The weather has officially turned in Hanoi and the winter is upon us! Although there are plenty of balconies and rooftops in the city, snug spots are a little harder to come by. Here are eight cozy cafés to escape to on cold days.
Hoa10Gio is made up of a number of smaller rooms, with both cozy areas for the winter and airy spots for summer. So, choose your seat carefully on a cold day.
TIEM BANH NHO NOI
What is it about just the right amount of clutter and mess that makes a place feel so comforting? We don’t know, but Tiem Banh Nho Noi has got it spot on.
It may not looks particularly cozy from the outset, being open plan and with exposed brick walls, but there’s something snug about Xofa. It could be the comfy couches or it could be the makeshift beds that appear overnight.
If you want to picture yourself next to an open fire in a mansion, Antique is the closest you’ll get to an old English living room in Hanoi. There is not an actual fireplace to speak of, unfortunately, but the array of lamps do give the café a warm glow.
This leather workshop and café is hidden down an alley in the Old Quarter. There may be no windows in Fuku but that also means there’s no drafts – bliss.
This café arguably has an unfair advantage against the other cafés because it has heating! D’Alice‘s comfy chairs and pretty tea sets are also appealing… but did we mention the heating??
This cafe-cum-library gives us the warm fuzzies for two reasons: there’s a wall full of books and good hot coffees. Tranquil is a firm favorite of Hanoi Hideaway at all times of year, but it’s particularly lovely in the winter.
Our new favorite hideout is this sweet little sofa den, complete with plenty of squashy cushions and comforting low lighting. We’re fairly sure that Lyl’s will become the new premier napping station of Hanoi.