Lauterbrunnen is by far my favorite destination in Switzerland. It’s the gateway to the Jungfrau Region and is commonly referred to as The Valley Of 72 Waterfalls.
I have put together this complete guide of where to eat in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland which includes the 10 Best Lauterbrunnen Restaurants and Cafes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks!
When staying in Lauterbrunnen, there is a wide selection of cafes and restaurants offering a choice of different style cuisines for everyone’s tastebuds.
This guide will help you narrow down your choices and explore what restaurants in Lauterbrunnen have to offer, hopefully, to make your decisions easier.
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See below for an overview of the 10 Best Lauterbrunnen Restaurants that you will find in this guide:
- Airtime Cafe
- Hotel Oberland Restaurant
- Hotel Hornerpub
- Mary’s Cafe
- Restaurant Schützen
- Bäckerei Von Allmen
- Restaurant Caprice
- Swiss Restaurant Weidstuebli
- Silberhorn Restaurant
There are many great restaurants and cafes to try, each offering local, fresh cuisine.
It can be overwhelming trying to decide on a place to fuel your human engine, and I hope this where to eat in Lauterbrunnen post helps make your choices a little easier.
So without further ado, here is a complete guide of the 10 Best Restaurants In Lauterbrunnen!
#1 AIRTIME CAFÉ
Set right in the heart of Lauterbrunnen, this European-style café is highly rated as one of the best Lauterbrunnen restaurants. The perfect place to stop when looking to have lunch, coffees, and light bites.
Airtime Lauterbrunnen is warm and friendly and has comfortable seating areas for you to relax and enjoy the free Wi-Fi on offer while enjoying the lovely menu on offer.
Catering to vegetarians, vegans, and any following a gluten-free diet, this Lauterbrunnen restaurant has a selection to suit everyone from sandwiches, pasta, pies, and soups and a vast drinks menu of hot chocolates, coffees, mulled wines, and cocktails.
Open daily from 9 am – 6 pm.
#2 HOTEL OBERLAND RESTAURANT
Located in the center of the village, this Lauterbrunnen restaurant within the Hotel Oberland offers traditional European cuisine. With an outdoor garden space for dining in the summer months, they also offer a range of drinks from smoothies to fine wines.
The extensive menu offers soups, salads, pizzas, pasta, meat, fish dishes, and traditional Swiss dishes of fondues and röstis.
They also have an extensive dessert menu ranging from ice cream to their highly-rated chocolate cake, this is one of the most delicious Lauterbrunnen restaurants.
Open daily from 11.30 am – 8 pm.
#3 HOTEL HORNERPUB
This traditional Swiss pub located right in the center of Lauterbrunnen Valley is a perfect stop at any time of the day when looking for where to eat in Lauterbrunnen.
This cozy wood-filled pub not only has a wide selection of local beers on offer but the menu also offers a high quality of choices from a traditionally Swiss menu. Don’t miss Hotel Hornerpub on your list of restaurants in Lauterbrunnen to try!
Open daily from 9 am – 12.30 am.
#4 MARY’S CAFÉ
Set on-piste just above Lauterbrunnen in Wengen Village, this is one of the top restaurants to check out whilst out exploring the slopes on your skis or board. Mary’s Cafe is also accessible from the hiking trails.
This cute Lauterbrunnen café serves breakfast and lunch as well as a range of hot and cold drinks as well as beer and wine. The menu offers traditional Swiss meals all set around a cozy open fire set against the beautiful backdrop of the Alps.
Open daily from 9 am – 5.30 pm.
#5 RESTAURANT SULWALD-STÜBLI
Set in the mountains between Lauterbrunnen and Wengen and accessible by road and footpath, Sulwald-Stübli restaurant in Lauterbrunnen boasts stunning views of the valley and the mountains.
The traditional wooden décor presents a beautiful Swiss chalet vibe and the menu caters to vegetarians offering a range of soups and traditional Swiss meals. This is a great little place to check out when searching for the best restaurants in Lauterbrunnen.
Open daily from 8 am – 12 am.
#6 RESTAURANT SCHÜTZEN
Serving traditional Swiss meals from rösti to fondue, this minimalist-style restaurant is a nice stop when looking for something tasty to eat.
The staff are friendly and welcoming and all diets are catered for with choice for all. With a selection of local beers also on offer, this is one of the best Lauterbrunnen restaurants for families looking for somewhere that caters to the whole family.
#7 BÄCKEREI VON ALLMEN
Situated right across from the train station, this is one of the top favorite restaurants when looking for something quick and inexpensive.
With a selection of bread, pastries, and light bites on offer this is a great stop for breakfast or brunch when looking for where to eat in Lauterbrunnen. Bäckerei Von Allmen offers fresh products daily as well as freshly brewed coffee.
Open daily from 7 am – 7 pm.
Bäckerei Von Allmen
#8 RESTAURANT CAPRICE
Offering a panoramic view of the mountains and outdoor seating in the summer months, this gorgeous restaurant is set just outside in Wengen. It’s worth the 11-minute train ride to experience all that Restaurant Caprice has to offer.
With a delightful, well-thought-out menu catering to all dietary requirements, you can expect traditional cooking presented and served to the highest standard.
Open daily for Breakfast at 7.30 am – 10 am, Lunch 12 pm – 2.30 pm, Dinner 6.30 pm – 9 pm (last orders).
#9 SWISS RESTAURANT WEIDSTÜBLI
This highly rated restaurant offers traditional Swiss cuisine. Set close to Staubbach Falls, this is one of the best Lauterbrunnen restaurants that is warm and friendly with an old-style Swiss feel.
Offering generous portions, the menu caters to vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets and has choices including fondue, steaks, and pizzas.
This is the perfect place to stop whilst hiking around the falls and a great place to check out when looking for where to eat in Lauterbrunnen.
#10 SILBERHORN RESTAURANT
Set in Wengen village, Silberhorn Restaurant offers traditional Swiss cuisine set with the beautiful backdrop of the Alps. Safe to say this is one of the best restaurants in Lauterbrunnen.
From stone-baked pizzas to fondue, the menu offers a range of choices for all and caters to vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
This is one of the best Lauterbrunnen restaurants to stop for a meal during your visit.
Open daily from 8 am – 10 pm.
THINGS TO DO IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
I have visited Lauterbrunnen on two separate occasions, once in winter and the other in summer. I recommend spending around 2-3 days in Lauterbrunnen to make the most out of your visit.
Lauterbrunnen Switzerland is so insanely beautiful that you’ll feel like you are standing in a real-life postcard!
I have put together a separate Lauterbrunnen Travel Guide where you’ll find the top 15 things to do in Lauterbrunnen to help you plan your trip ahead of time.
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
The majority of people choose to stay in Interlaken, a small city located just twenty minutes drive or twenty minutes on the train from Lauterbrunnen Valley.
There are hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations that I personally recommend:
This 5-star hotel is centrally located in between two beautiful lakes in the picturesque town of Interlaken. Victoria Jungfrau Hotel features a spa, swimming pool, sauna, and steam room. The spacious rooms have elegant interiors and marble bathrooms, boasting views of the snowcapped mountains in the Jungfrau region. Wifi is free and breakfast is included.
Mid Range: Hotel Interlaken
Hotel Interlaken is where I based myself for one night because it is conveniently located just five minutes’ walk from Interlaken East Train Station and a twenty-minute train ride to the valley. Hotel Interlaken is the perfect accommodation for couples, families, solo travelers, and friends. Featuring large rooms, mountain views, and a delicious buffet breakfast.
Budget: Valley Hostel
If you are traveling solo, the Valley Hostel is your best option for cheap accommodation. Located in the heart of the valley, this hostel is within walking distance to nearby waterfalls, retail shops, restaurants, and the main train station. Valley Hostel offers dorms and private rooms for every sort of traveler!
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Another option for accommodation is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.
HOW TO GET TO LAUTERBRUNNEN
There are many transportation options available when searching for how to get to Lauterbrunnen and it all depends on where you are traveling from within Switzerland.
I have gone into further detail in a separate blog post on which you might like to take a look at. It includes all the transport options for how to get here from 7 major cities within Switzerland.
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When planning a trip to Switzerland, one of the best and most popular ways to get around the country is by using the all-in-one Swiss Travel Pass which includes the majority of trains, buses, and boats throughout the whole of Switzerland.
Once you have purchased the Swiss Travel Pass online, you’ll receive an email with your tickets that you will have to print and keep with you at all times.
I also recommend downloading the SBB Mobile app from the App Store. You can use this app to check all train, bus, and boat timetables in Switzerland when you’re on the move.
HOW TO GET FROM INTERLAKEN TO LAUTERBRUNNEN
If you are visiting Lauterbrunnen Switzerland from the nearby city of Interlaken, there are hourly trains that depart from Interlaken East Train Station, and using the Swiss Travel Pass, taking a train to Lauterbrunnen Railway Station couldn’t be easier.
The train from Interlaken takes only twenty minutes and you’ll disembark right in the center of upper Lauterbrunnen Valley.
BEST TIME TO VISIT LAUTERBRUNNEN
The best time to visit depends on what you plan to do. If you are planning on cycling or hiking, then you’ll want to time your visit during summer.
I personally prefer the spring and summer months in Switzerland which is April through to September when temperatures are warm and the landscapes are vividly green.
If you don’t mind the cold, visiting in winter between December and March is absolutely magical because the mountains are completely covered in glistening white snow. Visiting in winter also gives you the option to go skiing in the Swiss Alps.
Lauterbrunnen in Winter
BEST LAUTERBRUNNEN TOURS
There are so many sights and experiences to take in. From the gorgeous valleys, the glacial waterfalls, and the beautiful mountain ranges, it can be hard to decide where to start.
Guided tours can be a perfect way to see the local area and have the on-hand experience from a knowledgeable guide to make your experience one to remember.
I have put together a separate blog post of the best Lauterbrunnen tours that you might like to check out.
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If you are planning a holiday in Switzerland, be sure to check out my other travel guides below that you might find useful while putting together your Switzerland itinerary!
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