Manzi Cafe and Art Space, Hanoi - review by Rusty Compass
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Manzi Cafe and Art Space, Hanoi

| 17 Jul 2015
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Manzi Cafe and Art Space, Hanoi
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi
+844 3716 3397
All day till 10pm unless there is an event


Price guide: $$

Our rating
17 Jul 2015

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

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The last few years have seen a welcome rush to open cafes and galleries in some of Hanoi's nicest old villas. Manzi describes itself as a cafe, art-space and bar and its villa is an especially nice one in a relatively quiet Hanoi street.

The food menu is limited but this is a delightful spot to hang out - and check out some interesting local art from non-commercial artists that you probably won't see in the galleries of Hanoi's tourist area.

In addition to exhibitions, Manzi also hosts talks, film screenings and performances.

Pass by for a look at the latest exhibition from contemporary Hanoi artists and then sit back for a coffee, juice or a glass of wine.

Manzi's a great place to chill so you could easy spend a few hours here planning your onward travels, reading a book or just hanging out and chatting.

The small room upstairs is especially appealing on a sunny Hanoi autumn afternoon.

Manzi is more a local cafe so English skills are basic.

I was so impressed I bought a T-shirt!

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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