One of the rarest occasions in Europe might be not only stumbling across a burger joint, but a burger joint that does burgers well. Introducing Zooburger. Established in July 2010 by David Rigaud along with Sébastien Such and Yannick Pache, Zooburger has flourished into a Lausanne hot spot for its casual feel, quality neighborhood beer, and its flavorful yet simple menu composed of local ingredients.
The menu offers a variety of mouth-watering options; from the classic ‘Hamburger’ piled with caramelized onions, to a less conventional ‘Marius’ topped with eggplant, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and Provencal herbs. It even caters to those who may not be beef enthusiasts (or even meat enthusiasts) with chicken and vegetarian options, all equally delicious.
But a good burger is only as good as its fries, and this is what places Zooburger above the rest. So, when the question is posed, ‘Avec frites?’ answer yes. Answer yes, every time—you’ll certainly be glad you did.
Look out for specials, as Zooburger often has a burger creation not found on the menu and features a different local beer ‘en pression’ or on tap every few months. More recently they featured the refreshing and slightly fruity ‘Houleuse’ Blanche by the local brewery Docteur Gab’s, which is situated in nearby Epalinges. They also have a large selection of cupcakes and cookies, and offer a generous student discount for those on a tighter budget. As it is a small establishment, make sure to book a reservation for dinner (even on weekdays) as it tends to become quite crowded.
Rue Marterey 29
021/ 312 50 20
For hours and additional information, visit their website at www.zooburger.ch