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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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
Lao Coffee!

Good coffee and pastries! In fact, for those of you who know your coffee, you know that Lao coffee is among the best in the entire world! I like to buy lots when I am here to give as gifts to people in Thailand and the US.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Carolyn N
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San Francisco, California, United States
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Good coffee and pastries! In fact, for those of you who know your coffee, you know that Lao coffee is among the best in the entire world! I like to buy lots when I am here to give as gifts to people in Thailand and the US.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I've been to Common Grounds many times and i love the food there i liked fish with salad and many choice to try, and the staff are very nice, helpful and friendly people, great asmostphere. everytime i been there i feel very comfortable. good for catch up with friends, business and family as they have a play grown for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Eaten here a few times and the food is ok. The staff do not speak any English and seem bored and rude at times. When you go to a cafe/restaurant and ask for a menu in Lao and then English twice and just get a vacant stare it kind of puts you off a place. There are plenty of other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a wonderful little place to sit, read, talk, work or surf: Common Grounds provides a common ground for all kinds of people. We came after walking throughout much of Vientiane. Someone told us about the place. They were right - it's a great place to relax. We saw people of various ages from young to old in it. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very Nice restaurant were you can enyoy mexican food and breakfast western style. Also good for a cup of coffee. Worth a visit if your fed up with asian food. Most dishes between 25000 and 35000 kip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Really good food - I can recommend the Greek Pita which has fresh ingredients and good string flavours. Nice decor, clean, free WiFi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stumbled upon this coffee place whilst trying to find somewhere for a snack. Upon seeing the playground (hidden from the front) the choice was made for us. We are travelling with 2 kids (6&1.5). The kids loved the play area and my son enjoyed his kid sized pizza (18,000). The taco salad was good but not great. My husband... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It seems quite a decent place, clean and healthy juices. However, atmosphere is not nice...staff either don't speak english at all or don't really bother with your presence. Not even a good morning or a smile, which is uncommon for Lao people.

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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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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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Additional Information about Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery

Address: 101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
Phone Number: +856 21 255 057
Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
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
Average Prices: USD 8
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Vegetarian

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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, 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?