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Giang Cafe

#16 of 1,608 Places to Eat in Hanoi
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No. 39- Lane- Nguyen Huu Huan | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 62940495
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was taken to this very local coffee joint at around 9pm. Before going inside you need to walk an alley leading to a staircase. The cafe is on the second floor. The place is said to be famous for the egg coffee, i.e. coffee mixed with a raw egg. I don't like raw egg myself so I just ordered... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the egg beer. Very smooth and sweet, foamy and creamy. So many flavors that mix very well. The vibe is cool and it really feels like you are in another country with good people.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was apprehensive when my colleague said we can go try egg coffee. Wasn't helped that the entrance was down an 'alley'. But when I tasted the drink, I loved it!!!!!!! It was frothy, thick, rich, sweet and very nice.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reading that Egg Coffee is a fab Hanoi thing, decided to try it at Giang Cafe while on a foodie weekend with my husband a few days ago. AMAZING!!!!!! Neither of us really being coffee drinkers but enjoying occasional Vietnamese iced coffees, we decided to try 3 different cups while there. Amongst these were the hot Egg Coffee and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As part of my Vietnam tour this was on the itinerary one afternoon. Our guide brought 16 of us here for a quick Egg Coffee! My first time trying it and it was AMAZING! It seems wrong but is so right! Tucked away down a little alley way I wouldn't of know that this was here only for our guide.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love my coffee. I am definitely an enthusiast, so I jumped at the chance to try an authentic Hanoi Egg Coffee and I really really enjoyed it! This place was very cool, it is a good sign when the place is packed with locals and I was the only westerner. Staff were very friendly and helpful. A little bit... More 

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Thank Dave C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was told to try egg coffee, and used TripAdvisor to find the 'best' egg coffee cafe, so headed to Giang Cafe. Funky place down a little hallway, and I ended up hanging out upstairs. The atmosphere is old and quaint, very Vietnamese. Great social atmosphere, ended up chatting with lots of foreigners. The server saw me right away and asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic taste Drink like cheese cake! Green bean coffee also good! But less coffee feeling! Tea is better love this shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Egg coffee is super delicious. Shop is through a small alley. Upstairs seating has a nice atmosphere. Egg coffee is VND20,000. Can get busy.

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Thank Lilley N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried both the iced Vietnamese egg coffee (aka cafe trung or the fabulous liquid tiramisu) and a hot ca cao trung (I like to think of this as super sweet, custardy hot chocolate) on the side. So I tried egg coffee at 3 places on my trip to Hanoi. Cafe Giang is perpetually busy and has become popular due to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 39- Lane- Nguyen Huu Huan | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 62940495
Description
Giang Cafe was founded by My Father ,Mr. Nguyen Giang in 1946, when he was working as a bartender for the famous five-star Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel. Although the cafe has been relocated twice, its egg coffee recipe is almost the same as in its early days, with its chief ingredients being chicken egg yolk, Vietnamese coffee powder, sweetened condensed milk, butter and cheese.

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