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Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

We had very delicious meals at Chez Fred et Lea! Highly recommend their vegetarian massaman curry, though my 12 year old promises the yellow curry is even better. Also loved their fresh sandwiches on homemade baguette; high quality cheese & meats. My friend's bacon carbonara...looked amazing. Their hot chocolate is like a from-scratch melted chocolate and hot milk. The best I've ever had. They are known in the area for their homemade jams, and you can taste-test them and purchase by the jar. Highly recommend this sweet place!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020

I came here maybe 30 times during my trip...every day, sometimes twice! Very kind and helpful owners (both French and Lao), high quality ingredients used in food, big portions, very good price/quality relationship... unique options compared to most places on the island. It's very hard...to pull something like this off on these isolated islands, a big congratulations to Fred & Lea!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

I was fortunate to be staying right beside Chez Fred et Lea at Mr. Bounphan's guesthouse, where I could step out of my room and in about thirty seconds be at one of the very best restaurants on Don Khone - or anywhere, for that...matter. I never expected to find such a place on this small island in the far southern reaches of Cambodia. The food is excellent all around, the atmosphere convivial and relaxed, and the owners and staff friendly and professional. I ate here at least three times while on a short stay on the island, and would gladly return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

This restaurant and Salon de Thé is an incredible find. We came for dinner one night and came back every night until we left the island. Fred, a Frenchman, runs the front of house while Lea runs the tiny kitchen, miraculously turning out marvelous Lao...and French dishes. Fred is a great source of knowledge about the environs, charming and easy to chat with. Every visit was delightful. I’d go back to Don Khon just to eat here again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

Be there early enough in the evening because you can not make a reservation for 2 person in advance! Be there at 6pm or around 8 and ask Fred. It’s really worth a try because Fred, Lea and team offer you best Lao food! We’ve...been there for dinner yesterday, we had breakfast today and guess where we'll be having dinner tonight. By the way: Fred can also organize kajak tours around the island and it took him 5min to organize our private trip to Ubon Airpprt for tomorrow. Did I mention that breakfast is really delicious? Fresh fruit, fantastic home-made joghurt - superb!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2020 via mobile

Excellent food, service and coffee! Best coffee I had on Don Khone. We had dinner here our first night of 6 night stay on a friend’s recommendation. We went back every single day for a year of some sort - coffee, tea, dinner or dessert....Fred and Lea are warm and genuine hosts, and made us feel very welcome - even accommodating my friends insatiable desire for extra milk for his lattes. We tried the chicken laap, massaman curry, Mok Pa (steamed fish with lemongrass), sweet & sour chicken, and chocolate cake. Everything was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. Thanks for a great week!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

Thanks for the nice food. I did eat a lot there. You teached me how to handle the Lao dogs while cycling and it does help. Thanks. Btw, you can like or dislike a meal but people who rate this place with just one or...two stars should probably stay at home at cook their own meals.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 December 2019

Delicious food, Lao or French and great service. Place is clean and cozy,and wine is cool. Fred, the owner will give you warm welcome as well as interesting insights about the inland delta lifestyle. We will v Be back for sure 😊! Michèle & Othello

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2019

Very nice French/Laos place on Don Khone with relaxed feel, tasty food and excellent service. Went there twice over five days and enjoyed it both times.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2019 via mobile

We went there several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner and all dishes were fresh and delicious. On top the owners are very friendly and helpful. We booked also a kayak tour and bus tickets to Cambodia there. It’s definitely one of the better choices...on the island.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 12 November 2019 via mobile

Maybe was unlucky but we waited over an hour for our food. As if that wasn’t enough my Massamam vegetable curry was basically potatoes with some carrots.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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fredetleag, Propriétaire at Chez Fred et Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2019

All our apologizes for the long wait, during rice season (3/4 months) it's very difficult to find staff. We're looking for 3 more people since almost 2 month and we know this greatly affects the quality and especially the speed of our service and we...More

Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Thank you to both of them for giving me such a warm welcome and hospitality. Best cafe latte and food.

Date of visit: October 2019
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fredetleag, Propriétaire at Chez Fred et Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2019

Thanks a lot for review! Hopefully see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2019 via mobile

The 3 of us had both local and French meals : all delicious. The food is fresh and tasty, the environment is clean, Fred & Lea are very friendly hosts, and you can even find helpful information for your Laos trip on the menu. We...highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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fredetleag, Propriétaire at Chez Fred et Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019
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Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire !!! Profite bien de ton séjour à Shanghai !!

Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

Had several meals at this small restaurant on Don Khone. Menu with a lot of variation. Fred and Lea are good cooks, enjoyed all my meals. Nice location in the village. Super-clean place. Enjoyed it! Pieter.

Date of visit: September 2019
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fredetleag, Propriétaire at Chez Fred et Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019

Thanks a lot for your review Pieter! I hope that you enjoyed your bicycle trip in Cambodia and that it was cooler than in Laos !

Reviewed 7 August 2019

The place was very clean and friendly, totally understanding and respecting my strict vegetarian diet which made me decide to eat there. When the food arrived it was beautiful! Absolutely delicious I couldn't recommend more highly, a really nice place to eat. Thank you Chez...Fred et LeaMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Chez Fred et Lea is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5