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Giang Cafe

#15 of 1,534 Places to Eat in Hanoi
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No. 39- Lane Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 62940495
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Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Giang Cafe was founded by My Father ,Mr. Nguyen Giang in 1946, when he was...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Egg coffee - yuk you say? Think again !

The most amazing coffee. Initially I was hesitant but this offer tastes like Tiramasu! You gotta do it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Treadys
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most amazing coffee. Initially I was hesitant but this offer tastes like Tiramasu! You gotta do it

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many recommendations to try their coffee in a variety of guides. As such, I was expecting that it would be easier to find, and more organized inside. The sign outside was difficult to notice. We were directly outside the entrance and only noticed it as we decided to give up and walk away. We were looking for a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the experience!! Delicious, nice atmospere, mingle with locals. In the heart of Hanoi.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to walk through a narrow alley to get into the café. Make your order on the ground floor before proceeding to the second level where you will see low tables and stools scattered around. It is popular with the locals. The egg coffee is good and tasty. Worth the visit.

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1 Thank 770Ally
New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is most famous and best egg coffee in Hanoi, if you want to try a cup of coffee but not cappuccino, egg coffee is the best

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Thank jones e
Victoria, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Supposedly being the place of invention of Egg coffee, Giang Cafe should definitely be considered for egg coffee. Roughly four different styles of egg coffee. My g.f. and I both had one of which was quite good. I can't believe I've gone my whole life without trying this! Every coffee drinker has to try this! This place is a little... More 

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1 Thank Chris M
Brooklyn
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't usually have sweet drinks but their egg coffee was excellent. Plenty of seats upstairs and the service is efficient. Worth visiting.

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Thank mai s
Santa Monica
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe has a cool upstairs sitting area. Don't expect anything fancy -- it's pretty bare bones but a very pleasant place to sit. Definitely a reprieve from the crazy traffic outside. However, I don't understand the fascination with egg coffee. I love coffee (Illy, Pete's, etc.), but egg coffee is like drinking syrup. Way too sweet and thick for... More 

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Thank Hk Santa Monica R
Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried this coffee shop since they had very good review in this site and I was not disappointed. Their egg coffee is incomparable! I love the strong vietnamese coffee that they used and the quality of coffee is amazing! I am a coffee lover and I will not exchange this coffee for a Starbucks. I actually had 3 cups... More 

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Thank Billy M
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time trying egg coffee and I was pleasantly surprised. The coffee is so creamy and delicious, and not very expensive either. Definitely worth a try!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 39- Lane Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 62940495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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