Vietnamese Coffee - The Best Coffee Ever | Diary of a Travel Blogger

Are you a coffee addict?

I personally love coffee so much and I don’t really function well in the morning without my wake-up-coffee. All my friends know how much I love coffee, to the point where they even recommended I looked into sites such as NeptuneCoffee, so I could learn more about coffee and the types of machines that could make me the perfect coffee. As I already have a coffee machine, I’m already one step ahead, but I will pass this on to my other family members who love coffee as much as I do. I don’t think I would be the same without coffee in my life. I generally use the Nespresso machine as I’m a big fan the variety of different coffee and espresso tastes that they offer. My current favourite is the vanilla espresso :)

But I also like cappuccino that is brewed in a traditional way like it is often the case in lovely little cafes. It’s just one of the best lazy day activities while travelling: explore a new city, find a cosy cafe, have amazing cappuccino and read a good book or coffee related articles on The Full Moon Cafe website :)

Same holds for travelling in Vietnam. There is just one little difference: while you sometimes have to be lucky to find a place with great coffee or cappuccino while travelling, almost every coffee place in Vietnam has amazing coffee. Even little corner shops or stalls in the street sell very, very yummy coffee.

Vietnamese Cafe

Vietnamese coffee is served with sweet condensed milk and you can choose between hot coffee and iced coffee.

My favourite is the Vietnamese iced coffee, called cà phê s?a ?á, with just a little bit more extra milk than usually served. Best coffee ever! You might think that the taste is that great just because of the sweet milk, but nope. I tried to use other types of coffee beans with the same milk and the taste is just not as good.

You generally can’t buy Vietnamese coffee in your normal coffee shop or cafe at home but most Vietnamese restaurants have cà phê s?a ?á on the menu :) There are various places in London that offer quite an authentic Vietnamese coffee experience, just walk along Shoreditch and will come across a number of those. There is also a nice place in China Town for Vietnamese coffee.

After having spent two months in Vietnam with daily amazing coffee supply I would not have been able to go without Vietnamese coffee entirely. So I was so happy to see that London has a fairly good supply of it. Though I will probably order Vietnamese coffee online and then make it at home myself with crushed ice cubes and the sweet milk. Yum yum yum!

And if you just happen to be in Hanoi and are looking for a cool coffee place, try one of these really cool cafes.

Borough Market Wine Bar

London’s Borough has lots of little hidden gems in terms of restaurants and I don’t mean the actual stalls of Borough Market (though they have amazing food too). I am referring to the bars and restaurants in and around the area of Borough Market. If you are up for a cosy wine bar and happen to be near London Bridge, head to Bedales of Borough. This is such a lovely wine bar with a great rustic interior design and a good selection of wines. They also have yummy cappuccino. I went for cappuccino this time as I had too much mulled wine the day before during a Christmas party :) .The Bedales wine bar is also great in summer. You could just head to Borough Market on a Saturday for a late lunch, then try out one of the yummy pastry stalls for dessert and then make your way to the wine bar. They also serve nibbles :)

Borough Market Wine Bar

This is the address:

5 Bedale Street
London
SE1 9AL

And you can also book online here: Bedales of Borough

Bedaes Wine Bar Borough

Ivy Grill Covent Garden

Yesterday I met a friend for brunch at the Ivy Market Grill, a modern British Brasserie, in Covent Garden. The restaurant has great food and a lovely wine selection. Make sure you book a table as it gets quite crowded during lunch time. I had sword fish and my friend had salmon. Both dishes were super yummy. Also the interior design of the place is very classy. Looks kind of a ‘posh’ pub mixed with a brasserie. And last but not least, the location couldn’t be better. The Ivy Market Grill is located just on the other side of the Covent Garden piazza. The restaurant also has outside seating, so this could be a perfect place to meet for brunch in summer ♡ Click here to book a table.