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JoMa Bakery and Café, Vientiane

Setthathilat Road
Tel: 856 21 215 265's insider take:

Located in the center of town (there's another branch in Luang Prabang), JoMa is run by a Canadian expatriate couple (note the maple leaf on the sign, which makes this bakery/café easy to spot). Popular with the foreign-aid and business crowd, the bakery serves excellent sandwiches on superior baguettes, as well as quiche, pizza, and fine coffee. (Try the coffee Lao-style: strong, and mixed with sweetened condensed milk). The array of pastries includes brownies, cheesecake, and delicious chocolate-chip cookies. Stop here for breakfast or lunch when in Vientiane, or assemble a picnic for a day trip or long bus journey.

Open daily 7 am to 9 pm.

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