Vietnam is renowned for its excellent coffee, with coffee production a major source of income for the country. It is difficult to resist the temptation as the aroma of coffee pervades some of the streets of Hanoi. You’ll find that the Vietnamese capital offers a variety of coffee places; we have compiled a list of some of the best.
Giang Café is a charming place hidden in the narrow streets of Hanoi’s old city. The architectural style of the place reflects an auspicious blend of Western and Asian influences. The cafe is famous for its egg coffee, surprisingly delicious and resembling a tiramisu in taste. This is a great place to relax, enjoy some music and have a cup of coffee or, alternatively, a hot egg chocolate.
In the narrow, cobbled streets of Hanoi’s old quarter lies Café Pho Co. The cafe offers its customers a selection of Vietnamese coffee blends that will suit all different tastes. The freshest coffee beans are brewed to create outstanding cups of coffee characterized by a strong, flavorful aroma. From the rooftop of Cafe Pho Co the picturesque views of the Hoan Kiem Lake spread far and wide.
Located near St.Joseph Cathedral, Indigenous is more of a shop than a café. However, here customers can brew their own coffee in the coffee machine and then sit outside the shop to enjoy it. Indigenous use some of the best coffee beans grown by local coffee bean farmers.
Tucked away in a cozy corner, not far from Long Biên Bridge, lies the small Cafe Nhi, a lovely place that tends to be so busy that customers sometimes can be found standing on the pavement outside. They serve espresso-based coffee drinks, silky textured lattes and indigenous Vietnamese filter coffees. Their coffee is thick and tasty.
Located near the city center, the famous Café Lam is one of the oldest cafes in Hanoi. The charming atmosphere of this old cafe is complemented by antique pieces, art collections and rare books tucked away at every corner. The unique environment transports customers back in time, whilst they enjoy great Vietnamese-style hot and ice coffee, with thick condensed milk.