Enjoying a cup of coffee has become a beautiful habit and culture of Hanoi people. When we sip a cup of coffee, all sadness and fatigue seem to disappear.
There are many beautiful cafes in Hanoi opened everyday, and Hanoi Old Quarter is a great place to enjoy coffee. Here is the list of the ancient cafes that we want to introduce to you.
1. Hanoi House Cafe at Ly Quoc Su
Hanoi House café is located in a small alley on Ly Quoc Su Street, so you need to note it carefully to find the way to come to this shop. The café has small corners, and peaceful and friendly decoration with old furniture, which makes many visitors love it.
Hanoi House Cafe is a wonderful place to find a way to taste coffee like the local people. A cup of black coffee or jasmine tea and cookies can help you relax in a tranquil site. And do not hesitate to visit it if you belong to the non-caffeine teams, because fruit yogurt or coconut jelly yogurt will not disappoint you.
The café has quite a few seats, but with a cool balcony, extremely nice view overlooking Ly Quoc Su street and the ancient church.
Most of the customers come to the coffee shop of Hanoi House said it was very warm; maybe it’s because of the ancient decoration, friendly workers of the café, and the sounds of the bell from the church nearby. What a peaceful site to learn about Hanoi!
- Address: 47A Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Time: 08:00 – 22:30
- Price: 30,000 – 55,000VND per cup
2. Nhan Café at 39 Hàng Hành
Nhan shop is a well-known café in Hanoi. This coffee shop has opened since 1946 but its taste has been known until today. Coffee beans in Nhan Café are roasted and ground according to their own secret.
Therefore, they create a rich, passionate flavor. What wonderful feelings when enjoying a great cup of coffee in Hanoi Old Quarter!
To make Nhan café different from other old styles of coffee shops in Hanoi, Nhan goes with a modern style. Drinkers have plenty of choices with different drinks and sitting places. Its first floor covers the younger style of coffee on the sidewalk. The second and third floors have spacious balconies overlooking the roads.
Besides coffee, the Nhan shop also serves breakfast for customers. Taste the nice flavor of breakfast and enjoy a cup of coffee at Nha Café is a great time to an energetic morning.
- Address: 39 Ngo Hang Hanh, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Time: 08:00 – 22:30
- Average price: 25,000 – 50,000VND per cup
3. Tho Café at 117 Trieu Viet Vuong
Although Tho Café is a small shop in the famous “coffee street” Tran Viet Vuong, it’s crowded with people spending their time here. The café is not new, not luxurious, but the Tho coffee shop has a special charm because of its ancient and idyllic style.
The cup of coffee in the Tho shop is always fragrant because it is roasted and ground by the mind. Smoothies and salted apricots are often ordered during summer days, or an egg coffee for winter days can satisfy the guests who come to Tho. With an aromatic and strong taste of coffee, but the price is extremely affordable.
Most of the guests coming here are the returned customers. Perhaps they like the flavor of coffee in the Tho shop. Thus, the shop has not changed much, only added a little on the old values of the house, so that the drinkers still enjoy the full atmosphere of the old Hanoi.
- Address: 117 Million Viet Vuong, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Time: 09:00 – 23:00
- Price: 15,000VND – 40,000VND per cup
4. Lam Cafe at Nguyen Huu Huan
From a rustic sign with pretty yellow creates the first cute impression that you can not stop at Lam café. The design of this café has a little ancient, a little rustic: outside is a strange style of the ancient period, inside is simple and warm.
Choosing a corner by the windows, and enjoying a strong cup of coffee to see Hanoi during the time of rain, you will see the lovely Hanoi life. Whether black coffee, white coffee or Bac Siu at Lam shop still has the great taste of the original coffee.
This place is also known as a picture cafe. Many people said that artists used to come here and love its coffee, so they brought the paintings to give to the owner. Thus, the paintings have been still hanging on the wall for years, creating poetic and nostalgic feelings that you only find in Lam cafe.
One thing to note for foreigners who want to come to this café is that the shop has seats with very small and low chairs.
- Address: 60 Nguyen Huu Huan, P. Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Time: 07:00 – 22:30
- Price: 15,000VND – 50,000VND per cup
5. L’etage Cafe at Hang Khay
L’etage Cafe in French means “coffee shop on the upstairs”. It’s just like the current location of the shop, this small café is located on the 2nd floor of an old mansion. But, L’etage is designed in an artistic style. The shop has wooden floors, brown tables, and chairs suitable for an ancient house in Hanoi.
The most interesting site in L’etage cafe is probably a very beautiful view overlooking the streets of Hang Khay, Trang Tien, and the ancient section of Hoan Kiem Lake.
Tasting a cup of Vietnamese coffee or a fragrant cappuccino glass, watching the streets at night sparkling, that is amazing. Or, simply with a cup of lemon juice for a beautiful day, you may find the chaos of life going away when sitting at this site. Also, the drinks at L’etage café are decorated beautifully, so don’t be bothered if you have to wait a bit to get a beautiful cup!
- Address: Floor 2, 9A Hàng Khay, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Time: 08:00 – 22:30
- Price: 30,000VND – 55,000VND per cup
6. Nang Café at Nguyen Huu Huan
Many people find Nang Café seems to be able to give them special energy for a new morning when tasting a cup of coffee here. Many guests also admit to loving drinking the coffee here for many years of their life. It is because its atmosphere and drinks from black, brown coffee or egg coffee can beat you with just the first sip.
Nang café has many shops including nostalgic and rustic places and luxurious cafes with spacious interior design. Besides the quality of drinks, the cute and polite attitude of workers is a plus point for Nang.
Going through years, ups and downs of the life of Hanoi, Cafe Nang has always served the guests with the most delicious drinks, and the quality is always the top priority.
- Address: 45 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Time: 08:00 – 22:00
- Price: 25,000VND – 50,000VND per cup
7. Hoa 10 Gio – Floral & Book Cafe
Another beautiful café in the old quarter of Hanoi is Hoa 10 Gio (Floral & Book Café). This shop seems a place to escape from the busy life of Hanoi. Hoa 10 Gio has a simple and light design, so this site becomes a stop for many of you who love coffee, books and vintage space.
Enjoying a cup of coffee, watching the cute little corners or reading a book will help you feel more relaxing. The shop has different kinds of drinks including coffee, tea, juice, smoothies, … all have a nice flavor.
With a convenient location and reasonable price, Hoa 10 Hour is one of the popular destinations in Hanoi for many local people and tourists.
- Address: 26 Hang Voi, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Time: 07:00 – 22:30
- Price: 15,000 – 50,000VND per cup
These coffee shops have gone with the life of Hanoi for many years. They are great places offering the ancient style of the old quarter.
If you want to find the local culture through the drinks in Hanoi, you may come to enjoy coffee at these cafes. Then, you will fall in love with this city.