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Where to go for breakfast in Hanoi

A steaming bowl of beef noodle soup for breakfast is not bad. But it is not everyone’s idea of an ideal breakfast, especially foreigners, whose tastes, lie more in the direction of waffles or croissants, eggs and bacon. If you want to give noodle soup a break, let’s check out some options below. Let’s go for breakfast in Hanoi with: Indochina holidays Vietnam

Bancong Deli – 18 Quang Khanh, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Bancong Deli

Bancong Deli- source: internet

For many people, crispy, flavorful bacon is one of the key ingredients to a memorable breakfast. And it is exactly what you will get at Bancong Deli. Here, all the ham and bacon are smoked in their self-made brick smoker on the rooftop of the deli. The brunch menu catering to Western breakfast palates includes: corn fritter stack (VND 120,000) (~$5.2), vegetarian breakfast (VND 90,000) (~$3.9), American-style pancakes (VND 110,000) (~$4.8), full English breakfast (VND 130,000) (~$5.6), granola with natural yoghurt (VND 110,000) (~$4.8) and sweet or savory French toast (VND110,000) (~$4.8). The eggs Benedict — soft poached eggs with sautéed watercress on a toasted English muffin, smoky rind bacon and homemade Hollandaise sauce for VND 90,000) —an ideal breakfast. Thanks to its quiet location, Bancong provides an intimate alternative to the usual hectic and chaotic street-eating experience. With brunch served all day, this venue is a great place for an undisturbed meal with a close friend or partner.

Don’s — A Chef’s Bistro – 16 Quang An, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Don’s — A Chef’s Bistro

Don’s — A Chef’s Bistro- source: internet

Don’s — A Chef’s Bistro is where you can enjoy the delicate meeting of Vietnamese and Canadian cuisines. The breakfast menu of the owner Don reflects typical dishes of Montreal – his hometown. Imported from the Faroe Islands, the salmon here is as fresh as it gets. Try the Canadian breakfast (VND 179,000) (~$7.8) with toast, two eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, potato hash browns, tomato gratin, baked beans and fresh fruit if you are feeling particularly hungry. As Don is a bagel fanatic (by virtue of his Canadian roots), the bagels are top-notch, anything with a bagel is also recommended. Don’s is the kind of place you visit to splurge on good food that will be well worth every cent. Served daily from 9am to 3pm, breakfast includes free Illy coffee or tea. north Vietnam tours

Hanoi Social Club – 6 Hoi Vu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Hanoi Social Club

Hanoi Social Club- source: internet

Part of what makes Hanoi Social Club so popular is the alternative ingredients for alternative diets. There is no difference in the breakfast menu. Don’t miss to try the polenta quinoa porridge with pistachios, blackcurrants, dried apricots, cream and other fresh seasonal fruits (VND 120,000) (~$5.2). The mix of quinoa and polenta creates a gooey consistency that is not only delicious but also nutritious. Also on the menu are potato fritters and chorizo (VND 140,000) (~$6.1), various breads with homemade jam (VND 50,000) (~$2.2), avocado and ricotta on sourdough toast (VND 120,000) (~$5.2), poached eggs on toast with morning glory (VND 100,000) (~$4.3), bircher muesli (VND 85,000) (~$3.7), black rice and chia pudding (VND 110,000) (~$4.8), croissant with jam (VND 30,000) (~$1.3) and spiced French toast (VND 130,000) (~$5.7). Be warned, a big breakfast belly combined with the cozy set up and laid-back atmosphere might have you lingering till lunch time.

home38 – 38 Quang Ba, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

home38

home38- source: internet

Look no further than home38 if you want an inexpensive, straightforward and simple English breakfast. Overlooking a lotus pond (dammed off from Tay Ho Lake), the peaceful home38 is not only one of only two Western restaurants on this street, but also serves quality food. The full English breakfast with imported British sausage, bacon, two fried eggs, hash browns, Heinz baked beans, two slices of thick homemade toast and grilled tomato (VND 110,000) ($4.8) is reminiscent of a wholesome, home-cooked fare. There is also French toast with honey (VND 35,000) (~$1.5), light veggie breakfast (VND 60,000) (~~2.6), full veggie breakfast (VND 90,000) (~$3.9), light breakfast (VND60,000) and the bacon butty (VND 60,000) (~$2.6).

Maison de Têt Décor – Villa 156 Tu Hoa, Nghi Tam Village, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Maison de Têt Décor

Maison de Têt Décor- source: internet

Not only a healthy, organic meal, the full Maison de Têt Décor experience also gives you a holistic approach to service, something leaving you feeling in top form. Simple as it looks, the smashed avocado on toast with feta, rocket, mint, roast tomato, olive oil and lemon (VND 180,000) (~$7.8) with the fresh ingredients and familiar flavors is one of Maison’s best sellers. Other popular breakfast dishes include the smoked salmon Benedict (VND 160,000), lemon soufflé pancakes (VND 150,000), breakfast bowls (VND 120,000) and gluten-free breads (VND 80,000). You cannot have a complete meal at Maison without one of the on-site micro batch roasted coffees. The Heaven blend, which is a combination of Vietnam Robusta, Vietnam Arabica, Sumatra Arabica and Colombia Arabica, is a favorite.

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