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74/1 Phangkam Road, Vientiane, Laos
+856-21 21 5199
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Do the staff do any work?

Visited here as it was so highly rated in the Lonely Planet. Spent a few minutes waiting for staff to take my order whilst the milled around doing things. Staff weren't very warm or welcoming. I watched numerous other customers have to clear tables in order to be able to sit at a clean table. Plus... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Jess G
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited here as it was so highly rated in the Lonely Planet. Spent a few minutes waiting for staff to take my order whilst the milled around doing things. Staff weren't very warm or welcoming. I watched numerous other customers have to clear tables in order to be able to sit at a clean table. Plus points - wifi was... More 

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Located in a quiet corner in a busy part of the town. Good food, reasonable prices, a big choice and nice staff. Mostly pastry and a small choice of hot dishes and open sandwiches.Run by swedes and has a small filial in Luang prabang. I always visit it. Recommended

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Reston, Virginia
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175 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Setting the stage for a disappointing lunch, nobody was behind the counter but instead sitting in a circle in the back. When I asked them if I could place an order a staff member grudgingly stood up but gave the impression that it was a great inconvenience. The coffee itself was good but the chicken sub sandwich was terrible, chicken... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The two previous reviews highlight the same dismay I felt when I returned to Vientiane after 18 months to find the Scandinavian Bakery is little more than a "hole-in-the wall" place. Even what used to be a pleasant shady outdoor setting in front looks drab and unloved. Le Provencal (next door) has gone leaving an ugly shell and, as mentioned,... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I concur 100% with the review, "Something fishy..." except my last two stays in Vientiane have been longer than just an overnight awaiting the Thai visa. I, too, used to enjoy the spacious, pleasant atmosphere and fine baked goods at Scandinavian, every time in Vientiane. And that wasn't long ago: May and November, 2014. When I traveled there in June,... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Every time I've been to Laos I made sure to visit the Scandinavian Bakery and it's always been a happy experience, I love Swedish cakes: Dammsugare (vacuum cleaner), kladdkaka (smudge cake), negerboll (not translatable)... But, regrettably, my last visit (December 2014) distressed me; the place had been reduced to half the size, and so was the choice of cakes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Saw some good reviews on this bakery and decided to scope it out. Delicious cookies and pastries. Would definitely recommend to those in need of proper sweets!

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Varde, Denmark
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have known the place since 2002, when it was the only bakery and coffee shop in Vientiane. Don't know what is happening, but it kind of lost the increasing competition from the numerous other, excellent coffee shops around. The venue is old and torn, and it was the only place where I left my coffee because it was simply... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Located in a quiet area, you'll find this a good place to stay for a few hours as the seats are confortable and the wifi is good. Good breakfast and tuna salad. If you are looking for a healthy breakfast this is not the best place for that. Good coffee.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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50 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had a brownie and cinnamon cake, both were delicious and reasonably priced. Service is good and there's outside or inside dining.

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Address: 74/1 Phangkam Road, Vientiane, Laos
Phone Number: +856-21 21 5199
Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74/1 Phangkam Road, Vientiane, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856-21 21 5199

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?