The Mandarin Cafe

The Mandarin Cafe comes with high recommendation in Lonely Planet and once you taste the food there, you will understand why. This friendly, unassuming café 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 café 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 café 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 Café is a practiced photographer and many of his interesting works #classic images of rural Vietnam - adorn the walls of the café and are available for sale as postcards or prints as well.
Do visit Mandarin Café, Hue located at:
- Address: 3 Hung Vuong Street
- Tel: (054) 821-281
Other Details about Mandarin Café, Hue:
- Cuisine: Vietnamese, Continental
- Opening Hours: Daily 6am-10pm
- Location: Hue City, Around Town
- Prices: Main courses 7,000 VND-25,000 VND (50¢-$1.65)
- Payment by credit cards is not accepted
- Recommended: One-dish items