Below you will find a wide range of activities that are right on your doorstep. 

Coffee spots & restaurants

For an aperitif in the sun in a beautiful medieval garden in the heart of the city, go to Bar Giraf at Le Vieux-Lausanne. Not far away, cozy restaurant Evêché serves fondues and other Swiss specialties. A little further north, you can sit down at La Couronne d’Or, one of the oldest cafés in Lausanne, or you can get a craft beer at Brasserie du Château. Towards the south of the city, in Saint-François square, you will find Café Romand. Famous for its Vaudois specialties, this café is one of the most popular places around. Café Saint Pierre is an urban, stylish restaurant where you can enjoy brunch during weekend. But perhaps you would prefer Folie Voltaire in the Mon-Repos park or the vintage style of Bar Tabac. Or there’s Les Grandes Roches, with its unusual terrace, L’A-T-E-L-I-E-R, a small neighborhood café, or Café de Grancy in the Sous-Gare area, which has comfy sofas that are perfect for chilling out. On top of all that, right next to ECAL, you have Fermes des Tilleuls, where they serve homemade sirup and iced tea. Also close by is G.R.A.M, a restaurant and urban market that sells local and seasonal products.


Lausanne has an abundance of bars, clubs, exclusive lounges, concert halls and other music venues that could rival the biggest European cities. You can find electronic, jazz, rock, and Latino music, and festivals. If you enjoy a party atmosphere, there is such a diversity of entertainment venues in the area that you can keep the party going until the early hours of the morning. You can take your pick between a range of great places, such as Le Bourg, a former cinema that has been converted into a café-theatre. It offers an eclectic program of concerts, and techno and electronic DJ sets at weekends and during the week. There’s also Buzz, a lively bar offering themed nights and live concerts, as well as Club ABC and D! On top of that, Club is also a former cinema and is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 5 pm onwards. Folklor plays techno music and has Berlin club vibes, and Le Romandie is a hall located under Lausanne’s Grand Pont where you can discover many different musical styles.