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Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery

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101 Chao Anou Rd. Wat Chan, Vientiane Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 255 057
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is such a friendly and fun place to be. And my children love the play area (which is how we found it — thanks, 'Lonely Planet'!) in the back with the slide and the toys and the shady roof. A lot of care and attention has gone into Common Grounds. The coffee is so good — a rounded flavour,... More 

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Thank Jane L
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I went there for a quick breakfast before leaving Vientiene. The service was good and the menu was comprehensive. The portion sizes are significant -- consider sharing dishes if you are with a group! We had the breakfast burrito and the full egg breakfast. Both delicious.

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Thank Alexis E
Luang Namtha Province, Laos
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I went there for business talking with my partner, they've a nice working space and wifi. The waitresses are friendly and helpful

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Thank tongtinggggg
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our cafe. We have many business people who come in for a quiet meeting over coffee or lunch. We even have a space upstairs that is extra quiet and the opportunity to book rooms for larger meetings. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Portland, Oregon
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863 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We went there in part because they offered a free refill on the large Americano. We also enjoyed the 50% off dayold carrot cake, which still tasted fresh. The pot of tea was quite large, but of poor quality tea. The cheesecake dish was expensive, but pretty good. There were a variety of seating options both upstairs and downstairs, and... More 

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Thank Bryan H
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are always looking to improve and you have given us some good points to look at. Thanks for stopping by. More 

Missoula
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a clean and comfortable place to take a break. There is WiFi and the coffee is excellent. We enjoyed delicious ice cream on a hot afternoon.

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Thank Balsamroot
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our haven in the middle of V Vientiane. Look forward to seeing you again sometime More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went there three or four times during my stay in the city. Tried lots of different items and everything was pretty average. I definitely wasn't disappointed, but I wasn't ecstatic either. The interiors reflect my view of the food. It's a good place to spend a couple of hours in the morning while sipping a coffee. Despite what I just... More 

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Thank amergino
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Glad you found our place a welcoming atmosphere to spend a few hours even though you found the interiors average. Sorry to hear you found our food average it would be good to hear what would make them a higher standard as we are always trying to improve. Thanks for your feedback More 

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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Impressed with the philosophy of Common Grounds. Loved the food, coffee, service and vibe. Great breakfast also!

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Thank Ingwoobro
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it. Please let us know how we can make it five stars. More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Once I had had my expresso here, I knew it would be my go-to coffee spot in Vientiane. Sooooo good. In the morning, they offer you a free refill on single or double expressos, but I was already tripping from the first one, so had to pass.

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Thank kevin b
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

So glad you liked our coffee, we have been working hard on making it the best coffee in Vientiane. We actually give a free refill on all large americanos (long blacks) and double espressos all day. But yes usually the first one hits the spot just fine :) But you can always settle in for a morning and relax while... More 

Mission Beach, Australia
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143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This quant little cafe on the back streets of Vientiane could easily hold its head high in any major capital city in the world. We had bacon and eggs, scrambled eggs , fried eggs and the most amazing cappuccinos. Great service ,great meals and great price , we will be back , cheers guys.

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Thank Michael P
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks, very much appreciate the feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We came here for some breakfast before a long van ride and were not disappointed! 1free refill on Americanos and the english muffin sandwich hit the spot! Would definitely come back!

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Thank Adam W
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your breakfast and coffees. We love it when our customers leave satisfied and start the day well. 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
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 Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 255 057
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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