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Giang Cafe

#12 of 1,109 Restaurants in Hanoi
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No. 39, Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 62940495
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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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
Fantastic Egg Coffee

I came to this place specifically to try their egg coffee. It did not disappoint, it tasted much better than I expected. It is like a rich, dessert drink and I have heard it described as liquid tiramisu (it's very creamy and almost taste like marshmallow cream mixed with coffee to me). The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I came to this place specifically to try their egg coffee. It did not disappoint, it tasted much better than I expected. It is like a rich, dessert drink and I have heard it described as liquid tiramisu (it's very creamy and almost taste like marshmallow cream mixed with coffee to me). The interior of this place is also pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

A place that is full of character that serves the famous egg coffee. Have to walk through a dark alley to get to the actual place. Get a seat upstairs if you can. Egg coffee is a tad sweet, but well worth every single calorie! Warning for those who are less agile....they only have sin bin seats in the entire... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The egg coffee was out of this world and absolutely delicious, definitely worth a try! Unfortunately we realised after we paid that they overcharged us, I don't know if it was by accident or not, it was quite a lot but I didn't realise right away because I'm not used to Vietnamese dong; but since it is a reoccurring thing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

go through the small alley in Nguyen Huu Huan street, this cafe is busy all day with a lot of customer so maybe not suitable for one who want to find a silent space to relax. However, the drink here quite vary and I found green bean power with egg taste is quite special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I asked the tour guide where can I have the best egg coffee within the area of the lake, without a doubt, she brought me here. If you're not a local or just there by yourself, ordering maybe a challenge. You must know who to call for your order. You can just ask your seat mate if you're having challenges.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Personally loves the thick creamy texture of the egg coffee. However, Egg rum coffee is a tad too strong for non alcoholic drinker. Only down side is I prefer my coffee to be served hot around 95℃ and theirs are just warm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you're here for the egg coffee, you won't be disappointed. The building is unspectacular and the service is lackluster, but the egg coffee is amazing. Get it and go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is no frills. You read about it, the egg coffee being the best in town with various imitators, and how you can eat your sunflower seeds only to spit them on the floor when finished (a la an American sports event) ... it's all true. Other than that, this place is dark, murky, and almost as smoky as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great Little alleyway Only found it through TripAdvisor I love this coffee it's like meringue on top of coffee Worth the effort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Really delicious coffee. So much we went twice. Full both times with Vietnamese locals. Had the egg coffee both times. Apparently they use a family recipe here that been handed down the generations, but from what I gather it's is egg and condensed milk whisked together and poured onto tasty coffee. A must try in Hanoi, as I don't think... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 3
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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