Top 5 must visit coffee shops for travellers when in Hanoi
Vietnam is the second largest coffee exporter in the world, thus Vietnamese people have been nurturing an exclusive coffee culture for decades. Coffee is an indispensable companion in our daily life. We drink coffee to kick off a day in the morning, another one after lunch for keeping up working, and even at night when we are supposed to stay awake to finish deadlines.
Are you ready to experience some best beautiful coffee shops for your trip to Hanoi? Below is the list of 5 most special ones that Whatsup Vietnam wants to recommend to you so that you can enjoy Hanoian coffee the way they do, which is the best way to understand local revel in beverage.
1. Cosa Nostra
This place has an unique color that you can’t find nowhere else. Your first impression when coming to this cafe is the gray coler on the outside, which that is not really perferred for decorating a coffee shop. While the layout is not too sophisticated and luxurious, the delicate arrangement color scheme is the thing that will leave an unforgettable impression on any visittors. The classic white walls and the brown wooden doors bring about a cozy and youthful feeling.
The menu of Cosa Nostra is seasonally updated, so you can easily choose for yourself things that suit the weather. The beverages at Cosa Nostra are also abundant with different types such as Vietnamese or Italian coffee, tea or wines, and cocktails or spirits. Cosa Nostra serves both Asian and Western dishes, depending on your preferences. For Asian dishes you can choose crab soup, mixed noodles, fish cooked with kimchi braised rice, etc. Similarly, they have outstanding European dishes such as Fore Gras, Sprouting Salad (sprouts, tomatoes, cucumbers) or Pizza of all kinds like Mushroom, Vegetable, Spinach, Hem Pineapple (pineapple and salt market), Bolognese (beef), etc.
Cosa Nostra is truly an ideal rendezvous for all ages and those who want to try a new feeling for watching an ancient and luxurious Hanoi corner.
Address: 24 Tong Dan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening: 8 a.m – 11 p.m
Price: 50.000 – 200.000 VND
2. Bluebirds’ Nest
The quietness and tranquility of this coffee shop will absolutely make worth your time in Hanoi. Situated in an small alleyway, this coffee shop is a great escape from the constant noise and motorbike exhaust of Hanoi streets with a great menu including teas, smoothies, juices, mojitos and coffee. There are also some cute kitties that enjoy to wandering around. You will never know, one might curl up next to you while you’re passionately sipping your strong Vietnamese coffee.
The indoor part of the cafe is air-conditioned, having tables close to outlets and a cozy seating area around low tables where you can sit on the ground. Don’t forget to take your shoes off and get comfy. The most favorite part of this cafe is the upstairs garden area. With plenty of seating, fans and plants, there’s no other better place to crank out a blog post, writi dõn a lesson plan or meet up with friends. This place is totally wonderful and in addition to that, the coffee is very tasty. Try a perfect and delicious coconut coffee and don't forget to purchase some bamboo straws while you’re at it.
Address: 13/19 Dang Dung alleyway, Ba Dinh district, Ha Noi
Opening: 8 a.m – 11 p.m
Price: 25.000 – 50.000 VND
3. Tranquil Books and Coffee
Tranquil Book & Coffee is one of the beautiful book cafes in Hanoi, which is exclusively reserved for quiet single lovers. The cafe is nicely hidden inside an alley, and has an outdoor sitting as well as two-storied indoor sitting with air-conditioner. Everything is properly arranged from clean toilets to power sockets placed everywhere for people to charge their laptops or phones, making it an abssolute ideal place to read, reflect, work quietly or simply spend time enjoying your coffee.
However, it’s a whole different story on Tuesday night when this shop puts on a new shirt. If you’re looking for a place to chill, then this place will be your heaven in Hanoi. On that day, people all around corners of Hanoi gathers at this small house to play guitar or piano and sing along together. Even some underground singers come here to perform with an intention to promote their own original songs. It just lasts 2 hours, but when it comes to an end, you will wish it has never stopped.
Address: 5 Nguyen Quang Bich street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Opening: 8 a.m – 11 p.m
Price: 30.000 – 50.000 VND
4. An’s Garden Cafe
An’s Garden Cafe is designed as an open-space architecture with both classical style and modernity, which is in harmony with nature. Being one of the beautiful cafes in Hanoi, An’s Garden Cafe will surely make you feel excited and overwhelmed when you visit it.
The menu is quite diverse with pure teas, smoothies, ice blended drinks, coffee and delicious desserts. In addition, the shop has a 3rd floor with a playing area for children. Therefore, not only young people choose this place as a "gathering" place at weekend, but parents also love this place as they can bring their children and still have their own space to sip an aromatic coffee cup.
Address: 56 BT8 Ho Van Quan street, Ha Dong district, Ha Noi
Opening: 7 a.m – 11 p.m
Price: 20.000 – 70.000 VND
5. Gi?ng Café
Another famous cafe spot that we would recommend travelers visit is Gi?ng Cafe. It is reputable for its Vietnamese egg coffee, made of black coffee powder, whipped egg yolk and condensed milk. It does not sound like the most delicious kind of drink, yet is a local Hanoi specialty. Though Gi?ng Cafe is a bit hidden, having narrow spaces and interesting little chairs inside, it can be crowded here from time to time.
The egg coffee is truly a unique experience and a must-do while you are in Hanoi - and Giang Cafe is no wonder the original. You wouldn't drink your coffee like this everyday, then it’s a surely worthy experience.
Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Opening: 7 a.m – 10.30 p.m
Price: 15.000 – 33.000 VND
Written by: Hieu La