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Le Banneton Cafe

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46 Sakkhaline Road | (main street opposite Wat Sop), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Geneva, Switzerland
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most people come for the croissants, the pain au chocolat, the baguettes. But the icecream here is the best in town. It is homemade and delicious. Flavours change depending on what's available: you can find vanilla, caramel, coffee, coconut, mint chocolate chip, sometimes cocoa, as well as sorbets: mango, strawberry, passionfruit, etc. Ok, it is about twice as sweet as... More 

Thank Discovering_the_new
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good French based cafe. Feels like being in Brittany . Good choice . Disappointing that no wifi unlike branch in Vientiane. Galette, pizza , baguettes and crepes all filled a hole. Service ok if a little slow and reserved maybe. Pain au chocolat are what we came for and they never disappoint. Make a trip

Thank HighRisk
Victoria, Australia
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a regular daily stop when we are in Luang Prabang for great coffee and cake or sometimes for a light early meal. We have never been disappointed, as the quality of all fare is consistently high as well as being delicious. Staff are always friendly and efficient and the business of the Cafe on a daily basis is... More 

Thank Foxy52
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Luang Prabang for 3 days and this restaurant is my favorite place. Breakfast set is delicious. Dessert is good.

Thank Sai T
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159 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Banneton is the place to go for croissants, pain au chocolate and other types of pastries in Luang Prabang. They also offer homemade ice cream. Caramel is my favourite. The cafe also offers sandwiches, salads and other simples plated. The have cut down on the types of crepes on the menu. Pity. I don't recommend the coffee. There are... More 

Thank DrMcinBKK
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152 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely French bakery offering authentic tartes, croissants, and baguettes. It is usually very busy so we haven't eaten in the café, but stopped by numerous times to take things to go. The baguette sandwiches with vinaigrette are especially tasty. They have another outpost in Vientiane which is equally high quality.

Thank Melibrooklyn
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I fell in love with this cafe when I first went to Luang Prabang. It was a low season and very quiet. Right opposite Wat Sop. Imagine you are having coffee and monks are seen right in front of you! Could feel that I was in Laos. Loved the interior as well. In the quiet hours, reading my book outside... More 

Thank slowwalk
Phuket, Thailand
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The sandwiches and salats are not cheap but they did not taste bad. Just average. How on earth can you have a place like this for foreign tourists without having a good Wifi network. Too bad I placed my order already because I would have walked away. So many places in Luang Prabang with similar or better food and a... More 

Thank guestapril2013
Singapore, Singapore
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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

In line with the strong french heritage in LP, this is one of the superb old-style French cafes in town. Probably a bit expensive by LP standards, but still very reasonably priced. Had 2 ice creams and 1 yoghurt for 43K kip (USD 5.5). Beautiful interiors, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Nish_SG
Manila, Philippines
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Went to a lot of cafes in Luang Prabang, and this place has by far the best looking (and tasting) pastries. Plus reasonably priced. Had snacks there also (tartine and baguette sandwich), it was all good and well portioned. Quiet place to spend a few hours. Only cons are no aircon area and no wi-fi.

Thank vivi c

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Sakkhaline Road | (main street opposite Wat Sop), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
Excellant french bakery which also has a branck in Vientiane. Has over 30 types of bread & pastaries. Open from 6.30AM to about 6PM. Very good coffee. I am a regular there for my morning coffee & pastry. I can upload a photo.

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