Sea Sunset Bar, Vientiane
One of Vientiane’s newest watering holes, is just a Singapore Sling’s distance from Sengdara Gym.
The drinks menu is long and delightful and includes classic and extinct cocktails remembered only in TS Elliot and Hemingway novels, and revived by an obvious aficionado, or maybe cocktail archivist. Behind the black and white bar the attentive staff create cocktail alchemy. The place is elegant with couches into which one can sink. The tapas is great as is the mixed greens and apple salad. The squid and octopus salad is really something to chew on.
Ban Saphanthong, Dongpaina Rue, T: 021 264 193, Sea-SunsetBar
Le Trio Coffee, Vientiane
Since 2009, Le Trio Coffee house has been roasting its own coffee... wow that's what smells so good!
Along with the menu of coffee styles that would suit most coffee tastes, Le Trio sells all the equipment needed by building basristas. Some come along and taste how good freshly roasted coffee can be.
Setthatirath Road, T: 020 22 553 552, LeTrioCoffee
Le Sommelier, Vientiane
This newly opened wine bar, on the corner of Chao Anou and Setthatirath, offers an extensive wine list from around the world. Enjoy your glass of wine, alfresco, as you watch the world go by.