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Laugh Cafe Restaurant

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126 Tran Cao Van St, Hoi An, Vietnam
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The spring rolls were unbelievable, I would go back just for them. The price was reasonable and the staff very friendly. If you are in this area it is worth checking out.

1 Thank Ben W
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Relaxing and inviting music greeted us as we walked in.The restaurant may look small but the food was great. My daughter and husband came with me. The spring rolls, clay pot eggplant, and lemongrass chicken in the banana leaf were marvelous and overall it was great!

1 Thank Amira M
Peter B, Owner at Laugh Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Amira for taking time to review Laugh Cafe. We appreciate your comments. Peter More 

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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The service here was slow. We waited quite a long time for our meals and we were the only customers in the restaurant. In fact, we almost left as we had to get to our tour at a certain time. However, the food was decent and they are an NGO organisation (although I am not sure where the money goes... More 

1 Thank AngeAussie
Peter B, Owner at Laugh Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The NGO details are available at the front of the menu. MAD Indochina has been working in SE Asia for more than ten years. Laugh cafe was set up to train young Vietnamese in how to run a restaurant. We teach then English, restaurant and kitchen management, hygiene and safety, cooking, and service and presentation... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great little cafe. The food is delicious and cheap. It is also away from all the city noise. I wish we were here longer so we could go back and have another meal here. ^^The wontons and coconut cakes were amazing. The staff is also kind and helpful.

1 Thank Rebekah B
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went here on our last day in Hoi An for lunch. We were actually headed somewhere else, which turned out to be closed, so we stopped in here as it looked promising. Overall, we were pleased with our choice - the food was good, and the prices were reasonable. The service was fine, though nothing special. This is a... More 

1 Thank Jon C
Hanoi, Vietnam
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food here is just as good as the places in the main town center, but a quarter of the price. I think it's definitely worth it to get out of the crazy toursity section and come here for a meal.

1 Thank Catherine J
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Located on a side street a few blocks outside of the Old City is this great little café. The menu has a good selection of simple Asian and Western dishes. The veggie omelette tastes even better when stuffed into the accompanying crispy, freshly baked banh mi (bread). The Boss looks serious and non-talkative, but we'll cut him some slack... it's... More 

1 Thank Sean F
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I bought a mango shake- it was delicious- not too sweet but could definitely taste the mango. Pleasant staff.

1 Thank Anne R
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Food is pretty good and the staff is so nice and friendly. We liked it a lot to stay here. And I don't like that TripAdvisor is telling me now that I have to Tltext more about a restaurant. Lovely TripAdvisor, it's my decission and my opinion how much I want to share or talk about something. Please accept this.

1 Thank Claudi D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Just enjoyed a nice relaxing breakfast, perfectly cooked eggs and really fresh bread. Friendly service and good prices, a little out of the main tourist roads which meant less noise and hawkers. Worth a visit and supports local charity.

1 Thank Liz B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$4
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Tran Cao Van St, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: 845103917139
Laugh Cafe was set up in 2007 to provide hospitality training to Vietnamese youth. Many young people from the area around Hoi An and Danang come to Hoi An seeking work in the tourist industry. With minimal English and no experience they can only find work in menial positions. Laugh Cafe offers training in hospitality English, service skills, safety and hygiene, restaurant and kitchen management and cooking skills. When our trainees leave we help them find a job in the area that the area that they wish to work in.Laugh Cafe is supported by MAD Indochina, an Australian NGO.

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