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Cafe Smile - CLOSED

5 Van Mieu | Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 843 8850
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24 Apr 2013
“It's not there any more!”
13 Nov 2012
“Best Food in Hanoi”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
5 Van Mieu | Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 24 April 2013 via mobile

I spent ages searching but it turns out that it isn't there now. It's been replaced by another place but we didn't bother because the menu isn't exciting. If you're looking for a cafe with a good cause, Koto is on the same street.

2  Thank AjarnHayley
Reviewed 13 November 2012

The Smile restaurants in Hanoi are ran by a charity which educates street kids with catering and restaurateur skills and provides them with employment and basic care. The food is gorgeous. So fresh and beautifully flavoured. Great service too. I can’t recommend Smile enough.

Thank TsunadeLeaf
Reviewed 7 April 2012

A small charming cafe with really helpful staff. I had a delicious chocolate tart with coffee and it was a great pick me up after the Temple of Literature prior to the Museum of Fine Arts. Worth a visit. Great value.

1  Thank hotelmonster88
Reviewed 27 November 2011

We went there for a dinner in a european way (ham and cheese croissant=delicious and the fresh juice as well) but when we came back at 7 another morning to have breakfast, only one guy was there and brought us to one table upstairs. And...More

Thank juan975
Reviewed 21 October 2011

We found this restaurant via the Lonely Planet guide. It apparently hires and trains disadvantaged kids. the lunch was really excellent and the service was very friendly and genuine. great destination if you are visiting the Temple of Literature, which is right across the street.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 30 April 2011

We found this by chance - It didn't look like a restaurant from the outside but we were taken upstairs to more seating. We opted for the set menu - was a bit more pricey - but the food just kept on coming! All the...More

Thank collert_49
Reviewed 2 March 2010

We were planning to eat at the famous Koto restaurant but due to the Tet holiday it was closed so we headed to the nearby Cafe Smile. The staff are kids from disadvantaged backgrounds who are being trained so they can get employment in the...More

Thank MissMacGyver
Reviewed 17 October 2009

Contrary to the review given by Lonely Planet, we were quite disappointed in our lunch at Cafe Smile. Unfortunately, we decided to try Cafe Smile over the highly-rated Koto, both on the same block near the Temple of Literature. The latter would have been a...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 29 April 2009

If you need a rest with a good muffin or croissant. Lets go there. The staff is learning and they are young people from poor disadvantaged environment. They are nice and friendly. A great rest away from Hanoi noise! Moreover free Wifi is available there

Thank edpi
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
7:15 AM - 9:15 PM
7:15 AM - 9:15 PM
7:15 AM - 9:15 PM
7:15 AM - 9:15 PM
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7:15 AM - 9:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Van Mieu | Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: (04) 843 8850
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