Café des Tramways

Avenue de Morges 141 1004 Lausanne Switzerland Map
Average price CHF42.00
8,5 /10
1518 reviews
108 reviews

Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with TheFork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Special offers

-50% off the "à la carte" menu : Gastronomy Festival !

Set-menus and drinks not included. Offer available between the 03rd and the 16th of November. Available from Monday to Saturday for dinner. Within the limits of available stocks.

-50% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included. Pour toute commande d'Entrée+Plat ou Plat+Dessert minimum par personne.
Validité: tous les midis et Du lundi au jeudi soir

-40% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included. Pour toute commande d'Entrée+Plat ou Plat+Dessert minimum par personne.


Today's special CHF 19.-

About the restaurant Café des Tramways

SIMPLICITÉ ET BONHEUR – Situé avenue des Morges, le Café des Tramways vous plonge instantanément dans un cadre de brasserie française typique, où l’on aime la guinguette et les nappes à carreaux. Oui, mais en version cossue.

INFLUENCES RÉGIONALES – Forts de leurs racines régionales et de leur expérience dans de nombreuses adresses gastronomiques en France et en Suisse, les deux associés Guillaume et Thomas vous convient à retrouver des plats gourmands éternels comme la soupe à l’oignon, le coquelet rôti, les escargots au beurre persillé… Oui, mais avec un raffinement exquis.

TERRASSE – Niché dans une maison d’angle, le Café des Tramways jouit d’un ensoleillement maximum. À toute heure, vous pourrez profiter de sa terrasse pour vous désaltérer. Oui, c’est aussi un Café.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • CHF2.00
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • CHF3.50
    Glass of wine
  • CHF35.00
    En flaske vin
  • CHF7.00
    Glass of champagne
  • CHF45.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • CHF3.00
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Café des Tramways

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Bus 17- Arrêt Prélaz
  • Car park Parking de la Coop

Opening time

Midi: de 11h45 à 14h (du lundi au samedi)
Soir: de 18h45 à 22h (du mardi au samedi)


8,5 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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38/1519 reviews
Manuela A. Explorer (4 reviews) 5,5 /10
  • Meal date : 26 Jul 2016
Nice, but not really what I expected it to be. Dishes correct, but nothing really special. Restaurant itself looks very old and shabby.
Dominique G. Foodie (15 reviews) 8,5 /10
  • Meal date : 10 Jun 2016
Croquettes de crevettes en entrée délicieuses quoique un peu grosses.Plat de filets de perches fades et huileux mais une salade de roquette en accompagnement bienvenue pour donner un peu de peps à cette assiette.Service toujours souriant mais long hier soir,attente pour le pain grillé du tartare et la carafe d'eau mais l'ambiance avec musique live nous fait rapidement oublier ces détails car nous n'hésiterons pas à revenir,nous aimons beaucoup le concept bistro de cet endroit.
Mattias L. Adventurer (1 review) 9 /10
  • Meal date : 3 Jun 2016
The food was very good
. Explorer (2 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 31 May 2016
Very pleasant and comfortable neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service. Steph was solicitous and attentive, and sufficiently fluent in English to understand our requests and compliments. Highly recommended.
Laura R. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 23 Apr 2016
We had a great night at the Café des Tramway. The food was really tasty and we enjoyed the live piano music!
Julio S. Adventurer (1 review) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 15 Apr 2016
Great food, nice service and wsrm ambiance. The live music, a young quartet, bass, guitars, violin was really cool.
Jonatan B. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 23 Mar 2016
Excellent food and service, and great price with the The Fork offer (50% off the a la carte prices).
Gözde T. Explorer (2 reviews) 9 /10
  • Meal date : 24 Feb 2016
The food was delicious but service was a bit slow. The place gets crowded after 8 unlike in rest of the Switzerland :) and live music was a nice surprise
Magali L. Explorer (3 reviews) 8 /10
  • Meal date : 16 Jan 2016
Good cantine like food
Roberto M. Adventurer (1 review) 8 /10
  • Meal date : 25 Sep 2015
My wife and I went for dinner. The restaurant is a bit old-fashioned (furniture from the 80's at best) but the atmosphere is really nice, with excellent live piano music and an extremely friendly and polite waiter.

The food is fairly good, although the menu tends to lean towards the heavy side, but then again they make no mistery about their cuisine being bistrot inspired.

Prices are in line with Lausanne, but quality/price ratio is surely higher.

Overall an extremely pleasant experience which I would recommend to anyone in Lausanne
Giuseppe F. Foodie (19 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 11 Aug 2015
Been three times in 3 weeks and always love it.
Today we also got tartare De beuf and frog legs. Outstanding as always. Will go back again. Thanks
Giuseppe F. Foodie (19 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 6 Aug 2015
Always a pleasure coming to Cafe des Tramways. This time we had "Cochon à la québécoise", petit poulet roti and an Entrecôte de bœuf. Nice presentation and very good food. Thanks we will come back again.
Giuseppe F. Foodie (19 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 31 Jul 2015
Been to Café des Tramways with friends today and we were very happy. We will keep coming back. Very good food and great service. Thanks
Ozan E. Conqueror (5 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 22 Jun 2015
It was my third time at this restaurant, and that is for a reason: Delicious food, smiling faces, warm atmosphere, last but not least fair prices, especially when combined with the discount from the Fork. Highly recommended.
Giuseppe F. Foodie (19 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 5 Jun 2015
It's always a pleasure coming back. And we will come back again. Great food and amazing value (especially with la forchette discount)
Giuseppe F. Foodie (19 reviews) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 24 Apr 2015
We went to Cafe des Tramways with an English friend. We were all very happy about the food and with the fork discount the price was unbelievable. Obviously will go back :)
Giuseppe F. Foodie (19 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 19 Mar 2015
Always a pleasure eating at the cafe des tramways. Will go back again. Giuseppe
Alon L. Explorer (3 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 14 Mar 2015
Wonderful and simple place. Recommend you.
Marco I. Explorer (2 reviews) 9 /10
  • Meal date : 28 Feb 2015
I liked the atmosphere and every meal was great. Price are reasonable and the stuff is quite authentique .. French. I'll be surely back :)
Lorenz H. Adventurer (1 review) 9 /10
  • Meal date : 14 Feb 2015
Great place, waitressing most friendly and efficient, very nice food with well matched wine. Live music with piano & cello, a plus !
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