10 Popular Cafes in Hanoi That You Should Visit

Apart from the beautiful and astonishing natural landscape, Vietnam is also known as the 2nd largest coffee exporter in the world. Therefore, indulging in Vietnamese coffee culture is a must-do thing during a trip to Hanoi. In this article, we made a list of top 10 popular cafes in Hanoi that you should visit.

1. The Note Coffee

The Note Coffee is a café with unique concept that is located right on the street overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. The space is as the same as the name, filled with notes and notes and notes. The shop is full of Post-it notes with thousands of messages from customers which makes this cafe famous on Instagram. When you order a coffee, the staff will bring you a pen and Post-it note. You can write anything on this small piece of paper and stick it anywhere in the café. This is a pretty good way for customers to save memories. Don't forget to look up at the ceilings in the bathroom as even there you will see colorful papers. Staff is also very enthusiastic and hospitable. The beverages here are good even if the price of drinks is slightly higher than at many other cafes.

Opening hours: 6:30 – 23:00

Price level: $$

Location64 Lương Văn Can, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

10 Popular Cafes in Hanoi That You Should Visit

2. Café Giang

Café Giang is a legendary cafe that everyone must visit when coming to Hanoi. Located in Hanoi's Old Quarter, this café is quite simple and looks like nothing special but it's important to come here to enjoy Egg Coffee called Cà Phê Trúng in Vietnamese. Mr. Giang, the founder of this café, is a former bartender of a 5-star hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole who made the original of Egg Coffee. The space in Café Giang is quite limited but it attracts crowds of guests and the majority of them are foreign customers. A cup of good quality Egg Coffee costs only 25,000 VND that is quite cheap if compared to other cafes. Other drinks range from 30,000 VND to 50,000 VND.

Opening hours: 7:00 - 22:00

Price level: $

Location39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội  

3. Cafe Dinh

Café Dinh is one of the best places to try Egg Coffee in Hanoi. Café Dinh was founded by Mrs. Bich, the daughter of Mr. Giang, so the quality of popular drinks like Egg coffee can be expected the same as at Café Giang. This old-fashioned small cafe is located on the second floor of the old house. The highlight of this café is the view of the lake that opens up from the balcony even if these seats are almost always occupied. The drinks offered here is mainly coffee, but Café Dinh also has a super delicious cacao egg that is suitable for anyone who cannot drink bitter coffee. Snacks on offer are sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Drinks here are quite cheap as the average price ranges from 20,000 VND to 30,000 VND. 

Opening hours: 7:00 - 21:30

Price level: $

Location: 13 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

4. Hopper Koffie

Hopper Koffie is a small pretty café located near Truc Bac Lake. The café is a little bit out from Hanoi Old Quarter making the atmosphere here quite peaceful. This café has a wide variety of creative beverages, from coffee, fresh juices to mock tails and the drinks that are popular among young people now such as mojito. Espresso coffee here is also voted as the best in town. If anyone has some online work to do, Hopper Koffie is a good working space as well.

Opening hours: Daily 24 hours

Price level: $

Location116 Phố Trấn Vũ, Trúc Bạch, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

5. Cong Caphe

If you have no idea where to go and grab some coffee to chill with your friends, consider to visit Cong Caphe. Cong Caphe is a communist themed café decorated in the dominant brown color with wooden furniture combined with old photos of Hanoi. The staff at the cafe is dressed in military green uniforms. Five years ago, there were only 2 branches of Cong Caphe that were just underground cafes as once the café was even temporarily closed because they were accused of mocking the revolutionary leader. However, now there are more than 60 branches throughout Vietnam. Currently, Cong Caphe has 7 branches in Hanoi. The first branch in Vietnam was Cong Caphe - Dien Bien Phu (32 Điện Biên Phủ, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội). The café has a wide selection of drinks. The coconut coffee, which the first originated from here, costs 40,000 VND and is always one of the most popular drinks in Cong Caphe.

Opening hours: 7:30 - 23:30

Price level: $$

Location: 32 Điện Biên Phủ, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

10 Popular Cafes in Hanoi That You Should Visit

6. Café Nhasan

Café Nhasan is one of the most unique cafes in Hanoi. The cafe is converted from a traditional house of North Vietnamese people so everything is antique and wooden with an old-fashioned style. Although the cafe is located away from Hanoi Old Quarter, you can come here by visiting the nearby Ethnographic Museum. The cafe is large and cozy so you can find yourself a very private space here. Around the café there is a small courtyard decorated with utensils, ranging from old furniture, statues and kitchenware. Sometimes there are live music shows and various exhibitions.

Opening hours: 8:00 - 23:00

Price level: $$

LocationNgõ 462 Đường Bưởi, Vĩnh Phú, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

7. Loaded T Café

Loaded T Café is another secret cafe in Hanoi Old Quarter. If you won't notice, you may just walk pass because the café is located on the 2nd floor of an old French colonial building. The interior is decorated with retro tiles, red brick walls and beautiful old furniture. The atmosphere at the café is peaceful with the old French music playing along. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here. Aside from serving Hanoi's famous egg coffee, the specialty here is the roasted cinnamon coffee beans used for creating various drinks.

Opening hours: 8:00 - 22:00

Price level: $

Location8 Chân Cầm, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

8. Xofa Café & Bistro

Xofa Café & Bistro is ideally located in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter on Tong Duy Tan Street, which has many eateries that are open overnight. The space has a garden with two two-story houses and a wide range of seating options, including sofa. This coffee shop was opened with the purpose of creating a homely atmosphere for customers. The atmosphere inside the café is quiet and relaxing. The prices of food and drinks here are quite high, as the cheapest drinks are sold at 60,000 VND. The most popular choice here is the coconut coffee, priced at 70,000 VND. The shop is open 24 hours, so you can come here to sit back, relax, work or take a nap whenever you want.

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

Price level: $$$

Location14 Tống Duy Tân, Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

9. City View Cafe

City View Cafe Hanoi is a popular cafe for both tourists and locals. The café is located on the upper floor of an iconic building in the city center of Hanoi right next to Hoan Kiem Lake. This café is located on the 5th floor but there are a number of cafes on different floors. Lovely views open from City View Cafe as here you can have a great view of Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. This café sells both food and beverages, so it's a great place to dine with friends and family after traveling around Hanoi and sip coffee in the evening. Expect the prices here to be slightly higher than at other local places but considering the location and views it’s really worth it.

Opening hours: 8:00 - 22:30

Price level: $$$

Location7 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

10 Popular Cafes in Hanoi That You Should Visit

10. A Little Hoi An - Coffee & Tea

If you have never been to Hoi An, try going to A Little Hoi An - Coffee & Tea. As the name suggests, this cafe will make you feel like you are in Hoi An despite being in the center of Hanoi. The café is located right on Hang Trong Street, amidst the hustle and bustle of the capital city. The café has 3 floors and on the top floor there is a balcony with a view of Hang Trong Street. The atmosphere here is really very charming as the cafe is beautifully decorated with vintage yellow and colored walls, colorful Hoi An lanterns and some pretty small vases. This café offers traditional coffee and various kinds of fruit teas. The beverages cost around 40,000-50,000 VND per cup.

Opening hours: 9:00 - 23:00

Price level: $$

Location: 19 Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Coffee Tours

You can explore Hanoi's hidden cafes and try a variety of distinct coffees in unique cafes around the city by joining Coffee Lovers Walking Tour in Hanoi

10 Popular Cafes in Hanoi That You Should Visit 

If you want to try delicious local food such as Pho, desserts, fruit juice and famous Egg Coffee in Hanoi, don’t miss out on the fun Old Quarter Food Tour.