10 cafes not to be missed in Hanoi

We would like to recommend you top 10 cafes in Hanoi which you should not miss to try when travelling to Hanoi.

Hanoi House: (47 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi) Located opposite to the famous Cathedral in Hanoi, this cafe has one of the best locations in the town center. The shop serves varied traditional coffees of Vietnam. The small cozy place is well decorated with beautiful pieces of arts all over from the ceiling to its tiled floor.

Tadioto: (24 Tong Dan, Hoan Kiem) Just few steps from the Hanoi Opera House, you can find this stylish Tadioto cafe. It is not only a place to enjoy great coffees but also a center of contemporary art events. The owner, artist Nguyen Quy Duc invests a lot of his time and effort to set up this unique cafe and you have many opportunities to chat with him about Vietnam.

L’etage: (9 Hang Khay, Trang Tien) Overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake, L’Etage is a great place for people who love to sit at airy corner. From the balcony, you can see the Turtle Tower and Ngoc Son Temple. L’etage also serves egg coffee which is mixture of egg cream, milk and coffee, a signature drink of Hanoi. Fresh fruit juices are also worth choosing.

Loading T: (8 Chan Cam, Hang Trong) Loading T is located in a second floor of a former French colonial building in Hanoi Old Quarter. From the retro tiles, red brick walls to the unique furniture, every corner of this cafe worth an Instagram moment. Besides egg coffee, the shop also serves the other outstanding drinks including the special cinnamon coffee.

Shot: (60 Phat Loc lane, Hoan Kiem) Located in a small alley of the Old Quater, Shot has a stunning space for shooting like the shop’s name – Shot and just click the camera. Shot usually serves live music in the evening. Drinks menu here is quite diverse and attractive. You can try cheesecake coffee if you come here in the first time.

Tổ Chim Xanh: (Number 13, 19 lane, Dang Dung Str, Quan Thanh) Or Blue Bird’s Nest is located between the old dormitories. Sitting on the highest floor with airy space, you can also have a chance to observe the daily life of local people living around. In addition to drinks, the shop offers delicious homemade cakes. From the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, it takes a short walk to the shop.

Nhạc Xưa: (46 Yen Phu, Tay Ho) With view of spacious West Lake, Nhac Xua is quite convenient accessed by walking from Tran Quoc Pagoda. Nhac Xua- music from the past, like its name this cafe has a very good collection of music from the 50s to 90s of the 20th century.

Nhà Sàn: (462 lane, Buoi Str) Staying away from the noisy urban areas, Nha San is an ideal place for you to sit with a combination of visiting the Ethnology Museum that is located nearby. Converted from a traditional house on stilts of Thai ethnic people in Northern Vietnam, this place is spacious and stylish, a great place to enjoy a coffee both in the winter and summer time. Regular art event, live music, exhibitions are organised here as well.

Museum Garden: Museum Garden serves drinks from attractive fruits. This cafe is beautifully set up in the lush garden of the historical museum, with a lot of space. Take a walk through the French quarter of Hanoi, visit some landmark buildings such as the Opera house before stop by this cafe before visiting the museum is ideal.

Hopper Koffie: (116 Tran Vu Str, Truc Bach lake) The delicious Espresso in Hopper KOFFIE is voted as the best in town. Located near Truc Bach Lake, this place has a very creative menu of drinks from coffees, fresh juices to mixed mock tails. This is a place to take a seat, order a hot coffee, enjoy the lake view and see the world goes by.