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Exchange Cafe - CLOSED

2B Ngo Trang Tien | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3936 4073
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
30 Nov 2013
“Cute cafe. Terrible hostel”
24 Jun 2013
“A Hanoi secret, worth finding”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Vietnamese, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2B Ngo Trang Tien | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Myself and my friend got this place recommended to us on Facebook, we presume now that it must have been by an employee of the establishment as no-one else would. We heard that the hostel was new so assumed the faculties would be sparkling...not so....More

Thank Hgroombridge
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I'm fussy. I like good food, good wine, nice environs and cheap. Not often you find this combination. But the exchange cafe is a hidden gem. It's next to the stock exchange, down a side alley that doesn't look much. When you find it, you...More

Thank gypsychristina
Blueriverhp, Owner at Exchange Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Dear customers, From this month we have a major changed in our business. It still keep the garden in the rooftop and more tree around for people who love environment but we put more street food in our list just make them hygiene for you...More

Reviewed 15 June 2013

The roof top garden is nice, you can order some drinks and enjoy the breeze at the night. Best time to go there is at night, because the sun in June is too much. We had some snakes and beers there. I did not try...More

Thank michellegaojie
Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

This was a spot I went to based on trip advisor reviews. Whilst we sat on the rooftop which was lovely - the food was not up to par. The menu was very limited. I had lung fish which was un edible. The other dishes...More

Thank Fi1971
Reviewed 17 March 2013

This café, on several levels, is very pleasant. It's in a great location, especially if you are going to the Opera House or want a central location to meet people (even though it's in an alley!) The food is not great, but it's okay and...More

Thank lulu_in_hanoi
Reviewed 16 March 2013

This restaurant is tucked away behind the exchange building. It is a charming four storeyed restaurant with nicely done interiors. Its walls are adorned with old B&W photos of Hanoi, which gave it a nice touch. Service was exceptional. The food was a fusion of...More

1  Thank globetraveller5861
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We visit Exchange Cafe often after customer visits to finish in one of the rooms with good internet access our tasks. The roof top area is very nice, with some romantic corners and nice view. The service and food is excellent and the owner is...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 28 January 2013

This is THE place to go to after having been at the Opera for a performance! Especially if you can get to one of the outdoor tables onthe top floors. Great veiw and very peaceful sitting. The food is OK, perhaps not worth raving about....More

Thank GermanExpatHanoi
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Very nice cafe and friendly staff and owner, but the Vietnamese food I had was disappointing. The spring roll was good, but the chicken stirfry entree was poor compared to other food I had in Hanoi. I wish I'd eaten at one of the street...More

Thank solarize_uk
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We were fed up of the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and had quite given up finding something special and unexpectedly came across Exchange Cafe - a very unassuming place down a side alley of Pho stalls. Mia the manager was very welcoming and interesting...More

Thank Moira H
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Restaurant Details

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8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2B Ngo Trang Tien | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly M-Spot (Mspot))
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3936 4073
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No trip to Hanoi would be completed without a visit to Exchange Cafe.... Hide away in a quite lane opposite Hanoi Opera House, Exchange offers a cosy atmosphere and is ideal for business meetings, breakfast appointments, lunch on the go or drinks after work. A perfect rooftop terrace for a cocktail lingering after the show at the Opera House.
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