• Bustling
  • Ca Phe
  • Cold Brew
  • Dessert
  • Espresso
  • High Price
  • Indie Cafe
  • Indoor
  • Laptop
  • Latte Art
  • Outdoor
  • Photography
  • Trendy


3 Hồ Xuân Hương, Nguyễn Du, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Cafe Review

MONO Coffee Lab’s wide concrete style frontage features three banks of wooden fold up windows with outdoor seating immediately in front of them. It’s a nice effect – opening up the venue to have a nice flow between indoors and out. The outdoor window seating areas are extended out by ample sidewalk space and a scattered arrangement of small tables and chairs. Whether its a cool afternoon or a warm evening, it makes for a great street side spot for coffee consumption.

Walking inside to the tiny foyer area you’re greeted on the left with a serving counter separating the coffee preparation area; on the right opens up to the main seating area of the cafe.

It’s a relatively simple but effective main space is bustling, energetic, youthful, trendy. People chattering away, enjoying the afternoon over coffees – it’s a nice. The tall ceilings, textured wall treatments, lighting and art works all nicely come together.

Where the character of the venue really becomes apparent, is by turning left into this fascinating cozy little space featuring a large table with seating for 6, and a stair case that wraps up to a mini walk way into an upper half floor nook area. Something about the decor, proportions of the room and stairs that create an intriguing overall effect. Could easily spend the day smashing away brilliant ideas on a laptop fueled by a steady stream of coffee. 

And yes, speaking of coffee… The coffee itself is fantastic. It’s tasty, well prepared and nicely presented – all very agreeable. But… the “Lab” part of their title most surely refers to the creativity they put in their coffee range.

Sure you can get all the usual espresso suspects like Lattes, Cappuccinos and Americanos. But how about the less common Affogato? No problem! Doesn’t stop there… how about some of their own concoctions like a “Cocano” (espresso with coconut water), “Another Amer” (Americano with salted cream) or their signature Siesta (espresso, milk and earl grey tea). Needless to say, for unique coffee experiences, this is your place. They also offer a variety of Vietnamese style coffees and cold brew coffee.

A small assortment of dessert items like croissants, danishes, cake and cobana are also available to nicely complete the picture.

MONO Coffee Lab combines a nice street locale, venue, range of coffee and vibe making it a must visit to enjoy your next tasty caffeinated beverage.


July 2019

MONO Coffee Lab
MONO Coffee Lab Interior
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