Drinking Coffee And Shopping In Hanoi Vietnam
Where are the best places for drinking coffee and shopping in Hanoi Vietnam you may ask?
Well, the options are far too many to write here so i’ve picked out a few of my favourites to give you an idea of what to expect, so here goes…
Enjoy Vietnamese Coffee At Hanoi’s Trieu Viet Vuong Street
A unique Vietnamese drip filter, known as phin, and condensed milk instead of cream are two examples of how the Vietnamese adapted France’s coffee culture. Upon completion, you will have a hot, powerful, and incredibly sweet beverage that is ideal for exploring Hanoi’s Old Quarter for a couple of hours.
Coffee shops in Hanoi can be found in a variety of settings, from streetside booths to high-end air-conditioned cafes. Hanoi’s Trieu Viet Vuong, a tree-shaded street crammed with the most cafes per square metre in all of Vietnam, is the best spot to see both extremes in one area.
Ask for “ca phe nau,” or hot, sweet, condensed-milky coffee, when you order coffee like a local. Ask for “ca phe den” if you prefer your coffee black. Make sure not to miss the city’s signature condensed milk and egg yolk concoction known as Ca Phe Trung, or “egg coffee,” before you leave Hanoi.
Shop, Eat And Drink At Hanoi’s West Lake
Hanoi’s largest freshwater lake, West Lake, is the city’s cultural and entertainment hub, with a plethora of international restaurants, trendy bars, and exciting shopping opportunities.
Seafood eateries along the lakefront along Duong Thuy Khue, the lake’s southernmost tip, serving low-cost seafood while overlooking the seas. The Xuan Dieu strip of luxury hotels, boutiques, and restaurants is a good place to start if you’re looking for a more exclusive experience.
The Tay Ho weekend market is held on Saturday mornings near West Lake and features small-batch artisanal products including honey and small-batch perfume.
Take a walk or a bike ride around the lake instead if you’re watching your calorie intake and spending; take in the scenery and stop at temples like the Tran Quoc Pagoda along the route.
Hanoi Weekend Night Market
The Hanoi Weekend Night Market is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each week. Many stalls and food merchants converge here on these days, which is why there is such a large crowd of tourists and locals.
On three days a week, the market travels around the Old Quarter district starting at 19:00. Hang Dao Street is the starting point for stalls and shops that run north to the Dong Xuan Market’s outskirt.
At night, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of this well-known market. Various parts of the market, including the streets, are decked out in festive lighting. It’s common for tourists to snap a photo of this stunning landscape.
You can purchase a wide range of goods from this market, including clothing, jewellery, shoes, and sunglasses, as well as a wide range of food items. As a bonus, the atmosphere of the Hanoi Weekend Night Market is vibrant and the limitless food vendors offer a wide variety of delectable treats. You may haggle on whatever you buy here.
Time of Day: Everyday from 7 AM to 11 PM (Fri – Sun)
Enjoy Spectacular Views From The Lotte Center
The Lotte Center Hanoi’s observation deck offers a bird’s-eye view of Vietnam’s capital city. The Lotte Center, completed in 2014, is the city’s second-tallest structure, which the management takes use of by providing a 360-degree perspective from the building’s highest floor.
At the Photo at Skywalk, you may walk on a glass floor with a breath-taking view of the 65 storeys between you and the pavement whenever you’ve had enough of looking across the city. After that, head to the rooftop bar for a drink to calm your racing heart.
from 8 am to 11 pm, the view deck is open A room at the Lotte Hanoi in the same building provides similar vistas if you can’t get enough on a single visit.
Bargain Hunt At Dong Xuan Market
Dong Xuan Market’s relentless pursuit of profits was unabated in 1994, not even by an all-consuming fire. This towering structure, located north of the Old Quarter was built in 1889 and is still the largest indoor market in Hanoi more than a century later.
The businesses on the ground floor primarily serve the needs of the residents, who haggle over the prices of meat, vegetables, and seafood. Wholesale dry items, such as handicrafts and other tourist gifts, are available on the second floor. You may fill up on cheap, substantial local dishes at the food court.
The Hanoi Weekend Night Market, which takes place around Dong Xuan from Friday to Sunday, is a great place to get bargains. It sells everything from knockoffs made in China to stunning handicrafts made in the regions outside of Hanoi’s city boundaries.
Shop In The Old Quarter Of Hanoi
Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old Quarter are only a few minutes’ walk apart, making it an ideal location for shopping, dining and transport which can all be found in the Quarter’s maze-like streets.
There are three distinct sections of Old Quarter, each named for a different type of product that was marketed there. Visitors are greeted by narrow sidewalks, relentless vendors and a wide selection of goods, from Chinese knockoffs to lacquerware to gorgeous silk blouses, all of which are for sale.
There are several Old Quarter hotels and backpacker hostels where you can get up in the morning and find the area’s shopping right in front of you!