Bamboo Lounge Training Restaurant

Bamboo Lounge Training Restaurant

Luang Namtha Food #bambooloungelaos

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  • No power? No problem!

    Bamboo Lounge’s incredible staff managed to make delicious, fresh ground coffee despite a power outage. To read about their creativity and find out how you can support it visit


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    Koly once described a bee sting as ““You know, make hurt by mother honey.” How creative yet accurate is that?

    To read more about Koly visit

    We’ve only got 4 days left in our campaign and every little bit helps!


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    Swimming in waterfall, Luang Namtha


URGENT UPDATE:  Due to the recent political unrest in Thailand, we need your help to keep our training restaurant ticking over during the low season.  Please help us by donating $1 or more to our cause and sharing this message with your friends.

Bamboo Lounge Training Restaurant is in the centre of Luang Namtha, northern Laos.

We invite young ethnic minority people with no prior English language skills, no food or drinks preparation experience, and no customer service experience to come and learn with us.

We are currently the only place in the entire province where young Lao people can come to learn these skills.

We aim to provide a place where it is fun to learn, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for our customers to hang out.

Our trainees come from the ethnic minority tribes Sida, Tai Dam, Tai Lue, Yao and Khmu.

Profits from Bamboo Lounge support Luang Namtha’s Books in Schools program.

Please come and support our trainees either by eating or drinking at our Bamboo Lounge, or helping us even further by engaging our staff in English conversation.  View our menu here.

We look forward to meeting you in Luang Namtha!

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