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Cafe, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 5 April 2021

Sometimes it feels like a lot of Lao people don't understand how good their coffee is. That they should not be burying this delicious joe under condensed milk, whipped cream and other distractions. Thankfully there is Cranky-T. I was hardly expecting to find this little...joint in Phonsavan. It nails everything I love about my favorite cafes back in the USA: inviting atmosphere, appealing menu, and most of all coffee that has the kick-start quality of rocket fuel to power a long day of sightseeing. The woman who runs it may be the eponymous Cranky, but I was too chicken to ask. She's colorful and fun. I'm more mellow on the food. The wine selection was above average for Laos and the mulberry martini was unique. The Korean chicken was tasty but not mind-blowing. Yo...it's a coffee shop. Be cool, enjoy and keep it moving.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 30 June 2020

We had dinner here twice and really enjoyed the atmosphere, food and drinks. The service was great and there was a very good atmosphere. Recommended

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020

The airport branch was outside the terminal and alfresco. As it was winter when I was there, it was cold. Ordered a coffee, which was hot and tasty, hence, much appreciated. Also, occupied a good 30-minutes in an otherwise, nothing-to-do airport terminal.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

If you're looking for a taste of home, from coffee and cake, to cocktails or meals this is the place to go.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

Good place to sit and watch the people and life walk by. Don't be surprised to see a few foreign soldiers come and have a coffee. Breakfast is the deal. Good selection of pastries as well. Seems like a place you can sit and catch...up with other travellers and get info on your next destination.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 December 2019

The serve a decent cup of coffe , and the have some breakfast/ lunch options, you will be served both inside or outsider.the also had some inners options which we nerver tried.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 November 2019

I had a quick visit at Cranky-T to have a sip of coffee and some pancakes. The coffee was lovely, pancakes - OK, looked greaton the plate but the taste was.. OK, nothing extraordinary. As far as I know it's the only proper cafe in...Phonesavan, definitely recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Best coffee bakeries and crossant in town. Very friendly owner highly recommended!!! The place to hang out caffeinated all day

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

Went for the 40,000 breakfast Had the banana crepes - looked good but they came out cold and they forgot the honey - the banana pancakes come out hot but undercooked in places - did get the honey for this dish - coffee just so...soMore

Date of visit: October 2019
CrankyTLaos, Owner at Cranky-T Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2019

Dear customer, We must apologize for the cold crepes. Xiengkhouang is known for its cooler climate, therefore, food tends to get cold if it's just sitting there and not eaten right away. Another thing, the Nutella banana crepes, come with bananas and Nutella, not honey....More

Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

Cranky-T is our place for morning lattes, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Services is not always that good, but the food and atmosphere make up for this. It is ideal for working quietly or having social time with friends. Give it a try...More

Date of visit: July 2019
CrankyTLaos, Owner at Cranky-T Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. It's your feedback that helps us improve. We apologize for the inconsistency of our service. We will do our best to make sure you get the world class service next time you...More

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Cranky-T Cafe and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4