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About the Montreux Jazz Café

The Montreux Jazz Café was born of Claude Nobs’ passion for music and fine dining. The Festival founder, trained as a chef, designed them as a welcoming space where cuisine and music could combine in a way never seen before.

At the Festival, proximity between the biggest musicians and the public, comfort, and an eye for details result in historic concerts and encourage the appearance of memorable moments. It’s that fine touch and know-how that we wish to share with you in our restaurants, conceived to be ambassadors of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

We offer contemporary cuisine, and our menu includes dishes crafted with the very passion so characteristic of those inimitable Montreux moments: our famous B.B. Burger, Quincy Jones Roast Chicken, and the succulent Ella’s Cheesecake.

The Festival showed great vision in recording every single concert from the very beginning, and these archives have been recognized by UNESCO through inclusion in the “Memory of the World Register”. We invite you to relive this musical odyssey at our comfortable Café, which feature exclusive access to the archives.

In the area? On a trip around the world? Enjoy a relaxing and delicious interlude while listening to some of the most striking concerts from the Festival’s history.

The history of these Cafés imagined by Claude Nobs is still being written: several locations have opened all over the world. Montreux Jazz International SA manages the international development of the Montreux Jazz Café brand.

Montreux Jazz Café - Claude Nobs
Claude Nobs, 1987 © Edouard Curchod


Montreux Jazz Café Montreux
Montreux Jazz Café


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Lausanne EPFL

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Geneva Airport

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Lausanne EHL

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A world of music

The Festival’s audiovisual archives, included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, are another key element of the Montreux Jazz Café, which are built around exclusive access to this content. All our guests can enjoy fine dining while exploring concert footage that is generally not available anywhere else.

Montreux Jazz Café Ella Fitzgerald


Since 1967, the Festival has entrusted the creation of its official poster to Swiss and international artists. Keith Haring produced a trio of posters in 1983, then teamed up with Andy Warhol for another in 1986.