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“Nice spot for a quick dinner”

Bistro & Cafe Ban Vat Sene
Ranked #12 of 208 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Had a good evening meal here. It felt like it was more of a cafe vibe but actually we had great food, and there were a few tables full. Drove past in the day and it was packed out. I rate the food here, would probably swing past to see how busy it was first next time!

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We were looking for a good, strong cup of cafe Lao after finding only weak stuff around town and thought going to an upscale place would yield success. Unfortunately it was some of the worst coffee we've had - reminded us of the swill that gets served on airplanes. Lao coffee is meant to be brewed very strong, but this seemed to be prepared like regular filter coffee which meant no flavour and only bitterness. Service was friendly, however and the seating area is nice and open-air. To be fair this is obviously not their specialty, and we assume all the raves in the reviews are for the arabica coffees, but this nonetheless shows inconsistency in the quality of their offerings.

We also found the pastries to be very pricey - the same or more expensive than we would pay at home, which we don't think is reasonable considering the cost of things here. Almost $5 for a tiny lemon tart was just too much, however delicious it may have been.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Food is great, staff are lovely and the cafe it's self is neat and pretty. It's a great place to sit during the day and watch the world go by. Would definitely go back.

Thank Ellie C
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Nice pastries and tarts served with local coffee and local herbal
tea. Cosy atmosphere and away from the crowd who goes for the night market

Thank Zingg H
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We enjoyed an evening meal here, buffalo beautifully cooked, nice salad and a basket of fresh bread too. Very reasonably priced for the quality of food. Will be going back before we leave Luang Prabang.

Thank Michael A
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