Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi - Best Egg Coffee Shops in Hanoi

Duc - October 29, 2018

You are a real fan of coffee? Do you desire to try all types of coffee? Vietnamese Egg Coffee is actually a unique kind of coffee that you cannot miss. Unlike Western normal coffee, Hanoi locals have created a new way to enjoy coffee for decades: mixing eggs into coffee to form a perfect match. Sitting on a small chair on the pavement with a cup of egg coffee become a popular image of Hanoi, the capital and undisputed epicenter of coffee culture in Vietnam.

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Mrs. Bich - the owner of Dinh Coffee is using her special egg whipping machine to make Egg Coffee

Where to try Best Egg Coffee in Hanoi 

The best time to enjoy a cup of coffee in Hanoi is right after your breakfast with local foods such as Banh mi, Sticky rice, and Bun thang. As coffee culture remains an adhesive element of Vietnamese culture and society, more and more cafes will have a go at whipping up their own version.

Below are some high-ranked store serving the best coffee in Hanoi

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

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Cafe Giang - Giang Cafe Hanoi

  • Address: 30 Nguyen Huu Tuan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Average price: 15.000 - 33.000 VND

Café Giang is known as the original coffee shop serving Vietnamese egg coffee in Hanoi.

Café Giang, an original coffee shop in the land with a thousand years of civilization with its specialty, egg coffee

Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi Best Egg Coffee Shops in Hanoi

The coffee shop is hidden in a small alley so it's may hard to find (insta: duungthuy)

Local tips

  • Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Parking: You have to park your vehicle opposite Café Giang (Cost: 10.000 VND/time).
  • Menu: Besides egg coffee, the store also serves Brewed Cocoa Coffee or Coffee Beers. Their flavor and color are rather attracting and tasteful.
  • The space of Café Giang is quite small so if you want to get a favorable seat, avoid coming on a crowded time.

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Dinh Café

  • Address: The second floor, 13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Average price: 30.000 – 70.000 VND

The owner of Dinh Café is Ms. Bich, the daughter of the original egg coffee extraordinaire, Nguyen Van Giang. With a favorable position, this store is suitable for those who want to enjoy the stunning scenery of Hoan Kiem Lake with a rich cup of egg coffee.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi Best Egg Coffee Shops in Hanoi

Mrs. Bich is making cups of joy (insta: pad251)

Local tips

  • Opening hours: Every day from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • In addition to famous egg coffee, the owner of Dinh café created her own rendition which uses cocoa. This is Egg Cocoa with an alluring flavor and decoration.
  • The shop is so crowded so you should come earlier to get a good position on the balcony.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi - Best Egg Coffee Shops in Hanoi

The balcony is the best position to take a view to Hoan Kiem Lake

Old Quarter Café

  • Address: 11 Gai Street, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

  • Average price: 20.000- 55.000 VND

It seems to spend on the ones who are keen on the ancient beauty of the Old Quarter with a spectacular view over old houses here.

Local tips

  • Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • The store doesn’t provide parking area so when you come here, it’s better to walk or park your transport outside.
  • The specialties of Old Quarter Café are egg coffee, egg cocoa and coconut milk coffee with a superb taste and a reasonable price.

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A deep-rooted history of egg coffee Hanoi

Coffee was first introduced to Vietnam in the 19th century by the French colonists. Vietnam increasingly becomes a strong coffee exporter with many plantations in the central highlands.

To tackle the limitations of fresh milk, the French and Vietnamese started to use sweetened condensed milk with a dark roasted coffee. Egg coffee has been invented since the 1940s when a bartender called Nguyen Van Giang in Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, Hanoi whisked eggs into his coffee as he couldn't find fresh milk. Fortunately, the result was decadent and delicious, so he decided to open Cafe Giang, the original Vietnamese egg coffee king in order to introduce this signature drink.

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Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi Best Egg Coffee Shops in Hanoi

Egg coffee and Turtle Tower are symbols of Hanoi

Egg Coffee Recipe - How to make best egg coffee Hanoi

With the dramatic emergence of a lot of cafés, egg coffee is today made according to a variety of methods with different tastes.

The main ingredients for an egg coffee recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon Vietnamese coffee
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 3 tablespoon condensed milk
  • 2 eggs

What can be served with Vietnamese Egg Coffee?

Vietnamese coffee tends to be very dark and sweet, so this coffee is often enjoyed combining with appetizing side dishes such as Biscuit, Sunflower seeds, and Chiffon Cake.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi Best Egg Coffee Shops in Hanoi

A small plate filled with sunflower seeds - a perfect match when you drink Egg Coffee with some friends 

Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi Best Egg Coffee Shops in Hanoi

Egg Coffee served with a piece of biscuit

In addition, you can order some sandwiches and bread to have a nutritious breakfast meal.

Special kinds of Hanoi Egg Coffee

Vietnamese egg coffee has been a massive burst in popularity since its initial introduction to consumers, thus, many versions of the original recipe have been altered or replicated in various forms. Egg coffee can be ordered hot or cold and both of them seem to be quite different experiences of paralleled delight.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi Best Egg Coffee Shops in Hanoi

The cold coffee comes in a cup loaded with ice and tastes more like a dessert. It appears to be similar to ice cream or runny tiramisu.

The hot version of Vietnamese egg coffee is placed in a smaller cup and has a thick, foamy egg-based head. This yellowish heap of jacked-up creamy goodness is perfection.

How to enjoy Best Egg Coffee Hanoi like a real local?

You can enjoy egg coffee with a spoon to drink the coffee through the egg topping or mix everything together.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi Best Egg Coffee Shops in Hanoi

Enjoying in the winter at a high sightseeing spot to contemplate the view of Hanoi is the best way to drink Egg Coffee  

You can try Vietnamese egg coffee through the egg topping or mix all together

Sitting with a cup of coffee and enjoying the spectacular sightseeing around is really a perfect experience for locals as well as foreign tourists.

If you don’t know how to order and enjoy a cup of egg coffee in Vietnamese, observe locals as they are the best instructors.

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