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Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery

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Mexican, American, Vegetarian
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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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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Wi-Fi and good coffee

This spacious cafe is a great place to settle in with your laptop and do a bit of work, if that's your thing. There are plenty of tables with powerpoints where you can plug in and staff make you feel completely welcome, frequently coming over to top up your water glass. They also have loyalty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
jporter21
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This spacious cafe is a great place to settle in with your laptop and do a bit of work, if that's your thing. There are plenty of tables with powerpoints where you can plug in and staff make you feel completely welcome, frequently coming over to top up your water glass. They also have loyalty cards: buy ten coffees, get... More 

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Thank jporter21
Pohang, Korea
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids loved the play area, including a shaded playground, and the parents were happy to have a break. Being honest, some of the food was just ok (like the fish tacos or burger--still not sure what the difference is between the regular and deluxe burger... and you can count the fries on two hands). Other food was great (greek... More 

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Thank mymundys
ConradLechelt, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We appreciate whole families coming and enjoying the cafe. CG Burger is a relatively new menu item. We are working on improving the burger, the CG Classic Burger comes with lettuce, tomatoes, and onion, plus our special sauce; the CG Deluxe Burger comes with the above plus a choice of 2 toppings (Cheese, Bacon,... More 

Coolangatta, Australia
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Common Grounds is a nice cafe down near the river in Vientiane. Coffee is great, food is great with some options for vegetarians too. Free wifi so it is a nice place to sit and catchup on all the Facebook, Instagram or whatever is your thing. Quiet and good atmosphere, wait staff are courteous too. Not a traditional Lao establishment... More 

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Thank Stevefqld
Common G, Owner at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Appreciate you spending the time to give such a great review. More 

Salo, Finland
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We were there to drink juices. They are having good selection. Try juice with ginger taste. That makes your blood circulate.

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Thank Mr_Pasi
Common G, Owner at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Try the Rosella/Pineapple one next. Rosella is harvested naturally and 100% organically at our sister farm (AgroAsie). The health benefits of Rosella are amazing. More 

Vientiane, Laos
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Went for a coffee.. but then I saw the Chocolate lava muffin and it was so good good good. Common Grounds is a great place to hangout, eat and drink coffee. Next time I will try their salads.

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1 Thank Sarppal
Common G, Owner at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

All our salad dressings are made in house (without preservatives), so rest assured they will taste great and be made fresh. Hope to see you soon. - Andrew More 

Vientiane, Laos
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Tucked in the middle of a very busy backpacker hotel area near the river you can find Common Grounds. Several friends had mentioned the place over the last couple of years but I just got around to going. Great pita combos and salads. Outstanding fish tacos. My family loves the food. Great service,nice people. I will be back soon.

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1 Thank lanceand
Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Set up to capture the fa lang tourists and expats. Sells mainly western style food. Average food at fa lang prices.

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Thank j4shepp
Jakarta, Indonesia
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117 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The food is sandwiches and Mexican food. The food is great but kind of expensive. You can bring along your kids here, they can play in the indoor playground in the back of this restaurant. But the playground is open shed. it is too hot here during hot season.

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Thank Fransis N
Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My hotel was nearby and I wanted to check this place out considering the rave reviews it is getting on Tripadvisor. The breakfast set I ordered was simple : 2 toasts, butter (so cold it wouldn't spread), jam 2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon. I found the food underwhelming. Coffee (not included in the set) was okay. Patchy Wi-Fi.... More 

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Thank Guillaume P
Chilliwack, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was a great find. The food, service and for us the cost were all excellent. It is cool (oh, on a hot day you will really appreciate that), the food was more than worth what they charge, the staff were very friendly, and it is a really nice place to either visit with friends or enjoy a meal with... More 

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Thank blessedtravellers

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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 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?