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“tasty western and Lao food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Delta

Delta
Road 13, Corner of Road 38 | Opposite Athena Hotel, Pakse, Laos
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Ranked #17 of 28 Restaurants in Pakse
Cuisines: Italian, European, Pizza & Pasta, Thai, Vegetarian
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“tasty western and Lao food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I'm surprised by several of the previous reviews and glad I didn't read them before going to Delta. Our group of 5 people actually ate here 3 times while in Pakse. We kept going back because the food we were served was great and reasonably priced. Among our group we tried everything from pasta dishes, lasagna, sandwiches and traditional Lao food. All of our drinks were great too.

There was one downside. We specifically ate here for my birthday because they sell cakes. Our waitress even came out with candles and lit them for us! Unfortunately, the cake left a lot to be desired - but you can't get too picky when hoping to find birthday case in southern Laos, right?

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Dont trust LP”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Although the idea behind the cafe is good, the food, service and atmosphere unfortunately are not. While stated otherwise in the Lonely Planet!
Food: breakfast portions are small, vegetables looked pale. Lunch: spaghetti bolognese was nothing compared to pasta meatsauce at Bolaven Cafe, just a few doors down the road.
Service: place seems continously overstaffed and workless waitors temp to gaze at you during your meal. Meanwhile you need to write down your own order, and personnel does not speak english. That's no big issue, but they dont seem to do any effort to try and learn.
Atmosphere: being direct at busy Rd 13 the place is rather noisy. Other places at this road (many) have done a better job at keeping the noise and dust out. Coffee is good though.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Anacortes, WA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food and coffee!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Delta is a nice, clean coffee shop/ cafe. They serve up some truly delicious food. We ate three meals there and were not disappointed. Their Lao iced coffee is very good. Meals are reasonably priced, hot and tasty. Be sure to ask for the Lao menu unless you are only interested in tourist food. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited December 2012
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“Good coffee, good hamburger”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We had a couple of delicious hamburgers some days ago, and stopped by for a coffee and a pastry yesterday evening. The cafe latte was good, as well as my brownie. My daughters strawberry cake looked like something industrial, with too much red colour to be natural. Howeve r, it tasted ok. Another plus, its open till 10 pm.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I thought the coffee here was great. I had a latte for breakfast and a bowl of pork and rice soup. The soup was fine if a little plain but the coffee I thought was excellent.
Everyone here seems to complain that the waitress handed them a pen and paper to write down their order - yes this is true but I don't see what the problem is. It isn't 5 star dining and at least this way you order is always going to be correct. No language problems like at other places that happen from time to time in Laos.
The cafe is owned by a local family who also grow their own coffee beans up on the plateau. Totally organic as well. A lot of their profits are put back into the local community there and I have seen first hand health clinics that have been funded by this company.
They are doing a great job so go and have a coffee here, or better yet have two and support there endeavours.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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