Due to the importance of coffee in people's lives, coffee houses eventually became one of the most common rendezvouses for Vietnamese. It is difficult to resist the temptation as the strong sense of coffee pervades most of the central streets in Hanoi. So head down to see our picks of the best coffee houses in Hanoi!
Vietnamese' affection towards coffee came from our time under the French rule. Most of the numerous coffee plantations today are remnants from hundreds of years ago.
Our coffee stands out from the rest because of its strong, concentrated flavor, which is best with a proper brewing technique; that is: using a Phin filter. Slow-roasted, strong, and black coffee from Robusta coffee beans is Vietnam’s specialty, but other types of coffee can be found easily as well.
Making weasel coffee using a Phin filter
In Hanoi, “ca phe den” refers to strong black coffee, while “ca phe nau” describes coffee mixed with condensed milk. For those who prefer a lighter flavor, try out milk coffee (Bac Xiu). Apart from those, other special creations are egg coffee, fruit coffee, yogurt coffee, and even alcohol coffee!
Hanoi’s egg coffee
Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem District
Opening hours: 7 AM – 10 PM, daily
Price: VND 25,000 – VND 75,000
A look of egg coffee
Founded in 1964, Giang Café is a living example of the saying that coffee is also a lifestyle, which makes it one of the best coffee houses in Hanoi. Apart from their signature, fragrant and bold egg coffee, they serve all different types, which pleases traditional coffee lovers and younger generations. Though tea or juice lovers shouldn’t feel isolated as they have tea and smoothies on the table as well.
Address: 3B Hang Tre (in the alley), Hoan Kiem District
Opening hours: 8 AM – 11 PM, daily
Price: VND 35,000 – VND 70,000
The decorations are mostly made from recycled materials
True to its name, Hidden Gem Coffee is a hidden gem for coffee lovers. It is complimented due to its good selection of tea, excellent egg coffee, and the distinctive design of each floor. You will feel great having your beverages in one of the best coffee houses in Hanoi for environmentalists!
Address: 89 Ma May, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem District
Opening hours: 10 AM – 11 PM, daily
Price: VND 35,000 – VND 70,000
Nostalgic view for coffee lovers
Café Nola takes inspiration from the “Doi Moi” movement in Vietnam so there are full of decorations from the late 1980s. This place is so cozy that you’ll feel like you are drinking coffee in someone’s home.
Come to try their signature drink - black coffee. It may be hard to spot the coffee immediately but there is a sign to show you the way. Mind that you have to be a little more detail-oriented than usual, but that’s what's fun about coffee places in Hanoi.
Address: 5 Nguyen Quang Bich, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem District
Opening hours: 8 AM – 10 PM, daily
Price: VND 35,000 – VND 60,000
The best coffee house in Hanoi for both book and coffee lovers
Reading is a big part of the coffee's identity, which makes it a great place to read and work. It is famous for its refreshing “ca phe nau” (coffee with a dash of condensed milk). The design is more contemporary, and the price is pretty affordable in comparison to others, making it suitable for readers of any age. Coffee gets better attention here, but that doesn't mean there's no juice or tea, so non coffee-holics can feel free to come.
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Address: No 6, 298 Tay Son, Dong Da District
Opening hours: 8 AM – 11:30 PM, daily
Price: VND 30,000 – VND 60,000
The Gardenista coffee chain provides a quiet location for both work and relaxation, along with their top-notch coffee. Different types of green trees cover the coffee space, and the green-and-white decoration theme makes every corner and Instsgrammable moment.
The coffee place is ideal for a relaxing afternoon with friends
Address: 4 Floating House West Lakeside Street, Tay Ho District
Opening hours: 8 AM - 11 PM, daily
Price: VND 40,000 – VND 200,000
The two-floor Eureka is considered as one of the best view cafes at the West Lake. The modern design embodies white, black, and red as the primary tones. The outdoor patio on the second floor is for enjoying the spectacular view, while you can enjoy your coffee on soft sofas or big wooden beds on the first floor. Apart from beverages like coffee, tea, juice, smoothies, or yogurt, they also serve fast foods to fill your empty stomach! Eureka is perfect for after a night out wandering the West Lake!
Address: 60 Tho Quan, Dong Da District
Opening hours: 9 AM - 10:30 PM, daily
Price: VND 25,000 - VND 45,000
The name “Cam” comes from one of the Vietnamese best musical instruments, which also represents the artistic vibes of this place. Young people of Hanoi often visit the cafe with their old film cameras to capture the vintage ambiance here! Cam coffee serves lots of traditional coffee at a reasonable price, namely the original “ca phe den’ with ice. If you feel like playing music, Cam has a variety of musical instruments for you to try and the owner of the place is always so friendly.
The place is not so big, but the settings are dreamy
Address: No 10 Trung Phung, Dong Da District
Opening hours: Daily 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Price: VND 25,000 - VND 55,000
Auden Cafe embraces the Bohemian - which represents freedom. In contrast with usual colorful settings of other Bohemian coffee places, Auden covers mostly white and blue with its furniture. There are a wide variety of drinks that you can choose, from coffee to tea and juice; they all come at an affordable price in extraordinary cups.
A typical look at the Bohemian style represent at every corner of the coffee place
Often in Hanoi, the coffee places that are hard to find turn out to be the best. It takes a little effort yet the result will please you. If you ever plan to visit coffee places on your trip, do take this list of the best coffee houses in Hanoi into consideration. We hope that you feel more informed about drinking coffee in Hanoi.
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