Eat & Drink

From Riponne to the Riviera: Sleepy Bear expands its coffee kingdom

by Natalie Halt

December 13, 2023

Sleepy Bear Lausanne has become our cherished spot for savoring a great cup of specialty coffee. Diana and Daniel have crafted a warm and inviting space that reflects excellence, hospitality, and expertise. Given their commitment to creating an exceptional coffee experience, it's exciting to learn about their decision to extend the reach of their refined coffee shop beyond its original sous-gare location.

Sleepy Bear is extending its territory, now with a fresh pawprint in Riponne on Rue du Tunnel, and a state-of-the-art roastery and café in neighboring Montreux. Coffee enthusiasts can now look forward to savoring their favorite brews in two new settings, each offering a unique experience and delectable beans chosen by professional coffee competitor and owner, Diana Ambrus.

Diana Ambrus, owner & coffee expert

With its commitment to high-quality coffee, Sleepy Bear remains the go-to spot for coffee connoisseurs and local amateurs looking for genuine connection and experience.

In Montreux, the Roastery will not only serve as the hub for their coffee production but also as an educational space and coffee shop. Sleepy Bear Montreux plans to organize coffee workshops, where customers can delve into the intricacies of brewing methods, bean origins, and tasting notes. The initiative aligns with Sleepy Bear’s mission to share its passion for coffee with the community and foster a deeper appreciation from seed to sip.

Riponne Sleepy Bear
Sleepy Bear Riponne

As Sleepy Bear stretches its paws into Riponne and Montreux, the brand continues to embody the spirit of community and craftsmanship that has made it a beloved name in the city of Lausanne for coffee. Whether you are seeking a cozy spot to unwind or an immersive coffee experience, Sleepy Bear’s new locations promise to be the perfect destination for both.


This past autumn, we cheered from the sidelines as Diana competed in the Swiss National Brewers Cup Championships in Zurich. She consistently shares profound expertise in this realm as she demonstrated at the tournament. Alongside her husband, Daniel, and their committed team, Sleepy Bear is the perfect coffee shop when we want to experience the world’s best coffee beans (think sommelier level for wine, but coffee) right on our front steps. The expansion of Sleepy Bear to Riponne and Montreux marks an exciting chapter for the Hungry & Sleepy Bear family’s journey. With their exceptional standards and commitment to community engagement, these new establishments are set to become integral parts of these two vibrant towns.

TLG Tip:


Two different opportunities to snag a free cup of coffee from Sleepy Bear:

December 15, 2023: Inauguration Day (Riponne & Montreux)

Stop by to grab a cup in honor of their new opening at Riponne and in Montreux.

December 24, 2023: Sleepy Bear Sous Gare's 7th Birthday! In honor of this momentous occasion, they are offering free coffee to customers who pass by to wish them a Happy Birthday.

Sleepy Bear

Sleepy Bear Sous-Gare

Rue du Simplon 3A


Sleepy Bear Riponne

Rue du Tunnel 7


Sleepy Bear Montreux

Av des Alpes 68