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Giang Cafe

#10 of 1,186 Places to Eat in Hanoi
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No. 39, Nguyen Huu Huan, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 62940495
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Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, 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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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

I couldn't have imagined how egg coffee taste like cos it sounds like such a strange combination, but boy when you take your first sip... it's amazing stuffs. I love how the distinctively bitter and strong vietnamese coffee blended really well with the egg, and somehow it has a rather creamy after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I couldn't have imagined how egg coffee taste like cos it sounds like such a strange combination, but boy when you take your first sip... it's amazing stuffs. I love how the distinctively bitter and strong vietnamese coffee blended really well with the egg, and somehow it has a rather creamy after taste to it. I'd recommend the trying the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If your walking and you blink you'll miss this little coffee shop but surprising once you enter it expands and has an additional floor. I've never had egg coffee but I can safely say if I ever come back to Hanoi, I'd definately have it again and recommend any one who hasn't tried then come here give it a go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our tour guide, Ms. Ling recommend we try this coffee. The history behind is very interesting too. The inventor of this unique coffee latte could not afford milk in those days so he tried making his coffee latte with egg yolk and it works!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place is down an alley and abit hard to find. Had both the yogurt with coffee and the egg coffee..the former wasn't too great but the egg coffee was fantastic, even by Vietnam's high standards of coffee..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A wonderful escape within the bustling old quarter. The service we received was prompt and friendly, they offer free wifi and most importantly the egg coffee was a delicious experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

tucked behind busy street. We had a great afternoon egg coffee there. A few options to choose. not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wow! A friend recommended we visit Ca Phe Giang while in Hanoi for the best egg coffee. I was a little hesitant and skeptical of this 'egg coffee' but after trying two variations I'm in love. We had cold egg coffee and cold egg coffee with rum. Both were amazing! So creamy and delicious, a little sweet but not too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Beautiful, quaint, upstairs atrium. A wonderful escape within the bustling old quarter. Service was prompt, free wifi and most importantly delicious egg coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

With 2 weeks in Vietnam, we have been going to one or two different cafe's a day. So far this one is the best. The egg coffee is unique and delicious. If you are in Hanoi, this gem is worth the trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went to this place twice. The original egg coffee is really a good experience. Creamy like custard, it's definitely worth a go. Second time tried it with beer and rum, tasted better with rum. The place have many tourist as well as locals. Worth a trip to taste the original stuff! It's tiny alley and then a short staircase up.... 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 3
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, 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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