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Sapa O'Chau Cafe

#16 of 114 Restaurants in Sapa
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8 Thac Bac Street, Sapa, Vietnam
+84 20 3771 166
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07:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast twice during our trip and the food was very good. They do good scrambled eggs!!

Helpful?
Thank Seán F
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Seán F, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities sustainably by dining with us. We are happy that you like our cooking. We are the first ethnic minority owned licensed international tour operator in Vietnam and the only one in Sapa. Our social enterprise model operates tours and other businesses to empower our ethnic minority communities sustainably. Our guides... More 

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This place is definitely not the right place if you want to get tasty food for cheap. My husband got a spring rolls for 45 000- were okay, not the best, and I got a spaghetti with pesto for 95 000 dong. It was the worst decision! The pesto didn't taste like pesto at all. It was a green oil... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ilona M
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ilona M, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities sustainably by dining with us. We are sorry to disappoint you, we will try harder. We try to provide a one-stop service for our guests so that they can dine at our cafe before setting off for their trek or when they return from a long day's walk. We are... More 

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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a hot cinnamon tea but maybe avoid the food. My partner and I had a sandwich which was pretty average for the price. Stick to the tea and you will leave happy.

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Thank Brett V
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Brett V, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities sustainably by dining with us. We thank you for making the effort to review us, we will try harder. We are the first ethnic minority owned licensed international tour operator in Vietnam and the only one in Sapa. Our social enterprise model operates tours and other businesses to empower our... More 

Mackay, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

this is a small cafe and is part of the Sapa O'Chau shop and trekking business. After eating, it was great to do some shopping for goods from the black Hmong community

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Thank Anne M
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Anne M, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities sustainably by dining with us. We are happy that you like our business concept. We are the first ethnic minority owned licensed international tour operator in Vietnam and the only one in Sapa. Our social enterprise model operates tours and other businesses to empower our ethnic minority communities sustainably. Our... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Quite cafe, part of shop? Beer was cheap, tasty garlic chips and lovely fresh ginger tea. Serves its purpose!

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Thank Kim T
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Kim T, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities sustainably by dining with us. We are happy that you find our prices competitively priced and our food tasty. We are the first ethnic minority owned licensed international tour operator in Vietnam and the only one in Sapa. Our social enterprise model operates tours and other businesses to empower our... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I came here for brunch last Monday and I honestly think people rate this café highly because it is a social enterprise. I ordered the Big Breakfast and Green tea with honey. The big breakfast has uncooked mushrooms and a baguette that has patches of garlic. SMH. It looks like the chef have had it half done or became lazy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tetoy S
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Tetoy S, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities sustainably by dining with us and taking time to review us. A normal person would have asked the meal to be sent back to the kitchen or to get a refund and eat elsewhere. Green tea is served with the tea bag and a small pot of honey, it is... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Came here for breakfast on our first day in Sapa as it was just down the road from our hotel, and then came for breakfast again every day we were there. Great place to come for some warming food and drinks - had a really good hot chocolate with whipped cream which was just what I needed on a cold... More 

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Thank Amelie H
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Pomelord, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities sustainably by dining with us. We are happy that you find us helpful and our chip butty amazing. We are the first ethnic minority owned licensed international tour operator in Vietnam and the only one in Sapa. Our social enterprise model operates tours and other businesses to empower our ethnic minority... More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ms Shu Tan, social entrepreneur, was a laureat of Forbes 2016 "30 under *30". Bravo, good job! Sapa O'Chau has developed a superbe tour agency that provides outstanding group or individual treks to different places in the region. Great guides! In addition, Sapa O'Chau runs a vibrant school for underprivileged kids (volunteer English teachers welcome). The handicraft store employs local... More 

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1 Thank Ann R
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ann R, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities with your invaluable guidance and effort to help us sort our library. It is our pleasure to have you. Lovely pictures you have shared with us. We are yet to be perfect and will continue to improve our standard. We are thankful for our dedicated team to provide quality service... More 

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for breakfast and then booked a homestay and 2 day trekking here. The lady we spoke to was very informative and we had the best 2 days exploring Sapa. Best place in my opinion to book homestays as the money is all helping a worthy cause.

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Thank sophiakate06
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear sophiakate06, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities by enjoying at our cafe before your trek with us. We are happy that you enjoyed our lovely food and informative service. Our service staff are yet to be perfect and will continue to improve our service standard. We are thankful for our dedicated team to provide quality service for our... More 

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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great Ginger Tea, delicious Spring Rolls and friendly staff. Besides you support the Hmong people by eating here.

Helpful?
Thank BenniG1
sapaochau, Owner at Sapa O'Chau Cafe, responded to this review

Dear BenniG1, Thank you for supporting ethnic minority communities by enjoying at our cafe. We are happy that you enjoyed our friendly service and find our food and drink delicious. We are thankful for our dedicated team to provide quality service for our guests and share our culture and stories. This is our way of thanking our guests for travelling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Cuisine
Cafe, Vietnamese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 18:30
Monday
07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 18:30
Thursday
07:30 - 18:30
Friday
07:30 - 18:30
Saturday
07:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Thac Bac Street, Sapa, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Lao Cai Province  >  Sapa
  • Phone Number: +84 20 3771 166
Description
The global award winning ethnic minority run social enterprise, promoting responsible tourism & community development. Sapa O'Chau helps you to "Come to Sapa and leave more than just footprints..." This cafe started as a place for our trekking guides to gather. Now it serves our guests before and after their treks with us. Profit goes to supporting 35 ethnic minority residential students who attend highschool in Sapa Town. This saves them travelling at least 15km to town from the village.

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