I have always been obsessed with breakfast photos of some foreign influencers on instagram, so I’ve come up with the idea of an entry about western breakfast places in my hometown, Hanoi. Throughout 4 weeks of exploring and tasting, here are 6 places that I would highly recommend you guys to wake up early, get out of bed and have a stunning Western breakfast like eggs benedict, pancake or basic toast and jam,..
The KAfe & The KAfe Village
Started by Kitchen Art team in 2013, The KAfe has quickly become phenomenal in the F&B industry. It cannot be denied that this is the first place I have in mind when I think of a perfect breakfast. Delicious and affordable food is served in a stylish, chicly decorative way. Beside the legendary KAfe Honey French toast (VND40,000) and Croque Monsieur (VND95,000), Baked Eggs (VND85,000) with potato, tomato, herbs and their homemade chorizo dipped in balsamic syrup is also a must-order when you have breakfast there.
The KAfe 18 Dien Bien Phu, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
The KAfe Village 4 Ha Hoi, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
Loft stop cafe
This cafe has a simple menu with just a few choices under each category. For breakfast, they have an English styled one (VND120,000), a French breakfast (VND120,000), Toasts butter or jam (VND40,000),.. I was also impressed by the lemon crepes (VND50,000) under the dessert menu, it was warm, very thin and slightly sweet with a not too over-powering lemony scent.
11B Bao Khanh, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
04 3928 9433
The Hanoi Social Club
One of my favorite spots for breakfast and brunch is The Hanoi Social Club where simple and healthy food is served in a cosy space. I found it hard to decide on my choice when taking a look at their menu. They have Baked eggs in avocado (VND170,000), Spiced French Toast (VND130,000), Croissant with jam (VND30,000),.. In the end, we decided to order Bircher Muesli (VND85,000), Avocado + ricotta on toast (VND120,000) and Free-range poached eggs on multicereal toast with morning glory (VND100,000).
6 Hoi Vu, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
This well-known chain of French restaurants offers some huge breakfast sets such as Full English Breakfast (VND155,000), French Breakfast (VND115,000), American Breakfast with waffle (VND135,000),..
5 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Ha Noi 31 Thai Phien, Ha Noi
Maison de Tet Decor
While most of these places stick to the usual favourites such as eggs benedict, French Toast, Muesli,.. some places are slightly more adventurous as they find out different ways to make a basic breakfast using unique choice of ingredients. Maison Tet is definitely one of them. They feature classic items like Eggs Florentine (VND130,000) served with herbed potato cake, French Toasts (VND110,000) topped with passion fruit syrup,.. Those seeking a lighter option may find themselves seduced by a big bowl of fresh fruit salad (VND60,000)
Villa 36 Tu Hoa, lang Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Ha Noi
I was a little uncertain when I decided to put Joma in this list because of the staff’s attitude. But since it all comes down to the food, here it goes. Joma offers some breakfast dish at such an attractive price: bagel with cream cheese (VND50,000); Oat French toast with mango (VND80,000),..
22 Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
I do love traditionaI breakfast as Pho, some kinds of noodles and Banh mi,.. but on those rainy and humid days, who can resist an English Breakfast with lightly poached eggs, bacon and mushroom in a cosy coffee shop?
I hope this list of 6 carefully chosen places will help on your “hunt” for the perfect western breakfast & brunch in Hanoi!
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Photos: Taste of the bear (Nam San) & Kiyoshi
Words: Taste of the bear (Nam San)
Editor: Pham Hoang Anh (Pon)