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Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery

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101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 255 057
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here every day in Vientiane - amazing coffee (try the iced Lao) and good food. Free wifi, super friendly staff. But best of all, if you have kids, there's a big covered playground and an indoor playroom. Never seen anything like it. This is a definite must-visit if you're in Vientiane with kids: safe clean sheltered place for... More 

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Thank Anna F
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Anna So glad you enjoyed our hospitality. We also think our play area is pretty special and we love that families can enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned haven in the middle of the city. Look forward seeing you again More 

Vancouver, Canada
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112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a latte and muffin 2 mornings in a row here, really enjoyed them both times. The lattes are prepared properly and are very tasty. The Morning Glory Muffins are spectacular and taste healthy as well. I quite enjoyed my experience both Mornings.

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Thank Paul_Phelan
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks Paul for your review. We love to hear how people have had an enjoyable experience.It was nice to have you visit us, and we look forward to seeing you when you are next in Laos. More 

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166 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cafe. Good coffee and food with local handicrafts for sale that support women's entrepreneurship. Friendly service and worth a visit if you want to chill out with a good coffee☕️

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Thank Chris W
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Glad you enjoyed our Cafe. We try to make it a place where everyone can feel welcome and a place of peace in the middle of downtown, so glad that this is what you experienced. Look forward to seeing you again soon, and hopefully we can make it a 5 star experience next time :) More 

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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!!! So amazed at the wonderful atmosphere, menu and staff!! We were really craving Mexican and were unsure if Laos would have the place but we were so surprised! Breakfast burritos were amazing!!! They have chai tea lattes, coffee of any sort, smoothies and fresh pressed juices. Left completely satisfied and wanting to return immediately!!! It's a nice place to... More 

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Thank Aubrey S
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to serving you again soon More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I came here based on the reviews I read on here and a craving for Mexican food. I ordered a burrito it came with beef which was fine for me. I love beef but if you don't it might be worth mentioning because it's not clear. When it came it was not what I expected. I wouldn't hold it like... More 

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Thank Nffcpj
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Glad you liked it. Yes our lemonade is homemade, and yes is very delicious. We are always happy to try and accommodate for your requests, so next time you are in feel free to ask for a chicken burrito if you like, or a different dressing for your salad (I would suggest either the Caesar or the ranch :)) and... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Came here most days of our stay in Vientiane. The food and coffee are very good, staff are friendly, and air con works well. Definitely a nice change after street food dining for two weeks.

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Thank Ross S
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Great to hear you felt at home with us while in Vientiane. Thanks for taking the time to let us know and hopefully we will see you again one day. More 

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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

A visit to Vientienne has to include a decadent chocolate lava cake with heaps of cream. If you want to maintain a friendship do not share this. Just loved it!!!! Great place to visit for a light lunch!!!

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Thank Afiefah O
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Glad you liked it. For me it is a tie between the lava cupcake and the hazelnut caramel cheesecake, some days you just have to have both. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice little cafe with good food, coffee, and free wifi! Owners were really nice - kept refilling our water while we surfed the web and killed time before our flight out. Courtyard with a playground for the kids to play out back.

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Thank Cowpaper
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We look forward to having you come by and kill time again. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

The "mexican" food was all listed as having a vegetarian option. I ordered the veggie quesadilla for 32000 kip & received 2 fried tortillas with nothing but cheese in between them, with a bowl of sour cream on the side - no veg, no seasoning. My partner had the mango chicken & enjoyed it, so maybe I just got unlucky.... More 

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Thank shrub2006
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for giving us your feedback. I assure you that vegetarians need not 'beware' as this is not what you would have normally received. Our vegetarian options for the Mexican menu would usually have meat replaced by beans and peppers. We have many happy vegetarians and vegans that frequent our restaurant and hope that if you are still in... More 

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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The food here is so amazing! We ate here twice in three days (it would have been 3/3 but ran out of time) We had the burrito bowl salad, pita wrap and chicken and bacon ranch sandwich (twice). All were so fresh, tasty and generous serves. The Lao Coffe was also so delicious - the best I've had in Laos.... More 

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Thank allegramary
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. We love to hear that our visitors have a great experience, particularly when it is time and time again. We look forward to serving you again when you are next in town. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cuisine
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Cash Only
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 255 057
Description
A haven in downtown Vientiane that provides a welcoming environment and spaces for business meetings, relaxation and families; a variety of fantastic fresh food; great organic, fair trade coffee and sensational shakes, juices and desserts all made in our onsite kitchen and bakery.

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