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“Must-visit in Hanoi.”
Review of Giang Cafe

Giang Cafe
Ranked #4 of 257 Coffee & Tea in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $3
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Adored this place because it felt so authentic and local. Found this through a food tour. The entrance is a blink-and-miss-it one, and you go down a skinny walkway and up a flight of staris to get to the covered but outdoor. Locals were hanging out nursing coffees and chatting over roasted pumpkin seeds.

Have the ca phe trung -- egg coffee -- which seems to have been originated by the founder. People we met on the trip had said they had tried this elsewhere, and it was so different from Giang Cafe's. Another option to try is the ca phe sua chua (yogurt and coffee). Ask for pumpkin seeds, they make an interesting pairing with coffee.

I would return if I had more time to sample their other offerings, such as the spiked version of their egg coffee.

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Thank Sharry O
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is the original home of egg coffee according to some sources. When you find the address go down the alley then upstairs into the coffee shop. Low level tables and very small chairs ard the order of the day and the floor was covered in sunflower seed shells when we went. Still you are not there for the decor but the egg coffee which comes in several varieties.We had one with chocolate and one with rum. Both were delicious.

Don't leave Hanoi without trying this iconic place.

Thank Jacko070
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Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Egg coffee is just like a sweet desert rather than just a drink. Really nice texture and flavour. Just like perfect cappuccino at another level:)

Thank SarunasG
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Went to Giang specifically to try their Egg Coffee and it did not disappoint! Very rich, creamy, and sweet- so good!

It took us a little while to locate the cafe as you have to walk down a narrow alleyway to get to it.

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Thank AMN1111
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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We had heard about egg coffee from some fellow travellers and Rick Stein (UK celebrity chef). We just had to try it. This place came recommended. The coffee was great, and is not to be missed on your trip. The cafe lacks a bit of atmosphere, but the coffee makes up for it. Give it a try. It's sort of like a cross between tiramisu and coffee custard. FYI, the seating is upstairs!

Thank Dr-S-White
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