For the DEFT company trip to Hoi An Vietnam, Peter and I were super excited to take the DEFT team to all of our favorite restaurants in town. Of course we had to go to Ms. Vy’s restaurants and the usual banh mi suspects that we went to last year, but there were a few more spots I tried that are going on my updated must-visit list.
FYI – I think the general consensus of the trip was that my favorite – Banh Mi Phuong still serves the best banh mi in Hoi An
Located smack dab in the middle of Hoi An’s old town, this hip cafe serves food, coffee, and fresh juice. They also sell a variety of fun local products like homemade hot sauce, fresh honey, and Vietnamese coffee beans.
94 Lê Lợi, Minh An, tp. Hội An
I popped in for a green juice near the end of our trip to help wean me off the endless ca phe sua da I consumed (Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk).
Banana Split Cafe
Speaking of ca phe sua da…It’s a must in Vietnam and I had several a day, many of which were consumed at the Banana Split Cafe. There’s free quick wifi (as I recall last year Peter and I Facetimed our friends in Hawaii from this cafe) and the owner will happily serve up food, drinks, and give you shopping tips.
I tried the beef pho here which was nowhere near as good as the one at my favorite Hanoi spot, but still made for a pretty good breakfast alongside my morning coffee.
Banana Split Cafe
53 Hoàng Diệu, tp. Hội An
I know many of you are not traveling to Hoi An (or Vietnam!) and craving tacos, but as they say, you can take the girl outta Texas, but you can’t take the Texas outta the girl so when I walked past Hola Taco en route to my second trip to Banh Mi Phuong, I had to make a stop.
05 Phan Châu Trinh, Minh An, tp. Hội An
Even if you live in the US, when you’re traveling in Asia for a while, you still end up craving western food. Usually Mexican restaurants in Asia are pretty hit or miss, but this restaurant was definitely a hit. I had two massive slow cooked beef tacos for 90,000 VND which is expensive for Hoi An, but a bargain anywhere else an they were sooooo gooooooood.
Last year’s list (still just as good this year)
- Banh Mi Phuong- 2B Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An, Vietnam
- Madam Khanh – The Banh Mi Queen – 115 Tran Cao Van Street, Hoi An 065, Vietnam
- Morning Glory – 106 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hoi An, Vietnam
- Vy’s Market Restaurant and Cooking School – 3 Nguyen Hoang Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
- Cargo Club – 107 D Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam