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Giang Cafe

#12 of 1,120 Restaurants in Hanoi
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Coffee Shop
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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
Egg coffee!

TA reviews pointed me to this spot, and it's definitely hidden (although there's a look-alike with a blinking sign trying to pull in the un-initiated!). It's nothing special inside but has it's own funky feel. Ordered egg coffee which does taste like tiramisu in a cup and enjoyed the overall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

TA reviews pointed me to this spot, and it's definitely hidden (although there's a look-alike with a blinking sign trying to pull in the un-initiated!). It's nothing special inside but has it's own funky feel. Ordered egg coffee which does taste like tiramisu in a cup and enjoyed the overall experience. Probably not entirely worth the hype, but fun to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Just back from a week in a Hanoi and this soon became my favourite Cafe in the City.the Egg Coffee (which before tasting I was very sceptical about!) is absolutely amazing and after tasting for the first time we were back again and again for more! Sit upstairs for the best atmosphere with the usual little tables and stools to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I am a coffee fanatic...I seldom go a day with less than six cups. Hanoi is super saturated with street coffee houses to premiere international brands such as; Starbucks, Twitter Coffee and Coffee Bean. The traditional Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk is a winner. Now imagine the same with a blended raw egg on top...which is exactly what you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Don't miss this! It's delicious, the whole family found the egg coffee experience very tasty. Make sure you find the right place, it's down a narrow alley.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had to try another egg coffee after the very meringue-y affair we had the other night. This one is better - no egg white on top, but the flavour/texture doesn't really work for me - although lots of people obviously do love it. Finding this little cafe is half the fun though, so don't come to Hanoi without giving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Do spare some time to visit this quaint cafe! I was doubtful about the egg coffee but it turned out to be superb! The signboard is quite unnoticeable, and we almost missed it. Tried yoghurt coffee too but we thought it wasn't as good as egg coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited this near the end of our tour in Vietnam. I was very skeptical, raw egg? How is that tasty? But it was delicious. Kind of like a dessert with a creamy custardy texture and then strong coffee at the bottom. The recipe is a bit of a secret but I'm definitely going to try recreate it somehow! I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We actually walked past this place on our first night in Hanoi and wondered what egg coffee was, but didn't go in. Then our Hanoikids guide recommended it. This is an unassuming coffee shop with no frills, and plenty of other drink choices if egg coffee isn't your thing. But you really should try it ice, if only a sip... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Our guide took us here to try the traditional egg coffee? Raw egg yoke is beaten with condensed milk and poured over strong black coffee. Th result is delicious. Try their other coffees if you don't like the idea of raw egg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Don't leave Vietnam without drinking and egg coffee -- and this was the best place we found. They whip egg whites and I think condensed milk and you stir it well into your coffee. OMG. Go to the upstairs room where there is more people activity - it is a bit hard to find - down a little alley off... 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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