Best coffee in Hanoi – 7 great and unmissable Hanoi Coffee Shops

Last Updated on 2. May 2023

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Are you looking for the best coffee in Hanoi? Perfect, we got you covered with 7 great Hanoi coffee shops. It was our first time in Hanoi, but we fell in love with the city immediately. Even though it is quite crowded with both locals and tourists, Hanoi just has it all; historical sights, beautiful temples, lakes and a charming old quarter with the best coffee in Hanoi. If you have followed us for a while, you will know by now that we are always looking for the best coffee shops and roasters wherever we go. Vietnam is famous for its coffee production, and because of this, you find lots of great places with the best coffee in Hanoi.

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During our trip through Southeast Asia, we already found great coffee in Chaing Mai and Chiang Rai in Thailand. Thailand might not be as famous as Vietnam for coffee production but there are lots of coffee farmers in North Thailand as well. Vietnam is actually the second-largest coffee-growing country in the world, and not only Hanoi serves good coffee. You will also be able to find lots of delicious coffee in Saigon if you plan to visit there as well.

In this blog post, we want to show you our favourite Hanoi coffee shops and roasters. Of course, there are many more cafes in Hanoi to find and drink delicious coffee, but here are our favourite places where to find the best coffee in Hanoi. Read more about all these Hanoi coffee shops, what they serve and where to find them.

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Read more about where to find the best coffee in Hanoi.

Map of the best Coffee in Hanoi

Blackbird Coffee

One of our favourite places for the best coffee in Hanoi is Blackbird Coffee. You can find Blackbird in three different locations in Hanoi. We went to two of them (the third one opened after we left Hanoi to continue travelling) and loved both. Great service, fresh pastry and cookies and of course amazing coffee.

They sell espresso drinks, such as americano, and cappuccino, but also pour-over, aeropress and traditional-style coffee. They primarily use Vietnamese beans.

Both locations of Blackbird impress with charming interior design, fantastic coffee and lovely pastry. The large window front allows you to watch the hustle and bustle of Hanoi while you relax inside.

It is also a great place to bring your laptop and work from there. The wifi is good and there are plugs to charge. It is a popular place for locals and tourists to get great coffee in Hanoi.

  • Blackbird Coffee
  • 5 Chân Cầm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam & 63B P. Lãn Ông, Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

Balance Caffe

Balance Caffe is another great place for the best coffee in Hanoi. It is very close to important sights in Hanoi, e.g. the Temple of Literature, the Citadel or the Ho-Chi-Minh-Mausoleum (max. 15min walk). After your visit to one of these sights, you should check out this beautiful cafe. The entrance/staircase is a bit hidden between shops but there was a signpost outside to find the way up.

The cafe is beautifully decorated in colonial style with tiled floors, delightful paintings and large windows with a view of busy Hanoi. And there is even a terrace on top of the house. It almost felt like being in Paris.

The Balance Caffe offers a large selection of hot and cold coffees and drinks. Here, we tried our first egg coffee and did not get disappointed at all. It was simply delicious and one of the best egg coffees we had in Vietnam.

  • Balance Caffe
  • 81 P. Nguyễn Thái Học, Văn Miếu, Ba Đình, Hanoi 100000

Sii Coffee Bar

Sii Coffee Bar has some of the best coffee in Hanoi. You can actually find them in several locations in Hanoi and also in the city of Da Nang. We checked out Sii Coffee, which is very close to the Hanoi Opera House and located on a small side street.

At Sii Coffee Bar you can choose between Vietnamese or Italian coffee specialities, cold brews and non-coffee drinks. They serve also waffles, croissants and cakes.

  • Sii Coffee Bar
  • No9 Lane 6 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Soul Speciality Coffee

Soul Speciality Coffee is another place with some of the best coffee in Hanoi. It is centrally located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and has also shops in Da Nang, Dak Lak and Ho-Chi-Minh City.

The coffee shop in Hanoi is not too big, but very cosy and bright. You drink your coffee at the cafe or get it for take-away. The knowledgeable staff is helpful and makes sure you will get your coffee as you wish.

The coffees are smooth and flavourful. It is nice to sit outside and watch the world go by. Soul Speciality Coffee offers a selection of pastries too. Try their cinnamon rolls. They are super!

  • Soul Speciality Coffee
  • 12 Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Dream Beans Coffee Roastery

The small and independent coffee shop in Hanoi is run by a local family who is passionate about producing some of the best coffee in Hanoi. The shop with the coffee roastery is small but has several floors where you can drink and enjoy your coffee. On the ground floor, you can sit at the bar and watch the barista preparing your coffee.

While you talk with the owner you can feel how passionate he is about coffee. Every corner of this cute cafe is decorated with attention to detail. The walls are painted with a world map and where to find the coffee-growing areas. There are coffee bags and grinders in the corners and on tables. This is just a very warm and charming place to enjoy one of the best coffee in Hanoi.

Besides coffee drinks, you can order small dishes there as well.

There is another shop which is closer to Hoan Kiem Lake ( Dream Beans – The little corner) and it is more like a small espresso station to get your caffeine kick.

  • Dream Beans Coffee Roastery
  • 79 Ly Nam De, Hanoi, Vietnam

Kẻ cà phê

This great coffee shop is close to West Lake in Hanoi. The area is very residential and we hardly saw other tourists on the way to get there. The interior is very stylish and unique. All walls are covered in brown/beige colour and it looks simply amazing.

The cafe has several floors, a front yard, a balcony and a rooftop terrace to hang out and meet friends. They offer good coffee, cold drinks and pastry but it is definitely more for the space to come here. The design theme is absolutely impressive.

There is also a self-service bar to grab some tea for free.

  • Kẻ cà phê
  • 7 Đồng Cổ, Bưởi, Tây Hồ, Hanoi, Vietnam

Drop In Cafe

Drop In Cafe is located in the centre of Hanoi and has a view of the train tracks. It is a very popular place for both tourists and locals because you can also work from there. Wifi is available and worked pretty well when we were there. While you work from there you can enjoy some of the best coffee in Hanoi.

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They offer all kinds of coffees and drinks, either hot or cold with ice. One of their signature drinks is coconut coffee (which is another Vietnamese coffee speciality). We tried it at Drop In Cafe and really liked it. It was sweet and tasted, of course, a bit like coconut. On top of the drinks, they add coconut flakes which were super crunchy and delicious.

A good selection of pastries and cakes is available there as well. It is a great place to start your day with a good cup of coffee or have a break from all the sightseeing in Hanoi.

  • Drop In Cafe
  • 163 P. Phùng Hưng, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi

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Best coffee in Hanoi? Try a coconut coffee at Drop In Cafe in Hanoi.

We hope you enjoyed our blog post about the places where to find the best coffee in Hanoi. Let us know in the comments which one is your favourite!

We are Matthias and Kent. With a strong desire to travel the world, we create articles and travel guides from our many trips. We aim to inspire you to explore the world, near and far. Maybe your next adventure is closer than you think?