Coffee Coffee everrywhere!
While we did try out several places, we kept going back to two places. One was Guso Cafe, a local cafe with low stools and it served one of the better Cafe Sua Da (ice coffee with condensed milk) and the other is at Hoa Champa Coffee Craft Shop where one can get a good Cafe Sua Nong (hot coffee with condensed milk)
Hoa Champa Coffee Craft Shop located at 49 Phan Chau Trinh
While we did try the drip coffee, I kinda stuck to my ice and hot coffee with condensed milk. Aromatic and strong, sweet and bitter! I supposed the other factors - being a tourist, foreign and interesting surroundings, the coffee beans of course and the lovely cool weather, all these added to a great coffee experience in Hoi An. I am no coffee aficionado, I drink coffee and if it hits the spot for me, it's all gooooooooodddd....
Coffee stop at Faifo Coffee, one of the more upscale coffee places in Ancient Town.
The lovely Cafe Sua Nong at Hoa Champa Coffee Craft Shop where we drank by the pavement.
Guso Cafe, located at 10 Phan Chu Trinh serves one of the cheapest and nicest Cafe Sua Da. This seems to be where the locals chill (we seem to be the only tourists there each time we were there). We stumbled upon it when we were not looking for coffee actually but decided to try it out as the locals seem very laid back and comfortable here and this attracted us.
Meanwhile back home...the only thing close to this same experience in Malaysia is actually the Kopi found at Kopitime Cafe (I usually go the the outlet in Tropicana City Mall). One of my fave coffee stop! Try it....
And if coffee isn't enough, how about trying Banh Flan ... Caramel Flan (with coffee!). We came upon this friendly auntie with a push cart stall by the roadside one sunny but cool afternoon and was curious enough to stop and try it out.
She put her Non La onto my head and caught me by surprise. The iconic Vietnamese conical hat gave me some reprieve from the glare and I enjoyed eating the flan; sitting on a tiny stool on the five foot way.
To be continued....