Align Cafe

Restaurant 6 Đường Thành, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam Published on: 03-12-2015

07:30 AM - 11:30 PM
5.00 - 15.00 USD

Align Cafe is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Cafe Align has been featured on CNN as an example of where Vietnam is headed. It wins over the most skeptical visitors with the bamboo lined entrance way and indoor cherry blossom.

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Why Align Cafe is special ?

Align Cafe, or Align 3D Graphics Cafe is another spot popular with locals, but with comfy sofas, is on Duong Thanh. Occupying an attractive, detached house, its exposed brick walls, dark panelling, classy artwork and blossom trees -- yes, really -- provide the perfect setting for a cafe sua da or two, perhaps accompanied by a bowl of Fanny's ice cream. Tucked away down an alley, it's both a cool and a cosy spot and a convenient respite from wandering the streets of Old Quarter.


How to get to Align Cafe?

Align Cafe is located on Duong Thanh Street, 10 minutes walking from Hoan Kiem Lake. It's easy to take a taxi to get to the place.

Selling points

  • Pretty view, nice and smoothy music
  • A palace turned to a cafe
  • Good coffe spot with amazing decoration
  • Amazing interiors, great atmosphere at good value
  • Beautiful quaint place in the city


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition YES
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast YES
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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  • If warm enough choose the terrace on the second floor, otherwise, the second floor remains the best because of the giant cherry tree in the middle of the room.
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  • A long alley leads the way to the entrance where a small fish pond attracts you to pause for a minute.
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TripAdvisor View more

I loved going for solo cafe trips, just drinking coffee and using my laptop to just surf the net or watch movies. So, I happened to chance by this place, within walking distance from old quarters and I went there on a bus! I've lived here for about a month, so I can go around quite well. The entrance was simply fantastic, a zen-looking bamboo forest is overhead as you walk into the building surrounded by a pond. It would be nice to sit either outside or inside, but I chose inside for the aircon in the summer heat. It is a little difficult to find but it's worth it. Welcoming you is a majestic art piece dangling from the ceiling, with the brick-laden walls which gives you a rather colonial feel. I ordered Iced coffee with milk for 35k VND, a very reasonable price and sat there for a while. The only bad thing I didn't like is that the cafe allows people to smoke in there and also I didn't manage to see the cherry tree at the top because it's closed!

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Tucked in between bamboo shoots positioned in a busy road across boutique old hotels near the old quarter of Hanoi is this gigantic worn palace. A long alley leads the way to the entrance where a small fish pond attracts you to pause for a minute. The interior is huge. Tables are scattered across the rooms. Then there is the second floor. Old wooden stairs get you there. The verandah is coziest of it all. Menu has to step up. Cakes are ok specially the opera. Prices are above average.

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