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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Delicious veg

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Tarapoto, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Good night out and would happily visit again. Nice food and friendly clean atmosphere they also offer fresh beer which is prefect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The waitress recommended crispy noodle and suggested 3k vnd beer. I had the best hour with a few more glass of beer. The noodle dish was so great that I think I might revisit tomoro again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We ate lunch here and it was one of the nicest meals we had in Vietnam. Lovely fresh,tasty food well presented. We also enjoyed watching the builder across the street while we ate. This is an Australian NGO training restaurant and the waitress proudly told us her boss was Australian when she discovered we were. We're sorry not to have... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We tried this cafe ( no. 126 Tran Cao) after reading reviews. Check the location on a map first as it is a little hard to find. If is a Vietnamese style cafe- casual with the normal decor. The food was fantastic. I had a prawn dish which had been cooked in banana leaf. All of our group enjoyed their... More 

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

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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