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“Cute rooftop” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nola Cafe

Nola Cafe
Ranked #4 of 63 Nightlife in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cute rooftop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Another great little cafe in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The rooftop area is covered by a bunch of umbrellas and there were all sorts of quirky decorations to make this place entertaining. It's a bit hidden on the street - there is a small sign, but you have to walk down a corridor to get to the entrance, so make sure you note the address down so you don't miss it!

Visited April 2013
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“Pretty Nola”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We went at dusk and cooled off with a tasty iced coffee. I must admit we spent a lot of time taking photos as it is full of interesting and eclectic decoration. Around dusk the rooftop seats are really gorgeous. We didn't sit inside or downstairs. The roof is where it's at.

Visited April 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“I tried it......”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

I was looking for a different cafe. I have tried many in Hanoi. So yes, it is different, and if you are looking for a place where travelers and ex pats hang out, maybe this is the place for you. I was not impressed. The coffee (cafe da) was well below average, the music was too loud, and Bob Dylan is not the most cheering music. Neither is it enjoyable when you have a bunch of English Guys just out of their teens swearing with every second word they spoke , totally disrespectful of me and my wife's presence. This is not the fault of the cafe, but a sign that it has become too popular as a result of the reviews, and is turning into the place where ex pats and travelers will go. The cafe itself is quite basic. Furniture is old in keeping it appears with the character it wishes to portray. Antiques and memorabilia decorate the walls and surrounds. I have tried it, and I will not be going back.

Visited March 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“a quirky gem of a café hidden away from the hustle of Hanois Ma May high street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

stumbled across the alley that leads to this cool little café after eyeing a sign promising xmas cakes and mulled wine. as with most things in Hanoi you have to really hunt the treasure out hidden behind the hustle and buzz of the main roads. step inside and you're transported to three floors of artfully decorated and quirkily laid out café chill-out. a nice selection of drinks and food with enough to choose from to make you want to come back again. a small courtyard in the centre held an arts and crafts fair while we were there on the second floor. the third was a cool roof seating area with covered and open parts. vintage show tunes were on the record player and the whole ambiance was inviting and festive. I highly recommend this place, and given the amount of cafes we've seen over the last week in Hanoi, think you'll feel the same once you visit.

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