Very disappointing! If a cafe is going to charge in excess of Melbourne prices then the coffee offered should be something special. Unfortunately it was anything but! We've had some fantastic coffees in Vietnam, (most notably at "the expresso station" in Hoi An) Here at the Hanoi Social Club, the flat white (both the cafe's mixed blend & single origin) offered no flavour and were essential warm milk drinks. Won't be back.
I was here yesterday and it is an oasis within the chaos of Hanoi. hiding up an alley keeps it out of the Hanoi noise and traffic. With a charming interior full of atmosphere, even when empty. Today I try the coffee. I tried the single origin special. It was a little weak but that did not take away from the fact that it was both flavoursome, and so far, the only properly made flat white I have had in Vietnam. Meaning that the milk was properly prepared, thee micro bubbles were perfect. Yesterday I had roast vegetables and a passion fruit slushie, which was divine. With the exception of some patchy service, this is an excellent cafe. You pay premium prices for the experience but it is worth it. 60,000VND for a standard flat white, Australian prices.
We have been back to this cafe every day for the four days spent in Hanoi. It has a cool Melbourne cafe type feel to it and is typically littered with relaxed tourists! We have had several meals here including burgers, avocado toast and hash browns with chorizo, all of which were excellent! The coffee here is possibly the best I have had in Vietnam with the house blend finishing with a great caramel aftertaste and a single origin special board offering a bit of variety! All coffee was made to a very high standard and I never got out of there with less than two coffees in me!
Went again today. Tried an egg coffee as it was something I had been promising to do for some time. They surprised me it was great it is something every coffee lover should try. I will try another it was so good. This place is a must when visiting Hanoi service was great.
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