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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 #29 of 402 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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151 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The food is so tasty! Great services, the staff is very friendly in a nice atmosphere. The price is also reasonable! I love the spring rolls, grill fish in banana leaf and the yummy aubergine in clay pot. This is some of the best food that I have had in Vietnam. I will definitely be coming back here!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Thought I would try this place but the food was like grease and very slow service. Dozens of better options in Hoi An. Once bitten twice shy.

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Ian4217, Manager at Laugh Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Johnvail99 Thank you for your review/comment, Management as well as our staff and students take your comments very seriously. Firstly your comments are very vague as well as surprising considering out of 150 reviews 140+ have been very supportive of the quality of our food. I believe you are the first person to ever call our food greasy. As... More

Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great little cafe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Try the Morning Glory, White Rose Dumplings or the Cao Lau (Noodle soup with pork and salad leaves) along with great service.

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Granada, Nicaragua
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nice environment on a close but not hectic street near old town & the backpacker street. Has a whole page of veg options as well as Vietnamese classics. Entrees as low as 35,000VND with fresh beer by the glass at just 4,000. The staff is mostly bilingual & eager to please. A few table outside. It's near my hotel &... More

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Came for dinner and had the best time, great food, the best we have eaten in 2 weeks of eating out in vietnam on TA recommendations. We loved the pork wonton, chicken and cashew, fish in clay pot (mackerel beautifully cooked and so much of it) and the dessert of mango crepe was delicious. Ridiculously cheap and the 3000 VND... More

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Cologne, Germany
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed for a couple of hours, had two rounds of food, left not just slightly drunk and paid less then ten Euros, including a full tip. So what's left to say? Oh, yes: Everybody was extremely nice, the staff took a lot of time to answer questions we had about the food (since we couldn't take part in their... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
33 helpful votes 33 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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