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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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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank daqinggregg
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 

Newtown, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this little cafe/restaurant staff friendly and welcoming. Looked at their menu but had already eaten for the night. We will be visiting them again whilst in Hoi An😄

Thank Taggart58
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered: - Vietnamese pancakes (DIY) 65,000 - Chicken w/ lemongrass & garlic in banana leaf with rice 65,000 - 4 x Larue bottles @ 15,000 Comments: - awesome food - cheap food and beer - friendly service with a smile - good location for old town Hoi An but slightly away from river, so quiet - clean loo - NGO... More 

Thank Graeme T
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We discovered this place by chance just walking past. The 30c beers caught my attention! :) The food was absolutely AMAZING and service was always with a smile. We stayed in Hoi An for two weeks and this was our Go to place for a good well priced meal. The Lemongrass Chicken/beef is amazing, you have to try this and... More 

Thank travellover453
Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We have been to the laugh Cafe a couple of times during our stay in Hoi An. Food and drinks were fantastic and the staff is lovely. A great place for every time of the day!

Thank rantanplanhamburg
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We popped in while passing for some breakfast simply because is looked like a good place to be. A friendly and helpful waitress helped us out with our choice of breakfast. It seems that this place is popular for cooking classes too. The coffee, as often in Vietnam, was great. Breakfasts were simple but well made and reasonably priced. We... More 

Thank Graham T
Singapore, Singapore
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the stir fry noodles with pork. Portion was too small and the pork was too tough and it was too salty. My friends were ok with their food.

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

We are saddened that you did not enjoy your meal at Laugh cafe. We pride ourselves on teaching our trainees to serve good food, but it does happen that sometimes a customers expectations are not met, and we apologise for having failed to satisfy. We are pleased that your friends' meals were satisfactory. Thank you for your comment. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

After a long wander looking for a bed, the fantastic coffee, lovely tunes and great eggs put a smile on my face! Thanks for a lovely welcome to Hoi An!

Thank Natasha L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $4
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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