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Le Cafe Ban Vat Sene

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Sakarine Road, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Geneva, Switzerland
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the ambiance of this laid-back cafe. On hot days upstairs provides you with a sort of oasis as it is air-conditioned. Great place to while away the time. There are newspapers, Buddhist books, and some craft objects to peruse. There is decent wifi. And the menu is pretty Western (croissants, pizza, pastries, salads, sandwiches) with some Lao dishes as... More 

Thank Discovering_the_new
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our food and the aesthetics of the cute cafe. We ordered the pho beef which was at a reasonable price and was what I expected, lovely. We also got the casserole but it was okay, wasn't outstanding or anything and a bit pricier. Nice if you want to find a cute and pretty spot in Luang Prubang. Had... More 

Thank jcao3
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon here when we needed a place to chill out in air con for a bit. Ended up eating here and was very happy with the food. Wasn't too expensive (about 30k) and high quality. I had the wonton soup and it came with a generous portion of wontons. Girlfriend had her first taste of rice soup and really... More 

Thank putney2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Like many others, Le Cage Ban Vat Sene is one of the best cafes in Luang. I visited it 3 yrs ago and last month twice. And got to love it more. Pros: 1. Location - It is in the quieter part of Luang. Opposite travellers' street and right in front of a local shcool. If you go in the... More 

Thank slowwalk
Reading, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our pizza and salad here, the portions are big so easy to share and make the prices very reasonable. Friendly staff, a good variety of dishes on the menu, the food tasted good, you an choose between fans downstairs or the air conditioned upstairs

Thank Jaxx26
Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Totally agree with a few other reviewers it has the best coffee in town ! Spotlessly clean with nice décor. The food is also very good indeed even the simple fried rice. Banana tart to die for ! You can go wrong here with whatever you order so don't miss it !

Thank Peterg69
Buenos Aires
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Beautiful building, friendly staff, cool place to hang out and read the newspapers; excellent coffee and pastries

Thank Omar B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The combo lemon tart and tea or coffee is a must in mid-afternoon! The pear tart was also very good. Nice ambiance and very attentionate staff

Thank Nathalie R
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is our second trip to Luang Prabang and each time, we would dine at Le Cafe Ban Vat Sene at least twice. The place is very centrally located, and seating is comfortable. The local menu is excellent, and we were delighted to find a vegetarian set on the menu, which wasn't there 2 years ago when we came to... More 

Thank ZenGirlMalaysia
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

After eating cheap or local food for several days I was looking forward to rewarding myself with something a little more Western - and this place did not disappoint! Their Feta salad is so delicious - not just "I miss western food" delicious, but really truly some of the best Feta I've ever had. It's a bit pricier than other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cafe, European, Soups, French, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
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, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sakarine Road, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: 85671252482

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?