Most expats and hip Vietnamese sooner or later gravitate to the Cocoon Café & Lounge. As its name suggests, the cosy lounge offers a romantic ambience and tastefully artistic décor, with outstanding views overlooking Hanoi’s old streets. Located at the corner of Nguyen Du and Yet Kieu Streets, the ‘little piece of heaven’ has a 500 sq m space in a three-storey French colonial villa. The owner, a lover of Hanoi, wishes to turn his place into a cocoon, where he and his guests can hide from the hustle and bustle of the capital.
The first floor of Cocoon is a trendy café, where the black and white a half ceramic-half wooden floor makes a strong impressive on guests as they walk through the door. Sitting next to an open Nordstrom-style window while admiring the peaceful streets outside or the precious collection of paintings of the 20th century and contemporary painters is especially pleasing.
The second floor is a restaurant with seating for 100 guests and a ten-seat VIP room, serving authentic Vietnamese and fusion Western cuisine. Prices range from VND68,000 to VND368,000 per dish. Happy hour is from 3pm to 5pm daily, with 20% off its cakes.
For a group of friends who wish to get together in privacy, Cocoon’s third floor has attic rooms where people can enjoy wine with an Italian style cold plater, cigars, and shisha.
Cocoon Café & Lounge
3 Yet Kieu St., Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi
Hotline: 0987 748 069
Tel: (04) 6651 2769