Place de la Riponne and Place du Tunnel both have an energy that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the city. From the markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, to the countless number of demonstrations and exhibits that have graced those streets and square, it’s no wonder that it is also the home for so many spots we frequent.

Street Kitchen
If you’ve spent any time in or around Place de la Riponne this summer, you would have noticed the influx of food trucks and stands there every Tuesday and Thursday. And if you’ve walked past Street Kitchen, a food stand started by Toni and Emma–a husband and wife duo, the first item on their menu would definitely had made you do a double-take…it’s called The Skinny Bitch and it’s freakin delicious. Read full article…

Chez Xu
It’s not an exaggeration when we say that our thoughts are still consumed with last week’s dinner; visions of fried dumplings, crispy honey chicken, and Szechuan beef are dancing in our heads. In fact, as we write these words, we are salivating and wondering how soon would be too soon to pay them another visit. Read full article…


The Great Escape
The first time we walked into the Great Escape some five years ago, we knew that we had found our homesick haven. Beers galore, neon signs, a wide wooden bar and sticky floors – it takes us back to our collegiate years in the best of all possible ways. Read full article…



La Couronne D’Or
Among Lausanne’s cafés cachés, this charming spot wears the gold crown. Tucked away behind the Place de la Riponne, La Couronne d’Or is the kind of secret you want to keep all to yourself. Lucky for you, we are going to let you in on it. Read full article…



La Grenette (seasonal)
Settled in a couch reminiscent of one that resides in my grandmother’s house, surrounded by multicolored sun umbrellas and flower gardens that welcome a friendly picker (at just 50 centimes per stem), it’s kind of hard to believe we are still in Lausanne. I mean, when did it get this trendy? Read full article…



Collection 66
Tucked away just beside Lausanne’s imposing and chaotic Place Riponne is a fashion oasis, a boutique not to be missed by any lausannoise looking for truly exceptional design. Collection 66 is the creative expression of Agnès Boudry, a local designer whose feminine creations capitalize on both the beautiful context of her hometown as well as that famous penchant for quality for which her compatriots are known. Read full article…

Ægon+Ægon
Imagine stepping into a space, small but well-appointed, where understated elegance and the poetry of apothecary jars meet the magic of an Edgar Allen Poe tale. Hard to visualize? Yes, we know. That’s why you’ll just need to go and see Aegon + Aegon for yourselves. Read full article…



La Mise en Biere
It doesn’t look like much from the street. In fact, you can pass the shop without really knowing it’s there (and it took me quite some time to find it, even with my iPhone navigating me). Above the doorway hangs a sign that reads, ‘Tailleur’—something that has no doubt misled several passersby. But if you do discover this shop, you will immediately succumb to its charm…and the hundreds of bottles of beer you desperately want to try. Read full article…

Brasserie Lausanne-Moudon
The morning before my soirée at Brasserie Lausanne-Moudon, a local friend told me to start fasting, “You will eat heavy, and you will eat well.” Moudon is known for hearty French brasserie fare like tender beef medallions sautéed in foie gras and all-day roasted veal knuckle. It’s the cuisine of red wine lovers and carne connoisseurs, the kind of people who like their meat falling off the bone and don’t care if their vegetables are cut à la julienne. While equally chic as other trendy restaurants around town, we found Moudon’s down-to-earth vibe and delicious but not-so-delicate food to be a refreshing change. Read full article…

Comments

  1. Don't forget the Portuguese restaurant Nova, on the first floor of the Centre commercial Migros, on rue de la Borde. The food is delicious there!
    And the Tribeca, just behind the Riponne on a small hidden square, is a very good (and rather trendy) restaurant too.

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