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Cafe 129

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129 Pho Mai Hac De | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 821 6342
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

A very slow, but very pleasing meal. I've been a few times now and the food has always been great. I try to avoid the busier times, as getting the freshly prepared meals can take awhile. If you're in the area and are a bit sick of bun cha, I highly recommend cafe 129.

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Thank Redorn
Hanoi, Vietnam
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Just a quick read through some of the review titles for Cafe 129 leaves me chuckling. I can only guess that the people impressed by the breakfasts here have very little knowledge of what else is available in Hanoi and have probably gotten a bit carried away with supporting a local business. Please see the photo of what I think... More 

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Thank Planetkimchi
Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

This place doesn't look the best from the outside... But you will be pleasantly surprised by the delicious breakfast food and variety of options. My favourite food here is the French toast but they do have other western and Vietnamese dishes that are tasty. Go early so you'll be sure to get a table. Great expat spot for Sunday breakfast.

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Thank Kelley H
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Awesome English Breakfast!!! The restaurant doesn't look very cozy at the first sight, but if you're craving for western breakfast it's a must go. Great french toast, eggs and and baked beans for a reasonable price. We will definitely come back!!

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Thank Rebecca L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a very nice place to enjoy a great breakfast. Lots of options on the English (!) menu, Vietnamese and western dishes. Good for kids as well. Cafe 129 is anything but fancy, just great to enjoy the local atmosphere and have a very good (and affordable) start of the day. We had breakfast here twice (our daughter (8)... More 

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Thank Steven G
Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Maybe tree times the price of a pho, but sometimes, nothing can keep you away from pancakes and syrup, good eggs, omelettes, burritos and bacon. "Slow Food" restaurant, so don't expect it to be fast, but the perfect hangover place. Fresh fruits, great western breakfasts, a real "break" from Vietnamese food that's sometimes, trust me or not, really welcome. Didn't... More 

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Thank eli_gou
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2011

Owned by three sisters, this place is an expat institution, especially for hungover English teachers. The service is consistently slow but leaves plenty of time to enjoy a cafe sua da while you wait. Mexican breakfasts like Huevos Ranchceros and breakfast burritos are things of legend! There's amazing french toast, English, American and Canadian breakfasts. Dinner's are good too with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Vietnamese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Pho Mai Hac De | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: (04) 821 6342

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?