Top 4 Famous Vietnamese Dessert Shops in Hanoi

As a foodie, local dessert is something I love to try when I travel. In Vietnam, there are some really awesome local desserts that are so refreshing and delectable. I have been to quite some places in Hanoi to try a variety of Vietnamese desserts. So I’d like to give you a list of top 4 famous dessert shops in Hanoi where you are guaranteed to have a good sweet break.

The list consists of two dessert shops each for two different kinds of Vietnamese dessert – hoa qua dam and che. So check out the list to discover what they are and where best to have them!

Hoa Qua Dam Hoa Beo

Hoa Qua Dam Hoa Beo - fruit dessert with yogurt
Fresh tropical fruits in a bowl with ice and condensed milk

Hoa qua dam is a typical Vietnamese dessert of fresh fruits enjoyed with condensed milk or yogurt and ice. It is my favourite dessert of all in Vietnam because it’s filled with delicious tropical fruits. Hoa Qua Dam Hoa Beo is located in a small street near Hoan Kiem lake in the Old Quarter. And it is one of the most famous places for this dessert. Always full of people throughout the day. I can assure you of a good dessert break here from sightseeing around the old town especially during hot summer days.

Hoa Qua Dam Hoa Beo

Address: Tố Tịch, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Opening Hours: 09:30 – 22:30

Huyen Vy Cafe

Hanoi Huyen Vi Cafe Dessert Hoa Qua Dam
Hoa qua dam and jellies in a cup - a little cup of heaven!

Another of my favourite hoa qua dam shops is Huyen Vy Cafe. Located on Dinh Liet street just few metres from the famous Beer Street of Hanoi. This little corner shop is also a popular and well-known shop amongst locals. What I love very much about the hoa qua dam at Huyen Vy is that they have the heart-shaped jellies with cheese inside. I think these jellies as well as the tapioca pearls make the dessert extra enticing!

Huyen Vi Cafe

Address: 5B Đinh Liệt, Hàng Đào, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:30 

Che 4 Mua

Che 4 Mua dessert shop - mixed che
A glass filled with Vietnamese che

Along with hoa qua dam, che cannot be missed out when talking about Vietnamese dessert. Che means sweet soup and is inclusive of a good variety of sweet desserts with different ingredients. Che 4 Mua, which means Che Four Seasons, is one of the most notorious che shops in town. The mixed che in this shop has jellies, green bean paste, red bean, lotus seeds topped with ice. You will be able sit along with many locals and enjoy a refreshing cup of iced che or enjoy a warm che in the winter. 

Che 4 Mua

Address: 4 Hàng Cân, Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 

Che Hoa Qua Dam

Che Hang Bac - dessert shop in Hanoi
Mixed che with lots of jellies, beans and more!

Che Hoa Qua Dam on Hang Bac street is another famous che shop in town. I was introduced to this place by a local friend who said it is her favourite che dessert place in Hanoi. They have a good variety of desserts from all kinds of che as well as hoa qua dam and many more. However, I think the main is che. My first che experience was in this place and I was quite pleasantly surprised with the refreshing flavour of che. The mixed che here comes with few different types of jellies, lotus seeds, red beans and some other super interesting ingredients. Cold bowl of che is a saviour from the summer heat.

Che Hoa Qua Dam

Address: 93 Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Opening Hours: N/A

Hoa qua dam and che are two of prominent local desserts in Vietnam. I think hoa qua dam is a little bowl of heaven with lots of tropical fruits topped with ice and yogurt or condensed milk. On the other hand, che is very special Vietnamese dessert, quite exotic for me and many foreigners. And it is definitely worth a try if you’re in Hanoi!

I hope you’ll have a wonderful dessert experience here in Hanoi!

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