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“Beautiful location and ideal romantic setting for a special meal”
Review of Viewpoint Cafe

Viewpoint Cafe
Ranked #19 of 208 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 2 - USD 85
Cuisines: Asian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Viewpoint cafe offers you a fantastic view added to your breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is easy to eat a long breakfast in silence here and in the dinner at night the place has changed and gives you a cozy place with palm trees as your roof.
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We were looking for a restaurant that was quiet, secluded and had great views, good service and a well balanced menu with good food. This place hit on all these points. We tried it for lunch and decide to return for dinner. The setting at the junction of the two rivers was stunning. If you are looking for that special restaurant please consider Viewpoint - you will not be disappointed. Of the five restaurants we ate at during our visit this was our favorite.

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Thank Mountainmann
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

We were fortunate to sit here and overlook the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers as they flowed past this overlook. We ate breakfast here several mornings. The croissants and baguettes were amazing. We had omelettes, banana pancakes (Swedish style), hot pineapple and bananas with vanilla and cinnamon, or pineapple shakes. They were all delicious. I could have started with breakfast and just stayed there and enjoyed the scenery until lunch!

One night, we went for a glass of wine and ended up having a few Lao appetizers for dinner including Luang Prabang sausages, green papaya salad, and the famous river weed. We can't recommend this restaurant highly enough! Go for the food, go for the atmosphere!

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Thank William M
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

SUMMARY: This restaurant overlooks the merging of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, a wonderful view. The restaurant is part of the Mekong Riverview hotel and is built on a large multi-level platform. It is about 10-15 meters over the river. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks are fantastic at this establishment but I enjoyed the evenings the most as it suddenly gets dark after the sun disappears. Because of the closeness to the lush green vegetation it really feels like you are in the middle of the tropics. The food served is excellent with a wide variety of choices. Everything is fresh and the quality is very good. I really liked this restaurant.

1  Thank DHWShanghai
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

Probably the best location in Luang Prabang, with a view of both rivers, but unfortunately the food[chewy chicken and tough beef] did not match the european prices.
Go there for an [overpriced] drink during the day for the view, but eat elsewhere.

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1  Thank ByronBayFoodie
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

At the tip of the peninsula containing the old town, at the point where the Mekong and Nam Khan join, you will find the Viewpoint Restaurant. The restuarant is across the road from the Mekong Riverview Hotel. Our main motivation for going there was to sit and relax and take in the view, while also having a good meal. We arrived at 2.00pm and had the restaurant almost to ourselves, apart for another customer who was dreamily taking in the scenery and occasionally writing in a journal. The service was prompt and friendly, and the waiter turned on the outdoor fans complete with water spray to cool things down. You sit under a canopy of trees, and if necessary umberella's on a deck perched above the two rivers. The food and drinks were excellent. It is true that the food is a little more expensive than some other restaurants, but not excessively so (i.e. it is within everyones budget). We saved going to this restaurant for our last day, and it was a fitting treat. You feel as if you have indulged in a bit of (affordable) luxury. For the perfect location, and delicious food this is a must visit!

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Thank Stephen P
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