I saw a quirky coffee shop in Hanoi while walking along the Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square. It’s hard to miss because it’s in a tall building, and you can clearly see that it has colorful sticky notes all over it. It’s aptly named The Note Coffee, one of the most interesting coffee shops I’ve seen in Hanoi.
ℹ️ Coffee shop – The Note Coffee quick information
📍Address: 64 P. Lương Văn Can, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
🕑 Store hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am to 10:30 pm | Friday, 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Saturday to Sunday, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
💰 Price range: USD 1.28-2.51 (VND 30,000-59,000)
🍴What to order: Vegetarian banh mi
🔗 Website: https://thenotecoffee.com/
📍Coffee shop – The Note Coffee location
The Note Coffee is in a 6-story building on Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square. It sits in front of Hoan Kiem Lake.
🖼️ Coffee shop – The Note Coffee ambiance and interiors
Whoever thought about the sticky note concept is a genius. Imagine setting up a business, not spending a lot on interior design, and instead, letting customers write on a post-it note and stick them up on every inch and corner of the place, then voila, you have a quirky coffee shop. And because of that, you’re able to attract customers; as I said, genius.
As you can see, the walls, furniture, doors, and windows are all covered with post-its. People can write whatever they want; inspiring quotes, messages to self, messages to someone, confessions, curses, name it, there’s probably a note for it.
💻 Coffee shop – The Note Coffee WiFi
WiFi works really well at The Note Coffee, the whole of Hanoi, actually. I come from a country where Internet connectivity is awful so finding free WiFi at every establishment I’d been to in Hanoi was such a big deal for me.
🔌 Coffee shop – The Note Coffee electrical outlets
There are electrical outlets at The Note Coffee; you just need to find a seat closer to them.
🥯 Coffee shop – The Note Coffee food
Vegetarian banh mi
Price: USD 1.19 (VND 28,000)
I must admit, I wasn’t too crazy about the coffee. It was quite bitter and sweet at the same time. Not the best coffee I’ve had in Hanoi.
☕ Coffee shop – The Note Coffee drinks
Vietnamese coffee with milk
Price: USD 1.66 (VND 39,000)
But the vegetarian banh mi was good. It didn’t have meat yet it was so tasty, and the bread was crunchy, but the insides were soft, I loved it.
I stayed at The Note Coffee for almost an hour because I loved the view of the lake, and the WiFi was fast. I also had fun reading the notes. There were some scathy messages on a few of them, and they were the most fun to read, to be honest.
I left my own note, too, because everyone should know I’d been there, haha… Kidding aside, even when I didn’t enjoy the coffee, I still recommend The Note Coffee when visiting Hanoi. Who knows, you might enjoy some other drinks on the menu.
And when you have something to say that you can’t tell anyone, you could write a note about it. Leave it on The Note Coffee. It has been carrying all of these messages from people all over the world for a while now. Your secret’s safe with it.
I give The Note Coffee 3 coffee beans.
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