where: various locations

price range: 25-59K VND

hours: 7:00AM-11:00PM

setting: dark, alluring cafe packed with nostalgia

group friendly: yes

stand-out drinks: anything that comes out of the espresso machine

Cộng Cà Phê is now an international feature, but it all began right here in Hanoi. From the dark interior to the propaganda posters on the wall, these cafes make you feel like you've stepped back in time. Baristas wearing army green uniforms craft strong drinks while you lounge in one of the many tucked-away nooks.

verdict: A good cafe is in the details. Cộng Cà Phê's rich coffee and hidden delights will keep you coming back for more.