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Cafe Lam

60 Nguyen Huu Huan | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3824 5940
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
5 Feb 2018
“The authentic Hanoi cold and hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk”
6 Feb 2017
“The local recommendation”
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60 Nguyen Huu Huan | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

People know Café Lam not only because of the authentic Hanoi cold and hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk but also an impressive backstory about the owner. Long ago, in the 50s, Mr. Lam decided to let his coffee shop to be the gathering destination...More

Thank 516_tn
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...More

Thank catzzzzHongKong
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
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
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...More

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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...More

Thank JaniceSoh
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...More

Thank Darren S
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...More

Thank Panguin
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...More

Thank Sternofek
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
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Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Nguyen Huu Huan | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3824 5940
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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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