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Laugh Cafe Restaurant

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126 Tran Cao Van St, Hoi An, Vietnam
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wamberal, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner was very approachable and appeared happy. This is perfect for a quick stop off for a drink and something light to eat. Service was fast and the food was very well cooked. Would visit again!

Thank Jack2260
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for dinner one night and then later did the cooking school with the family. Great experience we had fun for a morning. A took home some good recipes of some traditional cooking. Tofu clay pot was the winning dish.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a fan of this restaurant and I am unhappy to report it does not meet my expections anymore. The food is okay and you won't go hungry.....but......not for me anymore!

Thank Mauna D
Marbella, Spain
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good and tasty food. Well located near Le Loi. Super friendly staff. You must try garlic oil bread. Good prices, natural juices and milkshakes

Thank Carlosmarbella
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We were stuck in the hotel because of the rain and were looking for somewhere to order food from. After about 40 minutes she came to our hotel room with the food despite the stormy weather. She was very nice and the food was very good. Very recommended!

Thank Roni R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

three friends having a relaxing beer at noon at the terrace. Very tasty food and good service. Hope to be back!

Thank peterbimbo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place for dinner and we were not disappointed, the local specialties are delicious, the service was also decent. Would definitely come back again if ever we are in hoi an.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Did a cooking class here and was reasonably priced and fun. The owner Peter is always up for a chat. Nice food at reasonable prices.

Thank JasonJJarvis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

This little cafe is away from the tourist strip close to the clothes making shops. The food is fresh & so tasty (try the chicken with lemon grass - yum), the 2 sisters running the Laugh cafe were really friendly. Really good value. This is the kind of food you come to Vietnam for!

Thank Kate B
Daqing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I can’t review the food, we didn’t get any. On the first visit at 20:15 we were informed the kitchen was closed, but told to “come back tomorrow” so we just stayed for a drink, however, other diners food did look good.. Therefore, to avoid the same mistake, we went back the next night (Sunday) at 19:00 oh, closed for... More 

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Peter B, General Manager at Laugh Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your comments. It is unfortunate that you were not able to eat at Laugh. The restaurant was closed on Sunday because the lane that runs beside the building was being repaired and we closed the doors and window on that side. This made the kitchen very hot. The decision to close was made for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $4
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Tran Cao Van St, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: 845103917139
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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