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Nola Cafe

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Address: Alley 89 Ma May, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 94 248 76 05

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Hidden treasure

Didn't expect more than a small hidden café. But then this: behind a hidden, almost dodgy tiny entrance a stunningly beautiful and lovely café with rooftop terrace. Super friendly... read more

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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't expect more than a small hidden café. But then this: behind a hidden, almost dodgy tiny entrance a stunningly beautiful and lovely café with rooftop terrace. Super friendly service. It's almost more beautiful than the memorial house next door ;)

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place, like other reviewers looking for somewhere a bit quieter. Looked up and saw the lights so followed the signs through. Loved it. Loads of different spaces to sit and chill. Didn't have food, just drinks.

Thank Lucy J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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196 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told about this place on our last day. Opposite the hotel we were staying at...we investigated ..down a narrow alleyway and up lots of stairs ..interesting and if we had time would have gone back. quiet

Thank LyndyNZ
Studio City, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a place with SO much charm that you have to come to enjoy a tea or a coffee... but forget eating here... the food was cold, three dishes were brought each one with 30min difference, so was 2 hrs to have a simple breakfast... and my friend and I had to eat within an hr difference... come for... More 

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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stumbled across the menu whilst in desperate want of a drink. We felt maybe we were going the wrong way whilst going down the alley way but then it came out to the small bar downstairs. After going upstairs we were appreciative of all of the different and beautiful nooks you could relax in. The decor is fabulous -... More 

Thank Anna B
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this spot on the way out for a Friday night. Unassuming young man invited us in for food/drink, and in hindsight I wish we had stayed longer... A cool labyrinth of stairways and doors let up & up & up more through a gallery/bar/restaurant. Cheap beer, interesting looking menu, and kind hosts. Wish I had seen it sooner.... More 

Thank good_ants
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017

It's not exactly easy to find this place. You have to really look out for the tiny sign in between shops. But once you walked past the small "alley", you will see a totally different environment. The place is nicely designed and separated into 3 floors (if I'm not mistaken) The food is pretty good and I actually really like... More 

Thank WillyTer
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7 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The cafe is easy to miss as the entrance on the street is tiny. You go through a small hallway and then up the back stairs. The cafe has some cool decor and lounge chairs, not many dining tables. We've been here twice as the atmosphere is nice, the wifi works and the food is good - a bit expensive... More 

Thank Andrea C
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Cool place to chill out, either for a beer at night or a coffee during the day. Very pretty and atmospheric across 3 or 4 floors. Service wasn't as bad as other reviews but it was quiet both times we went.

Thank makious6151
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This cafe has a very Paris feel to it with the addition of delicious Vietnamese cuisine! The service was a little slow but the food and the aesthetic of the whole place made up for it. We enjoyed our breakfast by the window watching the busy street below. Very idillic.

Thank Poppy S

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