Vietnam is home to some of the best street food dishes in Asia, and a French culinary heritage that has given the country a taste for baguettes, crêpes and coffee. Add the two together, and you have Vietnam’s café culture.
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.
This list provides you with some trusted locations that own the authentic flavours of the Hanoian Egg Coffee.
Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi
Being one of the oldest coffee brands in Hanoi, the shop was founded by Mr. Giang, a former bartender at the famous hotel Metropole during the French war. The Egg Coffee recipe was inspired from a Cappuccino drink. The strong taste of coffee, rich taste of the egg yolk, and the sweet taste of condensed milk, all have helped create a soothing flavour for the drink.
The shop has an ancient vibe and cozy ambiance, but the location is a little tricky as the entrance is small and not noticeable.
Address: 13 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi
Dinh Coffee is located upstairs of a two storeys old French villa. To reach the shop, first you have to go through a shop selling bags then an old staircase.
Dinh Coffee’s owner, Ms. Bich, is the daughter of Mr. Giang so the coffee taste still remains as its first form. What is different is the bold taste thanks to the cocoa heated up and whisked with the egg. Here, you can enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the beauty of the nearby Hoan Kiem Lake.
Pho Co Coffee
Address: 11 Hang Gai Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi
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.
Address: 60 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi
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.
Address: 72 Phu Lo, Soc Son, Hanoi
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.
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