Fodor's Expert Review Saffron Coffee
Contrary to popular belief, fine Lao coffee doesn't only come from southern Laos, it's also grown here in the northern part of the country, and this charming café, started over a decade ago, has helped change the lives of highland farmers in the surrounding rural areas. There are great sandwiches and pastries, but the absolute highlight is the artisanal coffee and the amazing views of the Mekong from their riverside terrace. Many an afternoon has been lost to gazing at boat traffic plying these waters. Cherry to Cup tours are also available for true coffee lovers. The upstairs is air-conditioned if you need a break from the tropical heat.
Khemkhong Rd., Wat Nong Village
Luang Prabang, Louangphabang Laos
- Cheesecake brownies
- Cascara, a tea made from coffee cherry husks
- Ask about the Cherry to Cup tours