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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 #23 of 409 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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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere is quiet and good, the food is actually good and the service is welcoming. Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The cafe is run by a charming Brit which makes it super tourist friendly as all the staff speak English, prices are very accessible and portions large. Big variety in menu from traditional vietnamese cuisine to pizza, snacks and deserts Very recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Have now visited laugh twice in 2 days, once on a food tour and again today because we found the food and service so good. Have even booked in for cooking school tomorrow. Keep up the great work!

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Mallacoota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you like reasonably priced great food , cold cheap beer and friendly service in a lovely atmosphere this place is for you.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had been here with friends who are staying in hoi an who really rate this restaurant. It was quite and the food came quick but it was an uneasy atmosphere for myself as staff seemed to be waiting and watching over us. I had the fish in clay pot which was nice but would try something different next time... More

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Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The young chef who works here really deserves to go far. He is ambitious and enthusiastic. I felt for him because he was nervous about cooking for me as I am such a foodie that I had asked him loads of questions. He needn't have been: the food was delicious. Try the wontons, the fresh spring rolls, the aubergines, delicious!... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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Denver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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