|They were even waving haha|
During my stay in Hanoi I still have to write two papers for university. It’s been hard for me to study at home though, there’s no place to sit and study actually and as much as I love my family, they’ve been quite distracting to me as well.
What to do?
Well, I’m spending my days at random Cafés in order to read through my books. Not ideal but the best solution at the moment. In search of Cafés to hang around I found some reviews about The Note Coffee. It’s right at the Hoan Kiem Lake, not far from my place, and the reviews were quite good too. Last week I finally gave it a try.
The concept of this Café is simple but effective in my opinion. They just decorated the whole Café with Post-its. Seriously, they are everywhere! It makes the Café look a bit stuffed but nevertheless it’s very cute and for western eyes it’s definitely something “special” I’d say (haven’t seen any of that in Europe at least. But then again, we don’t have many themed Cafés, do we?).
|Das Chili war aus.. wait what?|
I ordered a Matcha Iced Frappuccino and a Red Velvet cake. The drink came with a note and I thought that was very sweet. Of course, they don’t write every single customer an individual note but they still make you feel good. It’s a psychological thing…
As sweet as the note was, well, so were the drink and the cake. A bit too sweet for my taste to be honest. The red velvet cake was really soft but I didn’t enjoy the butter cream (cream cheese?). I asked the waiter for a cup of water then, which he brought me immediately (for free).
The waiter(s) also make the effort to talk to you a little bit and their English is quite fluent.
Overall I liked the concept. Just a pity that my drink and cake were too sweet but maybe I shouldn’t have ordered a cake with as sweet drink to begin with. Since I still have some time left in Hanoi I might visit The Note again and try their fruit juices. I've also heard that their coffee is really delish, too.
What do you think?
Claustrophobic or just insanely cute?
|Tradition and modernity go hand in hand here|
The Note Coffee
64 Lương Văn Can, Hoàng Mai, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Phone: +84 4 3938 0468Open from 6:30am to 11pm