Le Café Des Art
Just around the corner from scenic Hoan Kiem Lake, this spacious French-run coffeehouse doubles as an art gallery and a venue for live jazz performances that bring in the city's creative class. Rattan furniture, tiled floors and a long bar on the first floor lend it a gently nostalgic ambience. On clear days, find a table on the roof terrace; it's a perfect spot for people watching. Bracing European coffee drinks are a sure bet here, though the menu also lists creative desserts that would tempt any sweet tooth. Dive into Nuong's Dream, ice cream with crushed macaroons draped with a sticky dark chocolate sauce—all underneath a cap of spun sugar.
Tel: +84 4 3828 7207