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Buon Dua Le is a great spot for good food and people watching. Their passionfruit juice is somehow frothier and fresher tasting than anywhere else I've had it. I just had the most delicious mushroom crêpes. The servers are cheerful and helpful and the décor is easy on the eyes. Nice coffee, too.
My brother and I stumbled across this fantastic restaurant/cafe on our last recent visit to Hanoi. All I can say is great location, great food and wine, great service. Best seat in the house is upstairs, outside on the balcony which overlooks the busy street. We ate there twice during our trip. Spring rolls fabulous, food is very fresh and high quality. We shall be back.
I came here few weeks ago. Firstly, the location is easy to find and it's very near from Hoan Kiem lake.Secondly, the staff here is very friendly, they guide me carefully. Those are two things I like most.The atmosphere looks normally except some paintings. About the drinks, I tried Magarita Cocktail, it's ok ! However,I don't really like the Vietnamese foods here especially Pho Bo.
Went here after seeing the reviews and have to say not as impressed as I hoped I would be. First the good staff are super sweet and service is good, location is super next to Ho Guom and easy to park infront. The decorations is not very good, lots and lots of chairs tables like a hotel or for conference, lots of empty tables and chairs filling room makes atmosphere not as nice, also chocolate shake very milky not very chocolaty or cremey second vietnamese coffee not strong like it should be. Not very crowded will try going back better maybe if full of people but when empty not that nice especially city with so many good cafe.
Oh, I wish I'd paid attention to the reviews and visited this place a few months ago.
A little note in the menu states that this cafe is run by Australians - and it shows. It has a really similar look and feel to some of the nicer cafes I'd find at home, light, breezy and open.
Service is fast and friendly, although when we arrived there was only one waitress and she was trying to do three things at once - again, I suppose, not that different to any Aussie cafe.
The food menu is well thought out and the food was lovely.
I asked for banana bread in which, oddly, the side of fruit and yoghurt dominated the meal. I wasn't complaining, though, as it was all delicious and worked well together.
My partner had the felafel - if there's one minor niggle with the meal, it's that his pita bread was a bit too hard, but the felafel itself was lovely. He had to defend his plate from me trying to steal half his food.
The biggest appeal to an Aussie coffee nerd like myself is that not only did they have flat whites on the menu, but it tasted like the flat white I'd get at home, and not just like a bastardised local latte.
The final nice touch is the modernist artwork on the wall - almost certainly well out of my budget!
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