Hoi An may be a former sleepy fishing village but its eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and cafes ensure that you’ll be busy day and night.
Happy Hour is a good time to start looking, when the sun is going down and a cool drink is the perfect way to start off the evening. Head to one of the many wine bars, sports bars, cafes or restaurants that offer good local beer and lavish cocktails. Out on An Bang Beach you will find a selection of beautiful chill out spots that will make you the perfect sundown drink after a relaxing day in the sun.
Cafes in Hoi An
The French left behind two main things, architecture and pastries. Hoi An has a great selection of cafes that offer beautiful cakes, snacks and pastries. Vietnam is the second biggest coffee producer in the world so there is never a shortage of good Vietnamese coffee. Most of the cafes are open morning to night so you can drop in for your fix any time of the day.
Hoi An Day Bars and Cafes
Ancient Faifo 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St 0510 391 7444
Ancient Faifo is situated in the heart of Hoi An’s Old Town and is an experience like no other. Set in an ‘Ancient House’ that housed two generations of Vietnamese artisans, this beautifully decorated establishment combines art, culture and style. Ancient Faifo also boasts a restaurant, ambient bar and offers a great cooking class.
Cargo Club 107-109 Nguyen Thai Hoc 097 766 88 95
The Cargo Club just off the river and in a great location, is a delightful option for both local Vietnamese food as well as your western comfort options. They have a in-house bakery that serves all sorts of treats and offer a very large variety hot and cold beverages, from coffees and teas, to smoothies and milk shakes.
The Sleepy Gecko is a chill out haven with a view of the river that just oozes relaxation. A large library of music and movies if you feel like just kicking back or you can take in the view from the top veranda and watch the setting sun. Sleepy Gecko is the perfect place to chill after a long bus ride or day around Hoi An.
Tam Tam 110 Nguyen Thai Hoc St 0510 386 2212
One of the grandest old houses in Hoi An is Tam Tam Restaurant, Bar and Cafe. This old majestic establishment also has its own patisserie on the side serving bread cakes and sweets. The bar itself is decorated with unique wall art and lighting. The seating is comfortably set out around the bar with ceiling fans making this one of the more exceptional places to cool off in Hoi An.
Bazar Cafe 36 Tran Phu St 0510 3911 229
Located just off the main Market street in Hoi An and two streets back from the river is Bazar Cafe. A magical setting with both indoor and outdoor seating, Bazar offer great meals, cocktails and coffee. With friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere, this is the perfect setting to relaxing, unwind and refuel.