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Foreign media have praised Hanoi’s specialty beverage

Many foreigners are surprised by how creative Hanoians can be in creating such a delicious and distinctive drink.

1. The history of “egg coffee” in Hanoi

Hanoi has become an attractive tourist destination both domestically and internationally, partly due to its diverse and appealing cuisine, including a variety of delicious dishes and beverages. Among the many dishes beloved by tourists, one cannot overlook egg coffee – a timeless Hanoi drink that captivates both domestic and international visitors alike.

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The oldest egg coffee shop in Hanoi, Cafe Giang, shares that egg coffee originated in the late 1940s in Hanoi when fresh milk was scarce. The original shop owner used egg yolks as a substitute, and over time, this beverage gained popularity to became a unique specialty of Hanoi today.

Impressively, egg coffee has garnered acclaim from international guests who consider it a truly distinctive drink. Many tourists visiting Hanoi make a point to try egg coffee and praise it highly.


CNN of the United States has covered egg coffee, describing it as having a soft, frothy egg cream similar to meringue topping a dense coffee base. The French news agency AFP has also written about this small cafe in Hanoi’s Old Quarter (Cafe Giang), highlighting its renowned egg coffee.

2. Egg coffee nowadays

Nowadays, egg coffee has become popular and can be found in many cafes throughout Hanoi, as well as in coffee shops in other provinces and cities.

In Hanoi’s autumn, alongside dishes imbued with the essence of the season, many Hanoians gather to enjoy egg coffee. A cup of coffee with a creamy, frothy egg yolk layer, is placed in a bowl of hot water to maintain warmth. Using a small spoon to scoop from the bottom up, the coffee and egg blend, creating a uniquely enticing flavor. Amidst the cool, misty weather of this autumn season, it’s perfect to savor such a wonderful drink.

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Over time, egg coffee has become an integral part of Hanoi’s culinary heritage, celebrated for its creamy texture, rich flavor, and cultural significance. It remains a beloved drink enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike, showcasing the ingenuity and creativity of Hanoi’s coffee culture.

3. Top 10 places to enjoy egg coffee in Hanoi

Egg coffee in Hanoi also tops the list of the most enjoyable coffee types worldwide. If you’re curious about this unique combination, check out these recommended authentic egg coffee spots in Hanoi!

  1. Giang Cafe Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  2. Cafe Dinh Address: 13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  3. Loading T cafe Address: 2nd Floor, 8 Chan Cam, Phuong Hang Trong, Quan Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  4. Cafe Pho Co Address: 11 Hang Gai, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  5. The Cafe Address: 117 Trieu Viet Vuong, Bui Thi Xuan, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
  6. Ca phe trung Ba Khanh Address: 55B Hai Ba Trung, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  7. Ca phe trung ngo Hang Chi Address: 5 ngo Hang Chi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  8. LACAFE’ Address: 35B Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  9. Cong Cafe Nha Tho Address: 27 Nha Tho, Quan Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  10. Leu Coffee Ta Hien Address: 01 Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

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