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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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 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
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 review

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

5  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 review

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 review

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
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely little coffee shop by the river front cool and clean. Fantastic coffee and brilliant service from both the staff and the owners. They informed us of the fantastic charities they run and introduced us to their two newest family members, beautiful five month...More

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to having you come by again

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The falafel pitta and the Greek pitta are delicious!!! Really big portions too, a great lunch spot! Would go again!

Thank KP171093
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a bite before our afternoon flight to Hanoi and found a Mexican oasis. The fish tacos were perfect and the breakfast burrito, although too big to roll in to a burrito shape was as good as an authentic Los Angeles food...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Next to the Mekong river you will find this eminent restaurant. Big selection of different kinds of vegan and vegetarian meals, served with style in the nice interior with a natural and cosy indoor atmosphere. The food and beverage was high quality and fitted well...More

Thank Mikael D
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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.