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“Nice place to watch evening”
Review of Marilyn's Cafe

Marilyn's Cafe
Ranked #1,680 of 2,294 Restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Havelock, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Nice place to watch evening”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is a small place upstairs from a shop, but has a little balcony to sit on and watch the traffic before. The menu is both Asian and western, I went for a starter of spring rolls as was not very hungry. The were nice and was all I wanted. They have a selection of wines at reasonable price, though I did not actually try any of them

  • Visited June 2013
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Betty's Bay, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“sad we only ventured in on our last day.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Our hotel was just down the alley, and we walked past this place at least three times everyday
Finally went in on the last day, sat upstairs on the terrace balcony , with nice views of the church.
Had a superb meal , very affordable, and also our first bottle of Vietnamese wine, not bad either without breaking the bank .
If you staying in the old quarter, its just on the square opposite the cathedral
Do not be put off by the waitron outside trying to lure you in, ( which I find annoying at times ) its a clothing boutique on the lower floor, and restaurant on the next two levels .
Go and enjoy.

  • Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Go there for the view!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is a second floor establishment with a little balcony sitting 2-3 tables depending on the no of people. Food is average. It's priced for tourist (mid priced) come to this cafe for the atmosphere and the view overlooking the little roundabout of the cathedral. The shade of the trees, the traffic passing below ....it's a good place to sit back with a glass of wine and soak in the atmosphere. I unfortunately was traveling with kids and could only let out a wishful sigh.
The interior is great too - high ceiling, large French windows, black and white tiles, fans. It's decorated in French colonial style.
I had the special - duck with orange sauce ..... Not good and it was the priciest item!

Visited June 2013
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Colmurano, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Close to the church”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Close to our hotel and a view of the church, service was great, presentation was above average, taste was average, no air conditioning, good wine selection.

  • Visited June 2013
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Byron Bay, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great view on the Balcony of St.Joseph Church”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

After a long walking tour of Hanoi we stopped here for drinks on the Balcony until the St.Joseph Church opened.
The air-con. Inside was refreshing but we wanted a view of the streets so we opted for the Balcony which was lovely.
The Snow lemon was a delicious snow cone drink..my new favorite drink in Hanoi.
Menu prices were reasonable.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank funnydude
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