10 Best Cafes in Hanoi Old Quarter
Sometimes coffee is not just coffee - visiting a cafe can bring you soul-soothing moments where the drink complements well with the ambience and give you a nice break from whatever hustle you were in. Hanoi Old Quarter, with its myriad of cafes, is the ideal place to start your coffee hunt, all the way watching the continuous rush of people and the time lapse on each street.
Below is a list of 10 best cafes in Hanoi Old Quarter, helping you to easily choose a suitable coffee shop for your mood and enjoy it your way.
On a fresh Hanoi morning, there is nothing better than enjoying a cup of warmly delicious-and-greasy egg coffee. When it comes to egg coffee - a Hanoi specialty drink, there is nowhere more famous than Giang Cafe located on Nguyen Huu Huan Street.
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The place is not meticulously decorated like most others, with its sole appeal the legendary egg coffee that wins over reputable journalists and TV Crews such as CNN and Buzzfeed. Besides the signature egg coffee, Giang Cafe also serves many other drinks with egg combinations such as egg with mung bean, egg with chocolate, egg with beer, egg cream or egg with coke. The common element is egg - which is whisked until golden brown with a rich taste that goes well with just anything.
In Giang Cafe, you can easily see the images of many people leaning against the wall while chitchatting, or crossing their legs and sometimes inhaling a pipe of tobacco. These are what a true Hanoi is about.
The shop with its global recognition always welcomes a large number of both domestic and foreign customers. Some people are excited to explore the unique features of Hanoi culture, but others come to test the irresistible deliciousness of the drinks here.
- Address: No.35, Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 30.000 – 60.000 VND
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 7:00 – 22:30
Cong Caphe is one of a success stories for locally developed coffee chain. Boldly Vietnamese imprint from concept, decoration to drink menu, Cong Caphe has become one of the typical symbols for Vietnamese cafe brands.
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The first impression left in the visitors' hearts is the shop's concept. From rustic furniture, peacock-shape-printed green and red cushion, cassette, desk phone, to bookshelves, all are modelled after the typical life in Vietnam from the late 1980s to early 1990s. You can be immersed in a decor-style like no others, and don't forget to save unique commemorative photos.
Coconut coffee is undoubtedly Cong Caphe's trademark drink. The beverage is made with coffee, condensed milk and coconut milk, in a golden ratio that makes it both addictive and thirst quenching.
In addition to coconut coffee, the menu also has a variety of drinks like white coffee, coconut milk with mung bean, coconut milk with green rice, etc. and is always refreshed to suit the needs of customers.
Another thing that surely keep you coming back to the shop is the staff's perky, friendly and professional service attitude. Therefore, this is definitely an ideal stopover for you to both feel the Doi Moi atmosphere, sip a cup of fresh coconut coffee and admire the beauty of Hanoi Old Quarter.
- Address: 27 Nha Tho, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 30.000 – 70.000 VND
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 7:00 – 23:30
Vintage 1976 Cafe
Located on the bookstreet Dinh Le, Vintage 1976 Cafe is like a rare bass note in a fast-paced song. If you want to find a coffee shop to relax, and feel the tranquility, this is a suitable choice for you.
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The coffee shop has a retro-style decoration mixed with a little country orientation. With a space reminiscent of an old Hanoi, your soul will be healed and soothed after hard working days and a busy life. Vintage 1976 Cafe is also a great place for you and relatives to save beautiful photos with the imprints of the old Hanoi.
Besides the unique decoration style, you can be fascinated by the shop's rich and varied menu from pure coffee, ice blended drinks, to mojito, smoothies, and soda.
Watching a hustle Hanoi while sipping a cup of warm coffee and immersing yourself in the tranquil and nostalgic space of the old Hanoi at Vintage 1976 Cafe will surely leave you with unforgettable memories on your Hanoi trip.
- Address: No.19, Dinh Le Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 40.000 – 100.000 VND
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 7:00 – 23:00
Hanoi House Cafe
Designed as a one-room small coffee shop nestled in a small corner on Ly Quoc Su Street, Hanoi House Cafe is a familiar destination for locals and visitors. In the midst of a hustle, dynamic capital, this place gives you a tranquil corner to relax and sip a cup of coffee.
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Entering Hanoi House Cafe, you will feel like stepping into an old Hanoi house of the 19th century when the shop has a friendly and peaceful decoration with old furniture besides the usage of cold colors. You will be immersed in a nostalgic, peaceful space, listen to Hanoi love songs and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. You can choose to sit indoors, upstairs or on the cool balcony to sip a black coffee while viewing Ly Quoc Su Street and St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
Hanoi House Cafe is a great place for you to enjoy black coffee or jasmine tea with some cookies. If you belong to a non-coffee team, do not hesitate to visit the shop because its fruit juices or fruit yogurt will not disappoint you.
- Address: No.47, Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 30.000 – 50.000 VND
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 8:00 – 22:00
Hoa 10 Gio - Floral & Book Cafe
Lying on Hang Voi Street, Hoa 10 Gio - Floral & Book Cafe is a well-known cafe with the harmonious combination of flowers and books. The cafe's first floor with simple decoration is used to sell a variety of colorful flowers, while the second floor is a book cafe with a quiet and cozy space.
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The cafe's highlighted attraction is its gentle and delicate decoration style, creating a relaxed and familiar feeling. With 3 different decorated corners, Flower 10 Gio - Floral & Book Cafe is the suitable place for those who want a private space to relax, slowly read favorite books and leisurely enjoy a cup of coffee.
The shop's menu is varied with coffees, smoothies, fruit juices, and frugal teas at reasonable prices. With airy space, delicate combination of books and flowers, this place promises to help relieve the troubles and stress in life.
- Address: No.26, Hang Voi Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 15.000 – 60.000 VND
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 7:30 – 22:30
Lying on the well-known coffee street - Nguyen Huu Huan, with nostalgic space, Han Coffee brings you a peaceful and cozy corner of Hanoi, and dispels your daily troubles and fatigue.
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The shop has airy space with many corners decorated with old Hanoi pictures, creating a warm feeling. Many customers who come to Han Coffee are impressed with its antique brick floor, green-colored windows, and unpainted walls - features of an old Hanoi. The shop's peaceful and nostalgic space is a healing cure for your soul, helping you to watch Hanoi street beauty while sipping a cup of warm coffee.
Each cup of beverage at Han is meticulously and accurately prepared, bringing customers unforgettable impressions. Coming to Han Coffee, you can offer a variety of choices suitable for everyone from traditional and modern coffees to juices, smoothies, macchiato and teas with unique and tasty flavors.
In addition to the diverse menu, the enthusiastic and nimble service attitude of the staff also makes Han Coffee become one of the favorite cafes of locals as well as visitors.
- Address: No.46, Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 20.000 – 50.000 VND
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 8:00 – 23:00
With a view towards St. Joseph’s Cathedral besides wide and airy space, Eden Coffee is always on the list of must-try cafes in Hanoi Old Quarter for domestic and foreign tourists.
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The shop impresses everyone at the first sight with the Bohemian design - a harmonious combination between modern and classical styles to create an airy and comfortable space, not bound by anything. Adorned with a variety of plants and flowers, the coffee shop becomes special among the countless cafes in Hanoi.
With a prime location near St. Joseph’s Cathedral, airy space, and special decoration style, Eden Coffee is an ideal place for you with loved ones to save beautiful photos imprinted with the mark of Hanoi. You can also enjoy a romantic evening on the cafe's rooftop under shimmering yellow lights. Another plus point for Eden Coffee is the good quality of drinks with lots of positive reviews from customers. You can freely choose when the shop serves a variety of beverages such as coffees, cocktails, iced blends, teas, fruit juices or yogurts.
- Address: No.2, Nha Tho Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 30.000 – 65.000
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 8:00 – 23:00
The Church Cafe
The Church Cafe is an ideal place for those with a deep soul who are looking for a quiet place completely separating from the bustling world out there. With delicate interiors combined with warm-colors of sofas, warmly-yellow color of lights, The Church Cafe makes you immerse into a cozy space, forget the usual fatigue and wiggle following the melodious music.
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Besides drinks like coffees, smoothies, fruit juices or cocktails and some snacks, the coffee shop also serves many dishes with full nutrients such as dried-beef bread, salad, pasta, sandwich, so you can spend the whole day here without worry.
After hard working and busy days, The Church Cafe will help you relax and enjoy the most peaceful moments. With a warm space combined with Western-inspired decoration, this place is also a suitable place for you and your loved family or relatives to chat together and enjoy a cup of warm coffee.
- Address: No.1, Nha Tho Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 50.000 – 100.000 VND
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 8:00 – 23:00
Starbucks Reserve Nha Tho
Situated on the tranquil Nha Tho Street, Starbucks - a coffee brand that is so familiar to both locals and foreign visitors - is a place you cannot ignore when visiting Hanoi Old Quarter.
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Located in the heart of city near St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the shop easily catches the eyes of many people with an open view towards the tranquil Nha Tho Street covered with green trees. This is surely the ideal place for you to let your soul immerse into the Hanoi streets while enjoying an aromatic cup of Starbucks coffee.
Starbucks on Nha Tho Street becomes more special with the first Starbuck Reserve in Vietnam and the gorgeous Reserve Bar. When coming to this coffee shop, you have a chance to enjoy the highest quality coffee - which is suitable for coffee-lovers. While waiting for your drink, you can learn how to make a cup of coffee when watching firsthand the performance of coffee masters preparing a cup of coffee.
With the shop's criterion of touching the customers' hearts with what comes from the heart, you will feel satisfied with the service style and quality of the drinks here while finding out the equanimity with the eyes towards St. Joseph's Cathedral.
- Address: No.6, Nha Tho Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 60.000 – 150.000 VND
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 7:00 – 22:30
Loading T Cafe
Loading T Cafe is a small cafe located on the 2nd floor of a French-style house on Chan Cam Street - the well-known coffee street in Hanoi. With a nostalgic yet warm style, this is the ideal place for you and your loved ones to enjoy Hanoi drinks and have a friendly chat with each other. The shop does not make a strong impression on visitors from the first sight but the longer you look, the more visitors are immersed in its old yet bright and cute beauty. Retro flower tiles, wooden tables and chairs, dark-colored sofa and unpainted walls together with small pots of daisy created a harmonious whole, giving everyone a warm but nostalgic feeling.
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Loading T Cafe's highlight is egg coffee - a specialty drink of Hanoi. The name of the shop appeared next to Giang Cafe in CNN's video about egg coffee spots in Hanoi. Therefore, a huge number of domestic and foreign customers have come to the cafe to enjoy this unique drink. Besides, the cafe has received numerous compliments for the varied-delicious menu with coffee, tea, fruit smoothies, and pastries.
In addition, the friendly and welcoming service attitude of Loading T Cafe's staff has captured the hearts of many visitors. Therefore, with a prime location in the heart of the Old Quarter and cozy space, Loading T is a great choice for you to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee
- Address: No.8 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Price: 20.000 – 45.000 VND
- Opening hours: Everyday/ 9:00 – 23:00
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