Trill Group is arguably one of the most impressive rooftop cafés in Hanoi, complete with a swimming pool, helipad and a number of wedding shoots.
This rooftop spot is not at all what we expected to find on the outskirts of Hanoi. Located just that little bit too far out of the city, and in a rather uninspiring area, we thought we’d be making a long trip for nothing. Instead, we found a glorious 26th-floor hideout with an impressive view, perfect for a hot Hanoian day.
One side of the space is lined with minimal wooden seating, classic Vietnamese floral patterns, and an unusual seating podium covered in a patchwork quilt. The other side of the café has colorful metal seating and a pool for only the bravest of swimmers, considering the audience of café-goers surrounding it. (Unsurprisingly, it is almost always empty.) And, inside there are a number of modern seating booths surrounded by miniature house plants. If it wasn’t already apparent, the café is rather spacious with a vast choice of seating, and perfect for large groups.
Head to Trill Group in the morning and you’ll often find you have the enormous space entirely to yourself. But, visit at lunchtime and it’s bustling with not only customers, but a number of brides posing for photo shoots. While we visited, there was not just one or two wedding shoots, but six. Ordinarily, we might complain that the constant camera clicking and snapping was a nuissance, but it was actually quite entertaining. Not only could we enjoy picking our favorite wedding dresses, we were safe in the knowledge that we’d be in the background of all of the happy couples’ wedding photos for the rest of their lives… Lucky us!
Address: 26th Floor, Hei Tower, 1 Nguy Nhu Kon Tum, Nhan Chinh, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi