Le Barbare is a regular fixture on our “Welcome to Lausanne” tour for out-of-town guests, especially for its heart-stopping hot chocolate and authentic medieval ambiance. But in summer time, this hole-in-the-wall opens up onto a charming terrace and takes full advantage of its location among the oldest buildings in the city. Climbing roses and shady-parasols complete the scene.

Le Barbare is a real charmer.


When to go: For lunch or a snack, especially after the Saturday morning market. OR of course when your craving for chocolate becomes uncontrollable (which as we all know, can be any time…)
Who to go with: Non-swiss friends and family. They won’t be able to get over the adorable-ness and once they taste the hot chocolate, they’ll probably start making arrangments for their return trip.
What to wear: Anything goes.
Le Barbare
Escaliers du Marché 27
1003 – Lausanne

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