Hanoi eating guide: Cafe

An independent selection of the best eateries from fine dining to street food in Hanoi, from Rusty Compass. No paid endorsements.

Hanoi eating guide

Muoi Tieu Cafe, Hanoi

Muoi Tieu is a friendly husband-and-wife-run cafe serving tasty breakfast and lunch fare - and good coffee. The setting is a... Read more

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Muoi Tieu Cafe, Hanoi
5 Hoi Vu, Hoan Kiem District Hanoi - just off Hang Bong St

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Bar Betta, Hanoi

Hanoi's nostalgia fest is celebrated in earnest at Bar Betta, a wonderfully quirky cafe not far from the Fine Arts Museum. It's... Read more

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Bar Betta, Hanoi
34C Cao Ba Quat, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
+844 3734 9134

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Cousins Restaurant, Hanoi

Cousins is a popular cafe restaurant set in a large colonial-style villa in Hanoi's West Lake area. it's a good escape from the... Read more

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Cousins Restaurant, Hanoi
15 Ngo 45 To Ngọc Van, Quang An, Tay Ho, Hanoi
+84 838 670 098

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Cafe Cho, Hanoi

This little hole in the wall in the heart of  Hanoi's Old Quarter gets high marks for coffee, ambience and people watching. We... Read more

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Cafe Cho, Hanoi
Ngo Cau Go, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi - not far from Hoan Kiem Lake

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Cafe Nola, Hanoi

Cafe Nola is a well hidden sanctuary of calm at the centre of the tourist area in Hanoi's old quarter. Read more

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Cafe Nola, Hanoi
89 Ma May , Hanoi - down an alley.
+84 169 608 4195

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Coffee Culture Hanoi - Hanoi's best cafes

A guide to Hanoi’s best coffee.These cafes are cool little destinations too. Make them part of your Hanoi exploration. Read more

Cong Caphe, Hanoi

Cong Caphe is a popular coffee chain that’s taken Hanoi by storm with its rustic, military chic decor. The capital is now packed... Read more

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Cong Caphe, Hanoi
32 Dien Bien Phu St, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

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Hanoi House Cafe, Hanoi

One of three delightful cafes that overlook Hanoi’s St Joseph’s Cathedral. Good for a light meal, Hanoi House is more a... Read more

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Hanoi House Cafe, Hanoi
Upstairs, 47A Ly Quoc Su St, Hanoi

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Hanoi Social Club, Hanoi

Hanoi Social Club is a little outpost of Melbourne's cafe scene in a stunning French colonial villa in downtown Hanoi. Great... Read more

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Hanoi Social Club, Hanoi
6 Hoi Vu St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
+844 39382117

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KOTO Restaurant, Hanoi

Koto is a great place for a meal or a drink close by Hanoi’s Temple of Literature. And this is no ordinary restaurant. Founded... Read more

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KOTO Restaurant, Hanoi
59 Van Mieu St, Dong Da District, Hanoi - across from the Temple of Literature
+84 4 3747 0337

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La Place Cafe, Hanoi

Overlooking St Joseph’s cathedral in a classic colonial era space with original tiles and a great vibe. Good cafe food and... Read more

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La Place Cafe, Hanoi
4 Au Trieu St, Hanoi - near Cathedral
+(844)9285859

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Maison de Tet Decor, West Lake, Hanoi

A great escape on West Lake from Hanoi’s downtown intensity. In 2019, Maison de Tet Decor relocated to a new open villa space -... Read more

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Maison de Tet Decor, West Lake, Hanoi
Villa 18, Ngo 1 - Au Co, West Lake, Hanoi - right by Intercontinental Hotel
+84 96 661 13 83

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Maison Marou, Hanoi

Following on from the success of Maison Marou in Saigon, the people from Vietnam’s best loved local chocolate brand have opened... Read more

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Maison Marou, Hanoi
91A Thợ Nhuộm, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

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Manzi Cafe and Art Space, Hanoi

Manzi is cafe - cum - gallery in a beautiful colonial era villa. More about a quiet drink than a meal. Read more

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Manzi Cafe and Art Space, Hanoi
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi
+844 3716 3397

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Puku Cafe, Hanoi

This is an old Hanoi favourite reincarnated in a larger spot on Tong Duy Tan St - aka. food street. While “food street” is... Read more

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Puku Cafe, Hanoi
16/18 Tong Duy Tan Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi
+844 3938 1745

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Reng Reng Coffee, Hanoi

Quirky Hanoi at its best - hidden away down an alley with no signage. A fairly cool reception on arrival too. Great coffee. Read more

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Reng Reng Coffee, Hanoi
12 Lý Nam Đế, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi - down the alley
+84 93 365 31 01

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Thuy Ta Cafe, Hanoi

Thuy Ta Ice Cream, right on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake, is a Hanoi institution. Predating the North's independence from France... Read more

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Thuy Ta Cafe, Hanoi
1 Le Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
+ 84438286290

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Tranquil Books and Coffee, Hanoi

Good coffee, peace and quiet, books and occasional unplugged tunes, in a cosy Hanoi space. Read more

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Tranquil Books and Coffee, Hanoi
5 Nguyễn Quang Bích, Cửa Đông, Hanoi
+84 98 938 45 41

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Xofa Cafe, Hanoi

Hanoi’s second 24 hour cafe, Xofa, is in a cool colonial style space - right by the original 24 hour cafe, Puku, on Tong Duy Tan... Read more

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Xofa Cafe, Hanoi
4 Tong Duy Tan St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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