Cafe is an indispensable drink of Hanoians for both young and old people. We can easily see cafes in Hanoi anywhere. Enjoying coffee has become a daily habit in the life of the people here. Let’s find out what is special in the Coffee Hanoi menu with Metta Voyage!

1. The Hanoians and Coffee

In Hanoi, it is not difficult to find a coffee shop. However, this is not a drink to randomly choose a corner, a seat to drink and go. Hanoians have a habit of drinking coffee at places that are familiar and suitable for their taste. Enjoying coffee with them is an art, a long story behind it.

2. What’s on the coffee Hanoi menu?

It is hard to describe what is so wonderful about absorbing the rhythms of the street and embracing Hanoi from all angles, from old to new, from traditional to modern and quirky. You will discover that there is nothing more refreshing than a cup of coffee on a street near Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake) after hard-working hours.

2.1. Vietnamese Coffee

2.1.1. Coffee Sua Da (Vietnamese Iced Coffee)

There is one thing you will notice about Vietnamese cafe which is different from other styles of cafe, besides the drip filter rests on top of the mug. That is the phin. A second aspect that makes Vietnamese coffee unique is the use of Robusta beans as its main ingredient. Vietnamese milk coffee has a rich amount of caffeine as well as a thick and bitter flavor of Robusta that is muted by the creamy and sweet flavor of condensed milk.

  • Nhà 9NKC Fusion Restaurant & Cafeteria (50.000đ – 200.000đ)
  • Address: 09 Nguyen Khac Can, Quan Hoan Kiem, Ha N0i
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

2.1.2. Bac Xiu (Saigon-style Coffee Milk)

Bac Xiu has the same ingredients as Cafe Sua Da. However, It is important to note that the proportions are very different. In order to make this delicious concoction, one must first take a glass of condensed milk and add a splash of Phin Filtered coffee to it. Therefore, it is less caffeinated, sweeter, as opposed to Cafe Sua Da.

 Cup Of Tea Cafe & Bistro

  • Address: CS1 317 Nguyen Khang, Cau Giay, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

2.1.3. Coffee Trung ( Egg Coffee)

The yolks of chicken eggs are whisked together with sweetened condensed milk to form a thick, fluffy mayonnaise-like consistency. After that, you can pour this mixture over black coffee and enjoy it. It is one of the most popular Vietnamese signature drinks that can be found in almost any café shop in the country.

Besides, you can also learn and make a cup of egg coffee by yourself, then enjoy the results that you make at Hidden Gem Coffee. This place impresses everyone because the furniture in the shop is created by taking advantage of discarded products, from plastic bottles, tires, and paint containers… to some motorcycle parts. This is an exciting experience when you prepare the ingredients to make your favorite drink with the guidance of professional bartenders. You will feel comfortable and relaxed after stressful working hours with a green lifestyle here.

Hidden Gem Coffee (25.000đ – 80.000đ)

  • Address: 3B Hang Tre, Hoan Kiếm, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

2.1.4. Coffee Dua (Coconut Coffee)

It’s been a tradition for Vietnamese people to use coconut milk in food, desserts and drinks for a very long time. Whether you want it hot or cold, Cafe Dua is for you. Coconut milk complements very well the aroma, intensity and chocolate notes of Vietnamese coffee. The Vietnamese coffee itself is usually very strong, so there’s often something added to make it mellower.

  • The Ylang Gardenista Coffee (40.000đ – 80.000đ)
  • Address: 02 Le Thach, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

2.2. Other drinks in Hanoi coffee menu

Not a fan of coffee? Doesn’t matter. Hanoi cafe menu has a ton of other things to offer.

2.2.1. Tra Chanh (Lime Tea)

The Vietnamese version of iced tea is Trà Chanh, served with lime, sugar, and ice. You can get this drink almost anywhere in the country, but Hanoi is the most popular. There are many restaurants or street vendors just selling this drink in Hanoi. The Hanoian enjoy drinking iced Trà Chanh in the morning and eating roasted sunflower seeds in the evening. You can pair this sweet and tangy drink with any savory snack on the street to create the perfect meal.

Tiem Tra Chanh Layla (10.000đ – 40.000đ)

  • Address: 02 Tran Vy, Cau Giay, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 7:30 am – 11:00 pm

2.2.2. Sinh To (Fruit Smoothie)

People can enjoy a fruit smoothie refreshing drink at any time of the day, thanks to the locals who make the most of this blessing. Sweetening this drink with condensed milk is a common practice among street vendors. New visitors might be surprised to discover Vietnamese smoothies made with avocado, soursop, jackfruit, or custard apple. With that being said, each is delicious and refreshing in its own way.

A99 Cafe (20.000đ – 50.000đ)

  • Address: 29G Nguyen Thai Hoc, Cua Nam, Dong Da, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tra Atiso (Artichoke Tea)

While most people consider artichoke to be an ingredient for salads and dipping sauces, Vietnamese people prefer it as a tea ingredient. The petals of the artichoke plants produce a sweet yellowish tea, and the stems produce a bitter black tea. As a result of its numerous health benefits, artichoke tea is often drunk as a cleanse. Blood sugar control is improved when you consume artichoke because of its cleansing effects on the liver and digestive system.

  • Alone coffee (30.000đ – 49.000đ)
  • Address: 02 Tran Dien – Hoang Mai – Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm

3. Daily habits of Hanoians

Hanoians are heavy drinkers of dark, caffeinated beverages accompanied by some sweet milk or a spoonful of sugar. The picture above is a typical image of someone who can easily be seen here with a cup of coffee in one hand and a newspaper in the other every morning, whether it is a hot summer day or a cold winter day.

Hanoians prefer to converse over a cup of coffee on a date night or even on chilly mornings when the sun is just beginning to rise. Meanwhile, cafes on old streets or in deep alleys are popular with old people. Those in the Hanoi Old Quarter have romantic and quiet styles that are largely chosen by office workers. It has been observed that young people prefer to hang out in a noisy and busy environment, such as a modern, luxury, or pavement coffee.

In addition to visiting contemporary coffee shops like Trung Nguyen, Highlands, or Starbucks, people in Hanoi like drinking coffee in public places. The store has a wide tree-lined walkway if customers are going to drink coffee outside. Ideally, sit with your back against the wall, watching the street, vehicles, and people. In typical stores like these, there are simply a few old, worn-out wooden tables and chairs, or a few plastic chairs, one of which serves as a “table” while the others are for seating.

It is indispensable to try out all those tasty beverages available on every Cafe Hanoi Menu when visiting Hanoi! Have you ever tried Vietnamese coffee? Which type is your favorite? If not, what kind of coffee would you like to try? Share your thoughts with Metta Voyage!

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