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L'etranger Books and Tea

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Could sit here all day

Wonderful smoothie and a gigantic bowl of pumpkin soup. Great service and beautiful art gallery... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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Beautiful top floor art gallery

We came in here for brunch, when there were not so many customers. I picked up one of the books... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anja B
Boston, Massachusetts
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Small café located in a small wooden house hidden behind trees where great books, tea, shakes & smoothies, good food, the best chai tea and selected movies can be found! Everything you need to feel cozy and homey far away from home.....
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Kitterstrat | ban Aphay, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 260 248
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful smoothie and a gigantic bowl of pumpkin soup. Great service and beautiful art gallery. Free wifi with strong signal.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank camox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't rely on their opening hours online. It says they open at 7.00 am, reached there 7.30 am and they were still not opened - staff asked me to come back at 8.00 am. What a disappointment when I've walked almost an hour to have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank badredinb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in here for brunch, when there were not so many customers. I picked up one of the books from the display to read and lounged on the mats on the second floor. The ambience was beautiful. Part of the cafe is a gallery,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anja B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely relaxing shady setting to have a beer and snack. The coconut soup is delicious; fresh lemongrass, ginger and loads of veg. Lovely staff and great books to browse.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Annabel W
Reviewed December 14, 2018

In one of the busy areas on the hillside of Phousi (mountain) this small place offers coffee and snacks, a few handicraft souvenirs and a very small selection of second hand books.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in today mainly to have a look at the books on sale about Luang Prabang to take home. Actually bought a book and enjoyed a refreshing mixed fruit drink (20 kip). There is a limited assortment of books you can exchange and purchase...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This unassuming place has lots to offer visitors to the town. ‘Books and Tea’ drew me straight in and the great food and service kept me returning, particularly for the Luang Prabang salad; flavours I wish I could mix at home. I liked the book...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jimphilipson
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We took a break from a hot walk over Mount Phousi, found it easily and whiled away an hour here. Lovely books to browse, other bits and pieces on sale, like bracelets and scarves (no pressure to buy, I should add). Just enjoyed the atmosphere...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Caroline M
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a cold drink in the afternoon. Had a fruit smoothie which was really great. After looking at the menu I was tempted by the blt after seeing a few others order sandwiches. It came quickly and was delicious. Reasonable price and a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We came here for breakfast several mornings and pretty much every breakfast was excellent. The homemade peanut butter is a hit and the hibiscus tea was delicious. The place is very cute with mats upstairs to lounge on. Nice trinkets and books on the first...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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