Ca Phe Pho Co starts out as a souvenir shop, turns into someone’s aging home and then, after you’ve wound your way up several narrow staircases, becomes a simple café looking out over a stream of scooter traffic and across Hoan Kiem Lake.
About Ca Phe Pho Co
In the narrow, cobbled streets of Hanoi’s old quarter lies a hidden gem, Café Pho Co. The café offers its customers a selection of Vietnamese coffee blends that will suit all different tastes. The freshest coffee beans are brewed to create outstanding cups of coffee characterized by the coffee’s strong, flavorful aroma. From the rooftop of Café Pho Co the picturesque views of the Hoan Kiem Lake spread wide and far. This is a great place to relax with a quality cup of coffee.
The coffee’s decent and the café sections are minimal — plastic chairs and aluminum tables. But the real reason to come here is for that short journey from street to coffee table, which takes you on a blitz tour through three different worlds.
Take time to look around as you pass through the shoulder-width passageway into the residence, mind the pet cat as you mount the first step, admire the family shrine on the second level.
You feel like a trespasser, but that’s the fun.
- Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8am – 10pm
- Ca Phe Pho Co, 11 Hang Gai, Hanoi; +84 (0)4 3928 8153