Cafe Mai

Cafe Mai, Hanoi: Address, Phone Number, Cafe Mai Reviews: 4/5

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DAN V
1 contribution
I love the Moka blend.
May 2021
I always buy my coffee from Cafe Mai and bring it back to the U.S. It is the only coffee I drink. I love the Moka blend.
Written May 6, 2021
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j0e_75
Arlington, VA110 contributions
Fly to Bảo Lộc is my recommendation if you’re looking for an authentic experience w VN coffee.
Dec 2019 • Family
Came here from Googling the reviews on the best place to buy roasted coffee in Ha Noi and was a little disappointed.
First the flagship coffee named something Paris is 1,600,000đ per kilo, which is easily 10x the price of the pure coffee found in Bảo Lộc, where highlands coffee is grown. I understand that Ha Noi is far from the Dak Lak or Da Lat/Bảo Lộc/Lam Dong area but this is crazy.
In my humble opinion, pay a little more and fly to Bảo Lộc is my recommendation if you’re looking for an authentic experience w VN coffee.
Written December 25, 2019
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Jacqueline Fong
Vancouver, Canada32 contributions
Underwhelming and overpriced coffee
Dec 2019
As usual, decided to give this place a try based on the great reviews, and man, was I disappointed!! I initially walked into their store and was browsing their many different types of coffee beans. A girl quickly let me smell 2 different types, and I asked if I could sit down for a cup of coffee to try it out. She directed me to their coffee shop across the street.

I sat down, and the server brought over a menu. She stood there with her arms crossed, and no smile on her face, waiting for me to order, so I quickly ordered the coffee that I had smelled across the street. After she served me the coffee, she sat there and played games, while another older lady sat beside her and talked on the phone loudly. The coffee tasted so so, very average, nothing spectacular. When I asked for the bill, she brought it over, I paid and asked for change, and I wanted to take a photo of the receipt so that I could remember how much the coffee was (I ordered the moca that cost 65k btw). Before I was able to do that, she came back and grabbed the receipt, and never returned it, which I found very rude.

For a roaster that charges an exuberant amount for coffee beans (we are talking about 1.6m dong for a kg of paris mai, and 740k dong for a kg of moca), neither the quality of the coffee nor the service was there to garner the high price. The coffee shop looks old, and the terrible and unwelcoming service just made it not worth visiting at all.

You can literally find a great coffee shop every 10m here in Vietnam, don’t waste your time coming here!
Written December 4, 2019
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Karen J
85 contributions
Popped in
Oct 2019 • Couples
Walking around, fancied a coffee, what a choice!!
I’m not a coffee connoisseur, but I’d think this would be their heaven. Wanted to try the egg coffee, but I think they didn’t have it!?!
What we had was delicious
Written October 22, 2019
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Mat
4 contributions
Good coffee
Apr 2019
Very good coffee, I always get some when I come for a trip. Of course it is Vietnamese coffee, some people like, some just don't... I personally enjoy it very much
Written June 5, 2019
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Dr RV p
5 contributions
Authentic Viet coffee
May 2019 • Family
Nice place to have Viet coffee cold .quiet refreshing.
Doesn't burn a hole in pocket.
Staff suggestions can be relied up on
Written May 22, 2019
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Toki Kagawa
1 contribution
Bad and expensive
Feb 2019 • Friends
I went into the restaurant with my friends. Coffee’s not delicious and expensive. The service staff is very poor
Written February 17, 2019
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Susan K
New York City672 contributions
This is the place to buy your gifts of coffee!
Nov 2018 • Couples
There is there Cafe to sample the coffee and across the street a shop to purchase the beans. During our three day stay, we had coffee there everyday, as well as kept adding someone else on our list to buy a gift of their beans. The coffee is prepared similarly to a french processing method. It drips very slowly into a cup that has condensed milk on the bottom. It is delicious both cold and hot. There were 7 different kinds of beans to select from the roasting store. They recommended Arabrica, Aliculi, and Moca beans. We had two regrets, one not buying more as we already finished our first kg and also not buying the simple traditional drip that helped you stay and savor the coffee as it takes so long to drip. Since returning, I haven't had Starbucks.
Written February 12, 2019
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Hyesu N
29 contributions
A great time!!
Mar 2018 • Solo
This place is very famous for the locals. I drank parismai coffee. very delicious and good. And staffs show how to drink coffee.
Very kind and nice!!!!!!
Written March 25, 2018
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Janet L
24 contributions
Best Iced Coffee in Hanoi town
Dec 2017 • Friends
Love their iced coffee. A must try beverage when you are in Hanoi city. They have few outlets. They also sell roasted coffee beans from premium to normal.
Written March 8, 2018
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