where: Hoàn Kiếm (5 Nguyễn Quang Bích, Cửa Đông), 2nd floor

price range: 40-60K VND

hours: 8:00AM-10:00PM

setting: "tranquil", quiet cafe good for whispering in small groups or reading a book

stand-out drinks: banana latte

hot tip: find a spot next to the bookshelf to while away a few comfortable hours in peace

Hidden down an alley and on the second floor of a charismatic, but unassuming, building, Tranquil Books & Coffee is a haven for anyone looking to escape the bustle of the busy streets just outside. Great care goes into making the perfect drink. Check out the calendar for local music events schedule throughout the month.

verdict: This spot deserves a place on every Instagrammer's page, as long as you're quiet about it.