The Mandarin Cafe comes with high recommendation in Lonely Planet and once you taste the food there, you will understand why. This friendly, unassuming cafÃ© is the centre of Hue's backpacker trade and serves up cheap, excellent Vietnamese and Western fare, and also hosts Sinh Cafe's booking desk, which can assist with boat trips, car/bike hire, and tour information.
The cafÃ© is in a busy storefront a short walk from the riverside (near the Saigon Morin), Mandarin and is always bustling with young backpackers, in the cafÃ© for good, affordable Vietnamese fare, predominantly one-dish items like fried rice or noodles on top of a roster of comfort foods.
It is a good place to catch a casual meal and strike up some conversation with fellow travelers. Do not miss the banana pancake here. Mr. Cu (pronounced Coo), the owner of Mandarin CafÃ© is a practiced photographer and many of his interesting works #classic images of rural Vietnam - adorn the walls of the cafÃ© and are available for sale as postcards or prints as well.
Do visit Mandarin CafÃ©, Hue located at:
- Address: 3 Hung Vuong Street
- Tel: (054) 821-281
Other Details about Mandarin CafÃ©, Hue:
- Cuisine: Vietnamese, Continental
- Opening Hours: Daily 6am-10pm
- Location: Hue City, Around Town
- Prices: Main courses 7,000 VND-25,000 VND (50Â¢-$1.65)
- Payment by credit cards is not accepted
- Recommended: One-dish items