Tamnak Lao (Three Elephants Café), Luang Prabang
Tel: 856 71 252 525
Concierge.com's insider take:
After several years along Sisavangvong Road's backpacker strip, this popular place has gone uptown to an elegant, historic structure across Sakkalin Road from Villa Santi. The souvenir-shop decor remains slightly touristy, and the mildly seasoned Thai and Lao food, such as kua maak kheua (fried eggplant with minced pork and spring onion), is still prepared to suit foreign palates. The price is right, however, as most entrees run less than $4. Tables on the second-floor veranda have the best views.
Open daily 8:30 to 10:30 am, 11 am to 3 pm, and 5 to 11 pm.