We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Le Banneton

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Rue Nokeokoumane BP 568 Ban Mixay, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Mon 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wed - Fri 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 227: English reviews
Cloquet, Minnesota
Level Contributor
108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Le Banneton had the BEST ham and cheese croissant! These things are to die for. I would highly recommend them. This is my go to place for breakfast! Thanks for great croissants!!

Thank Nathan B
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice staff. Very good and inexpensive food. Had the muesli and yoghurt (almost asked for 2nds!) and jam on bread. Highly recommended.

Thank sdowney16
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing about this place in Lonely Planet guide we stopped here for breakfast. The place looks really classy and just like how I imagine French cafes to be. The menus are in French and English so I imagine it caters for Westerners rather than Lao locals. The service is quick and friendly and the staff seem to speak good... More 

Thank kirsteen j
Level Contributor
150 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cafe is cool but a bit cramped inside but there is a lovely verandah out the front to sit and watch the street-life of sleepy Vientiane. The coffee is good and strong and chocolate croissants are on the large size. If you don't mind waiting a bit for service it is a nice place to spend a few lazy... More 

Thank Tony L
Pully, Switzerland
Level Contributor
63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The locals come for the bakery. The lunch menu is priced for foreigners but reasonable with a large selection of french inspired sandwiches, salades and crêpes in a laid back atmosphere. Outstanding for a quick lunch with western flavors, including some creativity. Service is quick and friendly. I was nevertheless disappointed by the crêpes which are a long way from... More 

Thank jcm1009
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times now on this trip and the food is fantastic. When you walk in you can see that everything is fresh and it looks delicious. It feels typically French, the pastries are fantastic as well as the sandwiches. The place is always busy with tourists and expats. It seems to be a local favourite with... More 

Thank Nffcpj
Level Contributor
163 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Our favorite café in the area, with wonderfully flaky croissants, great coffee, and yummy baguette sandwiches. It's not as cute as the other outpost in Luang Prabang but it is still a delightful place for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Melibrooklyn
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Just perfectly baked products, great coffee, lovely ambience, with friendly, attentive, service. We've had coffee and pastries on one occasion and a great breakfast on another. We commented that if we lived in Vientiane we would be here regularly. Within minutes we'd joined up with a Swiss family who do live in Vientiane and eat there every Sunday. Absolutely no... More 

Thank thebigtripout
Level Contributor
141 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I always liked Le Banneton style and in this visit I enjoyed it as usual. I think for a traveler it is very important to have a place where it is possible to seat,have a look at the news and enjoy good food at reasonable price.

Thank giovannac547
Miri, Malaysia
Level Contributor
159 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We were only in Vientiane for one day but ended up going there for breakfast and a few hours later we were back for lunch! Top notch croissants and pain au chocolat and lovely baguette sandwiches. Great coffee. Cakes looked yummy but we were too full. Decor is old school but doesn't detract. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank traveller1968

Travelers who viewed Le Banneton also viewed

Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province

Been to Le Banneton? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Cafe, European, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Nokeokoumane BP 568 Ban Mixay, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: 85621217321
This bakery and cafe is the Vientiane, Laos, location of the "Le Banneton" in Luang Pra Bang, Laos, location that has already been set up in reviews.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Banneton staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?