With its distinctive retro-meets-industrial interior and an unconventional approach to dining, Café St. Pierre is a hipsters’ paradise with just enough edge to be cool without being cold. We are convinced, in fact, that this trendy café has the friendliest staff and most vibrant ambiance in the city. Unlike some spots, where the price of dining with the creative class comes in the form of uppity reservation policies and smug service, the folks of Café St. Pierre will do their best to fit you in and maintain their composure even with the swollen afterwork crowds. But exceptional service isn’t where it stops—Café St. Pierre also ranks among Lausanne’s most interesting places to dine both in terms of cuisine and price.
A perfect destination for drinks after work with friends or colleagues, the menu offers a delicious and varied array of small plates ranging in price from 3-15chf. In case your petite faim turns into a big appetite or your cocktail gathering leads to dinner, multiple courses of small plates will do the trick, allowing you in the course of a single meal to taste everything from eggplant caviar (6.5chf) to thai dumplings (9.5chf), tandoori chicken brochettes (9chf) or the soup of the day (5.50chf). Consult the full tapas menu. And although only available in the colder months of the year, we can’t help but recommend the hachis parmentier: heaven in a mini cast-iron pan.
We also love Café St. Pierre for weekend-morning brunch. For just around 20chf, you can enjoy classic brunch dishes (including eggs scrambled to utter perfection) and a mixed bread basket with house jams. For those who like their bacon crispy, however, be sure to specify as they tend to serve it a bit chewy. And while weekend brunch is hectic as always, the crowd is especially relaxed. Come ready to read the paper, catch up with friends, or challenge your significant other to one of the many board games available for clientele.
We think Café St. Pierre is pretty fabulous, and we’re certain that you’ll agree.
Café St. Pierre
Place Benjamin Constant 1
021 323 36 36