The Middle Mekong restaurants

Top Choice Laotian in Huay Xai

Daauw

Probably the friendliest vibe in town, head here to soak up sunset views on its chill-out terrace decked in low cushions and an open-pit fire, and choose from freshly prepared organic Hmong food, wood-fired pizza, p…
Laotian in Huay Xai

Riverview Cafe

With its rattan ceiling dramatically on the verge of collapse and the thirsty walls peeling, Riverview Cafe (aka Muang Ner) might not look like much. However, it's often full, so stand by and catch the aromas from t…
Indian in Pak Beng

Khopchaideu

Located opposite the Mekong Riverside Lodge, this place serves some of the best Indian food you'll find in northern Laos. You can expect all the usual curries, as well as dishes like buffalo masala, executed with fl…
Laotian in Huay Xai

Terrasse Restaurant

This relaxing hilltop spot just off the stairs to Wat Jom Khao Manilat offers simple Lao food cooked to perfection using market-fresh ingredients, plus some international favourites. With comfy cushions and views of…
Bakery in Pak Beng

DP Bakery

Fresh and bursting with doughy aromas, DP is a great spot for Western or healthy fruit breakfasts. And as well as mouthwatering pastries (get here early before they go), it makes good coffee, fruit shakes and ice cr…
Bakery in Huay Xai

Dream Bakery

This main street cafe is a sweet spot for homemade treats like apple pie, pecan pie and blueberry pie. It's also a top choice for coffee thanks to its Gaggia machine and does a wide range of breakfasts, snacks and s…
Laotian in Sainyabuli

Sainamhoung Restaurant

Contemplate the bamboo-banked river and the looming Pak Kimin massif as you dine on tasty Lao food. Dishes include delectable steamed fish, grilled meats and varied exotica such as fried crickets and wasps, and bamb…
Laotian in Sainyabuli

Nam Tiene Restaurant

The place to be for well-made, well-presented food with a backdrop of beautiful reservoir views, it is worth the journey out here to the Nam Tien dam. Locals descend here at weekends and rent kooky avian-inspired pe…
Indian in Pak Beng

Hashan

By night, its paper lanterns like glowing pupas hanging from the ceiling, this trusty old place pulls you in with its delicious aromas drifting out on to the street. Terrific Indian food includes the melt-in-your-mo…
Laotian in Huay Xai

Houy Xai Kaew Restaurant

The Mekong terrace here offers a great vantage point from which to watch the boats shuttling to and from Thailand. The menu has a wide range of Thai and Lao food, including soups, stir-fries and curries, plus Wester…