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Giang Cafe

No. 39, Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 62940495
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Ranked #6 of 846 restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $3
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Giang Cafe was founded by My Father ,Mr. Nguyen Giang in 1946, when he was working as a bartender for the famous five-star Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel. Although the cafe has been relocated twice, its egg coffee recipe is almost the same as in its early days, with its chief ingredients being chicken egg yolk, Vietnamese coffee powder, sweetened condensed milk, butter and cheese.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went to try the egg coffee and were not disappointed we tried it hot and it was great and only 20,000 dong. Make this one of your stops if you have time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

One of the great things about travel is the ability to experiance something different and new. We were taken to this cafe at the end of our street food walking tour. Our guide told us this cafe has been running since 1946 and serves an egg coffee that was briilant. First time experiance that I look forward to repeating when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went here based on the recommendation of my hotel as I was told they make great egg coffee. Never tried egg coffees before but had heard a lot it and was told to definitely try it. Caught a cab there and it was a little hard to find as there was just a small sign on a wall. Turns out... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You must notice the street numbers to find this cafe ,but once found it is so so good...the egg coffee is delicious ,as is the rum coffee and the local Vietnamese iced coffee .I didn't notice many foreigners there so for me that was a bonus . When I am in Hanoi and my friends say " let's meet at... More

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Noosa, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

coffee with wiped egg whites?yea I am a strong long black freak,but this tasted smooth and a yummy experience. You have to try it.Probably the most famous old coffee house set down a narrow alley.Many other interesting coffee and smoothies .

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Ghaziabad, India
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

With modern chains taking over Hanoi's café scene, ancient holes such as this one have become revered treasures. Giang Café is humbly hidden on a small lane on Nguyen Huu Huan Street in the city’s old quarter. It may be difficult to find for visitors, but it is well worth the effort. It continues to be hugely popular among Hanoi’s... More

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The cold egg coffee with condensed milk was very good. Don't walk too fast or you'll miss the location. You can ask a local on the street, they will know where it is.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I sometimes come here to drink cafe trung - egg coffee, the best drink here and I think it is also the best egg coffee in Hanoi. If you come here by motobike, you must pay 5000 vnd for the parking. Because the coffee shop is in very small alley and no place for parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Came here as part of the street food tour and this was our favourite stop by far. The iced egg coffee is awesome, like nothing I've ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went to Hanoi in January 2014 and we were in a hotel nearby to this place. I had read in the travel guides that egg coffee was a must, although my husband wasn't convinced at all, so...off we went. This place isn't easy to find but not impossible either, just keep your eyes open. You'll have to go into... More

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