Though I really love Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk from street shops that serve their coffee in little plastic cups (seriously super amazing yummy coffee!!), I also love sitting in somewhat unique and cosy coffee shops. Especially when it is a bit chilly and rainy outside and I have a book on my Kindle that is just waiting to be read. So while strolling through Hanoi during the last days, I found three amazing cafes that are just perfect for reading or working on your laptop. They serve good coffee and cappucchino and have a great ambience and interior!
Manzi Café is the perfect coffee shop for art lovers as it actually has its own little art gallery inside the coffee shop. It is a spacious café located at 14 Phan Huy Ich with a stylish interior. They serve cakes, fresh fruit juices, smoothies, cocktails and lots of coffee mixes. I had a cheesecake, a Vietnamese Coffee and a carrot juice – all super yummy. Wi-Fi works great and the staff is super friendly and attentive. The café has two floors and a little outside area in front of the entrance. Manzi café is located in a relatively quiet street in Hanoi, so even sitting outside gives you a quiet and relaxed experience. On the second floor of the café there is a little art gallery where local artists show their creations. Totally love this place and its artsy style!
The Tang Tret Cosmo café is located at 10 Khuc Hao, Hanoi and has two floors and a little outside area. This place has kind of a hipster kitchen / living room interior (like you are visiting a good friend at home) and serves amazing egg nog coffee, cocktails, desserts, sandwiches, soups and lots more of other coffee mixes. I came here to work on my laptop and found a super relaxed and quiet (!) atmosphere with swing music playing in the background. The Wi-Fi is fast and there are sockets all around so your laptop never runs out of battery. At some point one of the waiters just picked up the guitar and played some nice background guitar tunes. Great ambience.
Tranquil Café is located at 5 Nguyen Quang Bich Street in one of the more busy and loud parts of the Old Quarter. In fact, once you leave this quiet little oasis café you are immediately thrown back into the crazy and loud traffic of Hanoi. That said, if you want to get away from the noise, just enter Tranquil café for an instant chill out effect. The café is smaller than the other two places but cosier. Whilst Manzi Cafe and Tang Tret Cosmo Café are a bit hipster and perfect to hang out with friends, Tranquil café is perfect if you feel like something cosy and quiet. The café serves great cappuchino and, like the other places, has a fast Wi-Fi. It’s like a little hideaway in the middle of Hanoi’s craziness. I loved this place so much, I wrote a single blog post about it :)