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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
Lovely, but expensive

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
CanberraMichele
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
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179 reviews 179 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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292 helpful votes 292 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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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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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had trouble finding reliable Wi-Fi anywhere in Luang Prabang. This café offers a latte you can depend on and Wi-Fi you can depend on. Hot chocolate comes in a large teapot. Breakfast options have everything from Lao noodle soup to a basket of croissants. I think you can't go wrong with any choice. Wi-Fi might be limited to a two... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had a wonderful lunch at le cafe on our first day in LP. It was recommended by our hotel and it didn't disappoint. Very cute ambiance.

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Newtown, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were shopping and decided to stop for something to eat. A nice surprise. We ordered a variety of Laotian dishes and all were delicious so we ordered more. We completed the meal with three different desserts. Terrific FYI we never eat big lunches. That says it all!

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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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