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Le Banneton Cafe

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46 Sakkhaline Road | (main street opposite Wat Sop), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 30 57 88 340
06:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Tue 06:30 - 18:00
Wed - Mon 06:00 - 21:00
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62 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

We fell in love with this friendly cafe. The food was delicious with some of the best croissants, flans patissiers, salads, quiches or iced coffees you could find in Laos. I personally don't mind having French food while traveling in Laos. We like Lao food but we also prefer to eat different styles as well, as it gets a bit... More 

Thank bcgraph
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Very nice croissants and baguettes, and very nice coffee. Probably better than you will get in the hotels for breakfast. Highly recommended.

Thank snapdecisions
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

I stopped here twice for coffee and a rest from walking around seeing the sights. Good strong coffee and nice bread. I didn't try the pastries but they look really good.

Thank Ann S S
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

We ate lunch here twice during our stay in Luang Prabang and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Despite the French connections, we saw little point in eating croissants and baguettes - why go all the way to Laos to do that! - but instead opted for salads and other dishes with a more Laotian flavour. Like other restaurants in LP the... More 

Thank Chris B
Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast, especially the baguettes with jam and butter. It's a little more expensive but definitely worth it, especially if you haven't eaten western food for some time.

Thank tessuss
Province of Verona, Italy
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I am very sorry to write that but the croissants taste like they're not made there. The waiters got the order wrong and did not changed it after they were told. One of them dropped one of our baguettes on the floor and just picked it up from the floor and gave it to us anyway. The prices are not... More 

Thank furthernyc
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

A place were prices are incredibly expensive. Not bad, but guys you are in Luang Prabang not in Ville Montmorency in Paris. If you are a shitmoney, well it's your place!

Thank Toolbie
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

A great cafe for a change from Laos food. We had a salad baguette and a club sandwich. The club sandwich was amazing with roasted chicken, pickled cucumber,mushrooms,tomatoes .

1 Thank crawfords37
Luang Prabang, Laos
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

When you're sick of Lao food and crave a great sandwich or pastry, this is a good choice. Lots of options on the menu including quiche and delicious French bread with local goat cheese. Plenty of pastries in the display cabinet and good coffee too.

Thank JasmineRose2015
Bangkok, Thailand
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

After an atrocious first visit where it felt like none of the waiting staff had ever done the job before, incorrect orders, general confusion form beginning to end, this bakery redeemed itself with a most splendid breakfast on the last day. After previously being unable to get the set breakfast this time we ordered a la carte choosing a baguette... More 

Thank Smitch83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Sakkhaline Road | (main street opposite Wat Sop), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 30 57 88 340
Excellant french bakery which also has a branck in Vientiane. Has over 30 types of bread & pastaries. Open from 6.30AM to about 9PM. Very good coffee. I am a regular there for my morning coffee & pastry. I can upload a photo.

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