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Laugh Cafe Restaurant

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126 Tran Cao Van St, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 90 519 25 32
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Laugh Cafe was set up in 2007 to provide hospitality training to...
Laugh Cafe was set up in 2007 to provide hospitality training to Vietnamese youth. Many young people from the area around Hoi An and Danang come to Hoi An seeking work in the tourist industry. With minimal English and no experience they can only find work in menial positions. Laugh Cafe offers training in hospitality English, service skills, safety and hygiene, restaurant and kitchen management and cooking skills. When our trainees leave we help them find a job in the area that the area that they wish to work in.Laugh Cafe is supported by MAD Indochina, an Australian NGO.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
11 pence beer AND good food!

After we arrived off the night train from Hanoi, we were absolutely starving after a 16 hour journey! The Laugh Cafe looked welcoming and was only a couple of minutes away from our hotel. The lady in there (Loan was her name I think) was very friendly and the food was delicious. I had a chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

After we arrived off the night train from Hanoi, we were absolutely starving after a 16 hour journey! The Laugh Cafe looked welcoming and was only a couple of minutes away from our hotel. The lady in there (Loan was her name I think) was very friendly and the food was delicious. I had a chicken cashew stir fry and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Set just outside the main shopping area of the old town is this little cafe. Here we were greeted by a delightfully helpful staff member and quite a substantial menu (We had the aubergine Claypot. And the rose flower starter- absolutely delicious). Our waitress even threw in a free Vietnamese lesson for us. Even if you're not hungry, I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Loved Laugh Cafe. Firstly it is a NGO and supports local youth to learn hospitality skills. My philosophy is when you are in Vietnam, use your tourist dollars to do some good in the world. Second, they do make the best Vietnamese pancakes (a local delicacy that so many restaurants get terribly wrong) that I have tasted in Hoi An.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We came here after a long journey on the bus and it was a great place to relax. It's out of the main part of the old town so a bit cheaper. Delicious food and I recommend ordering one of the yoghurt based drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Came here after reading about the great vegetarian items. We were very impressed with the menu. Lots of vegetarian to choose from. Had the veg pho, veg wontons and traditional hoi an noodles with vegetables and tofu. Very satisfied with all the delicious dishes. Also very reasonably priced. Our waitress was very kind and attentive. We very much enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The food was exceptional! The service was exceptional! I was in Hoi An for 7 days and ate here many times without a poor meal any of the time. The servers spoke good English. My order was confirmed to make certain it was correct. The fish in banana leaf was perfect. I look forward to visiting Laugh Cafe upon my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I liked this place so much when i was in Hoi An last week that i made it the only place i ate out at. The food was absolutely delicious, as were the drinks and ice cream! The staff were simply perfect. Laugh Cafe is set up to provide training for Vietnamese youth that want to work in the hospitality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stoped here beceause it's next to our hotel and ended up with a great experience and came back the second day again. The staf is so friendly and the atmosphere is great. Food and shakes are delicious so I definitely recommend the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We came by this restaurant as part of neville's food tour (also brilliant) and saw they offered a cooking class for 400,000 dong, so we booked in for an evening class. As there was four of us, it cost 300,000 instead, which was amazing value. We picked four dishes in advance so all the ingredients could be bought in advance.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I arrived in Hoi An with a ravenous appetite after enduring a 12 hour death ride from Nha Trang. Naturally I like to find places near my hotel and if the vibe is right I pledge loyalty to one or two locations for the duration of my stay. I came across laugh cafe, and my first impression was the obvious... More 

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Additional Information about Laugh Cafe Restaurant

Address: 126 Tran Cao Van St, Hoi An, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 90 519 25 32
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 4
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Tran Cao Van St, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: +84 90 519 25 32

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 4
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Laugh Cafe was set up in 2007 to provide hospitality training to Vietnamese youth. Many young people from the area around Hoi An and Danang come to Hoi An seeking work in the tourist industry. With minimal English and no experience they can only find work in menial positions. Laugh Cafe offers training in hospitality English, service skills, safety and hygiene, restaurant and kitchen management and cooking skills. When our trainees leave we help them find a job in the area that the area that they wish to work in.Laugh Cafe is supported by MAD Indochina, an Australian NGO.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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