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Why Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery is special ?
Common Grounds Cafe & Bakery was founded in 2011, just steps away from the Mekong River in Downtown Vientiane, Laos.
Common Grounds is a Cafe and Bakery that supports local Lao projects helping women at risk. It serves salads, wraps, mexican, lasagnas and vegetarian options.
It also has a childrens playground, a meeting room and coffee sourced from Luang Prabang that is grown on ex-opium farms.
Must try dish:
MUFFINS (Banana, Goji Berry (14), Mango Bran, Penguin (16)): LAK20,000 ($2,5)
SWEET LOAFS (Lime Poppy Seed, Chocolate Chip Banana): LAK12,000 ($1.5)
CINNAMON BUNS (Cream cheese or walnut caramel): LAK22,000 ($2.7)
CUPCAKES (Chocolate Lava, Passion Fruit): LAK9,000 ($1.1)
BURRITO (Beef, rice, beans and cheese. Vegetarian option available.): LAK 39000($4.8)
How to get to Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery?
It takes 221 mins driving from Wattay International Airport.
- Kid-friendly place
- Great fresh salad and coffee
- Wonderful place to enjoy a meal or coffee break
- Good fresh, standard bakery fare with a slant towards small kids
- Great for kids and families
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Chao Anou Rd, Vientiane, Laos
Tips for you
We stumbled upon this coffee place whilst trying to find somewhere for a snack. Upon seeing the playground (hidden from the front) the choice was made for us. We are travelling with 2 kids (6&1.5). The kids loved the play area and my son enjoyed his kid sized pizza (18,000). The taco salad was good but not great. My husband had the enchiladas which he says we're great. The iced Americano coffee was lovely and cold! The inside play area was a bit messy (food scraps, toys strewn across the floor and a few of the toys were broken). But the outdoor climbing frame and house was great! In summary- good coffee, free cold water, clean toilets, wifi and decent play area to entertain the littlest ones. We came back a second time (morning). The toy area was very clean and organised but the outside slides were wet. The cuppachino was great!
Very comfortable spot. Lots of food options. Freshly squeezed juice was great