Whilst in Hanoi I found myself with a lack of internet connection at the hostel where I was staying and an article deadline looming ahead.
My initial plan had been to camp out at Starbucks for the day, however, it turns out they provide you with a wifi code which expires after one hour. I didn’t much fancy paying Starbucks prices for snacks and drinks every hour so I resolved to do a bit of cafe hopping that day.
So I enjoyed the most fancy Starbucks coffee I have ever had at the Starbucks Reserve in the Hanoi old quarter
complete with soft jazz background music and a fancy cold brew bar that looked like a science lab
and then moved on to check out some other spaces.
I happened across this cute chic bohemian place – Eden Coffee, drawn in by the colourful mandala on the wall outside
and instantly fell in love with the decor and vibe
and worked there for a while whilst enjoying a fresh Pomelo juice and a herbal tea, nestled on the bright cushions by the window.
I also stopped off somewhere else along the way (the name escapes me) to grab a lemon tea and a bite to eat in the form of squidgy, spicy Korean rice cakes with lashings of melted cheese…