Egg Coffee, as strange as it sounds, has become a traditional delicacy of in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee – The taste of Hanoi and Vietnam in a cup

“Ca phe trung,” or Egg coffee, is a Hanoi specialty in which a creamy soft, meringue-like egg white foam is perched on dense Vietnamese coffee. In 1946, the very first cup of Egg Coffee was created by Giang Nguyen – a bartender at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Ha Noi. During the French War at that time, there was a serious shortage of fresh milk. So instead of using milk to make coffee, he replaced it with whisked egg yolk. And now, this drink has become a .

Egg coffee is made of three types of coffee: Arabica, Robusta, and Liberica. And the other essential ingredients to make egg coffee are egg yolks, sugar, and milk. The egg yolks are whipped with milk and granulated sugar, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup, followed by a similar amount of egg cream, which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks. This combination results in a delicious drink that is rich, aromatic, and full of flavor. The sweet and tasty of egg and milk are in harmony with the bitterness of coffee, leaves behind a mesmerizing scent and unforgettable memories.

Silk Path’s top choices – Best Egg Coffee in Hanoi

S’Patisserie Coffee and Bakery Shop

  • Address: 17 Hang Khay, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 9.00 AM – 10.00 PM
  • Situated right next to Silk Path Boutique


Cafe Giang

  • Address: 39 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 7.00 AM – 10.00 PM
  • From Silk Path Boutique Hotel: 1.6 km
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Dinh Cafe

  • Address: 13 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Opening hours: 7.00 AM – 9.30 PM
  • From Silk Path Boutique Hotel: 850m
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