[Ho Chi Minh City] Tried Egg Coffee before?

Egg Coffee or “Cà Phê Trứng” in Vietnamese, is blend of coffee and egg yolks, sweetened with condensed milk.

It is popular in Vietnam, particularly Hanoi, where it was invented in the 1940s as a creative solution to milk shortages.

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Little HaNoi Egg Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City offers this taste of old Hanoi through its signature egg coffee.

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The coffee shop, with its locations on Le Lai and Yersin streets, presents an ambiance that brings the essence of Hanoi to Saigon.

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I visited the Yersin outlet, which was hidden in an alleyway.

Be careful not to make too much noise there as it would interrupt with the peace of the residents nearby.

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Decorated with yellow walls, old bricks, and dark brown furniture, the cafe would take you back in time.

Every detail, from the patterned teapots to the vintage cassette player, contributes to its charming Hanoi-style setting.

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Besides the friendly service (the waitress was really all similes), the café would provide some souvenirs such as pouches and postcards complimentary to customers.

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Drinks wise, there are the signature Egg Coffee, Egg Cacao, and Egg Matcha available in hot and cold versions.

Each cup is priced at VND 40,000 (SGD2.20).

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There are also Vietnamese Black Coffee (VND 35,000) and Milk Coffee (VND 40,000) offered.

The first sip of the Egg Coffee may just surprise you with its smooth, creamy texture that balances the robustness of Vietnamese coffee.

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Being a usual Black Coffee drinker, I found this on the heavy side though, especially if you order food to go along.

Overall, an interesting experience that may need some getting used to.

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Another one of the highlights is the Mango Toast (VND 80,000).

This dish features slices of neatly sliced fresh mango and cream cheese atop whole wheat bread, sprinkled with chia seeds for added texture.

For those with a sweeter palate, a drizzle of honey over the top brings out the mango’s natural sweetness.

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While there were others who recommended the Cheese Egg Toast (VND 80,000), I thought this a rather straight-forward item and perhaps ‘basic’.

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Little HaNoi Egg Coffee offers a space for you to immerse yourself in a nostalgic setting, adorned with vintage items.

Enjoy the iconic Egg Coffee in a space that feels like a slice of Hanoi.

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Little HaNoi Egg Coffee – Yersin
119/5 Đ. Yersin, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Google Maps – Little HaNoi Egg Coffee – Yersin

Little HaNoi Egg Coffee – Le Lai
212 Đ. Lê Lai, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Google Maps – Little HaNoi Egg Coffee – Le Lai

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