Café Romand

Swiss in Lausanne

Tucked away in an unpromising-looking arcade, this Lausanne legend dating to 1951 is a welcome blast from the past. Locals pour into the broad, somewhat sombre dining area filled with timber tables to revel in fondue, cervelle au beurre noir (brains in black butter), tripe, pied de porc (pork trotters) and other feisty traditional dishes.

Simple omelettes, big salads and hearty croûtes (melted cheese and egg and/or ham over bread) ensure all tastes are catered for at a reasonable price. Children's menus are available.