Another southeastern Lao town with a fairly poor food scene, you have to do a bit of digging in Attapeu to get a good feed.
Sabaydy Attapeu Restaurant serves pricey food, but it's a stunning place for a feed or a beer at sunset when the Sekong River below glows yellow. Sit out on the wooden deck to relax after a hard day riding. There is an English menu and plenty of Lao food on it. This place is on the northern side of town.
A popular spot for a meal is the restaurant underneath Duc Loc Hotel. While the food is just okay, it's one of the few places in town that has an English menu. Food is primarily Vietnamese, but they can whip up omelettes, baguettes and a reasonable noodle soup.