In a clearing perched high above the city is a truly special establishment: Chalet-des-Enfants (the children’s chalet). Although the name, like the place, dates back several hundred years, it remains a poignant and appropriate designation for this restaurant that specializes not only in locally-sourced food from the neighborhood’s petits producteurs but also in the idyllic manifestation of Swiss country living and perhaps of childhood itself.
We’ve been coming here for years now and felt that it was time to revisit Chalet-des-Enfants on our site as well. The damp, chilly weekend called us back to the chalet’s cozy interior for a bit of Swiss brunch soul food – cold meats and cheeses, warm eggs, flaky croissants, homemade jams, and some of the best bircher we’ve ever tasted. It was a quiet, slow start to the weekend and served as a reminder that in Lausanne, nature is never far.