6 best cafes near Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake locates in the perfect location, attracting the most domestic and foreign tourists in Hanoi. Around the lake is not only famous for its attractive tourist destination but also has many restaurants and cafés with beautiful views.

Let’s take a look at the best cafes with great views near Hoan Kiem Lake!

1. Highland Coffee – Ham Ca Map

  • Address: 5 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Phone: 024 7106 5858
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
highland coffee
© Highland Coffee – Ham Ca Map

Highland Coffee is a famous chain of coffee shops present in all cities in Vietnam. Highland Coffee – Ham Ca Map locates on the 3rd floor of the Ham Ca Map Building. From the café, you can enjoy the whole view of the scenery of Hoan Kiem Lake.

The space of the restaurant is beautiful and impressive, bringing a sense of comfort to customers. In particular, you can choose the balcony location of the shop to see the bustling flow of people on the streets or look around the view of the Sword Lake.

If you come to the restaurant early in the morning, when the fog is over Hoan Kiem Lake, it would be wonderful. Otherwise, you can come in the evening, especially on weekends, you will enjoy the bustling atmosphere of Hoan Kiem Lake.

Although the restaurant is in a convenient location and has many foreign tourists, the price of drinks here is reasonable. Only from 29,000 – 80,000 VND, you can enjoy a cold drink at the shop.

If you come here, remember to enjoy lemongrass peach tea, the refreshing lemon flavour added to the fragrant crunchy lemongrass will help you forget all your troubles.

A minus point of the restaurant is that there is no parking space, so you have to find a parking nearby with a fee of about 10,000 VND before entering the shop.

2. Dinh cafe

  • Address: 13 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Phone: 0359 026 626
  • Open: 7:00 an – 9:30 pm

Dinh cafe is in the list of long-standing coffee shops in Hanoi. Since 1990, Dinh cafe has always been a favourite Hanoi vintage cafe place for the local people and tourists.

The shop locates on the second floor with no signs. If you want to enter the shop, you must go through a small alley, narrow wooden stairs. The space of the restaurant is quite small, and the decorative details are consistent in a nostalgic style. On the wall hang some black and white pictures and old sketches that make you feel like you are lost in the middle of Hanoi in the years of the 20th century.

Although the space is small, but extremely warm, which makes you feel less cold if you come to Hanoi in the middle of winter.

The most famous drink in the restaurant is egg coffee. When holding a warm cup of egg coffee with a slight aroma, sitting in front of the balcony of the restaurant, you can enjoy the views of Hoan Kiem Lake. That is a great moment.

The price of a cup of coffee here only ranges from 20,000 VND, too cheap to taste a cup of coffee at a great space with friends.

3. Luc Thuy Restaurant & Lounge

  • Address: 16 Le Thai To Street, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Phone: 091 600 83 38
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Luc Thuy Restaurant & Lounge Hanoi
© Luc Thuy Restaurant & Lounge

Luc Thuy is actually a service complex that includes food, cafe, and events. Many people come here to drink coffee, so it can also be called it Luc Thuy cafe.

The shop is quite near the pedestrian street, facing Hoan Kiem lake. If you come here on weekends, you can enjoy a coffee while watching the flow of people walking around the lake.

Different from the two cafes mentioned cafes, Luc Thuy has an open space like a garden café. The outdoor has cool green foliage, the layout of the shop is a bit like a European-style street cafe.

In a beautiful location, Luc Thuy also attracts many foreign tourists here. And, the drinks at the restaurant are also more expensive than the other shops, on average from 50,000 VND.

4. L’etage café

  • Address: 9A Hang Khay Street, Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Phone: 094 942 9793
  • Open: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

One more choice for you to enjoy the view of the lake while tasting coffee is L’etage. The coffee shop has a space that is not too large, but the decoration carries warm feelings like at home, which many people like.

L’etage has a beautiful small balcony overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake, so this site is also the hot sport of customers coming here.

As the same with Highland Coffee – Ham Ca Map, this café also does not have parking. So if you want to go to the shop, please park your car outside the Hoan Kiem Lake walking street and walk to the cafe to enjoy the coffee.

5. Avalon cafe & Lounge

  • Address: 73 Cau Go Street, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Phone: 024 3926 0801
  • Open: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Avalon cafe & Lounge near Hoan Kiem Lake
Avalon cafe & Lounge near Hoan Kiem Lake

Avalon Cafe & Lounge situates in a prime location, one side overlooking the Hanoi Old Quarter, another one overlooking Sword Lake and The Huc Bridge without being covered by trees. With that advantage, Avalon cafe & Lounge is always the most popular cafe near Hoan Kiem Lake.

Each floor of the cafe has a different design, but the most favourite space is still the terrace. From the rooftop of Avalon cafe & Lounge, you can see the whole Hoan Kiem Lake.

Typically, when Hoan Kiem Lake lights up, it is the most beautiful time. The Turtle Tower is shimmering with colourful lights. The wind is blowing from the lake, making a nice feeling of enjoying the peaceful night in Hanoi.

In addition to the beautiful view, the Avalon cafe & Lounge also has a high quality of drinks and service. Besides coffee, cocktail, and smoothie, the shop also serves cake and fruits.

The food and drinks here are quite delicious, but the price is high because of its beautiful location near Hoan Kiem Lake.

6. Thuy Ta Cafe

  • Address: 1- 6 Le Thai To Street, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Phone: 024 3828 8148
  • Opening hours: 9:00 am– 11:00 pm

Thuy Ta Cafe is probably one of the top cafes in Hanoi with a perfect location. Before the cafe, the name Thuy Ta is famous for Thuy Ta ice cream, which is right next to Hoan Kiem Lake.

If you choose a place to enjoy the wind and see the scenery of the Hoan Kiem Lake with friends, this is the perfect place. After walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, you can choose Thuy Ta cafe with a sitting position next to the lake, sipping a glass of drink while enjoying the cool breeze from the lake. How exciting it is!

The shop sells a lot of drinks, coffee, and smoothies, but the most famous is ice cream. Although the price of ice cream here is quite high, a glass of ice cream costs 70,000 – 150,000 VND, but its location is worth to ty coming once.

Hoan Kiem Lake is always the hottest destination in Hanoi for most tourists. With the beautiful cafés near Hoan Kiem Lake that we shared, we hope you can have the most suitable choice for booking the beauty of the lake.