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Perfect for dropping into after roaming around the Temple of Literature, Koto stands for Know One Teach One and specialises in nurturing young staff. It also serves wonderful shakes, desserts and tasty, traditional Vietnamese food.


Because of its French colonial history and the fact that the locals love their coffee, Hanoi has a wide selection of cafes. Just about every block has some sort of coffee shop, everything from a simple local cafe to a Western-style venue. The Vietnamese truly like to experiment with their coffee. So when visiting Hanoi, make sure to try the egg coffee as well as the coconut coffee. Both are highly appreciated among tourists and locals alike. Take a seat and order a cafe au lait or a Vietnamese-style coffee while watching the Vietnamese in their everyday life.