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“Lovely hideway cafe with view of Hoan Kiem Lake”
Review of Cafe Pho Co

Cafe Pho Co
Ranked #25 of 414 Coffee & Tea in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Hidden Gem Coffee Shop With Amazing View!
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Cafe Pho Co was recommended as a must visit cafe by a friend living in Hanoi. It's a bit difficult to find at first, as you don't see any signs for it on the upper floors of the building and you have to walk through a small silk shop to access it. Once you walk through though, you enter an open, and much older style courtyard with plants and bird cages and parked motorbikes. You'll place your order at the counter then walk up a few flights of winding stairs to get to the rooftop where you'll be rewarded with a lovely view of Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoy a nice coffee.

If you haven't tried a Vietnamese egg coffee, this is a good spot. I think the egg coffees at Giang Cafe #39 are better but you sacrifice having a view like this! Another spot with a good vantage point of the lake is Highland Cafe, which is a short walk from Cafe Pho Co but it's a commercial chain, which may detract from the overall coffee experience....just depends on what you are looking for.

Even if you aren't crazy about coffee drinking, this cafe is iconic and the design and old architecture alone are reason enough to stop by.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I like to come here and see Hoan Kiem lake from the top and enjoy my cup of egg coffee. Incredible to make great coffee like this. Should try it when you come to Hanoi.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Cuc B
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

Feeling nostagic whenever approaching this type of old house. Good drinks, good services, great view to Hoan Kiem lake and not too crowded when I came here. Will come back!!!

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank 542linh_
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

So I went to this place today and its hidden aesthetic certainly makes up for its somewhat shabby rooftop. The other spaces without view are lovely decorated though.

Had a Pho Bo (Beef noodle soup) here and it was not that great. The broth wasn't strong enough to my taste, making the whole dish a bit underwhelming.

The view is spectacular though, so it's definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Yareth H
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Was brought here by my guide from Hanoi Free Walking Tours. The entrance is not so obvious, so keep a look out. It is near the roundabout. Amazing view of the Hoan Kiem Lake and good egg coffee. There's free wifi. Excellent place to sit and chill.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank 555amyg
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