Vang Vieng, Laos has adopted a cafe culture where visitors can sit back with a hot or iced beverage and relax before heading off on an adventure. With no shortage of cafes and coffee shops to choose from, you can hit up a new spot each day for different eats and ambiance. Check out the best cafes and coffee shops in Vang Vieng.
Han Me Olia Noodle Shop
Lao people often eat noodles for breakfast. At Han Me Olia Noodle Shop you’ll dine like the locals, surrounded by locals. Choose from factory-made fer, hand-rolled kopiak, or yellow egg noddles to put in your breakfast soup with chicken or pork. Your bowl will come out piping hot in minutes with greens, beans, citrus, and chilis that you can add to taste.
Cafe EhEh is a tiny coffee house that serves kombucha, incredible smoothies (try the banana ginger), and homemade cheesecakes. Look through their fair trade gift items for sale while sipping organic Lao coffee. This independent coffee shop has superb customer service to match the yummy treats.
There’s no Starbucks in Laos but if you’re looking for a coffee shop that delivers consistency and has multiple stores around town, look no further than Parisian Cafe. There is a location at Blue Lagoon one and two downtown in addition to locations in the capital Vientiane. Coffee, food and snacks are readily available and seating is plentiful.
Seng Phet Restaurant
Seng Phet is a perfect lunch spot after a morning of visiting caves. This sprawling Lao eatery is accessible in the dry season by a network of bamboo pedestrian bridges and not far from a motorbike bridge that’s accessible all year. Families with young children will enjoy the playground in the back and the karst backdrop. Down the banks of the Nam Song are covered tables in the water and gliders where guests can dip their feet.
Looking for a quick bite? Can’t decide if you’re ready for ice cream or a cold beer? You can have both at Sakura 2. This cafe has a little bit of everything: Western food, Asian food, tables and chairs, and Lao-style seating on cushions. Service is fast, but you can linger for as long as you like.
Luang Prabang Bakery
Luang Prabang Bakery is a popular tourist breakfast spot. It has a wide selection of cookies, pastries, and muffins to go with your morning coffee. Take your cup of joe to go or hang out in one of their colourful plastic chairs out front to see and be seen.
Eat Me @ Vang Vieng
Eat Me @ Vang Vieng occupies the real-estate that formerly housed Off Beat Coffee & Ice Cream. The new funky decor, including hanging umbrellas for shade, is sure to woo caffeine addicts who want to people-watch out of the sun. Grab a coffee, smoothie, or ice cream sundae and take a seat.
Come into the cold air-conditioned Prince Coffee to get out of the oppressive Lao heat during the hot season. Prince has reliable WiFi and a clean, inviting space to work or hang out in. Order an iced coffee and a sweet treat, or a quick lunch to go.