One of the fun things about any town is walking around it. And finding new places to visit that you may not have seen otherwise if you had just driven by.
Nowhere is this more the case than the busy, one-way Setthathilath Road downtown. You know, the street that runs through Vientiane and changes its name several times. There's no parking along this downtown stretch though people often do up on the pavements.
But that's all the more reason to take a walk, or a bike ride, along here and you'll be rewarded with cute little coffee places like this...
Inside, Comma Coffee is clearly set up for the backpacker market with its sit-awhile lounge chair (occupied when I visited), graffiti brick decor and collection of books by the window.
They have a small, coffee-centred (unsurprisingly) menu with lots of iced coffee options. There's also tea and fresh juices. Food-wise, think brunch - pancakes, waffles, eggs, and French toast, as well as salads and sandwiches.
Comma Coffee uses organic, certified Fair Trade beans from Lao Mountain Coffee in the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos. It's also available to buy at the cafe.
Where will your wanders take you today?
Comma Cafe is on Rue Setthathilath downtown, opposite Wat Ong Teu.