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Le Bistro Ban Vat Sene

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Conveniently located on the main boulevard of Luang Prabang’s historic area, open early morning ‘till late at night, Le Bistro Vat Sene (formerly Le Café Ban Vat Sene) is the ideal spot to refresh or refuel yourself at any time of the day. May you need a relaxing haven from a busy day of work or site seeing, it is the ideal stopover! Ideal for breakfast, lunch, tea break, supper or just for cocktails, if you want a more intimate setting, check out our air-conditioned first floor.
$3 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Asian, French, European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiters name on the receipt is Benjamine, although I came into contact with 2 or 3 staff while there. They were all warm, welcome, friendly, professional and polite. I felt very at ease there. The Lao Lao cocktail was quite strong (not skimping on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Polarisdoone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed 2 trips during our stay in Luang Prabang. Both saw friendly and prompt service while we were able to sit outside and enjoy the evening air. Special mention to the crepes on our second visit as they really finished off a nice evening...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nathanh591
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed Le Bistro Ban Vat Sene on at least three occasions during my five-day stay in Luang Prabang (LP). The desserts reminded me of times in Le Marais in Paris. The salads were delicious, well presented, and super healthful. I also had a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ZestfulLiving
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

decent, clean food, lao and western, pastry, good coffee and tea. nice interior. quiet but central location opposite a school. be prapared for the local currency fraud. therefore only average.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ravenalae
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

This was just ok. I had eggs that were cooked well and my daughter had a nice baguette. However my egg came with a fresh baguette no butter. I requested butter and didn't realise until I went to pay the bill that I was charged...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 968sarahq
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Beautiful fresh eggs for breakfast served by friendly young staff. The net works well, so I can catch up with the world, and the Lao coffee is terrific.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I have had this cafe as my favourite in Luang Prabang for almost 15 years. The food here is excellent, especially the breakfast. The service is good from excellent staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mortens99
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A lovely little,place but it’s very attentive staff who speak good English. We had chap called LERT looking after us and he was very helpful, though a little shy. The ice cream is smashing. Great spot away from the main tourist throng near the markets,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Graeme S
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Once again we had a late tea and dessert( half price after 9) that was relaxing in a beautiful French atmosphere. Will return again for dinner before a walk through the night market.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ref4219
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We have been to several highly rated cafes in LP and the coffee here has been the best by far. It is also the most expensive too but worth it. The croissants are very good too. It is clean and comfortable with seating inside and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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