where: Hoàn Kiếm (44 Hàng Bè, Hàng Bạc)
price range: drinks 40k+ VND, food 55k+ VND
setting: simple, quiet coffee house
group friendly: yes
takeaway: takeaway & delivery available for drinks
stand-out dish: avocado toast with bacon & eggs
hot tip: located on the second floor - stairs are hidden on the right side of the building
Up the crooked stairs towards the back of an old building sits tourist-favorite Hanoi Coffee Station. An overpowering scent of mothballs mixes with the aroma of coffee to create a smell that will linger on clothing long after your meal. The menu is simple and offers basic breakfast fare, including a delicious and very filling avocado, bacon and eggs on toast.
verdict: A good spot for when you're looking for a simple breakfast in the Old Quarter.