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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: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Favorite place for Lunch

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
DouldleA
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Vientiane, Laos
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vientiane, Laos
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Canberra, Australia
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244 reviews 244 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We had both morning coffee and the next day, lunch, at Common Grounds. Everything was great - friendly staff, delicious food, peaceful ambience (no problem with noise from playground like other reviews have mentioned), freshly made juices. We liked the way that they have catered for families with children and there is a quieter space near the front door plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Spent a week in Vientiane and had several visits to Common Grounds. Everything I tried was delicious. The mango smoothie, fish tacos and chai latte were the highlight! Friendly environment, lots of seating, would definitely recommend. Seriously, try the chai latte, best ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

The food here is great! The owner's hospitality is above average especially the profits from the restaurant is contributed to woman trafficking! Well done, i dont mind having lunch and dinner here on the same day.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been living in Vientiane for a few months and went there twice. Decent food, coffee, and seating. It's clear the Laos staff is doing its best and making an effort but I outline a major (foreign) management problem below. Obviously the business is doing well and so this may fall on deaf ears. That is great that it... More 

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Asia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Its a nice place and food quality and service is acceptable, funny though they don't bananas wonder why, such a waste as bananas is consider a sought after food, no choice but order a strawberry smoothy, we are also wondering why not have milk shakes too its just incomplete without these. we do hope that menu are organics.

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

While visiting Vientiane the first week of October, my friends and I ate at Common Grounds. All the food we tried (and of course we had to try each other's meals) were delicious. My favourites were the Mango Chicken Pita and Pina Colada Smoothie. I took home some coffee beans, liking that the Cafe supported Laos coffee growers. We could... More 

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Phnom Penh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place serves acceptable coffee with a semi-trained staff. The wifi is good. The cakes were well presented in a display cooler and looked appetizing. The overall cafe layout is good, it's a nice big space. You'll have to sit either outside or way upfront in order to avoid the screaming kids in the back. In fact, the couple beside... 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 1 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Mexican, 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?