Our Favorite Focaccia in Lausanne

May 24, 2022

Focaccia, the bread that is always the first to disappear from the communal bread basket, has a history that goes back almost 2,000 years. Whether it was the Etruscans who were first to conceive of it, the Greeks, or the more popular belief that its origins lie in Liguria, we can all agree on one thing: it's so delightfully delicious. And lucky for us, there are several places here in Lausanne where you can indulge in a perfect focaccia sandwich.


Mauro specialises in authentic Italian food – offering a selection of focaccia, pizzas, pastas, antipasti and more to-go, perfect for a quick lunch. Plus, they even have vegan and vegetarian options!

two slices of focaccia sandwich filled with ham and cheese, stacked on top of each other
© Mauro


A fairly new addition to the Lausanne food scene, Trigo opened it’s doors in 2021, branding itself as a contemporary bakery offering speciality breads, pizzas, sweet treats and most importantly – delicious focaccia with a variety of topping options.

a deli display of focaccia topped with cheese and meats
© Trigo


Just a short walk from the theatre, Bongusto’s Italian delicacies are ideal for a quick but delicious meal before heading off to see a show. The focaccia is light, airy and smothered in toppings, and they also offer a wide variety of Italian desserts to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth.

© Bongusto


Where better to lunch on some focaccia than an Italian grocery-store-meets-deli? Mangiobevo is the place to go if you’re looking to stock your kitchen cupboards with some speciality Italian ingredients, and it’s deli section offers a variety of Italian treats.

© Mangiobevo

Ajò Café

Technically, Ajò offers schiacciate – the slightly thinner and lighter cousin of the focacciaFor all intents and purposes however, they are the same, and so we’re including Ajò here. With a variety of options, from veggie to salami supreme, Ajò has something for everyone.

© Ajò Cafe

Il Forno

Il Forno is carb heaven, and we love it. With a drool-worthy range of focaccia sandwiches stuffed with classic Italian fillings, you really can’t go wrong here.

a spread of focaccia sandwhiches on a table
© Il Forno

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