If you haven’t heard Hanoi House recently opened on St. Mark’s St in the East Village. A classic Vietnamese restaurant by Sara Leveen and Ben Lowell, Hanoi House is a welcome addition to the ‘hood.
And since we are obsessed with coffee as much as cocktails we had to check out all of the coffee offerings. Be warned: the Vietnamese coffee is strong and deceiving with the coconut gelato or condensed milk. Don’t look to add this to your a.m. routine since they open every day starting at 5:30 pm.
They also have a selection of local NY beers beyond the Vietnamese staples including the Garvies Point Point Nightcap Black IPA from Glen Cove, NY. If you want to drink like you are in Vietnam then order the Export “33” with an Amer Gingembre shot.
Coconut Coffee Drinks
The Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Ca Phe Sua Da)
Vietnamese coffee served with sweetened condensed milk
The Coconut Coffee (Ca Phe Cot Dua)
This is a variation on the classic Vietnamese coffee with coconut gelato being subbed for the condensed milk. This is more of a dessert than a morning drink. If you are sensitive to caffeine be careful. This is similar to an affogato, which is an Italian coffee-based dessert.
Vietnamese Hot Coffee – cà phê sữa nóng
This is a hot coffee dripped over condensed milk. The coffee is brewed in a phin, or French drip filter that sits on top of the cup.
Boozy Drinks at Hanoi House
Coconut Gelato with Raspberry Liqueur
This is a variation on the affogato, starting with a coconut gelato base but adding a raspberry liqueur instead of coffee. This is low ABV and is much more a dessert than a cocktail, think Tipsy Scoop or boozy ice cream.
Export “33” with Amer Gingembre Shot
This is like a beer and a shot, with the traditional Export “33” beer with an ounce of Amer Gingembre added.
Hanoi House details
119 St. Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, Map It – b/t 1st Ave & Avenue A
Hours of Operation
Monday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
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