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Nola Cafe

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Address: Alley 89 Ma May, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 94 248 76 05

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Yummy breakfast with a French feel

This cafe has a very Paris feel to it with the addition of delicious Vietnamese cuisine! The service was a little slow but the food and the aesthetic of the whole place made up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Poppy S
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This cafe has a very Paris feel to it with the addition of delicious Vietnamese cuisine! The service was a little slow but the food and the aesthetic of the whole place made up for it. We enjoyed our breakfast by the window watching the busy street below. Very idillic.

Thank Poppy S
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden gem in Hanoi. Places like this is why I love Hanoi. It's a maze of beautifully artistic rooms. Both a cafe and an art gallery.

Thank kaalt
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you've been to the ruin bars in Budapest, you'll love this place. It's a ramshackle place with a maze of rooms with art and comfy chairs and sofas. Perfect to sit and read for a few hours. We were in our own little room for a few hours. The oatmeal was amazing. The staff attentive. The vegetarian options are... More 

Thank Amanda S
Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

The coffee and service wasnt great - in fact we were told to get off the level we were sitting on because one staff member was 'working there' aka having a smoke, but i took about 100 photos of the interior. Super cool little place.

Thank gracecatherineh
Tokyo, Japan
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place. Cool environment. Very relaxing. Clean! Strangely quiet off the noisy street. Secluded. Service a tad slow. Don't be in a rush. Why would you be, you're in Hanoi!

Thank frankie_jay_gee
Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I live in Hanoi and I was hesitate to write the good review about this place. Because the better review is, the more people will come to this place. It will then become a noisy, crowded tourist attraction. If you have a day off and want to find a quite place in the hustle Hanoi where you can read a... More 

Thank ThuyDoDieu
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nola Cafe is by far the best coffee shop I've ever seen. I've been to North America, Europe and Southeast Asia; I can guarantee that Nola Cafe offers best human experiences you can ever imagine for a coffee shop. Nola Cafe has 30 different table settings, and each table offers unique experiences - lighting, acoustic of the room, views, seats.... More 

Thank Ye Khaung O
Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place with lots of little rooms on different levels and terraces. Clean and cosy. Food very average. Very slow service.

Thank LivBKK
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Nola Café is like an oasis in the city. You step inside and you can climb several small stairs to several small terraces, with cozy, hidden corners to sit in. The terraces are full with green plants and there are creative decorations like colourful umbrellas hanging above the chairs. The food and the drinks were delicious. The only thing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a right hidden gem of Hanoi, slotted away through a tiny door off one of the City's busiest streets (Ma May). It feels perfectly secluded once you get inside, into what basically feels like someones house. The staff are all really informal and relaxed, the beer isn't the cheapest in Hanoi but you're still looking at a quid... More 

Thank MarkButcher88

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