Previously, coffee lovers in Hanoi, Vietnam are regular visitors of some coffee shops such as Nhan, Nhi, Di and Nang. Nowadays, when coming to Hanoi, foreigners often go to Hanoi Old Quarter Cafe, Giang Cafe or Hanoi Social Club. A common point of these Hanoi’s coffee shops is that they not only offer good drinks but also own wonderful views.
Initially, Giang Cafe is located on Hang Gai street. Later on, Giang Cafe has two branches, one lies on Nguyen Huu Huan street and the other is on Yen Phu street. Giang is the address that is famous for both local people and foreigners in Hanoi. The coffee shop is closely associated with the reputation of egg coffee that was created by Mr. Nguyen Van Giang when he worked as a bartender at Metropole hotel in 1946. Both addresses own small space but attract a great number of customers. The coffee shop on Nguyen Huu Huan street has two floors with many luxuriant decorative plants and the cafe on Yen Phu street also can be easily found out.
Dinh Cafe is run by Mrs. Bich, the daughter of Mr. Nguyen Van Giang. Located on the second floor of an old house on Dinh Tien Hoang street, Bich coffee shop is also called Dinh Cafe. Despite owning ancient and narrow space, this site is the carrier of the youth of many people. The menu here is quite simple with coffee, cacao, lemonade, kudzu or big longan in the summer. The visitors of Dinh cafe are at all ages and from various regions, including locals or foreign visitors, students or middle-aged people. The most popular location here is the balcony overlooking Sword Lake and Dinh Tien Hoang Street.
Hanoi Old Quarter Cafe
For the first time coming to Hanoi Old Quarter Cafe, you may find it difficult to find out this coffee shop that is deeply located in an old house on Hang Gai street. Anyway, Hanoi Old Quarter Cafe is one of the favorite sites of many foreign tourists. Inside the shop is the space with numerous antique furniture, wooden furniture and green trees on many floors so that customers can comfortably choose a seat. However, the top floor is the most popular with a wide campus where you can sit to sip the coffee and enjoy the panoramic view of the Sword Lake.
Hanoi Social Club
Located in a quiet alley of Hoi Vu Street, Hanoi Social Club has three floors, so you will have more choices of seats. This coffee shop serves not only types of beverages but also sweet food and savoury dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is a favorite address for many foreigners when they come to Hanoi. Here you can enjoy the gentle space and live music performances of both Vietnamese and Western customers.
Hanoi House Cafe
Nestled in an attic on Ly Quoc Su street. The coffee shop makes an impression due to its small entrance and a romantic balcony overlooking the St. Joseph Cathedral. The drinks here are quite diverse from coffee, tea to fruit smoothies, cocktails and soda. Despite owning a small area and having numerous customers, you are always served enthusiastically and you completely can find out the private space for chatting. The shop is decorated with many antiques, unique hanging lights and surrounded by old brick. Hanoi House Cafe often turn on gentle French music, which is attractive to coffee lovers who desire to seek the romantic space.
For the enthusiasts of coffee who are planning to visit Hanoi in coming time, the above-mentioned coffee shops are ideal destinations for enjoying the best coffee in Hanoi. With fine drinks and beautiful view, you will get memorable moments during the trip to Hanoi.