Best cafes in Hanoi? Where would you go to taste the coffee in Hanoi? Would you like to have some for dessert after trying the best food in Hanoi? Here are our suggestions.


Hanoi Black Cafe ( Collected)

Vietnamese coffee culture is not only an integral part of the nation’s cultural and social life but has also become a symbol of interaction, relaxation, and entertainment. Hanoi, often referred to as Vietnam’s coffee capital, enriches the palette of local coffee flavors with its unique taste profiles, captivating anyone passionate about coffee upon their visit.

Hanoi’s Coffee Culture.

In Hanoi, coffee is more than just a drink; it’s an essential part of the daily life of its people. Egg coffee, drip-filter coffee, and milk coffee stand as unmistakable icons of the capital city.

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Popular Coffee Varieties in Hanoi.

Egg Coffee – An Unforgettable Flavour.

Egg coffee is not only a source of pride for Hanoi but is also a distinctive coffee invention that has garnered attention from tourists worldwide. This special beverage is artfully crafted by blending traditional drip-filter coffee with fresh egg yolks, resulting in a rich, creamy, and flavorful drink. Renowned cafes like Café Giang, Café Ngon, and Cong Caphe offer an egg coffee experience that’s not to be missed in Hanoi.

Traditional Coffee – The Essence of Vietnamese Culture.

Traditional Vietnamese coffee, prepared using a phin (filter) with freshly ground Arabica or Robusta beans, is a familiar sight in Hanoi’s everyday life. This type of coffee offers a bold and intense flavor that embodies the depth of Vietnamese culture. Famous traditional coffee shops such as Dinh Café, Cafe Pho Co, and The Note Coffee maintain the beauty of traditional coffee flavors amidst modern Hanoi.

Coffee Varieties in Hanoi ( Collected)

Modern Coffee – A Touch of Global Style in Hanoi.

With society’s continuous evolution, modern coffee brings variety to Hanoi’s coffee culture. These contemporary brews are made with sophisticated coffee machines, appealing to an array of tastes with options like iced blended coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, and more. Trung Nguyen Legend Cafe, Starbucks, and O’Doull’s Freelancing Cafe are ideal destinations for those who enjoy a modern coffee style.

Top 12 + Best Coffee in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Giang Coffee – the original egg coffee Hanoi.

  • Address: 39 D. Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem or 3rd Floor, Foodhall, Lotte Mall Tay Ho, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
  • Reference price: 25,000 – 50,000 VND

Giang coffee is one of the best cafes in Hanoi, which is lying modestly in the alley 39 on Nguyen Huu Huan street, in the old quarter. It can be hard to find, but the experience you have is worth the effort.

Cafe Giang in Hanoi ( Collected)

Hanoi coffee addicts are not strange with Giang Coffee, especially with egg coffee, which is the best café in Hanoi. Giảng coffee was opened by Nguyen Van Giang in 1946 when he was making a bartender for the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi 5-star hotel.

Although the location was changed twice, the recipe of egg-coffee was almost unchanged from the beginning of 70 years ago, with the main ingredients being egg yolk, Vietnamese coffee powder, condensed milk, butter, and cheese. It could be said as the best café in Hanoi for over many decades.

The coffee is filtered in a small bowl, before being mixed with egg yolks (beat well) and other ingredients. The cup is placed in a bowl of hot water to keep the heat. Mr. Giang has developed the formula in the sugar period, milk is very scarce in Vietnam. He used egg yolk to replace milk.

Creamy Egg coffee – Signature coffee you must try when visiting Hanoi

As time passes, this wonderful coffee with egg, milk, ingredients will fascinate and make you cannot forget the taste of it. Taste of fatty eggs, aromatic and rich flavor, which will give you a wonderful experience in one of the best café in Hanoi. But what makes Giang coffee unique and different from the coffee of other restaurants is the formula mix and egg to the perfect, to minimize the taste and sweetness of chicken eggs.

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Dinh coffee – Egg coffee Hanoi 

  • Address: 13 D. Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Reference price: 20,000 – 25,000 VND

Egg coffee in Dinh is very long after the lecture, but more and more coffee in Dinh is the favorite and become the best café in Hanoi because of the strong taste.

Fluffy and creamy egg coffee at Dinh coffee. They draw beautiful flowers or some attractions in Hanoi with cream on their coffee

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Dinh coffee shop is located on the second floor of an ancient French villa, 13 Dinh Tien Hoang. If you want to go to the shop, go through a shop selling bags and go through the old stairs to meet the best café in Hanoi.

The owner of the cafe, Ms. Bich, is the daughter of Giang. Thanks to people like Mrs. Bich, the flavor of coffee is still kept as the first day of the lesson. Egg coffee in Dinh is not placed in a bowl of hot water as in Giang, but only a tiny cup, set palm palms. The coffee is hot, so it must be drunk, to feel bitter coffee in the mouth, melt and between aromatic eggs.

Cafe Dinh in Hanoi

Cafe Dinh in Hanoi ( Collected)

Locals love sitting at Dinh coffee balcony, having some drinks and watching a part of Hanoi outside.

Besides coffee, Dinh also has many other drinks like kumquat juice, hot cocoa… and some side dishes

At Dinh Coffee, cocoa is also boiled, scoop into the same egg so the cocoa aroma and sweet extremely. In the morning dew mornings, sitting on the coffee overlooking the Hoan Kiem lake wind and enjoy a cup of coffee, eggs or cocoa eggs will be extremely warm.

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Lam Coffee – one of the best cafes in Hanoi Old Quarter where people can paint art and streets of Hanoi

  • Address: 60 and 91 D. Nguyen Huu Huan, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem
  • Opening hours: 7:00 – 22:00 (Monday – Thursday); 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Friday – Sunday)
  • Reference price: 25,000 – 30,000 VND

Lam coffee, No. 60 Nguyen Huu Huan was born in 1952 in Chi Linh flower garden, just like Giang, the name comes from the owner’s name is Nguyen Van Lam. From the first days of opening, Lam was the favorite destination of the civil servants, artists. In 1955, the restaurant moved to Tong Dan and from 1960, the main restaurant is located in Nguyen Huu Huan as now.

Lam Coffee

Black coffee at Lam coffee

Small simple, simple in the street. We love Lam because of the unique flavor of this small bar, which is a strong, “sharp” and “burn” but enough range, very sweet, very drunk. Over the past 60 years, the formula roasted ground 100% it was transmitted through generations, making the flavor in the not-so-old forest, hard to forget. It is also said as the best café in Hanoi.

Beautiful old paintings inside Lam Coffee

Beautiful old paintings inside Lam Coffee

But that is not all, the antique is also famous for painting. Here are many pictures of people and streets in Hanoi, self-portraits with autographs, handwritten manuscripts … that the authors are the names that have been at the forefront. souls like the generation of Vietnamese, such as the paintings Bui Xuan Phai, Duong Bich Lien, Vo Tu Nghiem, Nguyen Sang; music writers, poets: Van Cao, To Hoai, Nguyen Hong, The Lu, Huu Loan, Phung Quan … They all make this coffee shop to become one of the best cafes in Hanoi.

Nang Coffee – one of the best Hanoi coffee  

Lasting for about 50 years in Hanoi, it is worth mentioning that Nang Coffee, No. 6 Hang Bac, is thought to be a cup of concentrated coffee to make people drink dizzy.

Cafe in Hanoi

Cafe in Hanoi ( collected)

And also because of that stunned, people are “addicted” coffee here do not know. Located in a crowded town, people find it inconvenient because they find it hard to find parking space.

Whether morning, afternoon, afternoon or evening, this shop is always busy. At first, Coffee has only one address in Hang Bac, but up to now also have a few more power, more spacious, more beautiful.

Phe La – 24 Hang Cot

  • Address: 24 Hang Cot, Hoan Kiem
  • Opening hours: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m
  • Reference price: 39,000 – 85,000 VND

This cafe in the old town is designed according to the camping concept, decorated with umbrellas and folding tables combined with deep brown tones to bring a feeling of closeness and comfort. In addition, Phe La also makes many people love it because of Da Lat’s specialty Oolong tea ingredients.

Cong Cafe – Classic, cozy cafe.

  • Address: 27 Nha Tho, Hoan Kiem
  • Opening hours: 7:30 am – 11:30 pm
  • Reference price: 29,000 – 45,000 VND
Cong Cafe ( Collected)

Cong Cafe ( Collected)

If you are looking for a cafe near Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Cong cafe is the most ideal place. This beautiful view old town cafe has a direct view to the Cathedral, designed with brown and moss green tones and beautiful small wooden chairs with the bold colors of street cafes.

Vintage 1976 Cafe.

  • Address: 19 D. Dinh Le, Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem
  • Opening hours: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m
  • Reference price: 25,000 – 60,000 VND

Vintage 1976 Cafe is one of the cafes in Hanoi’s Old Quarter that is popular with young people. The restaurant impresses visitors with its rustic, nostalgic space reminiscent of an old Hanoi. In addition, inside the restaurant there are also extremely unique virtual living corners for you to freely check in.

La Mensa – Very beautiful pastel blue tone cafe.

  • Address: 2 Hang Dieu, Hoan Kiem
  • Opening hours: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m
  • Reference price: 29,000 – 65,000 VND


La Mensa Shop in Hanoi Old Town ( Collected).

La Mensa attracts all eyes with its pastel blue tones and Indochine-style design, bringing a fresh, relaxing feeling. Not only that, the restaurant’s menu is full of tea, coffee, cakes… each dish served to you is decorated extremely eye-catching, and the price is reasonable.

La Mensa Menu ( Collected).

Gạo ( Rice) Cafe – Beautiful small cafe in the old town.

  • Address: 10 Cho Gao, Hoan Kiem
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 10:30 pm
  • Reference price: 25,000 – 80,000 VND

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Rice Cafe is also a favorite cafe in Hanoi’s Old Quarter among young people. The space outside the shop stands out with a bougainvillea trellis and a unique graffiti wall, bringing a feeling of both peace and modernity. In addition, the restaurant’s drinks are made from fresh ingredients and have a mild, refreshing taste.

Ban Công (Balcony) Cafe – Very chill old cafe.

  • Address: 2 D. Dinh Liet, Hoan Kiem
  • Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday), 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Saturday – Sunday)
  • Reference price: 50,000 – 160,000 VND
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Ban Công (Balcony) Cafe in Hanoi ( Collected)

Balcony Cafe with yellow painted walls, tiled floor, dull paper… creates a space with a bold, old impression but also very poetic. This is a perfect place to see the streets, sipping a cup of coffee while watching the flow of people passing by is really interesting.

Nhan Cafe Hanoi – one of the best coffee shops Hanoi

Nhan coffee was born and attached to the Hanoi people in 1946. But it is not the nickname of a family of people Nhan opened in the heart of Hanoi old city as many people mistakenly thought that in an evacuation area the patriotic Hanoi. Nhan is the spiritual child of Nguyen Van Thi and Tran Thi Thanh Ky.

Hanoi Cafe (Collected)

Mr. Thi and his two friends, The and Nhan Nhan, have studied the brewing formula themselves, from the selection of raw materials roasted and hand-made to produce a common brand that the three have unified named. Human. Founded by three founders, only the family of Thi – Ky is directly involved in research, processing, and business.

Up to this point, in Hanoi, there are nearly a dozen coffee shops branded Nhan coffee and children of Mr. and Mrs. Thi Ky open in Hang Hanh, Lang Ha, Nguyen Thai Hoc, De La Thanh street.

Drew Coffee – beautiful cafe in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

  • Address: 6B Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem
  • Opening hours: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m
  • Reference price: 25,000 – 110,000 VND

Hanoi Milk Cafe (Collected)

Another place to enjoy coffee in Hanoi’s Old Quarter that you should visit is Drew Coffee. The restaurant’s space is not too prominent, small and beautiful, decorated with rustic tables and chairs but with a strong atmosphere. The restaurant’s menu has a variety of coffee, yogurt… all very delicious, making many people fall in love.

Tips to try coffee in Hanoi.

Picking the right coffee shop in Hanoi? Here are quick tips:

  • Know Your Coffee : Determine the coffee type you want since cafes specialize in specific drinks. Choose accordingly.
  • Decide Your Ambiance : Consider the coffee shop environment you prefer, be it elegant, vintage, or modern.
  • Look at Reviews : Check online customer reviews for an authentic insight into the cafe’s quality and service.

Remember, it’s not just about the coffee, it’s the complete experience. Do your research and enjoy Hanoi’s diverse coffee culture. Why not embark on a culinary exploration with our Hanoi Food Tour ? It’s sure to be a delightful experience. If there are any question, feel free to contact us via :

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