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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 #26 of 418 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $4
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stumbled across this place whilst looking for another eatery but decided to pop in as we were starving! We were glad we did. Right from walking in the waiter was very attentive and friendly, not to mention helpful as we browsed the menu. We ordered beers that cost less than 10p a go (3000 Dong) and food that was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

we stumbled across this delightful little cafe and stopped for a simple supper. The restaurant is part of the charitable MAD (make a difference) foundation which supports the training of young Vietnamese people in the hospitality trade and the young staff are delightful. The menu is varied and the dishes we had were amongst the best we had tasted in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The staff here are very sweet and the papaya salad/fresh spring rolls are delicious! The prices are good and my bf enjoyed the cheap, cold local beer. I've been back twice in two days so far!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Well I wish we found this place earlier great food great value and the staff are good fun. This place has a good vibe nothing pretentious here and the xmas tree is a great touch. We enjoyed it so much after our second visit that we booked a cooking class (don't miss that) once again great value and fun in... 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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