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Giang Cafe

#13 of 1,286 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: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best coffee I've ever had.

I seriously dream of this place. Tucked at the end of a long, nondescript hallway is this beloved cafe owned by the creator of the city's famous egg coffee, who sits behind the counter all day (and night). Cà phê trứng is a small cup of strong, sweet coffee, whipped with an egg, sweetened... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I seriously dream of this place. Tucked at the end of a long, nondescript hallway is this beloved cafe owned by the creator of the city's famous egg coffee, who sits behind the counter all day (and night). Cà phê trứng is a small cup of strong, sweet coffee, whipped with an egg, sweetened condensed milk and a tiny dash... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Egg Coffee (hot) is more akin to a tiramisu than anything else, and as such, it is so damn good! For only 20k (<1$), and in such a nice setting, this is a sure 5 stars :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went here after already trying an iced egg coffee so it wasn't what we expected... But apparently this is the place that came up with the amazing invention so they know what they are doing! Both coffee and chocolate egg drinks were delicious! (The chocolate one was like an ovaltine malty kind of chocolate... So good! Coffee wasn't as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely make sure to stop in here--the egg coffee is great, and the location is not too far from Hoan Kiem Lake. Easily some of the best coffee in Hanoi, in a city full of great coffee. Make sure to stop by!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went to Giang Cafe for our hot egg coffees. They were sweet, creamy and absolutely delicious! We were told that Giang's had the best egg coffee in the city, the most traditional recipe, so we had to try it! It was amazing! I wish I could take the recipe back home to Canada! Thanks for a great Vietnamese experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I love coffee and everything relative with coffee. Thus i love egg coffee too. This id great coffee i ever have drunk. I love the smell of egg coffee. Must to try it when you come to Hanoi. This is one of part make Hanoi more and more famous with great cuisine.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great coffee. Definitely like tiramisu in a cup. I tried egg coffee at another location and could taste the egg and it wasn't served in a bowl of warm water. Definitely preferred Giang's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Service was fast and coffee was delicious! Would love to try the other selections. Wifi is also available in the cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The atmosphere is cozy, definitely Hanoi's style. Egg coffee is the best drink here and a must for anyone who wants to experience Hanoi coffee culture. The price is reasonable too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I love coffee.. I love the smell of coffee.. The first thing in the morning is coffee.. And whenever I hear anything about coffee, I am usually one of the firsts to be there to try. So this cafe was the first thing on my list to try in Hanoi. The Cafe is located in an unassuming little spot. There... More 

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Address: No. 39- Lane Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 62940495
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Average Prices: USD 3
Cuisine: Cafe, Vietnamese

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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, Vietnamese

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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