FMEL - Maison Square

Caffè Bellini, which opened its doors to Lausanne just a couple of months ago, has that antiquated Italian vibe mixed in with the rough-luxe decor found in many Manhattan lofts. With black and white checkered walls, dried meats and aged cheeses hanging behind the bar, as well as its eye-catching fresco paying homage to Italian film director and scriptwriter Federico Fellini’s Amarcord, it’s obvious you’ve stepped into a small part of Italy right here in Lausanne. But then there’s the pinball machine– the retro 70s diamond light paneling–the exposed industrial light fixtures hanging along the windows, creating a distinct glow of reds and blues. What is this place, exactly?

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Julia Christ