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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have ordered the breakfast burrito and it was so delicious but they were so slow in bringing the orders

Thank Sepehr D
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your food, Very sorry that your food was slow. We are always trying to improve and will let our kitchen know about your concerns. Thanks for letting us know.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favourite cafe to get work done while in Laos. The internet was much more reliable and easy to connect to than other cafes. There is lots of space and big upstairs area. Friendly staff and owner/manager working there. The avocado shake with...More

Thank travelrobw
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. Glad you found our internet helpful. We have recently updated both our in house network and our internet coming in from outside so that our customers have a more reliable and secure connection. Look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really like the cafe, food and service, but wish they would wrap takeaway food in paper - rather than use massive polystyrene boxes.More

Thank Charles P
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Charles Thanks for your thoughts, we totally agree with you and have being trying to source a reliable supply but are yet to come up with one that will satisfy our requirements. The joys of living in a developing nation. Glad you liked our...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Vientiane is filled with awesome cafes, and this is no exception. Really enjoyed their Mexican food (I've been traveling in SE Asia for 3 weeks). They also have arguably the most delicious mango passion shake in the world.

Thank Nathaniel S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Tried the gluten free pita (corn flour wrap, 38,000) which was pretty average but nice to be able to have the option of a "sandwich". The gluten free brownie (12,000) was also made with corn flour so was a bit dense...there are many other ingredients...More

Thank MoMc01
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi Thanks for coming in. Our gluten free products are made on organic brown rice flour that we mill ourselves and have taken time to perfect, sorry that they did not conform to your tastes, we would love to hear your ideas as to how...More

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
Brendan P, Manager at Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thanks for coming in. You are always welcome to ask for modifications to suit your tastes and we are happy to accommodate. Next time you might like to try one of our fresh fruit juices that are 100% fresh fruit with no added sugar.

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 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
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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.
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