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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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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“greek pita” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Mexican, Cafe, Australian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What not to love? Excellent coffee, vegetarian selections for meals, delicious cookies and sweet things, they have soy milk option for vegans. I come here every time I am in Vientiane and this is a comfort zone. There is a children's area with indoor playground...More

Thank timmyluistro
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got our drinks but they forgot our whole food order. Reminded after a polite 30min wait. Not sure how that happened with a POS system in place. Looks renovated in "dining area" but playground and toys old and random. About the toys...if I had this...More

Thank DannyBoyLao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

near by mekong river quite place i like it staff speak english good n best service.like home taste food.wifi is not good overther.i ask 2 time then not good signal.

Thank touolo t
Jill H, Guest Relations Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, touolo t! I will talk with our IT specialist about the wifi --- thank you for noting! Hope you come back again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Vientiane Laos, this is a must! The best coffee, sandwiches and shakes made with real whip cream! Don't miss this place on your way to the Night Market. Nice little play area for children too.

Thank 53traveler
Jill H, Guest Relations Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, 53traveler! We are grateful and hope you come back again!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a great cafe that has a pleasing atmosphere and a friendly staff. They provided us with complimentary cold water which was nice coming from the heat. There are quite a few options for food and are a bit pricier than the typical restaurant...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Common Grounds has the best coffee, interior, staff, costumer service and business ethical practice in the whole of Vientiane.

Thank CountryComesToTown
Jill H, Guest Relations Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind and gracious review, CountryComesToTown! We are glad you stopped by and had a great experience in our cafe! Hope you come again!

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Its nice to be greeted with a smile when you order and the staff at Common Grounds certain know how to do that. The cafe latte is creamy to taste and smooth, not bitter as has been my experience in other Vientiane coffee shops. The...More

Thank Steveyinasia
Jill H, Communications Coordinator at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review! So glad you experienced service with a smile and a good cup of coffee --- it's what we aim for!

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Common Grounds was recommended to me as I have a gluten intolerance and was advised that they sell gluten free brownies. I was so surprised to see such a wide selection of gluten free items on the menu. The gluten free enchiladas were amazing, you...More

Thank BexFo
Jill H, Communications Coordinator at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Wow! Thank you for the kind review, BexFo!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed some of our gluten free menu items! We appreciate your comments and business!

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast here my final morning in Vientiane. Everyone who works here was so friendly - the foreigners and Laotians alike. Good coffee and fast wifi. Plus the prices are much more reasonable than some of the other local coffee spots. They also give...More

Thank KarenInSF
Jill H, Communications Coordinator at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review and comments, Karen! We're glad you stopped in before leaving Laos and I'm happy to hear that you experienced friendly service, which is what we are always striving for!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Visitors are spoiled for good coffee places in Vientiane. This is a very pleasant chilled environment with good coffee and relaxed environment. A range of treats to accompany coffee. Worth a visit.

Thank graemerk
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit. It would be great to know what you think could make us more than three stars.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Meals
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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Prefecture  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 255 057
  • E-mail
Description
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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