Brother's Cafe, Hoi An - review by Rusty Compass
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Brother's Cafe, Hoi An

| 03 Apr 2019


Brother's Cafe, Hoi An
27 - 29 - 31 Phan Bội Châu Street, Hội An City, Quảng Nam Province, Việt Nam


Price guide: $$$

Our rating
03 Apr 2019

Hoi An’s most impressive restaurant space, right by the river in the old colonial-era police station. Come by for a drink and work out whether to stay for dinner.

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Once part of the sprawling Khai Silk empire, Brother’s Cafe secured the most spectacular location and colonial era complex of buildings in Hoi An when it opened back in 2000.

On the site of a French era police compound and looking across the Thu Bon River, Brother’s sits on a huge space that’s rarely busy. It’s a nice contrast to the mayhem around the Japanese bridge area at night.  

Lush gardens and a fountain decorate the courtyard and guest tables are placed sparingly through the outdoor areas with views of all the action across the river.

The food’s good - but I can’t help feeling that this place underdelivers on the expectations created by the space. It feels a little unevolved since back in 2000 when it opened.

Try coming coming for a pre-sunset or pre-dinner drink and enjoy setting in late afternoon light. You can work out whether to stay for dinner. Prices are similar to comparable popular slightliy upscale Vietnamese eateries in Hoi An’s old town.

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