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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 147
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cooking class delight!

We had so much fun with a patient, entertaining chef, learned a lot and created a very tasty Vietnamese meal. Choose your own meals and enjoy each course as you go. Beautiful setting, definitely worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
R_ronan
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Warsaw, Poland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We had so much fun with a patient, entertaining chef, learned a lot and created a very tasty Vietnamese meal. Choose your own meals and enjoy each course as you go. Beautiful setting, definitely worth a visit

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Just finished the cooking class and the food was the best I have had the whole time here and I cooked it! Really chilled lesson with the just the 2 of us and the chef. Learnt lots and coming back tomorrow for another lesson.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This cafe is amazing! The food was sensational (Banana pancakes especially!) and the staff were beautiful. The idea behind this cafe is really nice and their training is obvious in their customer service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went to the laugh cafe today and were simply amazed by the meals. Prices are fair and range from 1-5 $. Fresh beer you can get for only 3000VDN which is the cheapest price we got so far. You can find many vegetarian dishes including vietnamese specialties. Also, they support social projects such as MAD which includes supporting the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is one of the best Vietnamese places we have eaten at! We tried everything off the local specialty menu and it was incredible! The white rose dumplings were our favourite. Plus, beer is 3000 domg. You can never go wrong with that! The staff are very kind and attentive. Our server even helped us pronounce the dish names in... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Out of town (ish) place . Well hoi an is small so not that far....just not on main strip. But please go visit. Restaurant that is working hard to put profit into doing some good in a town which, generally, exploits it beauty. Beer as previous contributions have said starts at 3000 vnd. Local food from around 39000 vnd. Mains... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Reasonable prices, sweet servers and good food. We were the only ones there for dinner and it still took quite a while but was worth the wait. The soups and papaya salad and chicken cashew were delicious. Good people watching of the local families nearby when you sit outside. They also serve pizza, randomly. Cute reviews handwritten by customers hang... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

By far some of the cheapest prices we've seen in Hoi An. Had Cao Lau (35,000 noodles) and white rose (39,000 dumplings) two dishes that are specific to Hoi An and they were both extremely tasty! It's supporting a good cause and beer is 3,000 so that's also a plus.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

An excellent place to sample some of Hoi An's signature dishes. We tried the white rose dumplings and cao lao noodles, both were awesome at 39k/35k dong. Fresh beer for 3k dong makes it a must visit! Great service backed behind a good cause as well. Why not?

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15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Not the prettiest of Hoi An streetscapes but very close by to the bustling heart of the village. ... This little cafe is a casual dining experience not to be missed. Best pork and shrimp pancake rice paper rolls I've had. .. closely followed by the fresh rice paper rolls with papaya salad. Service is so lovely and the cause... 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: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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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