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Lin's Cafe

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Latsaphanit Road | Talat Yen Plaza, Ban Xaiyaphoum Village, Savannakhet 13000, Laos
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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665 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place rocks! While we were waiting for our food, for example, we discovered the best map for the downtown area, much better than anything that we saw at the tourist bureau. The oldies goldies music on the sound system was just what I needed. It was not too loud, but gave the cafe a hip, energetic feel. We got... More 

Thank Bryan H
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent Western and Laotian food accompanied by a good selection of wines. Had a lunch and evening meal there and both were very good. Have a nice range of breakfast selections also.

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Thank Barry L
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181 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

But on our recent visit it was not as it used to be. Rude instead of the friendly staff as well as taste and all the details are all gone. In the old days one could contact Lin and do reservations etc but now no more replies.

1 Thank 387georgew
Sithiveth, Owner at Lin's Cafe, responded to this review

Dear 387georgew, We apologize for dissatisfaction you experienced. It is true that we suspended VIP bus booking and pick up ticket service due to lack of staff. We look forward to serving you again in better ways. Lin Sithiveth More 

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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

We stopped at Lin's for a meal and for coffee. The cafe is light, bight and clean. The staff are very warm and service oriented. The menu has a variety of dishes, including some good fresh foods and generous salads. The only drawback was that by the time I received my salad, the other three in our group had finished... More 

Thank LusakaSushidog
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Lovely place in Savan....great salads....nice paninis ...great coffees and very helpful staff. Great place to just sit chill and plan.

Thank fiona b
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service with decent WiFi, good variety of dishes available; I had the Schnitzel on many occasions and thought it to be about the best value.

Thank Adrian N
Chonburi, Thailand
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I've eaten here many times in the last 4 years. They do Laos/Thai dishes and some international or fusion dishes too...notaly Japanese style, pasta and Burgers. their burgers are great - I never eat at McD's but would happily eat twice a week at Lin's OLD place. they have now moved to new much larger premises. i visited late -... More 

2 Thank wilcop932
Sithiveth, Owner at Lin's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback. In fact, Lin is usually at the counter from morning to around 15:00. In the evening, other staff stand by the counter. As we have expanded tables and menu of food, cooking staff are facing a small panic. In the evening, Lin is helping cooking staff in the kitchen. We apologize the disappointment that you felt... More 

Surin, Thailand
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241 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Lins cafe is now in bigger premises since my last trip to Laos. I highly recommend this establihment on its food, prices, and portions also very clean. A great place to relax in this boring city. Good choice of food on offer,

Thank thaikwai
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Fast efficient service from the English speaking staff. The Chilean Chardonnay was served in champagne flutes and the Chardonnay was very nice. A good range of food styles on the menu which were reasonably priced.

Thank Bill Z
Norwich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Lin's has moved to new, bigger, premises right next to the night market plaza. Everything is as good as the old place, high quality smoothies, delicious food, vegetarian choices, and super clean toilets! :) What more could you want? :)

1 Thank Steve W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $5
Cafe, Asian, Thai, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Latsaphanit Road | Talat Yen Plaza, Ban Xaiyaphoum Village, Savannakhet 13000, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Savannakhet Province  >  Savannakhet
  • Phone Number: +856-2099881630
Lin Cafe has relocated 150 m to the east, facing the Talat Yen Plaza or Night Market.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?