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Street Food, Vietnamese
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Seating, Free Wifi, Waterfront
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

I was looking forward to this little jewel for so long! And it did not disappoint, wow! The egg coffee was described like tiramisu in a cup, and that was right on the money. The egg part is really just whipped egg white like meringue...on a pie---so don't let that gross you out. The cafe is tiny and does not look like much. You walk in off the street and enter kind of a run down little hallway, then go upstairs. Get the egg coffee! You can get it hot or iced. I got it iced, it was like a beautiful little ice cream treat. If I lived in Hanoi I would have that iced egg coffee as often as possible. It was spectacular. If you're a coffee junky like me, get in here!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

A truly hole in a wall cafe with authentic VN coffee. The egg coffee is to die for! The condensed milk coffee is nice and rich! The Kakao is good too.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023 via mobile

A good pick me up to start the day. Quaint and rustic location with views of Hoan Kiem lake. Egg coffee is a Hanoi thing and it’s worth trying out.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023

Very traditional place to try egg coffee – It is difficult to find the alleyway entrance, through some stairs and then into a busy room. We need to Order at the counter and pay. Worth a try if you need to sample local egg coffee....It is not like the OTHER coffee shop at the top of the stairs. There is a little balcony out to Hoan Kiem Lake, and 25,000 Vnd for an egg coffee is not much, this coffee shop is said to he first people ever to make egg coffee. The location is not very welcoming - enter through a small door, up the narrow stairs, turn and you are there. Great egg coffee for those who like it and fine view of the lake and very friendly service. The ordering process is by walking up to the desk, but I am unsure if that’s correct. It didn’t look like there were any waiters. Finding the place is also difficult as we noticed that the place was fullMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

Very traditional place to try egg coffee - you really need to look for the alleyway entrance, up some stairs and then into a busy room. Order at the counter and pay. Worth a try if you want to sample local egg coffee!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

So so so so good! Don’t get confused and go in to the OTHER coffee shop at the top of the stairs. Nice views from the little balcony out to Hoan Kiem Lake, and 25,000 vnd for an egg coffee that will not disappoint (this...coffee shop were supposedly the first people ever to make egg coffee, after all)More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Don't let the location scare you - enter through a rickety door, up the narrow stairs, turn left and you are there. Great egg coffee and fine view of the lake. Friendly service.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

We went here for their egg coffee, which was delicious! The ordering process is a little confusing, we ended up walking up to the desk, but I am unsure if that’s correct. It didn’t look like there were any servers though. Finding the place is...part of the adventure!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

Worth a visit. Brilliant egg coffee. Very busy on a Sunday morning. We ended up coming back the same day during a street food tour. I’d recommend both the egg coffee and cacao version. The entrance can be hard to find as it’s slightly inset...from the street. The entrance can also look a bit dodgey as it feels as it you are going down a side alley but it’s fine. Up two flights of stairs and then on your left. Good Wi-Fi. Small tables and chairs. Almost feels like you are in someone’s living room.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

Best egg coffee in Town done with love (25k). Very small and local place. I ordered immediately a second one. Will go back again

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

This coffee shop is hard to find. We had walked past it multiple times, then when standing my the top of the lake and looked over - there it was! Walk into a scooter parking alley and up stairs turning left - a lovely coffee...shop with friendly people. For me, this was the best egg coffee we had in Hanoi. Had both hot and cold varieties and liked both. Our favourite place.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023

This hidden gem is upstairs in a very unassuming building, that might intimidate some. No worries, just great drinks, including a great egg coffee siting on small stools.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

As described by many others, this is near the lake, signposted to go up two flights and stairs and then turn left not right. Find a table and stool ideally underneath a fan and order at the cashier. Egg coffee with lovely decoration is only...25k and the passion fruit fresh juice was yummy and fresh.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

I miss the place already. The coffee shop itself asks you to enter a very local building which located right at the Hoankiem lake. And the coffee, so rich, not that sweet but the combination, hard to explain. It just so so so must try.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

The coffee shop is upstairs. You must go up steep, narrow steps to reach it. But it is worth the climb. I had egg coffee three times in Vietnam, and this was the best. Service was a bit slow here, but it was crowded. Chairs...are very tiny here, by western standards.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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LynHopkins
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Response from karyanasn | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can find a dinner here. This place only have drinks if i reckon correctly. But you can find other nearby restaurants. Cheers!
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no clue.. We showed up in the middle of the afternoon.
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