cafe

Aroi Dessert Cafe, Hanoi

This dessert cafe was a great find. Wifi, right in the thick of a restaurant alley, just off from one of the main streets in Hanoi Old Quarter. It has an extensive bev list and everything is reasonably priced so it’s easy to just kick your feet up and chill out. We shared a lava cake and a Teddy bear chocolate mousse and both desserts were a perfect sweet treat. My friend was satisfied with her iced matcha latte and I really enjoyed my iced honey and kumquat drink. It’s not the height of luxury, but honestly, in Hanoi it’s just a real treat to find aircon, comfy sofa, delicious treats and wifi. Would recommend.

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Chu Chocolate Bar & Café, Asoke, Bangkok

Tucked away in the Exchange Centre in Asoke, Bangkok, is a little chocolate café. They serve decadent treats and rich delights- a haven for any sweet tooth. Their desserts don’t hold back, they ooze, pop and melt in your mouth. Their Nutella waffles are thick and their affogatos are strong. Be sure to go on an empty stomach, their desserts Andre not for the faint hearted. There’s ample space to sit by yourself or bring friends, and the air con is welcome respite for sweaty travelers. The drinks are reasonably priced and all things considered, this is a satisfying café. 

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Pasticceria Papa, Bondi, Australia 

I had the most wonderful afternoon tea here. A long black with honey on the side for me, a tall mocha for my friend, and we shared a tirimisu and a Nutella ricotta cheesecake between us. The coffees were strong and rich, just like the cakes. Both cakes were fluffy and melt-in-your mouth. They tasted like guilty delights and authentic Italian decadence. They have displays of cakes for birthdays and seem to be part of a larger complex, with a grocery and delicatessen. 

Perfect afternoon tea. 

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Faifo Coffee, Hoi An

​Stumbled across Faifo exactly when we needed refreshments and airconditioning. Three levels of comfy sofas, rustic aesthetic an excellent coffee. The rooftop has spectacular views of Hoi An (but it’s a bit too hot in the searing sun, try the rooftop terrace at dusk and into the night). The iced coffee is drip filtered and theatrical, and the iced chocolate is thirst quenching. The wifi is fast, bathrooms clean and staff helpful. Definitely recommend for a good cafe spot. 

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Trung Nguyen coffeehouse, Hanoi

Trendy, clean, aircon and wifi – what more could you ask for? Right oposite the exit from Ho Chi Minh’s Residential Palace, this cafe welcomes you with reasonably priced, refreshing beverages. My friend’s iced cacao was particularly impressive, boasting a rich depth. My  ice blended coffee and chocolate was aromatic and creamy. The perfect respite from Hanoi heat.

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Cong Caphe, Hanoi

Very well priced,  attentive service, crowded with locals and tourists. The Saigon coffee was sublime- refreshing, sweet and flavoursome.  My friend had the coconut milk and chocolate smoothie and raved about it. She said it was smooth and tasted real. My other friend had the iced milk tea and loved it, sweet and cooling. 

The atmosphere is awesome;  it’s hip, trendy and cozy. Just across the road from St Josephs Cathedral, it offers wifi and aircon. The store right at the famous Hoan Kiem intersection in the Old Quarter has levels of seating.
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Café review: Can Chep, Hanoi

This place is a blessing. We walked half an hour from the Old Quarter to the Temple of Literature and were so parched we were about to keel over right in the street. We looked up and found this bookstore/ stationary store/event space/gallery /Cafe and found immediate relief. Offering quality coconut coffee and iced mint chocolate in a minimalist setting, this place was an asylum from the Hanoi heat. 10/10 would recommend to everyone.