5+ Best Egg Coffee In Hanoi Old Quarter - History - Recipe

Egg Coffee in Hanoi old quarter – Sound WEIRD but tastes YUMMY!!! This is a thing you must try in Hanoi, even if you are a big fan of coffee or not! So what is Egg coffee, how to make and where to find it? All in HERE!

1. Vietnamese egg coffee history

Coffee was first introduced to Vietnam in the 19th century by the French colonists. Now is very popular in Vietnam, central highlands is the most important area plantations of coffee trees in Vietnam. Many people do not know Vietnam is 2nd country to produce and export coffee to the world (After Brazil).

Egg coffee was invented in the 1940s when a bartender called Nguyen Van Giang worked at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel. He whisked eggs into his coffee when he couldn't have fresh milk.

Very lucky, it's very delicious. After that, he quit his job in the hotel. He decided to open Cafe Giang in 1947. And it became one of the most famous coffee shops in Hanoi until today.

Every day, walking on the main road in Hanoi, you can see many people sitting on a small plastic or bamboo chair on the pavement or in old houses enjoying coffee, and it's become a culture in Hanoi. One of the best things that you must try in Hanoi old quarter.


egg coffee hanoi old quarter 

Foreigner tourists love to drink it.

2. Where to get the best egg coffee in Hanoi?

The best time to get egg coffee is right after meals. Especial in the morning after getting a ball of "Pho" or "Banh Mi," it's perfect.
If you are in Hanoi Old Quarter, Nguyen Huu Huan Street is the place you cannot miss, this is considered a coffee street in Hanoi

Here are below is the best egg coffee in Hanoi old quarter.

2.1. Cafe Giang

Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Tuan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm
Average price: 35.000 – 55.000 VND
Phone: +84 98 989 2298


cafe giang 

You can choose your favorite cold or hot.

Cafe Giang is known as the original place serving Vietnamese egg coffee in Hanoi.
A lot of people said, needs to be found to try egg coffee in Hanoi. Because he has a unique recipe, it will be put in hot ball water to keep warmer when we drink.

It's made with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk, yogurt, and coffee powder.
Giang has created so many unique beverages and favors with eggs and different such as egg matcha, egg chocolate special is EGG BEER. To find Cafe Giang, you really need to pay attention to the sign above the small alley. Then walk down to the end you will see the reception desk also place to order drinks.

2.2. Cafe Dinh

Address: The second floor, 13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Average price: 30.000 – 70.000 VND
Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm


cafe dinh hanoi old quarter 

Visitors take the photo from in front of Cafe Dinh.

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Here is a very nice decoration.

The owner of Cafe Dinh is Mrs. Bich - she is the daughter of Giang (the founder)
Visitors love Cafe Dinh because they have a rich taste, and very nice decorations and the entrance is very secret inside the alley. It looks like going for adventure new things.
Mrs. Bich also created her special favor, it is combined with cocoa (egg cocoa) and is very nice in decoration. Also, with a perfect location right on Hoan Kiem Lake, you can easily get a cup of drink and then walk to the old quarter.

2.3. Cafe Nang

Address: 45 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Average price: 25.000 – 70.000 VND

Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Cafe Nang was born more than 60 years ago.
In the past, it was number 6 Hang Bac street, and now it moved to 45 Nguyen Huu Huan street, enter with the small alley, but going inside, the space is spacious and designed in the old architecture
The coffee here is traditionally roasted and ground coffee with its own distinctive aroma. Coffee has a gentle aroma, is not harsh,  easy to a drink, beside that black coffee with iced milk is also a good choice.


cafe nang

Cafe Nang

2.4. Cafe Lam

This is one of the most famous coffee since the 1950s. Here visitors also can see paintings of the most famous painters in Vietnam such as Bui Xuan Phai, To Ngoc Van, Duong Bich Lien, Vo Tu Nghiem, Nguyen Hong, Nguyen Sang…
This is another place you should not miss if you want to try egg coffee.


cafe lam

Cafe Lam

2.5. Ca Phe Pho Co (Cafe old quarter)

You may think you get the wrong place when you enter the place because it looks more like a silk shop until you go inside. This is in a narrow lane, and you will see an ancient house with ancient architecture.
When you go on top, you can see the view of Hoan Kiem Lake. This place also has a special drink called coconut milk. It's very yummy.

3. Hanoi egg coffee recipe

Prepare ingredients for
Coffee powder: 3-4 spoons
Fresh chicken eggs: 1
Condensed milk, sugar
Hot water

3.1. Directions to make Egg Coffee

Use filter and coffee powder (you can buy in Vietnam or on Amazon)
Crack a chicken egg, just take the yolk and discard the whites.
Put the yolk, sweetened condensed milk, and a little yogurt in a cup. Use an electric whisk for about 5 – 7 minutes until you end up with a frothy, fluffy mixture like the one above.
Pour in your brewed coffee, and then add the fluffy egg mixture on top.
You can sprinkle a litter cocoa powder for decoration and use a bowl of warm water to keep it warm longer.

4. Conclusion

Egg coffee is a favorite drink for many people in Hanoi, both local and international tourists. We still make sure that this is still a unique drink of capital after five years, ten years, or 50 years. The most famous drink, just hearing the name visitors will remember about Hanoi.

4.1. Local tips

  • Parking place: most of the cafes are in the center of the old quarter and inside the alley. Visitors can walk. If you go by motorbike, you need to find a parking place outside (Cost: 10.000 VND/time).

  • All stores are pretty small, so avoid coming at a crowded time if you want to get a good seat. Generally in the afternoon, it will be busier than in the morning.

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Author Hoan Nguyen

He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.

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author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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