Dinh Cafe

Restaurant 13 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam Published on: 02-12-2015

07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
2.00 - 5.00 USD

Dinh 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.
Dinh Cafe is nestled surreptitiously behind a backpack shop at the north end of Hoan Kem Lake. It is the longest-running student cafe helmed by the family’s second daughter.

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Why Dinh Cafe is special ?

Dinh is an exceptional hole-in-the wall cafes in Hanoi. Dinh cafe has a secret recipe for brewing and roasting coffee passed down from their late father, Mr.Giang, who used to work at the Metropole hotel as a bartender in the 1920s and later opened his own cafes.

Dinh Cafe is old to its core: a 30 square metre room blasting 80’s rock music and always filled with thick plumes of cigarette smoke that seem to linger on and seep into its walls. Egg coffee in Dinh shop is not contained in a bowl of hot water, it's contained in a tiny cup, just put in both palms. The cup of coffee for you still hot so you need to drink immediately to feel a little bitter of coffee and tastes of eggs in mouth.

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How to get to Dinh Cafe?

Dinh Cafe is located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, right next to Hoan Kiem Lake. You can walk to the cafe or take a taxi to get there.

Selling points

  • A good place to begin your morning in Ha Noi
  • Very cramped but very very good coffee
  • Tiny cafe with wonderful coffee & inexpensive prices
  • Simple cafe with marvelous coffee
  • Sketchy Entrance, Phenomenal Coffee


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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13 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • You should come here at noon or from 6-8 pm to have private and quiet space.
  • The cafe is located on the second floor of an old French mansion. To go to the cafe, you need to step up an old wooden staircase.
  • You may feel uncomfortable while sitting here to enjoy coffee as the area is small and some people smoke a lot near your seat.
  • If you're prefer some frest air, step out onto the balcony to take in a magnificent view of Hoan Kiem Lake.
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This is where the local free thinkers are chatting, texting, smoking, gaming and reading news as the coffee drips timelessly through the filters. Magnificent institution open since 1984.

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We came here as part of a small tour group. The cafe is hidden upstairs. Ignore the decor and the smoking - the egg coffee and other Vietnamese coffee (both iced and hot) were fantastic! The egg on top was so rich we were wondering where the coffee was in the drink. Awesome!

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