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Chocolaterie le Barbare - CLOSED

escaliers du Marche 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 21 32
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (3 reviews)
“pudding” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
escaliers du Marche 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had the luck to visit this place with my wife. It was her to bring me there. Le Barbare is closed now, Marta Tombolan, the owner got her pension after many years of service. Le Barbare had an incredible history, you need to read...More

2  Thank f0xit
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Simple good hot chocolate but not special! From 5Fr You can drink a pretty good drink. However i think the magnitude of quality of this drink is overated. Is good but not 5 stars.

Thank MSD M
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This place is known for its thick, rich, hot chocolate. The locals like to go there from time to times to have one of those chocolates. It's not like a chocolate you could drink, you will most likely "eat/drink" it with a spoon, which is...More

Thank Myriam S
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Love visiting Lausanne if for no reason other than the hot chocolate. Got smart this time and bought some bags to take home and make on our own. Always worth a visit!

Thank HoustonMissionTrip
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Nice quiet place to spend the rainy time. The cakes (all three of them) were good and the hot chocolate was excellent.

Thank Anton K
Reviewed 29 July 2016

came here with local friends for a coffee after lunch... and ended up having a gorgeous, rich hot chocolate and sharing a lovely slice of apple cake :) very cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and pretty location hidden away next to the old city centre

Thank Carlotta T
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I go to Le Barbare usually on Saturday afternoons, with friends or just by myself to read and enjoy the coffee/hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is indeed very different from what you get elsewhere, it's like a delicious pudding that feels good! I took my...More

Thank PinarAky
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The thick, rich hot chocolate was phenomenal. Never had any hot chocolate like this before. You gotta try it. The heated fromage, a magnificent cheese plate, topped off a wonderful small meal on the patio. They serve a much larger variety of food; however, we...More

Thank philmatous
Reviewed 8 May 2016

They have hot chocolate that is homemade. You can feel the gentle cocoa flavor aftertaste in your month and while it is quite sweet, the amount of sugar is not exaggerated, as it happens with the ones that are prepared with the average instant powder.

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The "chocolat liègois" is really one of the best: a hot chocolate with a ball of ice cream! This is the best chocolate you can get. Haven't been able to get any better one in all of Europe.

Thank Jonas H
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Restaurant Details

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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: escaliers du Marche 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 21 32
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