot around town.

Thank SC S
Lausanne, Switzerland
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Yes, the decoration is minimalist but the atmosphere is really friendly and that is what is important! The waiters are all really nice, always keen for a joke or good advices. The menu changes with the seasons and the prices are really good for Lausanne! Great local beers, tasty food, nice atmosphere... I go there there really often and the... More 

Thank Joelle J
Meilen, Switzerland
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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109 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 local beers (BFM, Dr Gabs). Mixed clientele, can be very noisy, but pleasant. The waiters... More 

Thank Miguel F
Noyal-Muzillac, France
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

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 ask for pression you'll get Carlsberg, ask for the full range and you'll find a... More 

Thank Tim C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
European, Swiss, Cafe, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?