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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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59 reviews
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We went there with our 5 years old daughter. We got vietnamese food - she got a spagetti. Both very delicious and nice service and the cheapest beer! :-) We would come back if we could! ...You gotta try the mango pancake with chocolate sauce!

Thank Lkof
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is located a minute walk from the old quarter and it's great! A wonderful, clean setting on a quieter road serving yummy Vietnamese coffee and delicious Cau Lau! The waitress is lovely and polite, with great English. The best thing is this cafe supports underprivileged locals and offers them a chance to work in the hospitality sector with... More 

Thank TheIndieNomads
Smithers, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We originally went for a quieter coffee. I ended up ordering two. The coffee was my favorite in Hoi An quite a good volume and a good balance of coffee flavour and sweetness. We later came back for dinner and had a very delicious lemongrass squid in banana leaf. After this we decided to do a cooking class with Tam.... More 

Thank theMadChemist
Bangkok, Thailand
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Ordered the White Rose dumplings and the waitress Tam gave me a complimentary bowl of rice soup with clams. The 5000 dong beer is good and cold. The location is on a quiet and shady street. Best of all, this restaurant is a NGO that trains underprivileged in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Good, clean food at great prices!

Thank Brenwyn
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. Chicken with lemongrass in a banana leaf, fish in a clay pot, stir fried morning glory and stir fried noodles with shrimp. All really tasty and washed down with very cheap drinkable beer. Would certainly go there again if we ever return to Hoi An

Thank Samacaiz

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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
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian
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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