What is your first impression when thinking of Ha Noi in particularly and Viet Nam in general? Is there any coffee shop sceneries popping up your mind? Do you like the way Vietnamese people drink coffee and the decoration of the coffee shops? If you interested in the coffee life in Viet Nam, we will suggest for you some unique coffee destinations in Ha Noi.
1. Reng Reng Cafe
Located in a small lane inside an old army dormitory, Reng Reng is the place for the true coffee lovers. Differ from the operation of other coffee shops; Reng Reng has so many unusual rules for the customer when they visit this destination. The owner said that he opens this coffee shop not for profit, it is only for coffee and the lovers want to taste the real Da Lat Arabica coffee. Besides, Reng Reng sells only coffee, no fresh water or other types of drink and no toilet, too. This operation has many similarities with the coffee shops in the west nations, you buy coffee and drink it for a short time and leave immediately. All the staffs and customers must talk softly and smile gently, go out to listen their phone calls, wash cup themselves if they finish drinking. One more thing that is different in Reng Reng is that it closes on Monday, and opens from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday to Friday and from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday to Sunday. In the owner opinion, shop is opened to serve coffee, serve others is a waste, and a waste is a guilty. The coffee types are served in this store are made by the bartender in all step from roast coffee to grind coffee, and the most famous drink in this strange coffee shop is BA NA, one type coffee has much Anchor cream and condensed milk.
- Address | No.17, 12A alley, Ly Nam De St.
2. Tram Café, Railway, Stadium Coffee
One special coffee shop in Ha Noi that attract the foreigners visiting is Tram Coffee, one small coffee house next to the railway through the Dien Bien Phu street. This coffee space is just a small house in the alley and small part in front of this house with few small tables and chairs or seat cushions. This destination has no beautiful space, common drinks, but the point attracting the foreigners is its location. No one can believe that one coffee house could exist in a railway with no barrier, no warning signal and weaken light. However, it could exist in Ha Noi, so Tourisms are very interested in visiting this destination once time and taking memorial photos. This coffee shop has also rules: to be aware of the dangerous given by the railway, the coffee house closed in stable hours when it has a train pass by. Accordingly, from Monday to Friday, the restaurant breaks on the time frame of 7 am and 11 pm, the weekend will close at 6:00, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Visitor can go to this coffee shop in other time frame to catch most beautiful pictures of Hanoi life next to railway.
- Address | No 30, Lane 10, Dien Bien Phu St.
3. Giang Cafe, no. 39, Nguyen Huu Huan St
One special type of coffee in Ha Noi is very famous these days, after US- North Korean summit in Viet Nam, is Egg coffee owned by brand of Giang café. Founded from 1946 by Mr. Nguyen Giang, ex- bartender of Metropole Hotel, Giang café is over 70 year olds now, a long time for one coffee shop. From only one address for Giang café, today, Giang café has 2 brands: one in Yen Phu Street, the other on Nguyen Huu Huan Street. Although the taste of egg coffee can not as similar as taste in the past, Giang café always impresses and attracts coffeealohic visit and drink a cup of egg beverages. The coffee is brewed in a small cup with a filter before the addition of a well-whisked mixture of the yolk and other ingredients. The main ingredients include chicken egg yolk, Vietnamese coffee powder, sweetened condensed milk, butter and cheese. The egg flavor is really fat and the coffee flavor are really both fragrant and bold, mix together, the result is a unique taste and different from other restaurants. And, the factor decides the different is how to measure exactly the fixed amount of eggs and coffee and the way to mix them perfectly that will decrease maximum the egg sickliness. Visitors could try another taste in Giang café such as egg chocolate, egg cacao, but you should try egg coffee at least when stop by this coffee shop.
- Address | No 30, Lane 10, Dien Bien Phu St.
4. Cai Cach Café, Reformation Café
Located in old apartment from the self-sufficient economy period, Cai Cach Cafe has been founded for years by a couple. We add this address to one of the unique coffee shop in Ha Noi because of this decoration and the scenery around this destination. The space of Cai Cach is cover by everything made in the self-sufficient economy period in Viet Nam from the bottle, furniture, fan, picture, radio and many things. Doesn’t like Cong cafe, Cai Cach Cafe has it own atmosphere of this time with the old apartment, old corridors and old items. Most of customers visit this destination are the teenager and couple want to comeback ,experience and know more about the self-sufficient period. Many beautiful photos with vintage concept are taken in this place and become a part of nostalgic memories. Anyone who set foot first time at this place always say that visit Cai Cach cafe familiar as home, the time doesn’t pass by and they feel really quiet and peaceful. Some tiny tables and chairs are put in front of house, under confetti eaves and face with a pretty sunshine yard in order to customer harmony with nature. The drinks are reviewed well and the owners are very friendly. Visitors can arrive to this coffee shop from the timeline: 9.00 Am to 10:30 pm everyday a week.
- Address | Lane 78, Giai Phong St.
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