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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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Hidden gem...!

Great little hidden & narrow path lead us to this amazing cafe. 3 floors of different rooms and on top a roof terrace? Doesn't get any better...friendly staff as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Espoo, Finland
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Espoo, Finland
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great little hidden & narrow path lead us to this amazing cafe. 3 floors of different rooms and on top a roof terrace? Doesn't get any better...friendly staff as well.

Thank JanneJ_83
Swords, Ireland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had our breakfast in this lovely cafe, far from the noise of the street. The staff is very welcoming and nice and you have to taste their banana bread it's absolutely delicious! Great atmosphere.

Thank clize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Down a wee alley way with interesting lights hanging.... into cafe Nola. Lots of little nooks and cranies to sit. Menu had a good few choices at reasonable prices. The cafe is right in the heart of the old quarter but is really quiet and peaceful. Nice decor and friendly staff.

Thank Bodkin74
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Such a cute place to chill and enjoy the rooftop view of the old city. Cannot say that the drinks or snacks were great, but the place has a wonderful vibe, certainly worth a stop!

Thank Marina N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We brought our 2 daughters here for a catch up whilst they were backpacking around Asia, as we hadn't seen them for 2 years. We had a great time as the place had little nooks and crannies to be private. The umbrellas hanging were unusual and pretty. The drinks were reasonably priced and very good.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This lovely little cafe gives you a feel for Hanoi atmosphere away from the Bustle of the busy streets. Great photo opportunities. We just had hot tea which was hot! Should have had iced in this weather. The umbrellas were a cute touch and although rather tattered, they made for great photos.

Thank Janet I
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a bit hidden in the backyard of one Hanoi busiest streets. It is a peaceful place that could be used in a film describing the 1930s spirit of Vietnam. The place is georgous, with 2 levels of terrace, the food is good and the service nice, but really, go there to chill out at night with some... More 

Thank Alice R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very slow and unenthusiastic service. Jambalaya is the only real New Orleans dish on the menu, and it was excessively sweet but still edible. The Hurricane cocktail was weak. The mango smoothie was good. Now officially sick of listening to Bob Seger's greatest hits.

Thank David A
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Place was empty but still took 20+ minutes to get our drinks brought up. Once brought up the soft drinks weren't even cold. Great setting but disappointing service.

Thank lucyloo2124
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The place is really peaceful and quiet. You can stay to work, to read a book along time, no problem. But besides, I think the drinks isn't good and quite expensive (not deserve). Good staff, good music and good place for people who wants to escape or find café shop to take a rest. :D

Thank 358tr_nh

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