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Cafe Lam

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60 Nguyen Huu Huan | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3824 5940
06:30 - 22:30
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Hong Kong
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

A local Vietnamese recommended me to try to have coffee at cafe Lam. The place is nostalgic and packed with local people. It was an interesting experience to sit at the pavement and watching people passing by. The coffee was average as i think the condense milk was too sweet. But it was fun and price is cheap.

Thank catzzzzHongKong
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Opposite to Giang cafe.This place offer traditional Vietnamese coffee.Flavor of coffee is great and sitting down by little chair and watching traffic going.inside they parking some motorbike around your table,it looks like a family business and so Vietnamese.I definitely will come back.

Thank kevin t
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great Vietnamise coffee in a truly Vietnamise atmosphere. The black iced coffee of great when the wether is hot. They have wi-fi.

Thank estemismo
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Dropped by Cafe Lam whilst exploring the old quarter of Hanoi. Was pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness and the very immaculate decor of old vietnamese paintings on the walls of the cafe. Many locals chilling out within the main shop space, having a nice cup of iced coffee. Had an iced coffee and a salted lemon drink (it was more... More 

Thank OliverL311
Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Went there on a afternoon. There wasn't many people inside and we were one of the last to leave. We stayed there about 1hr and we love the quiet atmosphere. We didn't see many tourists around but the coffee is good. They also sell packaged coffee (both powder and beans) which is worth for value. May visit again if I... More 

Thank JaniceSoh
Bright, Australia
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260 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Visited Cafe Lam on two occasions while I was in Hanoi the egg coffee is superb the black cold coffee with milk was strong but still enjoyed it came with my local friend who told me the history behind this building and art must be good if you have trouble getting a seat at times and they are manly locals.

Thank Darren S
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482 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I went because it was highly recommended by the guide and the first time I went, I could not get a stool to sit. The coffee was strong but not particularly good. The atmosphere was certainly charming: sitting down on low stools with the drinks on low tables. The water came first and then the coaster and then the coffee.... More 

Thank Panguin
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We arrived this caffe via local friend that reccomand us. We so happy to find this place, but when we see the price its was a joke. 25000vd for black coffe? Its the most expensive coffe i drink in vietnam, more then expensive resturant. I dont think the price is right so i wont go there another time.

Thank Sternofek
Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Cafe Lam was recommended by a local tour guide. The coffee with condensed milk was definitely worth a try! We also bought packaged coffee powder and the little coffee makers made of stainless steel. Lovely place for coffee lovers!

Thank annabelwyli
Melbourne, Australia
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

So yesterday we went to the wrong one (although we thought it was the right one at the time) and it wan't that good. But today we got taken on a food tour to the right one... next door to cafe 58 because it's 60 Nguyen... and it was so much better! We had an iced white coffee and and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Nguyen Huu Huan | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3824 5940
Cafe Lam :One of Hanoi's oldest cafes, this slightly musty one-room establishment is practically a historical monument. Its proprietor, Nguyen Lam, provided coffee and often loans to the city's impoverished artist community during the war, and rumor has it that he is sitting on an art collection now worth a fortune. He serves Vietnamese-style hot and iced coffee (with thick, sweet condensed milk) to a crowd of faithful regulars.

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