The Cafe on the patio at TAEC offers refreshing local drinks daily. Sit and relax, browse a selection of books from our library, and learn more about ethnic groups in Laos in our activity corner.

Scheduled throughout the year, special events at TAEC Cafe support cultural diversity in Laos. Previous events have included film screenings as part of the Luang Prabang Film Festival, a weaving demonstration by Navajo weavers, and creating boats of light for Boun Ok Phansaa at the end of Buddhist Lent.

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You can also book your own special event for your group at the TAEC Cafe.

Special offerings include:

  • a hands-on workshop to learn Hmong embroidery, Hmong applique or Kmhmu basket weaving (3.5 hours, max. 12 people)
  • an ethnic cuisine lunch (sample dishes include Akha meatballs, Tai Lue fried rice, and Hmong green beans – many vegetarian options also available)
  • a seminar led by one of the TAEC Co-Directors (one hour, max. 30 people) on “Ethnic Diversity and Culture Change” or “Guide to Ethnic Handicrafts in Luang Prabang”

For more information, please contact bookings@taeclaos.org.

​Relax at TAEC Cafe TAEC Cafe ​Enjoy chilled refreshments with eco-friendly bamboo straws