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Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery

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101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 255 057
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 49
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect

The fact that there's an English speaking chef/cook on site makes ordering etc etc so simple. Try the English muffins, great with eggs! Also a plus is that it opens at 7am, which is great if you have things to do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
thomas l
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The fact that there's an English speaking chef/cook on site makes ordering etc etc so simple. Try the English muffins, great with eggs! Also a plus is that it opens at 7am, which is great if you have things to do.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were craving nice fresh normal food in laos and were so excited when we found this place! Great place to go for westerners like us, staff are friendly and air conditioning and wifi is a bonus!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Vegetarian friendly, healthy meals, confortable seats, good WiFi, a separate area for children playground, friendly staff. My favourite place in Vientiane to work, to read a book, to have fastastic meals and delicious coffee.

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Bondi, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Grounds Cafe was a great choice. My wife and I both a very healthy and fresh roast chicken salad (with had a light vinaigrette) and a good Americano coffee. The menu looks great... From burgers, sandwiches and Mexican! Definitely worth calling in for a meal.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I'm in Veintiane already 4 days, and this is my second time here because I found the restaurant just yesterday. If I'll more days here, this is the place to eat, for sure. Really good and special meals, not as everywhere, the place is nice with the aircon, clean place and the waiters give you free water everytime! Really recommend... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We have always taken our kids to Common Grounds for lunch or dinner for over 12 months, but why are we now forced into a area with 3 tables only and with the toilet smell circulating the area because of a wall separating us from the "adults only" section?. I am disappointed, and slightly offended that one complaint has made... More 

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Eric S, General Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Dear Loyal Customer, I am sorry that you are disappointed in our decision to create a separation between the front and back parts of our cafe. First, I would like to make it clear that all of our customers big and small are welcome to sit wherever they are most comfortable, there is no "kids only" or "adults only" areas.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great food and people. I have read about the children issue and yes Sat is family day and yes they knew it got loud. Trying to get better they installed glass doors to isolate sounds so you who left for that reason come back.. and behind the scenes this place has heart you can't believe. Please if your in the... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Been here so many times and never fail me once. Variety of Mexican foods and bakery. Every dishes are well prepared and served. Fish tacos are my favorite. Come and try, if anyone have chance to visit Vientiane.

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is one of those places that you literally want to try every menu item! Every time I've eaten here I've been blown away by the friendliness of the staff and the delicious food. Special mention goes to the fish tacos, mango smoothie and the chai latte! Common Grounds has an amazing atmosphere that just makes you want to spend... More 

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buenos aires argentina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I found this restaurant, accidently. It looked like a nice place. There was no menu, outside, but I thought that I'd give it a try. When a vegetarian can find a few items on a menu from which to choose that's a big plus. Everything was fine. My only disappointment was when I returned to there the next night, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 255 057

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Bakeries, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?