I want to introduce to all of you visiting Hanoi one of my favourite cafes in town. This beautifully and colourfully decorated cafe in the very centre of the city is definitely worth a visit for a cold drink to pamper yourself and boost up the energy to continue your itinerary of ticking off all your must-visit sights nearby.
The Rustics Coffee Shop’s main theme colour is yellow and almost golden, making it easy to spot from the street. Right from the moment you arrive, you will be welcomed by this lofty and brightly shining yellow and red entrance gate, where you surely don’t want to miss a Instagram worthy shot to share with your friends.
Despite its location right beside the big Dien Bien Phu road connecting the two central (and the busiest) districts, Ba Dinh and Hoan Kiem, you’ll be in for a surprise and welcomed into the tranquil atmosphere inside this coffee shop.
In this burning hot and humid Summer days, the air-conditioned indoor on the ground floor will cool you down instantly. Indoor areas are mildly lit and has a cosy ambience.
But, regardless of my obsession for air-conditioning and how sweaty I may be, I always head straight to the floor upstairs, where the real hidden gem and highlight of this cafe is.
The moment you step out to this outdoor terrace, you will be able to sense the calm and almost soothing vibe. The decorations are simple, but thoughtfully designed and the high triangular ceiling makes you feel like you’re in a terrace garden where you are sure to have a great afternoon.
And this sofa seats at the very end is my favourite spot. You will hear those cars and motorbikes passing and honking at times, but while you’re inside this cafe, they’ll be out of your world’s concerns as long as you relax and enjoy the atmosphere inside.
Order a drink and maybe even a sweet treat for yourself and just indulge yourself to fully appreciate and enjoy your break.
More cafes and suggestions of my personal favourites as well as from my local friends are coming soon!
The Rustics Coffee Shop
Address: 21B Điện Biên Phủ, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Opening hours: Everyday 08:00 – 23:00