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Laugh Cafe Restaurant

126 Tran Cao Van St, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 90 519 25 32
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Ranked #20 of 392 restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $5
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Cute little restaurant. Good prices. Lovely staff. The pork spring rolls were possibly the best I've had in Vietnam (good pork, lots of veges, not too oily). And great to be able to enjoy a 3000 VND beer and exchange our books :)

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New york, ny
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Shrimp spring rolls and the chicken and beef pho were great. Pho is under breakfast but we had no problem getting it at 3PM. Broth was amazing, didn't have too much meat though. But it was very cheap. 4 iced coffees, spring rolls, 2 pho, large water was something like 240,000 Dong. Great deal, and great flavors!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The absolute best feed in Hoi An!!!!!! Without a doubt delicious! SO terribly embarrassingly cheap!!! And service at your feet!!!! My favorite the papaya salad! We went back 3 times just so I could enjoy this salad! The fresh beer cold and perfect! There is nothing on this menu that wouldn't satisfy! The fried wonton with salsa!!! Eggplant hit pot!!!... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The people at the Laugh Cafè obviously care about what they are doing. The food is great (I had Cao Lau once and squid in banana leaf the second time), the café is nice and quite and clean, service is nice (it's mostly kids from not-so-priviledged backgrounds who are training for a career in tourism), the 3,000 beer is a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Tasty food in a relaxed setting. Great value for money. The eggplant in claypot is delicious. The 3,000 dong beer is a bit dodgy though!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Easy to find and tasty food. I had the tofu cai lay although I'm not a veggy and it was delicious. Wife had chicken lemongrass in banana leaf which was amazing. Romantic place with lanterns and easy to find. Beer at 3000d a glass you can't go wrong! I was expecting a bit more joviality from staff but very low... More

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Palapye, Botswana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate a few meals here and decided that this would be the prefect place to take a cooking class. We learned how to make tofu and tomato in a clay pot, vietnamese pancakes, pho, and stir fried shrimp noodles. We didn't only learn how to make these dishes, Huy introduced us to different meal variations and taught us about... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We live just around the corner and visit Laugh often. They have great food, cheap drinks and lovely staff. No negatives!

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Hoi An
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place has a great chilled out atmosphere, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the meals delicious and very affordable. I will definitely be coming back here!

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Newtonhill, Scotland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We visited Laugh Cafe as part of the Taste of HoiAn tour & went back for lunch 4 or 5 times during our 14 night stay at Sunrise Resort. The restaurant employs young staff learning the hospitality trade and service was second to none. We loved the White Rose and fresh spring rolls. It's great sitting outside the restaurant watching... More

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