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Directions: Chuon Chuon Quan is an ancient villa of French , No 5 Hoi Vu Str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Pho Hoi Vu is a small street through the Hang Bong Str, Trang Thi Str and Quan Su Str.Phone: 0422487888
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Everyone should visit Chuon chuon quan at least one time if they live in Hanoi and miss home. For me the good was good and cheap.
i hesitated long before writing this review... some things are simply so good that you don't want to share them. But, .... with a heavy heart, I admit that that is selfish, so here we go :)
This place is a gem of a café, a getaway from the hustle and bustle. The decor is tasteful, mixing the old colonial architecture with a bit bit of photo art on the inside and keeping a relaxed patio feel on the outside. The wifi is pretty fast (and of course free), and they've got fresh heated up milk for my coffee, just the way I like it.
Summa summarum: Whoever choses the modern franchises over a unique and classy café like this, is missing out!
One of the real advantages of this lovely little place is that the inside and outside are both equally nice. The courtyard is perfect for a quiet morning coffee or an afternoon tea, and the room inside is cosy and mellow and with a character that perfectly suits the feeling of the building. I plan to spend many Winter evenings in there, drinking hot mulled wine and eating crepes.
It's had a revamp. I'm a little sorry about this, as the nice crumbly old wall which cut you off from Hoi Vu has been replaced with a panel of perspex though which you can see - and be seen - by people who are lost, on their way to HSC, trying to find the old quarter etc etc.
I have to confess I don't like the madeover Dragonfly as much as the old version, although there's a nifty outside upstairs seating area now. The staff may try to discourage you from sitting up there, though, in order to save their legs; they are a little less friendly than in times gone by. Be firm.
The food has never been particularly good but it's a lovely place for a drink.
Peaceful, beautiful, flavorful.
Added bonus: the owner is a superb photographer with a hugely popular facebook account
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