Muoi Tieu Cafe, Hanoi - review by Rusty Compass
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Muoi Tieu Cafe, Hanoi

| 01 Oct 2019
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Muoi Tieu Cafe, Hanoi
5 Hoi Vu, Hoan Kiem District Hanoi - just off Hang Bong St


Price guide: $$$

01 Oct 2019


Muoi Tieu is a friendly husband-and-wife-run cafe serving tasty breakfast and lunch fare - and good coffee. The setting is a fading colonial-era villa on a lively downtown Hanoi lane. It's just off Hang Bong St.

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Muoi Tieu Cafe opened in 2018 in a classic Hanoi setting - an old French colonial villa and courtyard on a picturesque lane. The local couple who own the place have added retro touches. 

They serve up tasty Western breakfasts and lunches and good coffee. The menu’s concise but diverse. In addition to avocado laden breakfast options, there are interesting creations like a Yakuza Burger - beer battered soft shell crab -  beef goulash and Japanese vegan curry.

Thanh, the chef and husband, spent nine years working in Sydney kitchens before applying his cafe smarts in his home town.

Muoi Tieu Cafe Hanoi (Salt and Pepper Cafe)
Photo: Mark Bowyer Muoi Tieu Cafe Hanoi (Salt and Pepper Cafe)

That means that this little Hanoi lane has a cafe inspired by Melbourne’s scene at one end (Hanoi Social Club) and another, Muoi Tieu, inspired by the Sydney scene a hundred metres away.

Thanh and his wife Kim are lovely people and they've pulled together a friendly team to create a welcoming little owner-operated eatery - great space for coffee and a bite.


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Mark Bowyer
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