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Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery

101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 255 057
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (10 reviews)
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“greek pita” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my favourite cafe to get work done while in Laos. The internet was much more reliable and easy to connect to than other cafes. There is lots of space and big upstairs area. Friendly staff and owner/manager working there. The avocado shake with...More

Thank travelrobw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like the cafe, food and service, but wish they would wrap takeaway food in paper - rather than use massive polystyrene boxes.More

Thank Charles P
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Charles Thanks for your thoughts, we totally agree with you and have being trying to source a reliable supply but are yet to come up with one that will satisfy our requirements. The joys of living in a developing nation. Glad you liked our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vientiane is filled with awesome cafes, and this is no exception. Really enjoyed their Mexican food (I've been traveling in SE Asia for 3 weeks). They also have arguably the most delicious mango passion shake in the world.

Thank Nathaniel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the gluten free pita (corn flour wrap, 38,000) which was pretty average but nice to be able to have the option of a "sandwich". The gluten free brownie (12,000) was also made with corn flour so was a bit dense...there are many other ingredients...More

Thank MoMc01
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for coming in. Our gluten free products are made on organic brown rice flour that we mill ourselves and have taken time to perfect, sorry that they did not conform to your tastes, we would love to hear your ideas as to how...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Excellent cafe for food & drinks using locally grown products. An interesting variety of drink flavours but maybe a bit too sweet. Ask for less sugar. Environment good, cool, pleasant, comfortable & clean including facilities. Lao staff speak English, polite & helpful.

Thank Trish H
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in. You are always welcome to ask for modifications to suit your tastes and we are happy to accommodate. Next time you might like to try one of our fresh fruit juices that are 100% fresh fruit with no added sugar.

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I live in Southeast Asia, so dairy free options are hard to come by. I just ate the brownie here with a soy latte and I feel amazing. :)More

Thank myownepiphany
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

So glad you like or dairy free, gluten free and egg free brownies, I agree they perfectly matched with our organic, dairy free, soy milk latte. Hope to see you regularly and please let us know if there is anything else we can help make...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Common Grounds is centrally located where foreigners could drop by, have a cuppa and get free Wifi. Its opened from 0700 till 2000 hrs. The coffee is aromatic while the buns were crisp and nice. So if you've nothing to do, just come by and...More

8  Thank Wonder A
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is my favourite air conditioned cafe of all. Great food & drinks in a peaceful, safe & cool place! We have lived here for nearly 2 years and Common Ground has always been a great place to connect with the foreigners here, enjoy amazing...More

Thank kippax1966
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We value all of our customers, especially those that have become part of our family by visiting over many years. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Common Grounds in Vientiane is a good place to work on your laptop. They drinks are tasty and a good value, and the staff is nice.

Thank cvonkleist
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

I am glad you like to work here. We have many business people that enjoy our free wifi and quiet spaces for meetings and working. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 8 March 2017

After traveling through other parts of Asia and enjoying the local dishes on offer, I was starting to crave a good old fashion burger and fries. I had read the comments about Common Ground and decided to check it out. I was not disappointment. The...More

Thank Dean M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 255 057
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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.
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