For a long time, drinking coffee has become an indispensable habit of Vietnamese people. Coffee is considered the culinary culture of Vietnam. Here are top 5 best Coffee shops in Hanoi.
Top 5 best Coffee shops in Hanoi – Best places to visit in Vietnam
Ca phe Pho Co
Ca Phe Pho Co, 11 Hang Gai, Hanoi; +84 (0)4 3928 8153
The way leading to this shop is very interesting. Beginning with the road between a souvenir shop, creeping through narrow staircases, finally open a cafe on the terrace with a view of the scooter streets and Hoan Kiem Lake.
The coffee’s decent and sections are extremely simple with only plastic chair, aluminum tables. But you will find it is really interesting for a short journey from busy street to final coffee table, it seems to bring you through three different worlds. Do not forget to call for an egg coffee cup here.
Nha hang Bao Oanh
Nha Hang Bao Oanh, 7 Duong Thanh Nien, Hanoi; +84 (0)4 3823 9688
The coffee shop looks quite modern. It is located near the West Lake with 3 floors and a roof floor. You can see the crowds of young people gathering around the tables. From here you can observe Westlake with wide visibility.
This is also the ideal place to watch the firework plays that are fired in important holidays like Independence Day, Lunar New Year.
The sound of street noise still reaches your ears. But happily humming of the young people around will not cause you any uncomfortable feeling. Egg coffee is a special drink here either.
Align 3D Graphic Café
Align 3D Graphic Café, 10A Khuc Hao St., Ba Dinh, Hanoi; +84 (0)166 375 6666
The coffee shop is call 3D because it is full of 3D painting painted with 3D max graphic tools, which is used in architecture, animation designs, allowing painter to create virtual 3D lifelike models.
The advent of 3D Align café is considered as an innovation of Hanoi coffee, especially for the people who are familiar with the quiet and profound environment in old-styled coffee shops.
The coffee shop is full of tree, aquarium, water roof… and an airy space inside and outside the clear glass frames, creating completely free and relaxing feelings. This coffee shop also serves light dishes all day with dishes of European, Asian and Vietnamese rice. You can enjoy strong cocktails (it’s called a café, but has more booze options than caffeine).
Chillout, 89A Ly Nam De, Hanoi; +84 (0)4 6295 2595
Different from outside busy streets, here you will hear only guitar, piano sounds in a space of teenage. This coffee shop is considered as meeting point of Hanoi’s young people.
Entering the shop, you will feel like just going halfway around the world to get to a distant Western country. Everything on the first floor from the clock, the display cabinets to the decorated bar, a menu written in chalk blackboard brings us a very-Western feeling. Furniture on the first floor is quite simple but luxury.
A black piano dominating a corner of second floor has become the focus of many young people visiting the shop. It makes the room suddenly luxurious. At the corner of the room, there is a wall built more indented than the other.
Third floor are with fresh but still gentle color: white tables, blue chairs, also watering pot and a ladder nearby.
The menu is diversified with famous food and beverages, from coffee to cocktails, fast food to street food.
9A Hang Khay, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
L’etage café is located on a less noisy street. L’etage cafe in French means “cafe located upstairs”, as the location of the shop now. The small coffee shop is located on the second floor of an ancient villa near the international photo shop, which has made a bold mark in the minds of several generations of the Hanoi.
Overally, the shop has small area but sophisticated design. The balcony table is always guests’ desires. From here you can look down a shady corner of Hoan Kiem Lake, with a slower pace of life, more peaceful than the crowded side of Hang Dao street. But the balcony is quite small and only enough for 5 to 6 guests.