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Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery
Ranked #2 of 19 Coffee & Tea in Vientiane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Cafe
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A haven in downtown Vientiane that provides a welcoming environment and spaces for business meetings, relaxation and families; a variety of fantastic fresh food; great organic, fair trade coffee and sensational shakes, juices and desserts all made in our onsite kitchen and bakery.
Brisbane
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

A lovely little café on the same street as Salana Boutique Hotel. They have a lovely selection of food and great fresh juices. I highly recommend this place

  • Visited December 2012
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Westcliffe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty cuisine, great coffee”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We ate here several times...service was great, delicious baked goods and coffee. There were tasty sandwiches for take-away; prices were very reasonable...a good value!

  • Visited February 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“good cafe”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

after a long ride from 4000 islands to only stop off for 2 hours in Vientiane this was around the corner it was great for coffee and a morning breakfast sandwhich. when i came back down laos it was the first place i hit for the morning.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank JustLookin1
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Strong Coffee for Those Who Need One.”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Being a frequent coffee drinker, I will often try out new places and compare only the Cafe Latte. I have been told to check out CommonGrounds on my next visit to VTE and it did not disappoint on the coffee scale. Just a short walk from my hotel on a quiet street (Chou Anou St) in VTE's Chinatown is this unassuming cafe and bakery. Their Latte was bitterly powerful served in a smaller cup than the usual tall glass ones in big name global coffee chains. It certainly tasted authentic Lao, small but strong with thick nutty coffee aftertaste that wasn't sour. To help soften the palate, they serve a small chilled glass of water to help you wash it down. Needing something sweet, I ordered an apple pie scone. I didn't ask where they got the apples from but the filling wasn't as sweet as I thought and the scone pastry crust was not exactly crumbly. Their menu range seemed very extensive and even had oven fresh Lasagna which smelled good from my neighbour's table. They also have salads and wraps, and a range of fresh mixed juices and creamy chocolate ice cream (VTE is hot during the day) - enough to make a complete meal and watch your kids play in the small playground out back. A great cafe to type away on your laptop or for families to meet.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank cthom2011
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Luseland, SK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food & atmosphere!”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We loved the food choices & the desserts were amazing! The staff were great. The cafe was clean, nicely decorated & offered free wifi. The play area for children was an added bonus. It was our favourite place to eat by far with the best prices in town! The burrito was the best I've had & came with sour cream & home made salsa - so good. I loved the mango & strawberry smoothies & the cheese cakes, well you'll just need to try one to know how good they are!!! We'd go back for sure!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Marilyn K
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Eric S, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thanks for your high praise. We were happy to have you. We try really hard to offer the best prices with great service. I hope that you will come back soon, there's always something new brewing for the near future here at Common Grounds.
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