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Vida Bakery Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Lao Vida is primarily a training facility. There is an English language program for city Lao in the evening and Vocational training programs for sponsored rural Lao during the day. One of these vocational programs is bakery, so the Vida Bakery Cafe was set up to help transition our alumni into full time work. Tribal Lao are often seen as third class citizens in Laos, and it is impossible for them to be anything other than subsistent living farmers, without programs like ours. We strive to give our students training that is equivalent to what they would receive in the western world. Trained by Ozzies, Kiwis and Poms, means our cafe is the only place you can really hope to get a truly western
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Cafe, European
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really nice: had hummus with pita and cucumber & carrot sticks and a slice of quiche. Quiche was nice (10k the slice) and the hummus also good but a little overpriced (25k). Cappuccino was great and also the Banana Mocha Frappe.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sebastián André... D
VidaBoss, Owner at Vida Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sebastian, Thanks for the positive review. Sometimes I find the reactions of tourists to our prices hilarious. Your Platter of fresh Hummus with fresh pita and carrot sticks cost LESS than three US dollars. I will challenge you to find a platter of hummus...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Very very good food, Cool place and relaxed atmosphere. Muesli with yogurt and fruit was delicious. Good coffee also

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank anneflora
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Great panini's , Hummus platter👍Everything very tasty. Possibility to compose your own sandwich. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bocky77
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Relaxing, casual air-conditioned atmosphere. Loved the hummus, pita/carrot/cucumber platter for lunch, mini pizza for a snack, home-made soup (daily special).... Great ice-cold drinks and smoothies. Hot, hot tea in a pot (a couple of cups' worth!) Friendly staff. Delightful mix of playlists for background music....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sue M
Reviewed January 29, 2019

everything fine and delicious, very clean! Try out everything and be happy! Find your on style sandwiches and enjoy the friendly, peaceful and warmhearted atmosphere!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Uwe H
VidaBoss, Owner at Vida Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thank you so much. Our staff are all from out of town village backgrounds so I will tell them they did well.

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

My friends and I really enjoyed this cafe. Our favourite part of Pakse! Really good to find health conscious food. The muesli and smoothies were to die for. Mostly the staff were so lovely and spoke excellent English.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

I went to this bakery because of its high ratings and was quite disappointed. It is aimed to western tourists who believe in all lao promises. Just give a touch of welfare and people give good recommendations. Got the wrong food although i pointed and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kunopaulus
VidaBoss, Owner at Vida Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Thanks Kunopaulus, honest feedback! How do our prices compare with where you are from? We regularly check on our prices to ensure that they are among the cheapest in Pakse. I'm sure as you traveled around a bit more in Laos you appreciated how reasonable...More

Reviewed December 13, 2018

This place is consistent all year round. The staff are great, the variety and quality is fantastic, the place is cool and comfortable. They teach and train hundreds of Laos every year so do your best to support!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank adamdondet
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We spent a lot of time in this air-conditioned cafe during our stay in Pakse. The food and drinks are of excellent quality - we particularly liked the ‘build your own’ option. The staff were really friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katyn331
VidaBoss, Owner at Vida Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review and recommendation.

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Found this authentic little bakery and came here for breakfast both days we were in Pakse! The freshly made bread/muffins/bagels were all delicious and the Frappes were truly indulgently I can also highly recommend the fruit with muesli and yoghurt - huge portion size! Fresh...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank absontour
Paul B, Vocational Trainer at Vida Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. I will let the cafe staff know that the extra effort they put into service is noticed.

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