Hoi An, Vietnam – We shared about 5 types of local Vietnamese food to try in Hoi An previously, but the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town has no lack of good eateries and cafes as well. If you only have a day or so in the old town, here are some of our recommendations to exhaust precious calories.
Reaching Out Teahouse
Opened since 2012, we were recommended to visit Reaching Out Teahouse for its rustic and beautiful backyard setting for a leisure tea time in Hoi An. However, we were more impressed with the spirit of the cafe, as it employs speech and hearing impaired staff. The beauty of silence, indeed.
Where: 131 Trần Phú, Sơn Phong, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Hoi An Roastery
You can’t miss Hoi An Roastery in the heart of Hoi An Old Town if you are looking for a trustworthy spot for some local coffee. The brand has various locations in Hoi An, and stays true by using local Vietnamese coffee beans. Other than coffee, it also has a robust food menu where you can satisfy your local food cravings such as the Hoanh Thanh Chien (fried wanton) or pho.
Where: 135 Trần Phú, Minh An, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Banh Mi Phuong
Banh Mi Phuong is a nondescript eatery by the main road located near Hoi An Old Town, where you can get freshly prepared Banh Mi for about 20,000 Vietnamese Dong. The reason it is so popular amongst tourists is because it was visited by Anthony Bourdain, who claimed that it is the world’s best sandwich. We tried the pulled pork Banh Mi, which was delicious.
Where: 2B Phan Châu Trinh, Minh An, tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Stepping into Faifo Coffee is like entering a rustic and luxurious house of a rich person. The three storey cafe is one of the most cosy spots to drop by for some local coffee and bites, with each level providing a different decor and vibe. The brand uses traditional traditional “Carpentry” roasting method from local beans without adding any additives.
Where: 130 Trần Phú, Minh An, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
One of the best restaurants in Hoi An Old Town is Morning Glory, a two-storey restaurant which serves all types of local Hoi An and Vietnamese cuisine if you are looking for a one stop spot. We have no doubt it is a touristy restaurant, but at least the food quality is not bad and the convenient location pays off too.
Where: 106 Nguyễn Thái Học, Minh An, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
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