#1: Café Giang for Best Hanoi Egg Coffee
Café Giảng is a famous address to both Hanoians and foreigners. Its specialty is the unique coffee with egg, created by Mr. Giang Nguyen Van who made it when he was the bartender of Metropole Restaurant in 1946. In fact, the beautiful cup of coffee with egg has made up a brand for Hanoi egg coffee, and all people travel to Hanoi are recommended to try it. The blend of coffee and egg white spiced with sugar is yummy whether you drink it hot or cold.
Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Ly Thai To, Hanoi
#2: Eden Coffee (Café Nha Tho) for scenic view of the Cathedral
Surrounding St. Joseph’s Cathedral Hanoi (Nha Tho Lon in Hoan Kiem District) is a variety of coffee shops, but Eden Coffee Hanoi (called Café Nha Tho by the locals) stands out. The unbeatable view of the Gothic Cathedral from Eden brings the Western-atmosphere feel as if you were drinking coffee in the Western countries. The ideal view is the main strength of this address, which is ranked to be mesmerizing while the open-air setting grounded by the grass layer and topped by the warm lights are all praiseworthy. Drinking in Eden Coffee delivers numerous flattering corners for photography, and indeed, the youth loves to gather there.
Address: 2 Nha Tho, Hang Trong, Hoang Kiem, Hanoi
#3: Café Pho Co for a rich collection of antiquities
The first-time guests might find it uneasy to access this shop because it’s located in the alley of the old houses in Hang Gai Street. But if you ask, the locals are happy to guide you the way to the Café Pho Co (“Phố Cổ” means the Old Town). As its name has stated, this place is filled with the antiquities. Also, the wooden objects and lots of green trees are the bonuses to please the customers. Every seat seems to interest the guests while the top floor is the most favorite with the spacious court and captivating view. Sipping coffee while feasting eyes with the view overlooking scenic Hoan Kiem Lake becomes a great way to unwind.
Address: 11 Hang Gai, Hang Trong, Hanoi
#4: Café Chim for showing off the birds
Even do not need an official brand name, “Café Chim” (“Chim” means Bird) is the popular venue for coffee and birds’ displays. Lots of patrons bring their beloved birds there to compete for the beauty and share knowledge about raising birds. In the early morning at weekends, this place is featured with the birds’ songs when many birds make friends, practice their voices, and show off their beauty. Meanwhile, the bird owners can feel proud of their efforts reflected via the birds’ loveliness. Expect to meet some white-eye birds who are the “best singers” of its kind.
Address: Tran Binh Trong – Thien Quang T-junction, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
#5: Skyline Hanoi Restaurant for the Panoramic View of Old Quarter
Skyline Restaurant (Rooftop of Old Quarter) offers not only a place to sip coffee, but also the upscale eatery to enjoy various dishes, and especially the most panoramic view of the Hanoi Old Quarter from its rooftop. The spectacular rooftop gives the 360-degree view, while the panoramic windows and comfortable sofas encourage the customers to unwind, and the main restaurant lets them enjoy beverage and food to the fullest. Book your seat there to feel authentic Hanoi!
Address: 38 Gia Ngu Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
These coffee addresses in Hanoi own the iconic backgrounds and special features which make them outstanding in the Hanoi café scenes. Come to check in!