Aussie proprietor, Max, has been in Hanoi for years and years, and there's little he doesn't know about anything and he's happy to point you in the right direction for anything (be it DVDs or day tours). He and his friendly local team cook up a storm ... the burger I had there was about the best meal I had in Vietnam. I know it sounds sacriligious but after a couple of weeks of great local Vietnamese meals you sometimes just crave something downhome familiar and tasty. Their freshly brewed coffee will also have you perked up for more adventure.
Note: they also serve local and vegetarian meals.
This was easily the best restaurant we ate at in our 5 days in Hanoi. We came here for lunch and dinner. The city is a bit manic, but eating here was always relaxing. The food is really good and they serve burgers and other western fare if you want a break from local food. Staff are also exceedingly polite and attentive.
If you feel like a change from the Vietnamese food and crave a good old burger this is a good option!
The decor is not much to talk about but the food is fine at good prices and the service is fast.
The place is very popular so it is not always easy to find a seat.
Favorite Dish: You should especially try their:
- Fish and Chips
- Fruit shakes
This is a bit of a cop out but after 12 days of Vietnamese food, which is great, I was dying for a big serve of red meat. We were staying just around the corner from the Kangaroo Cafe and as an Aussie I ducked in to see what they had.
The best burger I'd had. You know what its like when you are just hankering for something and you get it? This was it.
As a bonus we booked our trip to HaLong bay there as well.
Favorite Dish: Burgers, burgers, burgers!!!
The Vietnamese language doesn't stretch to kangaroo, but this is the translation of the Kangaroo Cafe which is both a cafe and tourist centre run by Max Hart, an Australian expat and his Vietnamese crew.
We organised our travel through Max and used the cafe when we needed a familiar place to sit and eat/drink and talk. The cafe isn't flash but it is clean, friendly and cheap with both local and western food.
Tours can be organised for Hanoi, surrounding villages and further away like Sa Pa and the mountains, Halong Bay and further afield. The accommodation they arrange is of a good standard and travel is well organisedwith professional, knowledgable, friendly and helpful guides.
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