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5 Coffee Shops In Hanoi You Have To Try

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Hanoi is a city with a coffee shop culture that runs deep. Regardless of the time of day the city’s cafes are overflowing with citizens from all walks of life. Though Hanoi is famous for its Egg Coffee, there are a myriad of hideouts that have a more low key menu. After living in Hanoi for a while now, I’ve compiled a list of my favorites! Here are five cafes that should be at the top of any coffee lovers list!


 

1. Cafe Nola

 

Tucked away from the bustle of Hanoi’s most touristy street – Ma May, is Nola. A gem hidden in plain sight. Enter through a small alley on the side of the road, and be prepared to be transported to a whimsical land full of paintings and coffee. This multi story cafe not only makes a mean Cà Phê Sữa Đá (Vietnamese ice coffee) but they also have a rooftop terrace and a rotating art gallery!

 

Must try:  Cà Phê Sữa Đá

Address: Mã Mây, Quan Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 

 

Cafe Nola

Cafe Nola

 

2. The Note Coffee

 

The Note Coffee is two words: quirky and cute. The walls from floor to ceiling are lined with colorful post-it notes with messages from people all over the world. The open air rooms extend a few stories up and give great views of the street below. Located right in the heart of the Old Quarter, The Note Coffee Shop is a great place to duck into when you need a break from exploring. The drinks are sweet just like the decor, it is an absolute must visit!

 

Must try: Coconut Latte

Address: 64 Lương Văn Can, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

 

3. Hanoi Social Club

 

One of everyone’s favorites is this speak-easy/cafe, Hanoi Social Club is more than just a coffee shop. They hold workshops and talks every week and act as a community meet up spot. Offering a full menu of absolutely scrumptious items, wifi, games, and even cocktails in the evening you could easily spend an entire day here! Located down an alley near Hanoi’s famous railroad street it’s a great location to base more exploration.

 

Must try: Avocado Toast and a Latte or a mint and lime slushie 

Address: 6 Ngõ Hội Vũ, Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

 

4. Cong

 

This famous chain is almost like the Starbucks of Vietnam. Normally this would put me off but the fact that there is a Cong on every corner is reason to celebrate! Decked out in wartime apparel this themed cafe has an impressive menu of exclusively Vietnamese favorites from yogurt coffee to smoothies you can get a real taste of the countries history along with a tasty cuppa something great!

 

Must try: Coconut Coffee (!!!)

Address: Every street in Hanoi

 

5. Căng-Tin 109 Cà Phê

 

Căng-Tin is like traveling back in time to Hanoi 100 years ago, when the streets were quiet and life was slow. This old world cafe is located a little out of the way, and far from the tourist trail. Situated next to a pagoda in a small neighborhood it’s an authentic escape from the chaos of the Old Quarter.

 

Must try: Trà Quất (Kumquat Iced Tea) 

Address: Ngõ 198 Xã Đàn, Phương Liên, Đống Đa, Hà Nội

     

 

 

4 Comments

  1. i love all of these, similar to chiang mai in many ways but i think coffee culture in Vietnam is more rich- so i hear. i’m hoping i can visit Hanoi something soon!

    nichole // thedailypursuit.com

    • Thanks so much Nichole! Yes, I think Chiang Mai does have similar vibes 🙂 Hope you can make it to Hanoi soon!

      xx
      Kelsey

  2. Such whimsical cafés. I could live in Nola and the note café. Thanks for this amazing list! LOVE LOVE!

    • I love love love Nola also!!! I am so happy that you found the list helpful! Thank you so much for reading! <3

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