49 hang quat, Hoan Kiem, Hàng Gai, Hanoi, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
One of my favorite hobbies is cafe-hunting in Hanoi. There are plenty of hidden cafes around our city which you’d really have to be looking for to be able to spot! Located in a small alley on Hang Quat Street, Circle Cafe is one of them.
You have to come here for the rose coffee made with real rose petals! The floral notes really dial up the flavour profile of the coffee.
The atmosphere and design of this place are amazing to boot. The atmosphere and design of this place are old songs they keep on their playlist sets it apart from the other trendy cafes. Whether you’re alone or with a partner/friend - you’d be able to enjoy sipping a rose coffee away from the hustle of the busy streets here.
Image credits: Hanoi Cosy Circle Coffee Facebook
Robust and rich coffee with a delicate touch. It is a good way to get your midday perk-me-up. The rose coffee is best had lightly sweetened so as to allow the flavor of the coffee beans and flower petals to shine through. It’s difficult to describe the perfect flavor you get from the flowers and the beans - who knew they work so well together! A must-have when you're here.
The stairs in the cafe along with everything else in it ooze an old world charm. A playlist of oldies completes the old school experience for the old soul in me. Don’t let it distract you from the amazing coffee though!