Coworking spaces and Cafes to Work in Vientiane
These days traveling doesn't always mean that you're on holiday.
And Vientiane isn't the busiest city in South East Asia so you might want to use some of your time there to get to your to-do list and take advantage of that relaxed vibe and good internet to make some progress on your projects.
So for all digital nomads out there and everyone else who wants to get some work done after you're done exploring the city, here's a list of some cool co-working spaces and cafes in Vientiane that you can use as your office.
Cafes in Vientiane
There's a really nice cafe scene in Vientiane with some really good brews, healthy food, and decent internet.
The view might not be as good as in Bali or even as in the countryside of Laos but it is perfect to stay focus on work and get your caffeine fix at the same time.
On top of that, prices are relatively low in Vientiane.
You can grab a really good espresso and something to eat for roughly 50,000 to 80,000 kip (6-9$).
Naked Espresso is a coffee shop chain with multiple locations in Vientiane.
All their cafes have fresh and healthy food options, a large selection of coffee drinks, juices, shakes, and good internet.
But the reason why I put it first on my list is the wall plugs to charge your laptop next to almost every table.
I know how much I value those as a digital nomad and it shows they build the cafes with us in mind.
I had the pleasure to stay at Sailomyen Hostel during one of my trips to Vientiane and I absolutely loved it.
On top of having one of the best hostels in Vientiane, they also have a cafe with staff that knows how to make a proper cup of coffee and a really small menu of food with only fresh and tasty options from bacon and avocado toasts to scrambled eggs.
The place itself is worth paying a visit to get some pictures for IG and the good wifi and comfy seats make it a good spot to get some work done.
Bar 2 Bros
Another good cafe in Vientiane is Bar 2 Bros.
You won't be surprised to learn that it's part of the same company as Naked Espresso and other popular cafes in the city.
Like at Naked Espresso, at Bar 2 Bros you will find a great selection of coffees with homebrew, Laotian, Ethiopian, or even Australian coffee.
Regarding food, they also have a great selection of desserts and pastries that look really appetizing.
But as I went there for lunch I took a shot at their Beef Burger and oh boy I wasn't disappointed.
It's so rare to find burgers made only with fresh ingredients in cafes so I'll take that every day. (fuck those frozen fries and patties)
Again, the same company (Naked Espresso) is behind Tit Kafe, but it offers a really different vibe there.
This coffee shop is an Instagrammer and coffee connoisseur paradise.
Sit on a stool outside and enjoy a cup of their dark Lao coffee.
If you need to work, the tables inside are really good and most of them have plugs nearby.
Regarding the food, they have a really good selection of Lao and Thai dishes.
I hope you love spicy food.🌶
Cafe Nomad is a small coffee shop close to the Thai Embassy.
The coffee is not as good as other cafes in Vientiane but it's decent and super convenient if you're in that part of the city to apply for a Thai Visa.
And that's just to name a few, there are lot more cafes to try in Vientiane.
If you need more inspiration, go to Marie's blog.
She's an expat living in Vientiane and she has an extensive list of the best cafes in the city:
Coworking Spaces in Vientiane
Let's be honest, I didn't have enough time to try any of the coworking spaces in Vientiane.
But I know I will be back one day to try them so I did some research and found a few recommendations from local expats.
Toong Co is a coworking space that offers both hot desks and offices for companies and freelancers in Vientiane.
It's part of a large group of coworking spaces called Toong that have over 10 locations across Asia and based on My Little Vientiane review that you can read here, it sounds absolutely amazing.
You know other places to work in Vientiane ?
Of course, I'm not a local so I probably missed a ton of cool cafes and coworking spaces in Vientiane.
So let me know in the comments which one I should try next time I'm in town.
And if you're going to Vientiane, check my guide of Vientiane to see my list of things to do and places to stay.