Lock yourself away in this sheltered one-room-wonder with an elevated view of one of Hanoi’s most manic junctions.
One of the best things about Hanoi’s café scene is how incredibly social it can be. Cafés host everything from dates to business meetings and midday naps to high school gossip exchanges. However, on the days that you’d rather not be inadvertently included in one of the latter, Petit Jardin is an ideal retreat.
The simple one-room café is tucked up stairs behind a sliding door, giving the feeling of being safely sealed from the chaos outside. There’s not much more to report than clean cut wooden benches and a coffee counter but the minimal furniture fills the small space perfectly. The room successfully channels coziness without being overcrowded – a lesson that a few Hanoian cafés could learn from.
Petit Jardin is just one of a long line of recent name changes and rebrands on the streets of Hanoi. (It’s certainly keeping us on our toes!) Previously Tearanium, it hasn’t changed much, other than losing a few of the plants and kicking out the resident black cat, but we still think it’s worth a visit.
Address: 2nd Floor, 46 Thanh Nien, Ba Dinh, Hanoi