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Giang Cafe

#22 of 2,036 Places to Eat in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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No.39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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+84 98 989 22 98
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little hard to find, but a place I'd recommend everyone. Especially the egg coffee and egg chocolate is delicious. Atmosphere is super nice and staff is friendly.

Thank renske s
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice egg coffee! you cant see the shop front and you need to walk into the small alley into the shop. there is free wifi here too!

Thank aychuen
Kincardine, Canada
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265 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, this is a really different place for an old fat guy like me, but hey, let's go for it! Through a wee enclosed alley, up through a couple of levels (through a gazillion Vietnamese!) to find a very wee and very low seat, to have egg coffee. The setting reminds me of French artists area type of down to... More 

Thank Sandy D
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the recommendation of a local and was worth the trip. The egg coffee was creamy and smooth- if you imagine it's simply an egg cracked into a coffee you're wrong. It's more like a whipped meringue, no raw egg taste, and offsets any bitterness in the coffee. Absolutely delicious!

Thank BatkinsCheese
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To whom who like beer so much, u may try their egg with beer! Of course their egg coffee is recommended too!

Thank LuShTa
Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior is charming and rustic. Nice place to chill out over a cuppa. The Egg Coffee and Egg Matcha are the must tries.

Thank JeSGoh
New England
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not that easy to find, and then you walk down a long dark hallway and up a flight of stairs to get to a very simple coffee shop. Egg coffee sounds strange, but it's delicious. We liked the hot better than the iced, particularly since it comes with a saucer of hot water to keep it warm. Tastes like... More 

Thank traveller0508
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Giang's Cafe expressly to have the egg coffee! It is a unique Vietnamese drink prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Robusta coffee. The first cup of egg coffee was made in early 20th century by Mr, Giang a former bartender at the Metropole hotel. It was amazing!!!

Thank lrovere
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love drinking cofee, esp egg-coffee. You really feel that you re drinking coffee with friends in your house - Because of the peace in here. I also drink egg- cf in many coffee shop in Ha Noi but the best is in here, if u come in the lunch after or weekend, no seat is avaiable for u, its... More 

Thank Hà Đ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for egg coffee as often as possible. Though pretty difficult to find, it is worth it! The upstairs has a vintage feel to it, with plants, low stools, and natural light. I love the ambiance. I could drink 50 egg coffees but I would die, so I had to settle for only one a day. Please go... More 

Thank Sondra M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 98 989 22 98
Giang Cafe was founded by My Father ,Mr. Nguyen Giang in 1946, when he was working as a bartender for the famous five-star Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel. Although the cafe has been relocated twice, its egg coffee recipe is almost the same as in its early days, with its chief ingredients being chicken egg yolk, Vietnamese coffee powder, sweetened condensed milk, butter and cheese.

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