Different people have different ways to enjoy their coffee time. Some like to enjoy a cup of warm creamy cappuccino at the corner of a quiet store. Some prefers to dip themselves in the richness of two double espressos while reading the latest best seller book or some, of a contrary kind, loves listening to the sounds of people talking, car honking during their coffee time. However, no matter which type of coffee drinker you are, Hanoi can please you all. Today, we will take you on a tour to the top cafes in Hanoi for you to choose some favorite ones of yours and visit them while staying in this city.


1. Cafe Giảng

Address: 39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân street, Hoàn Kiếm district

Open hour: 7AM – 10PM

Price range: 15.000đ – 30.000đ

Let’s start our journey with something traditional. Known as the most popular coffee shop to foreigners in Hanoi, located at the Hanoi Old Quarter, Cafe Giảng promises to bring you a throwback to Hanoi in the past. Even though Cafe Giang is not spacious, this famous cafe will certainly make you comfortable with the cozy atmosphere. Tourists may immerse in the peaceful morning or evening of Hanoian while sipping a warm cup of coffee.

Cafe Giảng certainly offers you the best Vietnamese Egg Coffee in Hanoi Old Quarter with the secret recipe passing down from Mr. Giang, the founder of this cafe and a former bartender in 5-star Sofitel Legend Metropole. The surprisingly simple ingredients like the yolk of a chicken egg, Vietnamese coffee powder, condensed milk can be made into a super tasty drink. One important part to make excellent egg coffee is the perfect balance between the fat of the egg and the fragrance of the coffee. Feel free to explore Hanoi Old Quarter and stop at Cafe Giảng, one of the best cafes in Hanoi which you will never forget.


2. Hanoi Time Cafe

Address: 36 Đinh Tiên Hoàng street, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm district

Open hour: 8AM-12AM

Price range: 20.000đ – 50.000đ

In the middle of the busy streets in Hanoi, Hanoi Time Cafe chooses a little ancient style for decorations and architecture. On the way up through an old staircase, you will encounter ancient brick walls, some of which painted a picture of Hanoi. Although a little bit hard to find, we promise your discovery will worth the effort and every penny spent in this location.

When you reach the main floor, you will be embraced by the cozy and tranquil room and it is also the most striking feature of the cafe. Here is a perfect place to enjoy excellent drinks, especially coffee, mocktail, and Vietnamese snacks when contemplating the beautiful spectacles of the Turtle Lake (Ho Guom). Adding with fast service and reasonable price, Hanoi Time Cafe is a fitting choice for many tourists during their travel to Hanoi.


3. Cộng Cà Phê

Address 1: 35A Nguyễn Hữu Huân street, Hoàn Kiếm district
Open hour: 8AM-10AM

Address 2: 46 Tràng Tiền street, Hoàn Kiếm district
Open hour: 7AM-11AM

Address 3: 27 Nhà Thờ street, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm district
Open hour: 7:30AM-11:30Am

Address 4 : 68 Quán Sứ stress, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm district
Open hour: 7AM-11:30PM

Price range: 20.000đ – 100.000đ

The list cannot be completed without the genuine Cộng Cà Phê (Cộng Cafe) since this is one of the most famous coffee brands of Vietnam up to this point. All the shops which belong to this brand are famous for its very unique, one of a kind interiors. Cộng Cà Phê does not have either the long history or the old traditional house and architecture style like Cafe Giảng, but it still attracts tourists with harmony in the designs and theme of the coffee shop.

Because of the brown and green representing the Vietnamese soldiers, the point here is to create the nostalgic feelings for not only visitors but to Vietnamese as well. From a lot of worthless “waste”, the owner creatively reused them for decoration and furniture. Along with handmade menu and walls of old Vietnamese pictures, Cộng Cà Phê attracts those who wish to experience a short journey to the past.


4. Highlands Coffee

Address 1: 3rd Floor, Shark Jaw Building, 1-3-5 Đinh Tiên Hoàng street, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm district
Open hour: 7AM – 11PM

Address 2: 9 Thanh Niên street, Quán Thánh, Ba Đình district
Open hour: 7AM – 11PM

Address 3: Pacific Palace, 83B Lý Thường Kiệt street, Cửa Nam, Hoàn Kiếm district
Open hour: 7AM – 10PM

Price range: 30.000đ – 150.000đ

Now, let’s move to something less traditional and more fancy!

Highlands Coffee – one of the very first Vietnamese coffee brands – is considered as the biggest competitor of Starbucks in Vietnam. Before Starbucks came to Vietnam, Highlands was the king for a very long time. The theme of this brand attracts mostly the young generation who loves the “fancy” vibe while enjoying their coffee. Their menu has some similarities to Starbucks as well.

Among more than 30 shops throughout the city, Highlands on the Shark Jaw building is known to be “the best of the best”. The view here is said to be “extremely beautiful” among cafes in Hanoi, because it is located right in front of Hoan Kiem Lake and is at the main intersection between Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter. Yet, the price of drinks is no higher than other chain stores. Moreover, Highlands does not only sell coffee but also other unique brand-made drinks, cakes and snacks. The most popular drink is probably peach tea with lemongrass, with its chilled tea and cool bar and several pieces of peach crisp, fragrant.


After you visit cafes in Hanoi:

After you drink the fresh coffee in Hanoi, how about satisfying your hunger by joining the tour below where you can try out various Vietnamese eateries?

☞ Join Hanoi Old Quarter Street Food Walking Tour ☜

Don’t hesitate to try out all gorgeous coffee shops we have recommended for you above and tell us which one is your favorite! Also make sure to keep it up with exploring more exciting activities in this amazing city with us. Check out Trazy.com, #1 Travel Shop for Asia to find out more!

Photo Credits:
Cafe Giảng- 39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân Facebook
Ha Noi time Coffee 39 Đinh Tiên Hoàng Facebook
Cong Caphe Facebook
Highlands Coffee Facebook

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