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Sakarine Road, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
+856 71 252 482
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06:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The coffee's good, and the pastries and sandwiches are first-rate. Add a quiet, classic, unfussy ambience and impeccable service, and overall it's my favorite café in Luang Prabang -- or anywhere else.

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Thank Xiengkhouang
Amsterdam, Nederland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited several restaurants at LB, but this is the only one that was spot one ! :) Superb food, good service, clean and great entourage. We had breakfast and diner, both recommendable, enjoy!

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Thank Elton_77
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe has my pick for this end of the town. The coffee is great, with some modern methods to try out. Food was not as good as the coffee, but not bad in any way. With a small group of friends, this place is easy to spend some time in, it's quiet but social.

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Thank Marinus L
Jakarta, Indonesia
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247 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the pain bagnat so much that we kept on coming back for more. Other sandwiches were very good as well. Friendly service. The restaurant is on the main road of Luang Prabang old town, but more towards the quieter end. It has a few tables on the side walk but the rest of the restaurant is quite 'open air'... More 

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Thank Maria E
Kochi (Cochin), India
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here around 5 times. The food is just amazing. The service is friendly and quiet. Try their Laotian, French and Thai menu.

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Thank Anup-Narayanan
Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We'll we had breakfast here four days in a row so it must have been good. The omelette is great, especially the tomato relish, my husband had a breakfast set everyday, the Pho was delicious and the croissant with mulberry jam YUM!

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Thank Debbie R
Singapore, Singapore
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171 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I chanced upon Le Cafe Ban Vat Sene as i walked around after a massage down the street. The food is reasonably priced and nicely presented, a wide range to select, from western food, to Laos to tribe food. The staffs are very friendly, very efficient in serving. Clean and nicely designed toilet and free wifi are available as well.... More 

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Thank tazo1201
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

great ambiance and fresh good food enjoyed their quiche! the atmosphere is classy and peaceful staff are friendly but a bit slow...

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Thank holiday482
Brazil
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Reading the previous reviews, it seems like it is more popular for breakfast, but we decided to try it for dinner. We really liked the ambiance and the service, which was spectacular. The food though, was just okay. The fried rice was well done but the egg noodles with pork was not tasty, possibly because it is not fresh noodles... More 

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New York
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199 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

With apologies to Le Banneton I meant this review for Cafe Ban Vat: It is easy to find on LPQ's main artery. Located in a pretty old colonial era building it offers a good variety of food: Lao to French and salads to full meals. The salads alone are fabulous. The lettuce and other veg are freshly picked. The "salade... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Asian, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sakarine Road, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 252 482

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?