Wanted to recommend adding Joma Bakery Cafe (22 Ly Quoc Su and 54 To Ngoc Van) to cafes in Hanoi. We've been in Laos in various forms since 1994 - a staple in Vietntiane and Luang Prabang. Pretty new to the Vietnam scene, but equally as refreshing an experience!
Great arabica fair trade organic coffee (hard to find in Hanoi), delicious baked goods, and a strong social mission (partially owned by Hagar International to support victims of extreme human rights abuses and donates 2% of sales revenue annually to local non-profits).
#1 timrann has been a member since 28/2/2008. Posts: 1
Also serves up a smashing granola-fruit-yoghurt brekkie...
#2 Sampan has been a member since 3/9/2009. Posts: 110
We have been to the Vientiane and Luang Prabang branch.
The coffee is great. Good brewed coffee is hard to find (but if you really search well, it is everywhere).
The food is not our thing. They try to copy Western-style menu and it looks like they need some more practice.
We had Lunch and Breakfast. (want to check the place twice before reviewing)
Expensive and to be honest not that great.
The best food is still local food, but after a while, a good western dish can reload your batteries! My next time will be not in Joma cafe though.
#3 demathias has been a member since 23/4/2012. Posts: 1
I didnt mind Joma, it's pretty standary bakery chain like you would expect back home (good but nothing special). Was a nice change when i arrived in LP after spending a few weeks in northern Laos.
#4 dene_aus has been a member since 3/5/2010. Posts: 16