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Le Cafe Ban Vat Sene

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Sakarine Road, Luang Prabang, Laos
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee and pastry stop

Great place to relax and unwind in LP. Staff are easy going and coffee is strong and pastries are terrific. Free wifi and clean toilets. Also convenient to the main Wat in LP.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Jennifer K
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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389 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great place to relax and unwind in LP. Staff are easy going and coffee is strong and pastries are terrific. Free wifi and clean toilets. Also convenient to the main Wat in LP.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I'm fan of all kind noodle soup - specially rice noodle soup "pho". And the pho here was my best pho ever had. The service and presentation were good as well as the price.

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Phang Nga, Thailand
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14 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a light lunch/coffee break. It was extremely well! Hot coffee, tasteful. Good service. I like to eat bread and the baguette was perfect, warm, tastefull. My wife enjoyed her meal as well. In Luang Prabang, this was for sure the best coffee! (For me) They have magazines and newspaper and that I liked too...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not as good for food or or as well priced as Le Banneton Cafe, but in a convenient spot near Villa Santi, and centrally located is Cafe Ban Vat Sene. It's a good place to go if you need a break. For more information and some great photos Copy and paste this URL into your browser https://fineeating.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/cafe-ban-the/

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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great location, well trained waiters (not a given, in Laos), and great choice of delicious food, both local and Western (the latter a bit less, except for the pastries). We have travelled through Vietnam for a couples of weeks before and after our stay in Laos, but the Phở at Cafe Ban Vat Sene will be remembered as the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We were 4 times in this lovely cafe/Restaurant, because the food was so good. The Cafe has a nice and cosy atmosphere. Esepcially the Pho soup and the chicken bbq were great.

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

They serve really good local coffee in this cafe. Come for an afternoon snack of pho, garlic bread and coffee. You cannot go wrong with that,

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Chennai (Madras), India
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317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a cafe and bakery that serves both french and lao cuisine. The food is very good. The EggplantTartines were lovely and the chicken steak was good too. They have books and papers for guests to read and there is also a small selection of books and shawls for sale. Wine selection is small but reasonably priced. One can... More 

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

After having Lao food several days, we were ready for a baguette and a lemon tart. Service was great and we enjoyed our meal tremendously. Nice atmosphere and good service!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Came here an embarrassing 5 times over 11 days. 3 of those times I enjoyed the amazing tarte citron. It is heavenly. Wife and I both agree it's the best pastry we've ever had Good coffee to go with it in a good set menu. I'm just annoyed I missed out on the other two times. The croissant on first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sakarine Road, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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