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“New arrival on Hoi An dining scene”
Review of Laugh Cafe Restaurant - CLOSED

Laugh Cafe Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $4
Cuisines: Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: 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.
Newcastle, Australia
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“New arrival on Hoi An dining scene”
Reviewed April 24, 2009

I have been travelling with my sons through Vietnam for the past 2 weeks and have enjoyed some great Vietnamese food along the way. We have ended up in Hoi An and have enjoyed the wonderful Old Town, relative peacefulness of the town and the excellent food & beverage scene.

A friend of my son who had travelled through recently suggested we seek out the Laugh Cafe. After a little searching we found this little gem - which I think has only been open about 12 months. The young owners Hung & Quang are the perfect hosts - making you feel welcome without the hassle. You wont have any problems spotting Hung as I think she has the biggest smile in Hoi An.

Both Hung & Quang cook and turn out a great range of Vietnamese food - if you prefer something more western there is pizzas too - but we did not try these.

Price was excellent with entree, mains, lots of beer and a bottle of Dalat red wine setting us back a liittle over 400,000 Dong.

They sat down and talked to us after our meal and explained that business had been so succesful they were moving to a new location in about 2 weeks. At the end of the night they took us on a tour of their new location - which is around the corner closer to the tourist trade at 126 Tran Cao Van St. The building is brand new and should set them up to become one of the dining spots of Hoi An.

Cooking classes are on offer as well and we are venturing back this afternoon to try them out. Will keep you posted.

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