In Ho Chi Minh City, there are also some delicious egg coffee shops for those who want to try but have not had the opportunity to come to the capital.
Not simply a cup of coffee, Vietnamese people also make the world admire their creativity when adding eggs to this drink. Appearing in Hanoi in 1950, egg coffee has become an indispensable specialty, especially when winter comes. This drink is a harmonious combination of the sweet and greasy taste of sponge eggs, the bitter taste of coffee… More specifically, egg coffee has also appeared in many foreign newspapers such as CNN, The Guardian and entered the top of the best coffee in the world.
Currently, this unique drink has also “docked” in Ho Chi Minh City and is sold at some shops. If you are looking to try egg coffee, you don’t have to take a flight to Hanoi but just visit the 4 “golden addresses in egg coffee village” below.
160 . niche
Lane 160 is the name that is always at the forefront when it comes to Hanoi-flavored foods and drinks in Ho Chi Minh City and egg coffee is no exception. A special feature of the egg coffee at Ngon 160 is that it is stored in a terracotta cup, underneath the glass there is a candle to keep warm, so when drinking, there is no fishy smell. The coffee base is made with a dense, slightly thick consistency, while the egg is smooth and fragrant.
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The space at Ngach 160 recreates the old Hanoi with brick background, old pale yellow walls and green windows. As the name suggests, in addition to the indoor area, the outdoor area will be designed as a small niche with low wooden tables and chairs placed vertically. Coming here, sitting in this space, you will feel like you are enjoying the famous egg coffee right in the capital.
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Address: 29 Bui Dinh Tuy, Ward 12, Binh Thanh District
Open: 7am – 10pm
Little HaNoi Egg Coffee
True to the name of the shop, Little HaNoi Egg Coffee has an ancient, gentle, true Hanoi style with yellow painted walls, old brick background and dark brown tables and chairs. Every item in the shop is carefully cared for, from the patterned teapot, black and white television, cassette player to the wall-mounted bookshelf. Currently, the shop has 2 branches, Yersin branch has old Hanoi style, Le Lai branch is a bit more modern. You can choose according to your “gut”.
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In addition to delicious food and drinks, Little HaNoi Egg Coffee also serves the “nail” of egg coffee. The egg coffee here has a traditional taste with the coffee base not too strong, quite medium to drink. The egg layer is whipped from fresh eggs, so when you drink it, it has a greasy taste and melts in your mouth. There are 2 types here, the original egg coffee and the egg coffee that comes with a crispy toasted sandwich, dotted with egg layer. If you want to sip some cake while drinking coffee, egg coffee with sandwich is the most reasonable choice.
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Sun 1: 119/5 Yersin, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
Sun 2: 212 Le Lai, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
Open: 8am – 10pm
So Bo restaurant
Referring to the restaurant with delicious egg coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, the name Xo Bo is indispensable. Although selling a lot of drinks, egg coffee is the dish that makes the name of the shop. The coffee here is brewed hot, fragrant with roasted coffee, on top is a very fragrant, not fishy layer of beaten eggs. When drinking, the greasy taste of the egg will blend with the slightly bitter coffee underneath. However, the egg coffee here will be a bit sweeter than the original Hanoi egg coffee, but it is more suitable for Ho Chi Minh City people. In addition, you can order more Vietnamese bread spread with butter, crispy baked and dipped with egg cream, which is also quite fun to eat.
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In addition to delicious egg coffee, the spacious space and nostalgic decoration of Vietnam in the 90s are also a plus. Not only that, when coming here, you can choose a corner of the balcony with a direct view of Cong Ly Bridge to sip egg coffee while watching the flow of people passing by.
Address: 11 Phan Dinh Phung, Ward 17, Phu Nhuan District
Open: 9am – 11pm
Okkio Cafe is nestled in the attic of a house with an architectural feature that combines old and modern beauty, with the dominant blue tone. Although the space is not too large, it is very cozy, especially there is a sitting area next to the window to watch the street.
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Okkio Caffe’s menu is a whole world of coffee when there are all kinds of coffee from Vietnam to abroad. In particular, Hanoi’s famous egg coffee dish at the shop is highly appreciated by many people with a layer of greasy eggs that are whipped smooth, without air bubbles and the coffee is warm and fragrant. The top of each egg coffee cup will be covered with cocoa powder to add more flavor to the drink. Although egg coffee here has a “slightly” price compared to the common ground, in return the coffee cup is quite large, has a delicious taste and is prepared meticulously and meticulously.
Address: 122 Le Loi, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
Open: 7:30am – 9:00pm
Keyword: Want to try egg coffee but have not had the opportunity to come to Hanoi, please visit these 4 shops in Ho Chi Minh City