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#1,721 of 2,416 Restaurants in Hanoi


Vietnamese, International
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Had to come to this cafe not just because of the great location but i was my Mum's name too! Beers were 30K VND each which considering the location and the lovely setting out on the balcony was pretty good

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Right across the church, you enter a clothing store then go up the stairs to the top level. Great to have a beer on the balcony and people watch. The menu consist of currys to stir fry to vietnamese

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I did not receive what was advised at the door and was still made to pay for it. The view is beautiful if you're willing to compromise on service. I cannot comment on the quality of the food as I did not stay long enough.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Good location. We managed to get a spot on the balcony. Food was decent. Staff slightly pushy. Free wifi. Mainly western menu I felt.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Not worth getting out of your way to specifically go there, but if you're in the area already and need a break, that's an option. From the street/ground, you can see whether there's space outside, on the second-floor small balcony, then it's worth at least...having a coffee, juice or water. Nice view of St. Joseph's Cathedral (catholic church) and of the hustle-bustle of the area.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited Marilyns Cafe for dinner and sat on the terrace which was a full of atmosphere with the fairy lights and view of the chapel. We were able to look down on the bustling streets of Hanoi. However, the food was average and the...service matched. The spring rolls and stir fried beef with Vietnamese sauce were the only better than average food we received. The menu while it has a few Vietnamese dishes, the menu was full of westerner food, pizza, burgers etc, not living up to the traditional Vietnamese at the door.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed in and partook of delicious Vietnamese coffee and cake. Lovely and cool and right on the walking tour near St Joseph's Cathedral. First stop of many in Hanoi.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely cafe in the old quarter, you can see its outdoor balcony seating from the square in front of St Joseph cathedral. Perfect location Lovely coffee and delicious cake. Full menu available but we only stop for a quick snack. Work a visit :)...Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a drink and a quick bite, they have a nice terrace giving you some relief from the busy street life. Great spring rolls.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Rather dissatisfied with the service. Two young guys took the order but never returned except with the bill! Food was soso but the view sells it all. Noticed hanging lamp was dirty and informed the manager -- she had a good laugh ! You do...overlook the adjacent restaurant // had smokers next to us from there!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Marilyn's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4