Saffron Coffee’s tagline is – We Believe Coffee should Not only taste good it should also do good. So, Saffron’s cafes are more than a place to enjoy good coffee and tea, they are a chance to give back to local coffee-growing communities in Laos.
Started in 2006 to provide an alternative cash crop to growing opium, Saffron today works in 4 provinces, supporting 25 villages and 800+ farmers.
Saffron has a perfect location overlooking the Mekong river. The friendly staff and the delicious food and drink on offer make this a must-visit stop while in Luang Prabang. Choose between a seat overlooking the Mekong River, a seat downstairs watching the Laos day slowly pass you by or head upstairs if you prefer aircon and read about some of the stories about the farmers.
Whether you want an early morning coffee (or tea!), brunch, lunch or an afternoon sweet treat, Saffron coffee has you covered.
For those looking for a sweet, gluten-free choice, try the gluten-free chocolate brownie. Be warned the brownies are moorish!
Saffron is also famous for the Tamarind tart, which is almost a meal in itself. If you are not familiar with the tart kick of tamarind, then this apple and tamarind delight is a real treat. Yes, it tastes as good as it looks!
And for those looking for gingerbread pancakes or mango french toast to kickstart your day, then Saffron has those too.
Saffron is open every day of the week and can be found here: https://g.page/SaffronCoffee?share
To learn more about the Saffron story and to find out how to join one of the tours to visit the coffee farmers, check out the Saffron Coffee website.