Cafes and breakfast
Tucked away behind Phousi Mountain is L’etranger Books and Tea, a charming bookshop and cafe where you can buy, exchange or rent books, browse art displays or just sit and chat over a cup of tea, brewed from the more than 70 varieties available. To accompany the extensive selection of caffeinated beverages, light fare like sandwiches and pastries is served all day. At 19:00 the tea room does double duty as a cinema with an artsy, independent film being shown. This is great spot to chill out and we love their eco-friendly initiatives like bamboo straws and water bottle refills. Free WiFi.
Hands-down the most popular bakery in Luang Prabang, coffee and dessert at Jomashould be on everyone’s itinerary. If you can get past the display of croissants, bagels, pies, cookies, and cakes, their more substantial offerings are equally delicious. Eggs are scrambled to perfection, bagel sandwiches are divine, and the Caesar salad has strips of real bacon. Lunch sets of pizza, lasagne or quiche with a salad are generously-portioned and a steal from 25,000 kip. You could eat every meal here, plus dessert of course, and not be disappointed. The upstairs is air-conditioned plus there’s free WiFi.
Start your day right with a healthy breakfast at Morning Glory. This cafe has a hippy vibe with its open-air seating, green walls and wholesome menu. Breakfast is the most popular meal here, and their scrambled eggs with multigrain toast or muesli and fruit will keep you going until well past noon. Their coffee is a rich Lao blend (fair trade, of course) and shakes and juices are 100% real fruit. Morning Glory stays open just long enough to grab lunch so check the chalkboard for daily specials like Thai curries or pasta with house-made pesto.
The Scandinavian Bakery serves yummy pasties, breakfasts and hearty sandwiches in a family-friendly setting. Serving great coffee and big breakfasts, the bakery is as its busiest in the morning. You can get a typical American-style breakfast with eggs and bacon or a Scandinavian-style set with salami, cheese and fresh bread. Unlike its sister branch in Vientiane, this location has a pizza oven. The selection is staggering and organised by price brackets from 40,000 to 60,000 kip. There are some unique combinations of toppings and each creation has a cutesy name like ‘Mr Bacon’ or the Mexican-themed ‘Amigo’.
A couple of doors down from Joma, Cafe 5/6 offers Western breakfasts by day and tapas by night. The breakfasts are pretty common — baguettes, eggs, pain au chocolate — but the wine, tapas and ambient music make it a good chill-out joint come evening. With two floors of seating you won’t feel rushed as you nibble on braised mushrooms and bruschetta, sip a glass of pinot and swap slowboat stories. During happy hour from 17:00-20:00, each glass of wine or cocktail (from 30,000 kip) comes with a complimentary plate of the tapas of the day.
If you’re looking to experience genuine Lao food, you can’t do better than Tamarind: A Taste of Laos. Their specialty is tasting platters of home-style dishes you won’t find on any other menu in town, and the staff will even show you the traditional way to eat it. A must-try is the meuyang, a do-it-yourself wrap bursting with herbs and fresh veggies. Also worth noting are their celebration feasts and buffet nights (pork or fish; 70,000 kip), which are certainly worth making a reservation for. Wash it down with Tamarind’s custom juice blends featuring local ingredients like hibiscus flower or jujube fruit. Tamarind is excellent at accommodating vegetarians and offers popular cooking classes.
Another long-timer, Tum Tum Bamboo and the associated cooking school have been around since 2001 and offer a delicious array of tempered-for-Western-palates Lao dishes. The food is tasty and eclectic with choices ranging from traditional curries to their own fusion creations. It’s hard to go wrong with the classics of Mekong weed fried with sesame and lemongrass, spicy papaya salad, chicken laap, and sticky rice washed down with a big Beer Lao. The restaurant is near Wat Xieng Thong and has a lovely ambience with paper lanterns and golden Buddhas gracing the walls.
A tourist favourite for 10 years and counting, Tamnak Lao Three Elephants Cafeis one of the best restaurants on the main tourist strip to sample authentic Lao cuisine. Serving a full range of Lao dishes (plus the obligatory pasta and burgers), they are quite popular with tour groups and can get very busy at meal times, so be sure to pack your patience. Recommended are the pork-stuffed bamboo shoots, steamed fish with lime and lemongrass and eggplant dip served with a fresh baguette. Many diners enjoy the tried-and-true Lao recipes so much they come back for Tamnak Lao’s cooking class.
Formerly the Pond View Terrace Restaurant, new Roots &Leaves has kept pond and fruit trees, expanded the menu, and added a dinner show. The performance of traditional music and dance goes from 19:00 to 21:00 and includes a set meal of traditional Lao cuisine. This is one of the better cultural shows to see and the dancers are accompanied by musicians playing traditional Lao instruments. The food is tasty and presentation is as beautiful as the restaurant’s gardens. Ticket price includes everything except beverages, and there is a full wine and cocktail list. Outside show time, Lao set meals cost 90,000 kip. Show/dinner ticket is US$25, US$12.50 for children, Mon-Sat during high season, Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday during low season.
A great solution for undecided diners, Antique House Restaurant serves everything from Mekong weed to banana splits. The “do-it-yourself Lao BBQ” is rightfully popular at 50,000 kip per person as well as a four-course Thai set menu at 110,000 kip for two. One plate dishes like chicken with basil and pork omelette over rice are found on a page named “Backpacker Dishes”, and Thai mains meant for sharing like pots of spicy tom yam soup are further back. On top of the self-proclaimed “cheapest beer in LP” (7,500 kip for a big bottle) they have a full cocktail menu.
Plenty of good, cheap grub is available along Sisavangvong Road / Night Market. At the mouth of the road near the Post Office, cheery Lao women sell big baguette sandwiches and fruit shakes from morning to night. Choose from egg, chicken, luncheon meat or veggies to fill your sandwich (10,000 kip) and assorted fruit or Oreo cookies to be blended into a shake (5,000 kip). Cakes, donuts and muffins are also sold and cost less than those at the city’s famous bakeries, but don’t taste quite as good. Beginning around 17:00 with the night market, the sidestreet after Ancient Luang Prabang Hotel fills with food stalls hawking assorted curries, buffalo sausages, sweets, salads and grill after grill of roasting meats. A skewer of chicken is 10,000 kip, papaya salad 8,000, and a mountain of sticky rice 5,000. There are a few tables, but meals are generally taken to-go. You’ll also find a popular vegetarian buffet near the Museum.
A long-running backpacker favourite, the price of the Vegetarian Buffet keeps rising but quality never seems to catch up. You could do much worse though, and there are few other places where you can fill up for a buck. The menu changes nightly, but you can count on steamed veggies, pumpkin curry, potatoes, salads, and rice. Add fresh spring rolls for 1,000 kip each. They have a few tables set up along the soi and also sell beer and soda. The buffet sets up around 17:00 and goes until the food runs out around 21:00.
Still riding their 2007 rave review in the New York Times travel section, 3 Nagas &Mango Tree presents a menu of truly authentic Lao food (without the offal, of course) in a heritage-listed setting. While the prices are more typical of New York than Luang Prabang, the presentation and quality are first-rate and it’s an experience you won’t soon forget. Staff are highly knowledgeable of the menu and can recommend dishes featuring in-season local ingredients. Across the road is Mango Tree, their less formal garden restaurant, with a fusion menu of Western and Asian favourites. Credit cards accepted and free WiFi for customers.
In an elegant setting overlooking the Nam Khan, The Apsara arguably serves the best food in Luang Prabang. A mouth-watering selection of Asian and Western fusion dishes are on offer, many of which you won’t find on any other menu in town. For uniquely Lao flavours, try the slow-cooked buffalo cheek (110,000 kip) or a whole fish stuffed with lemongrass and drizzled with a tamarind-lime sauce (150,000 kip, suitable for two). There’s an excellent range of salads from the local watercress variety to Mediterranean tabbouli, as well as steak frites, baguette sandwiches and goat cous cous, and an extensive international wine list. Definitely recommended for their whole fish in tamarind sauce.
In a colonial-chic building with bamboo shades and hardwood tables, L’Elefant is a longstanding favourite. They serve both Western and Lao cuisine, but on our lunchtime visit the aroma of baking bread was definitely stronger than that of chilli. French fare like frogs’ legs and steak tartare grace the menu, but equally popular are their degustation menus of Lao cuisine. Some dishes are traditional like lemongrass pork, while desserts like ginger ice cream are their own creation. The ambience is sophisticated and there’s an extensive liste du vin. Not for those on a budget and set menus begin at 95,000 kip.
Operating from the Le Calao Inn, La Cave Des Chateux is a sister restaurant to the one in Vientiane. The food is fine and French with dishes like steak tartare, seafood fricassee and fondue Bourguignonne. If not for the Buddhist temple that’s nearly next door, dining here almost feels like an evening in Paris with the black-clad waiters and option of paying in euros. Prices are high, but we can’t think of a better way to spend a Luang Prabang evening than with one of their cheese plates, a carafe of wine and an al fresco table across from the Mekong.
It’s hard to recommend one riverside restaurant over the others, but View Khem Khong is better than most. The menu is not as extensive as some of its competition, but they do traditional and local dishes very well. Highly recommended are the Luang Prabang sausage, Mekong river weed, and laap, a salad of minced meat and herbs. They can make a vegetarian version using fried tofu, but you’re better off with the Luang Prabang vegetable salad instead. The number of local people eating here is evidence of their authenticity and fair price and, of course, there’s a great view.
Among the riverfront restaurants with their carbon-copy menus, Hot Pot Restaurant has taken a different approach and specialised in Chinese-style hot pot. Comparable to fondue, the table centres on a boiling pot of spiced broth that you cook your meal in. Choose from skewers of meat, seafood, tofu, and veggies and dip them in the broth until done: It’s pretty tasty once you master the process. It’s quite a fun and affordable shared dining experience. Eat all you like for a fixed price of 40,000 kip per person.
It was love at first sip when we tried the coffee at Saffron Cafe, but the food at this Mekong-side cafe makes this a worthy lunch-stop too. They have an impressive “build your own sandwich” menu and their wraps, stuffed with leafy greens and fillings like tandoori chicken, are the best we’ve encountered in Laos. They now serve Asian dinner entrees like cashew chicken and beef tips, but do Western mains equally well. With a great view and a refreshing river breeze, this is a great place to start or end your day. If you just can’t get enough of their coffee, they sell the locally-grown beans.
Cross the bamboo bridge over the Khan for a meal on Dyen Sabai’s chilled-out terrace. The menu is mostly light Lao fare, and the eggplant dip and dried sesame pork are the perfect tapas-style partner for a big bottle of Beer Lao. Vegetarian options are available or, if you like meat, enquire about sindad, Lao-style BBQ. Happy hour from 12:00 to 19:00 means two cocktails for the price of one, and if you wait until 17:00 you won’t have to pay the bridge toll. The views are great and this beautiful spot remains undiscovered by the package tour groups.
Riverside Sunset Restaurant is a perfect spot to sit, bottle of Beerlao in hand, and watch the sun sink behind the Mekong. Open for all meals, they have a huge menu covering everything from bacon&eggs to phad thai. The local fare tends to be tastier than the Western offerings, and you can try the city’s trademark dishes like Mekong River weed, LPB Salad, and LPB sausage for less than 25,000 a plate. For a more substantial meal tuck into a big bowl of curry or grilled chicken with sticky rice. If you’re not in the mood for a beer, they blend a mean fruit shake.
Not too far from the bar area, Donesavanh’s drinkers are more local than tourists. Finding it is a bit of a challenge – you have to cross a rickety bridge over a trickle of a stream – but a spacious open-air bar &restaurant await you on the other side. The drink of choice is Beerlao, but Singaporean Tiger is also available. If you want something stiffer, do as the locals and BYOB, purchasing mixers, ice, and snacks from the restaurant. There’s a menu of light local dishes printed in Lao and English so you can point and order. Donesavanh floods in the wet season, so if it’s been raining they might be closed.
For chewy-crisp crust and an extensive range of toppings, head to The Pizza. Pizzas range from mundane ham and pineapple to spicy seafood. Other than pies, the menu is extensive with plenty of other Western and Lao dishes, though the focus is obviously on the Western. Many say their pizza is the best in LP, but they also make a mean burger: the Indochine, topped with cheese, pineapple, and a fried egg, will satisfy the hungriest of bellies. The Pizza has matched its competition and now offers a Beer Lao and pizza for 50,000 kip. Credit cards accepted for purchases over $10 with a 3% fee.
Near the other bars on Phousi Road, The House is a Belgian-owned place with a food and drink menu from around the globe. Chill-out music and a big beer selection are main draws, but the Euro-cuisine from kebabs to schnitzels is quite good and served with fries. We hesitate to agree they’re the best in Laos, but they are hand-cut and served with bottles of ketchup, chilli, and curry mayo. Prices are a bit high (mains from 40,000 kip), but portions are generous and they really do serve a free welcome drink as promised on their fliers. Free WiFi and petanque, too.
A slice of Paris in Laos, lovely bistro Couleur Cafe is tucked away on a quiet street not far from the centre of town. Run by a French expat, the menu is a mix of French and Lao dishes ranging from French favourites like filet mignon to regional fare like steamed fish with coconut. Even more compelling than the elegantly presented food is Couleur’s atmosphere which, like its cuisine, gracefully mixes Asian influences with upscale French flavour. There’s a long list of imported wines and be sure to save room for dessert. Moderately priced.
One of the best East-meets-West places in town, Blue Lagoon offers top-notch cuisine in a lush garden setting. The menu is eclectic, borrowing from Asian classics and European delights, all artfully prepared and presented. Standouts include the steaks, made from the highest quality local beef, and the eggplant parmesana. Staff are chatty and known for pampering their guests and, once the wine starts flowing, the evening hours fly by. This level of service comes at a price, with main dishes ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 kip. It’s a worthwhile splurge if you have the funds and they do take credit cards.
A new contender in the LP pizza scene, Pizza Sassa is quickly making a name for itself. Their pies are baked in a wood oven and the result is a chewy, thin crust infused with a smoky flavour. For a pizza with a Lao kick try the “Muang Noy” with spicy chicken, eggplant and a hint of coconut milk. Of course, traditional toppings are also available as well as pastas. All pizzas are served with a bottle of chilli-infused olive oil (pizzas from 40,000 kip). There’s a full bar and wine is served by the glass, decanter or bottle.
To accompany their pair of new guesthouses, MyLaoHome has opened BLVD Restaurant serving touristy Western and Lao fare. The small menu rests on classics like sandwiches, pastas, curries and stir-fries. The appetiser platter, with spring rolls, fish cakes, river weed and cashews, goes well with the on-tap Tiger draft beer. There’s even a kid’s menu with unobjectionable food like chicken or fish strips with fries. Sit on the guesthouse side to watch a movie with your dinner (19:00 nightly), or in the more sophisticated garden restaurant on the hotel side.
Asian and Indian
In a cheerful yellow shophouse, Chang Cafe makes some of the tastiest Thai food to be found in Luang Prabang. Prices are comparable to the cheap riverside restaurants (15,000-30,000 kip for mains), but here staples like papaya salad, fried noodles and basil chicken are bursting with flavour and quality ingredients. The real stand outs are the Thai curries: Try the massaman, a south Thai curry with potato and peanuts, or the panang, meat cooked in a spiced coconut cream. Seating is in the cosy restaurant or at tables overlooking the Khan River.
Centred on the main drag near the night market, the aroma of Indian food wafting out of Nazim consistently draws a big dinner crowd. All of the Indian standards are here: chicken tikka, chickpea curry, biriyani rice and naan bread, as well as some lesser-known South Indian delicacies. Vegetarians will rejoice at having so many choices, with nearly half the menu meat-free. Though some dishes take a long time to prepare, the food is rich and satisfying and prices are reasonable. Staff are knowledgeable about the menu and will ask how spicy you like your food before sending your order to the kitchen.
Luang Prabang’s other Indian restaurant, small Nisha Restaurant is tucked away down a quiet street. Among the Indian selections are stand-bys like dahl (lentil) curry, chicken masala, biriyani rice, aloo gobi, plus some lesser known South Indian offerings such as dosa masala, a lentil flour crepe filled with curried veg. Even though their menus are nearly identical, it doesn’t feel like Nisha is competing with Nazim. Prices are ever so slightly lower here and there’s a larger selection of non-Indian dishes, including Western breakfast sets and Lao cuisine. Vegetarian mains start from 10,000 kip and meat curries from 25,000 kip.
Next door to the Rama Hotel, Sushi Restaurant is the only restaurant in Luang Prabang exclusively serving Japanese food. Considering that Laos is a landlocked country, the sashimi and sushi aren’t as fresh as they could be, but you can’t be picky if you’re in the mood for that sort of fare in Laos. They also serve Japanese favourites like vegetable tempura, fresh veggies in crispy batter, soba noodles, rice bowls and katsu curry, a chicken cutlet and potato covered in a sauce that’s more savoury than spicy. Nice ambience and friendly staff, with moderate prices.
Popular with the tour-group crowd, Son Phao Restaurant &Traditional Showhas a nightly cultural show and popular set menus: choose between Lao and Japanese cuisine. The Lao selection includes laap, fish, soup and fried bamboo shoots, while the Japanese offerings are miso soup, sushi, omelette, and a fish cutlet. A smaller version is available for 50,000 or you can order the same dishes a la carte. Drink prices are reasonable at 10,000 kip for beer or 20,000 for cocktails. The show only lasts 45 minutes, but nonetheless it makes a fun evening out. Arrive early for a good table.
Popular garden restaurant Indochina Spirit really comes to life in the evening when the fairy lights are switched on and the live music starts. The menu is an ambitious jumble of Lao, Thai, Vietnamese and European dishes. If you can’t decide what to order, go with the Lao appetiser plate. It’s hard to go wrong with spring rolls washed down with customary bottles of Beer Lao. On offer is a full drinks menu of beer, cocktails and even some wine. The main building is 80 years old and was home to the royal family’s doctor, but most guests prefer to sit in the breezier garden.
With loud thumping music and Beerlao on tap, backpackers flock to Hive. The brick-lined interior is candlelit and cosy, with more people sitting at the low terrace tables and chatting than shaking it on the dance floor. The cheap Beer Lao is the most popular quaff, but a long cocktail list also features the usual suspects or lower priced versions powered by local rice whisky. Hive hosts theme parties on holidays, with the best being for Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Christmas. Also keep an eye out for fashion shows, fire dancers and live DJs. Pizzas from their wood-oven are good and comes with a free Beer Lao during happy hours, 17:00-21:30.
The closest Luang Prabang has to a British pub, Martin’s Pub has an extensive menu of traditional pub grub alongside some generic Asian dishes. Drinking is the priority and the list includes fruit shakes, beer, whiskeys, a full range of cocktails and their cheaper lao lao-based counterparts. The bar is manned by seasoned staff who know how to mix a stiff drink. A movie is shown at 18:00 daily and tends to be of the latest blockbuster variety. The future of Martin’s is uncertain, as during our February 2010 visit a “For Sale/Rent” sign was hung prominently outside.
Meet and mingle at Lao Lao Beer Garden — a bar that advertises itself as where you can “drink like a fish for the price of water”. It’s actually quite a pretty place with terrace tables near the road and a lovely candlelit garden inside. Most of the menu is given over to their drink specials — two-for-one lao lao cocktails, Red Bull and vodka buckets, three big Beer Laos for 30,000 kip — but there’s food, too. On top of usual bar snacks and burgers, they do popular Lao barbecues. This do-it-yourself meal is fun regardless whether you’re drinking or not. The adjacent sports bar is an extension and also has free pool tables. Due to the curfew, Lao Lao Garden and other bars officially close at 23:30. If you don’t want to call it a night yet, follow the crowd into a tuk tuk headed to a Lao disco.
In addition to being a restaurant/art gallery/book exchange, Joy’s also moonlights as a cheap drinking spot. Lao-lao creations are the specialty and at $1 apiece, it’s easy to work through the menu. Packing quite the punch, lao-lao is a decent substitute for tequila in the margarita or, for something classier, sip the lao-lao martini (shaken or stirred?). The lao-lao chili shooter is best left to the brave. There’s also a big menu of local cuisine like olam stew and steamed fish, plus variations on larb or tom yam soup for vegetarians. The book exchange is free for customers or 10,000 kip otherwise.
No one was able to give us an answer why, but the local Bowling Alley is allowed to stay open well past curfew. It’s a pretty happening spot with black lights, loud pop music, and, yes, a bar serving Beerlao. The bowling alley is a few kilometers out of town so, when Hive &Lao Lao Garden close, anyone not ready to call it night pile into a tuk-tuk and head there together. If you want to bowl it’s 15,000 kip per game (20,000 after midnight) and you can rent shoes, though many come just to continue the party. Open until 4:00 AM.
Garden bar &restaurant Utopia has unbeatable views and boasts the longest bar in Luang Prabang. Open all day, it goes from mellow to happening after 17:00 when the drink specials start up. If you tire of the view, there’s lots of other diversions like a riverside volleyball court, darts, foosball table, and the hugest Jenga game we’ve ever seen. The food is underwhelming, but on party nights the BBQ is pretty good. Utopia is tricky to find, but it’s worth the effort – look for the path opposite Wat Visoun and follow the signs.
Not to be confused with the Lao disco of the same name, chic European bistro and barDao Fa Bistro is right at the heart of Sisavangvong Road and offers a full range of wine, beer, and cocktails. The cocktails are definitely the standout and are expertly blended from premium spirits (no lao-lao here!). They do all the classics, sweet tropical drinks, plus some exotic concoctions like the Brazilian caipirinha, plus they cost only 25,000 kip during happy hour (18:00 – 21:00). Dao Fa also serves a full range of tasty Euro-cuisine like homemade pasta, sandwiches, and thin-crust pizzas.
3 Nagas &Mango Tree Sakkarine Rd. T: (071) 253 750. Open daily 11:00-14:00, 17:00-22:00.
Antique House Restaurant Manthatoulat Rd (riverbank behind Joma. T: (071) 254 883. Open daily 11:00-23:00.
Blue Lagoon Ban Choumkhong. T: (071) 253 698. http://www.blue-lagoon-cafe.com. Open Tues-Sun, 10:00-22:00, closed Mon.
BLVD Restaurant Behind Joma. T: (071) 260 680. Open daily 7:00-10:00, 11:00-14:00 and 18:00-22:30.
Bowling Alley Highway 13, east of junction with Potoupakmao Road
Cafe 5/6 Chao Fa Ngum Rd. Open daily 07:30-22:00.
Chang Cafe Ban Vat Sene 4/57. T: (071) 253 434. Open Wed-Mon 07:00-16:30.
Couleur Cafe 48/5 Ban Wat Nong. T: (071) 254 694. Open daily 11:00-14:00, 16:00-22:00.
Dao Fa Bistro Sisavangvong Road, T: (071) 252 656
Donesavanh Restaurant Near the Khan River, Open 17:00 – 23:30
Dyen Sabai Opposite side of the Khan River. T: (020) 510 4817. Open daily 08:00-22:00.
Hive Phousi Rd, Ban Aphai. T: (020) 537 7826. Open daily 14:00-23:30.
Hot Pot Restaurant Riverfront Rd. No phone. Open daily 17:00-22:00.
Indochina Spirit Ban Vat That. T: (071) 253 080. Open daily 08:00-23:30.
Joma Chao Fa Ngum Rd. T: (071) 252 292. Open daily 07:00-21:00.
Joy’s Kitsarat Road T: (202) 955 243, 07:00-22:00
L’Elefant Ban Wat Nong. T: (071) 252 482. http://www.elephant-restau.com/ENG/ Open daily 12:00-14:30, 19:00-22:00.
L’etranger Books and Tea Phousi Rd, Ban Aphai. Open Mon-Sat, 07:00-22:00, Sunday 10:00-22:00.
La Cave Des Chateux Ban Xieng Thong. Open daily 11:00-14:00, 18:00-22:00. T: (030) 514 1647.
Lao Lao Beer Garden Phousi Rd. T: (020) 997 0106. Open daily 08:00-23:30.
Martin’s Pub Ban Aphai. T: (020) 567 3148. Open daily 08:00-23:30.
Morning Glory Sakkarin Rd, T: (020) 777 4122. Open daily 7:30-15:30.
Nazim Sisavangvong Rd. T: (071) 253 493. http://www.nazim.laopdr.com. Open daily 11:00-21:30.
Nisha Restaurant Ban Xieng Mouane. T: (071) 253 746. Open daily 06:00-22:00.
Pizza Sassa Manthatoulat Rd (riverbank behind Joma). T: (071) 433 2494. Open Mon-Sat 16:00-22:00, closed Sun.
Riverside Sunset Restaurant Riverbank, 8:00 – 23:30, no phone
Roots &Leaves Setthathilath Rd. T: (071) 254 870. http://rootsinlaos.com. Open daily 07:00-23:00.
Saffron Cafe Manthatalout Rd (riverfront). T: (020) 539 9557. Open daily 07:00-21:00.
Scandinavian Bakery Sisavangvong Rd. Open daily 06:00-22:00, pizza service starts at 11:00.
Sisavangvong Road / Night Market Sisavangvong Rd. Food available daily 07:00-22:00.
Son Phao Restaurant &Traditional Show Near Royal Palace Museum. T: (020) 692 2006. Open daily 11:30-15:00, 17:30-22:00. Show 19:30-20:15.
Sushi Restaurant Visounnarath Rd (next to Rama Hotel.) T: (020) 751 8300. Open daily 10:00-22:00.
Tamarind: A Taste of Laos Ban Wat Nong, Luang Prabang. T: (020) 777 0484. http://www.tamarindlaos.com Open for lunch and dinner, closed Sunday.
Tamnak Lao Three Elephants Cafe Sakkarine Rd, Ban Wat Sene. T: (071) 252 525. http://www.tamnaklao.net. Open daily 09:00-22:30.
The Apsara Kingkitsarath Rd, Ban Wat Sene on the Nam Khan. T: (071) 254 670. http://www.theapsara.com. Open daily 07:00-22:00.
The House Phousi Rd. Open Mon-Sat, 07:30-15:00, 17:00-23:30, closed Sun. T: (071) 255 021. http://www.thehouse-laos.com.
The Pizza Sisavangvong Rd. T: (071) 253 858. Open daily 08:00-23:30.
Tum Tum Bamboo Sisavangvong Rd, Ban Xieng Mouane. T: (020) 242 5499. Open daily 07:30-22:00.
Utopia Nam Khan riverbank, open 9:00 – 23:30
Vegetarian Buffet Sisavangvong Rd. No phone.
View Khem Khong Open daily 7:00-22:00. T: (071) 212 726.