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Hidden Gem Coffee Shop With Amazing View!
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Late Night
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Cafe, Vietnamese
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed September 23, 2020

This is one of my favourite coffee spots in Hanoi. Sandwiched between 2 clothing shops, it's easy to miss. With strong Chinese influences and a serenity unlike the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, make your way up the narrow and winding staircases to the...highest floor to enjoy amazing views overlooking the Hoàn Kiếm Lake.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?5  
Reviewed June 23, 2020

A must if you wanna have egg coffee in a very unique hanoian place (second floor terrace, interior garden). I have to say that this place is beautiful. Note... egg coffee is not for everybody. I'm a sweets person and a coffee person, but for...some reason, I just didn't like egg coffee, so keep that in mind.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?3  
Reviewed March 13, 2020

Finding it is the first challenge as the sign is above the alley entrance at the back of a silk store that fronts the property. You walk into the alley /courtyard entrance where you are brusquely waved upstairs. Go to the very top for the...terrace view to the Hoan Kiem lake. Not a wide or great view but pleasant on a hot day. Waitresses are nice. Egg Coffee is sweet and creamy.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Great view of the lake if you get to the top of the stairs! The egg coffee is really good and can compare with the best at Cafe Giang!

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?3  
Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

I’ve had multiple egg coffees in Vietnam but this one was the BEST! It was such a perfect combination of flavors.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

There isn't much up the rooftop, except a small glimpse of the lake. Coffee is ok. You need to climb a long set of stairs going up the rooftop area.

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful hidden cafe near the lake and in old quarter. You go into a small alleyway, go past a massage place, until you see a counter to your left. Make your order, then start climbing up the floors, four of them! This will lead you...to a nice rooftop overlooking the lake. They have all sorts of coffee including egg coffee, and alcoholic drinks; tiger and Saigon beers available, and for reasonable prices. Recommended for a relaxing drink in downtown Hanoi!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

The atmosphere of this place is great and I imagine that is why it is scored so high. Service is bad, coffee is just okay, and the pho was filled with ants!! The beef was suspect. There is better coffee in Hanoi, and obviously better...food too.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?2  
Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

Came here directly after arriving in Hanoi, checking into our hotel and in need for some coffee and Phô. We found this place by pure chance (nearest one on Google maps) and were totally glad we did! At first we nearly missed it because it...is well hidden behind some silk/spa combi shop, with just a little sign pointing to the back with the name of this Cafe. But upon entering we were stunned by the beauty and peace of the inner courtyard. If you dare climbing 4 stories of small and winding stairs you're rewarded with an ok view of the lake, however if you're not sitting in the front its not worth it and even then you have another building in front of you blocking part of the view. We didn't come for that anyway, just looking for some peace and quiet after some stressful rainy days in Hoi An and Da Nang. That's why we chose our seats on the first story, on the little plateau built overlooking the courtyard, and it was perfect. Prices were okay-ish considering the location, and the food and drinks were good. I'd say it's worth stopping by for escaping the noise and stress of the old quarter for a while.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

Best egg coffee in Vietnam fo sure. Great view from 4th floor on lake in Old Quarter of Hanoi City. A bit hard yo find but it's worth it.

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4