Summer in Hanoi is about the unpredictable rain storm. I remember myself watching the big picture of people quickly pulling the raincoats out of their scooter’s trunks, of couples holding hand running to a place to hide from the rain, of some kids finding rain shower is a fun thing to do (and of course they got yelled at by their parents). As Hanoi’s weather is getting cooler, me and my friends hang out more often and District01 is our new favorite place.
District01 has a modern fling that can attracts the new and young generation. Designed and opened by a young and popular stylist in Hanoi, District01 has its own style and personality.
What separates District01 from most of others coffee places in Hanoi is that they do serve food (rice combo, pasta, sandwiches, and snacks…) which I find very convenient. The rice combos we got (which include rice, protein, veggies, and soup) are super appealing. It looks like a perfect combination of color that you just want to dig in right away. The idea of the dishes is good and delicious but it does need more attention from the chef. Our rices that day were pretty tender and my ribs was dry and chewy but still eatable. Other than that, everything was decent and yummy. One of my friends finished his dish with nothing left, he must really like it or very hungry.
I especially love the drinks here, they are all visually delicate, well-decorated, and “high fashion”. District01 has everything such as tea, coffee, mocktail, cocktail…but for me, summer is just about juices and smoothies
Avocado Smoothie is surely my favorite drink this summer, unlike other places, District01 knows how to make their smoothies. They don’t blend it with too much ice so they could use less avocado. The Avocado Smoothie pleased me with its natural sweetness and a tiny bit of sugar. I remember finishing in no time. Having many choices of tropical fruits, District01 gives you all the privilege to pick and enjoy.
District01 is a great location if you want to throw birthday party, class reunion…
À Mon Avis – a fashion boutique that was opened by the owner is also placed in District01.
If you want to know why I came back to District01 thrice, go there and witness yourself because the feeling of trying something new everyday is inspiring. And wait, this cute dog is waiting for you to give him a pat.
Location: 6/10 Delivery: No
Service: 7/10 Take out: No
Food and Drinks: 7/10 Price: $$$
Until next time, stay freaky.
For more information and direction, please visit District01’s official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/district01.cafe
A special thank you to my dear Bun Holic for taking these amazing and beautiful pictures. Please check out her fashion blog: http://bun143.wordpress.com/