Getting to know a new city isn’t easy. From navigating local customs to deciphering foreign street signs, finding places that you love, much less a hidden gem, can be difficult. Our travel pro tip? Do as the locals do. Remote Year has local Experience Managers on staff in each city that we live and work in, which means that a VIP experience is only a Slack message away. Remote Year Experience Managers are experts when it comes to the best places to eat, work, play and relax in their city - and we’re going to share their insider info with you.
This week, we’re spotlighting the top nine cafés in Hanoi, Vietnam. These cafés are our favorite places to go when we need a break from the workspace, or just to relax after a productive day. From delicious egg coffees to views that can’t be beat, here are the top 9 cafés in Hanoi, and why we love them.
Ca Phe Giang is famous among Remotes for its egg coffee and it’s commitment to maintaining an authentic appearance in a sea of chain cafés.
Cong Café is a vintage, army-themed café located in Hanoi. With multiple locations, all with working hours that stretch until 11:30pm, this café is a Remote favorite in this Vietnamese city.
Head to Lifted when you’re looking to start your day on the right foot. Brunch items like poached eggs, yogurt bowls, and avocado toasts are given a twist with local, seasonal ingredients.
Only a five minute walk away from the Remote Year workspace, this 24/7 café is a go-to for many Remotes in Hanoi. It has both indoor and outdoor seating so you can choose whichever setting sparks your creativity.
For good eats and an even better aesthetic, head to Trill Bistro. The modern, eclectic decor will do wonders for your Instagram feed and you’ll be stunned by the rooftop views of the city.
Remotes love Tranquil for its quiet, cozy atmosphere. Tranquil is dedicated to both coffee lovers and book lovers, of which there are many in the Remote Year Nation.
Known to locals as a hidden gem, Ca Phe Pho Co is a hideaway café with amazing views over Hoan Kiem Lake. Check it out if you want to immerse yourself in lush scenery and delicious egg coffee.
This is the place to go if you’re craving something a bit more hefty and healthy than a coffee and a pastry. Maison de Tet decor has filling foods like fig, date, and walnut sourdough toast, salad wraps, and “nourish bowls” filled with vegetables and protein.
L’etage Cafe is the café to visit if you’re craving the best egg coffee in town. It has a great view of the Hoan Kiem lake and a few furry kittens on location to be your café companions.
Hanoi, Vietnam is a part of many upcoming Remote Year programs. Learn more about work and travel programs - and see which can fit into your lifestyle - on our itineraries page.