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The Best Brunch Spots In Hanoi
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The Best Brunch Spots In Hanoi

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Updated: 25 September 2016
Hanoi has a strong culinary tradition. One of Vietnam‘s most famous dishes, pho, is said to have come from Hanoi. It is no surprise then that Hanoi has some of the best restaurants in the whole of Vietnam. Here we recommend our favorite breakfast spots, we’ve included fine dining and budget options with a mix of Vietnamese and more Western-styled restaurants.
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JW Café

JW Café is located within the JW Marriott Hotel and has a huge selection of buffet foods to choose from. There’s cuisines from Vietnam, Japan, Spain, Italy, Korea, and more; you name it and they’re likely to have it. The brunch on Sunday costs £28 and includes alcohol; that is, cocktails, champagne and beer, making brunch at this luxurious venue a must-try.

W Marriott Hanoi, No 8 Do Duc Duc Street, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam, +84 4 383 35 588

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel actually contains three restaurants to choose from: Le Beaulieu, Spice Gardens and Angelina. The first of these, Le Beaulieu, has French cuisine, the second has Vietnamese food, and the third serves a variety of delicious Italian dishes. All three restaurants come highly recommended for both brunch and, should you wish, dinner.

15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoàn Kim District, +84 4 3826 6919

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La Badiane

La Badiane’s menu include international, fusion, French and vegetarian cuisine. The restaurant is situated in an old colonial villa and has a small garden courtyard as well as a cozy dining area upstairs, which is divided into separate rooms. All of the staff speak French, English, and Vietnamese and are very friendly.

10 Nam Ngu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam, +84 4 39 42 45 09

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Café 129

Mains are all under 100,000 VND here and they’re delicious. From traditional Vietnamese dishes to an English fry-up, all dishes are tasty and generous. The menu also includes healthy and refreshing fruit juices. They don’t speak English here, however, so you might want to brush up on some Vietnamese before arriving.

129 Pho Mai Hac De, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam, +84 4 4 821 6342

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Puku Café

Puku Café is the first and only café in Hanoi to be open at all hours of every day. The café have also marketed themselves as a takeaway joint offering a 24/7 delivery service. With nachos at 135,000 VND and salads at 90,000 VND, it is well worth ordering online, or indeed visiting the café for brunch.

16-18 Tong Duy Tan, Hanoi, Vietnam, +84 4 3938 1745

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DC Bistro

Didieu Corlou, the award-winning chef and founder of the fine dining restaurant La Verticale, has opened another restaurant a few doors down called DC Bistro. DC Bistro is a small, bistro restaurant serving home-style dishes at really great value. The interior consists of dark wood tables and chairs with lots of mirrors and a beautiful balcony with a view.

15A Ngô Văn Sở, Hanoi, Vietnam 10, +84 4 39440288

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Quan An Ngon

‘Ngon’ means ‘delicious’ in Vietnamese and serves as the perfect descriptive adjective for this restaurant. The cooking here is divine and very traditionally Vietnamese, serving a huge array of seafood and varieties of pho. The atmosphere is bustling and always filled with locals.

18 Phan Boi Chau Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, +84 4 3747 3388

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Joma Bakery Café

Joma is a popular destination amongst expats and serve some of the most delicious coffee in all of Hanoi. Aside from their drinks, they serve great sandwiches, pastries, quiche, muesli and fruit shakes. It’s an excellent place to go to if you want a break from Vietnamese dishes and crave a taste of Western food.

#58A Lane 31 Xuan Dieu Quang An Commune, Tay Ho District, +84 43 747 3388

The Hanoi Social Club

Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
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Artwork at the The Hanoi Social Club
Artwork at the The Hanoi Social Club | © Bex Walton / Flickr

The Hanoi Social Club

This is another great place to brunch alongside expats and one of the only breakfast eateries where you’ll be able to find English newspapers inside. Acoustic bands often play here so there is also a chance to listen to some music alongside your food. The Hanoi Social Club also has good wifi and a roof from which to enjoy your brunch.

6 Ngõ Hội Vũ, Hàng Bông, +84 04 3 938 2117

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Mon - Sun:
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Saint Honoré

Saint Honoré is located in Hanoi’s West Lake and serves as a bakery, deli and restaurant. They are famous for selling the best cakes in Hanoi so if you feel like a brunch filled with great pastries, Saint Honoré is the place to visit. Saint Honoré also serves an excellent afternoon tea.

5 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, 33 Hang Buom, Hanoi, Vietnam, +84 4 3933 2555