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Update Your Insta-Feed: 5 Trendy Cafes in Hanoi Where the Cool Kids Hang Out

Update Your Insta-Feed: 5 Trendy Cafes in Hanoi Where the Cool Kids Hang Out

In case you weren’t aware, cafe culture is massive in Vietnam and people spend 50% of their time at cafes, which are littered across the city.

But it makes sense, and if you didn’t know prior, Vietnam was colonised by France in the 1880s, and so you’ll notice the heavy French influence in the country today. Of course, the locals have put their own twist on things. There’s no denying the incredible amount of cafes you’ll spot and Hanoi is totally keeping up with local trends – make sure your phone batteries are charged – and you’re wearing a cute outfit!

1. “Excuse me, Mademoiselle, may I take your order?”: G-Cafe @ Gather Vietnam 

Coming here, you could just as well be stepping onto the streets of Paris, and the green and white exteriors totally remind us of the famous macaron store, Ladurée.

Set among a dramatic courtyard, staircase included, this cafe is actually part of an ‘urban wellness’ complex as they call it, and items on the menu include Buddha bowls and kombuchas, with a side of all things trendy.

G-Cafe @ Gather Vietnam

Price: VND 65,000

Address: 28A Hà Hồi, Quận Hoàn Kiếm Hanoi, Vietnam 100000 (Map)

Contact: +84 90 124 28 82

Opening Hours: 8 AM to 10 PM


2. Enter through this intriguing garden courtyard and discover old-time magic: Cafe Cuối Ngõ

If you’ve yet to experience the proper coffee culture among young hipster Vietnamese, this is the perfect epitome of a local hangout spot. You’ll find these older looking cafes in many spots that seem to showcase a time before.

It just also happens to be an epic destination for any tourist and it shows the typical mix of French and Vietnamese design.

Cafe Cuối Ngõ

Price: VND 20,000

Address: Ngách 78 Ngõ 68 – Cầu Giấy, Quan Hoa, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội, Vietnam (Map)

Opening Hours: 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM


3. The perfect white backdrop for speciality coffees: De Ville Cafe

Whether you’re a fan of Korean dramas, or grew up watching Gossip Girl… Recreate your own scenes and moments at this ridiculously insta-worthy cafe that reminds us of a school science room, or university steps where students stream out to study!

Anyhoo, you can expect all the minimalist vibes here and the white and brown colour palette lets your photos shine! You’ll also find a bunch of speciality coffees on order, including hand brews and Italian.

De Ville Cafe

Price: VND 30,000

Address: Tòa A2 – Vinhome Gardenia – Hàm Nghi Street, Mỹ Đình Hanoi, Vietnam 100000 (Map)

Contact: +84 96 192 86 68

Opening Hours: 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM


4. Add a splash of colour to your insta feed: HOVI de Bali

If your socials have been looking a bit boring of late you’ve got to visit this tropical cafe inspired by Bali beach bars, but we also see touches of Moroccan design, and the two go hand-in-hand.

Hanoi can get blistering in summertime so you’ll welcome the indoor pool here with open arms (funky floatable included).

PS: For extra aesthetics, they also serve meals on floating baskets at your request!

HOVI de Bali

Price: VND 30,000

Address: Số 71 Trần Quang Diệu Hanoi, Vietnam 10000 (Map)

Contact: +84 24 6027 8773


5. Check out that rooftop!: La Paix Coffee

Sticking with our French trend, the standout feature for us has got to be the rooftop area, shaped like some sort of contemporary artwork if we’re honest! (Especially the view from above).

If wanting to sit indoors instead, the interiors are just as inspiring and they pay homage to the 50s and 60s, another trend worldwide at the moment if you follow the world of interior design.

Or perhaps the French countryside…

La Paix Coffee

Price: VND 35,000

Address: 364 Khâm Thiên, Thổ Quan, Đống Đa, Hà Nội, Vietnam (Map)

Contact: +84 98 735 25 05

Opening Hours: 8 AM to 12 AM


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