Coffee Culture Hue - Hue's best cafes - review by Rusty Compass
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Coffee Culture Hue - Hue's best cafes

| 14 Feb 2018
Coffee Culture Hue - Hue's best cafes
14 Feb 2018

Suddenly Hue has a coffee scene - backed up by Vietnam’s incredible beans of course. Here are our favourite espresso style cafes in Hue.

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Ceci Station, Hue

Ceci Station became my regular morning coffee and work hangout in Hue. Love the coffee here - Vietnamese beans locally roasted. Great chatting with the team too. Not a bad refuge on a wet, bleak, Hue day. It even seems to be flood-proof. Only tried the food on a couple of occasions and it was fine too.

Address: 82 Le Loi St, Hue

The People behind Ceci Station, Hue
Photo: Mark Bowyer The People behind Ceci Station, Hue


Hue Coffee Roastery

This is one of the coolest coffee spaces in Vietnam by our humble reckoning. Set in the citadel precinct in a classic 1950s or early 60s modernist house looking over the Dong Ba Canal and historic Dieu De Pagoda. The interior has lots of cool original features - tiles, windows, stairs. This is a great area to explore too. I wasn’t quite as taken with the coffee. But it was distinctive. Worth a try. The owner also has a place in Saigon’s District 2.

Address: 131 Huynh Thuc Khanh St, Hue - near the north eastern outer wall of the citadel.

Hue Coffee Roastery, Hue
Photo: Mark Bowyer Hue Coffee Roastery, Hue


Taboo, Hue

Taboo is a cool cafe that morphs into a bar by night. There’s a rooftop that looks across the river. We’ve only tried the coffee which was good. Owner Son was a welcoming host too. Taboo also has some dorm-style accommodation at the same address.  There’s another place called Taboo in Hue that we haven’t been to.

Address: 40 Le Loi St, Hue, Vietnam

Taboo Cafe, Hue
Photo: Mark Bowyer Son fromTaboo Cafe, Hue


TA Cafe and Bakery, Hue

Right in the heart of the tourist precinct, TA Cafe and Bakery serves great coffee and a selection of bakery goodies. There’s a gallery downstairs. The balcony’s a good spot to chill and get some work or reading done.

Address: 44 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue

TA Cafe and Gallery, Hue
Photo: Mark Bowyer TA Cafe and Gallery, Hue

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