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Le Cafe Ban Vat Sene

Sakarine Road, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ranked #18 of 141 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Simple, very tasty, ideal for breakfast if you like French pastries and the like. Well located, on the main street. To go and go back.

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Brisbane
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The cafe was a cool haven for lunch on a hot day. I had a sandwich and salad, and it was fresh and well prepared.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great atmosphere and staff. Perfect for all the meals. Abundant food in the dishes. Excellent tasty food! We recommend it!

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Ohope, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went here after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. Enjoyed a baguette and intended to come back again to try their local food but never made it. They kept refilling your water glass which was good. An extensive menu of both western and local choices. Worth a visit.

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Hong Kong
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went back to this café over and over in our week in LP - just because it's a perfect place to hang out. Very chilled, pleasant old house setting.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I must say that my experience with Café Ban Vat Sene is limited to two visits, each for just a light snack. But somehow, I think a fuller meal would not have changed my resultant view. While interesting in a décor and ambiance sort of way, that would be the only point which would draw my interest to this café.... More

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Bangkok
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100 reviews 100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The cafe offers a wide variety of western and asian food. Part French, the tarts and bread are very good. Recently added to the menu is a selection of dishes made by ethnic minority groups, very interesting and tasty. I ate here everyday

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Excellent french restaurant with a slight Lao touch. The buffalo pate is surprising. Recommend the 4 course menu. Real change from the asian food. Good service.

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I had a tartine here, it was quite tasty! My friend had a yummy baguette. The overall vibe of the place is super laid back. I would come back here again.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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190 reviews 190 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Ban Vat Sene is the perfect cafe for a snack, drink, or meal in Luang Prabang. We did all of the above, and really enjoyed our lunch in particular. The menu has great salad, tartine, quiche, etc. options, and the set breakfasts were tempting. I loved the tartine I ordered for lunch - fresh and tasty!

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