Part 2 of this post in Vietnamese can be found here. I will make English post asap.
As I stated in my “About Me” page, I’m a hopeless sweet tooth. Although I often receive questions about cakes, I have not really made any “official” post about this lust. (Yes, it is Temptation, Lust).
Recently, I recommended for a sweet tooth like me some bakeries in Hanoi which I specially like. Eventually, I think posting the list will be helpful 🙂
* My favorite bakeries, in no particular order
1. O’DOUCEURS, 91A Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem District.
Blueberry Cheesecake ~ Cheesecake Việt Quất. Món này phong độ không ổn định, có hôm mứt việt quất bị ngọt quá. Nhưng điểm trung bình vẫn cao, rating 8/10, hjhj 👌 Highly recommended for cheesecake lovers! ❤ #tholovesfood #lapinpatisserie #blueberry #cheesecake #vietquat #blueberrycheesecake #patisserie #patisserielapin #dessert #sweettooth #cake #cheesecakelover
One Sunday morning, you wake up and feel terribly sad and confused and mad and lost, then…you realize all you need now is cakes (with "s", not single , Plural, Plural) – Tiramisu, Mini Paris-Brest, Macarons, Brownie , Blueberry Mousse, Chocolate and Passion Fruit Layer Cake. Sáng nay thức dậy với tinh thần hết sức tồi tệ, mood tuột dốc thảm hại… Thèm ăn bánh quá… #tholovesfood #chezmoi #mousse #brownie #tiramisu #macaron #parisbrest #blueberry #chocolate #passionfruit #moody #lost #sad #confused #sundaymorning #miniparisbrest #macarons #pastry #patisserie #cake #blueberrymousse #chocolatecake
4. PIZZA ONG TAY, 3 Le Van Luong, Cau Giay District
Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pizzaongtay/
I especially love their cute animals cakes and mousses! Bear (chocolate), frog (green tea), pink pig (strawberry), white sheep (not sure, but I think it is mascarpone cheese). They also have choux, chocolate lava cake, other type of cakes; for savory taste, you can try pizza and homemade tagliatelle pasta 🙂
🐻 Bear 🐻 Dark Chocolate Mousse with layers of biscuit chocolat. Very cute, tasty, not too sweet, definitely for chocolate lover 😍 Món này dành cho ai mê mẩn chocolate như mềnh, mousse mịn, ngọt vừa, dễ thương 🐻 Giá 35k. Quyết định yêu em này dài lâu ❤ 🏠 Pizza & Gateaux Ong Tay, 3 Le Van Luong #tholovesfood
5. JAMỨT, 3 Quan Ngua, Ba Dinh District
Japanese handmade cake. Online shop and Take-away only, Not a Cafe.
I personally see Japanese-style cakes are more airy, light, and less sweet than traditional Western style.
The owner, a Japanese woman, only uses natural ingredients, and no preservation. I like their shou-ice (choux with ice cream filling), and cheesecake (rich and heavy, still not too sweet). She also makes fruit jams. Before she only sold cakes for Japanese via online method.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JamutSao/
Check out some pictures of the shop below (click on pictures to see them in detail)
6. I.SWEETS, To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho District [CLOSED]
[ONLINE SHOP] MACARONS! ~ Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/i.sweets.vn/
7. POEME BAKERY
This brand has many shops around Hanoi. Japanese style, supervised by Mr. Tesuya Suzuki.
List of their shops: http://poemecake.vn/he-thong-cua-hang/
Some pictures I took before:
8. ICY CAKE, 2F Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem District
9. THE ADELAIDE – Online Shop
No.4, alley 6, Doi Nhan street (end of Doi Can street)
I specially like her red velvet cake. Other kinds: passion fruit mousse, “bong lan trung muoi” (salted egg sponge roll cake), pizza, and cake order.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheAdelaideBakery/
10. COWFLEE.kitchen – Online Shop
Cake order, cookies, thumbprint cookies, roll cakes, biscotti, cat-tongue cookies…
A friend of mine ordered her cookies few times. I was impressed with thumbprint cookies n biscotti 🙂
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/COWFLEEkitchen-1620664071532295/timeline
Updated June 2017: Owner of COWFLEE.kitchen has just made another brand, which is specialized in Eclair, called Le Dessert.me. The quality is good, I tried 4 flavors, and had my favorite in order: tiramisu, raspberry lychee / matcha cheese (tied), and blueberry. Definitely will try next 4 flavors next time! Check the video of unboxing below 😉
3 flavors: tropical fruits, chocolate and red beans; and an old flavor I had last time – blueberry yogurt. My favorite this time is red beans, then chocolate. Tropical fruit needs improvement. Decoration of Chocolate Extreme is quite sophisticated. Only 1 flavor left that I haven't tried: Pistachio!!! ///// Măm 3 vị mới là hoa quả nhiệt đới, chocolate và đậu đỏ, kèm 1 vị cũ lần trước đã thử là sữa chua việt quất. Đậu đỏ và chocolate ngon, hoa quả nhiệt đới còn cần cải thiện. Phần chuẩn bị trang trí của Chocolate Extreme hơi cầu kỳ. Vẫn còn 1 vị chưa thử đc là Pistachio aka Hạt dẻ cười! #ledessertme #eclair #choux #pastry #delivery #onlinebakery #tholovesfood #sweettooth #dessert #fruity #tropical #tropicalfruit #chocolate #redbean #blueberry #yogurt #sweet #likesforlikes #followforfollow #instagood #instamood #wordvietnam #timeoutvietnam #munchies
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dessertme.hn/
11. ANH TU SHOP, number 150, Xa Dan 2 alley, Dong Da District
This shop is more into large quantity sale, especially cookies and pizza crust, for many cafes and small pizza shops in Hanoi 🙂 The owner, Anh Tu, also has baking classes and sells baking tools/ingredients, too.
I know about this shop after helping my cousin taking 2kg of cookies for Tet holiday (Lunar New Year). Cookies are really good! (｡♥‿♥｡)
Update in 2017: He started making yummy cakes by order through his personal facebook https://www.facebook.com/AnhTuShop. Check them out!
12. NYAHAHA – Online Shop
My friend is the owner. She makes cookies, muffins, pound cakes, and takes cake order. Japanese-style of baking 🙂
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cuatiem.nyahaha/
13. ALAFOILE BAKERY n CAFE – it located inside My Dinh 1 urban area, Tu Liem district.
Location is a bit far from center but not too bad from my house. I accidentally found it when I was wandering around that area. They have goooood breads, and cakes
Tarte au Citron, long time no see the French-style lemon tart like the one of a mamie I tried years ago 😋 Tart chanh xì tai kỉu Pháp giống y như nhìu năm trước từng được một bà ngoại Pháp làm cho ăn. #lemontart #tarteaucitron #tartchanh #sony #likesforlikes #followforfollow #instagood #instamood #wordvietnam #timeoutvietnam #munchies #tart #pastry #baking
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/alafoliemydinh1/
Update in 2017: Alafolie opens its 2nd shop in Tay Ho area! I feel awesome because I just move far away from their 1st shop, and the location of 2nd one is near my new house. Perfecto! Facebook of Alafolie in West Lake area https://www.facebook.com/alafolietayho/. Address is 225 Au Co, Tay Ho district.
14. THE FRENCH PASTRY SCHOOL
Baking classes from a chef of JW Marriot. He also takes cake order.
Actually, I have not experienced any baking class here but my lust with cakes at JW Marriot tells me that I should add this in my list.
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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1584693175095389/1755322484699123/
15. KINH DO CAFE
I mainly comes here for Yogurt, and Lemon Tart! Their cakes are very old-schooled I think. Nothing is fancy, but they are good, somehow 🙂
I started eating Yogurt here when I was 5. It is surely best natural yogurt in Hanoi, no preservative, no sugar, since 1986. My food critic friend told me “it was my favorite yogurt in HN”, “almost as good as Greek yogurt”, “sometimes when I wanted quick food I just went there and ordered sua chua hoa qua (fruit yogurt)” 🏠 Kinh Do cafe, 252 Hang Bong, Hanoi #tholovesfood
I will add more in the future if I find something’s good 🙂 Hopefully this list will be longer!
P.S: My all time favorite dessert, Chocolate Earl Grey and Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart at DALUVA (updated that Daluva changed owner in 2017 and I haven’t visited it since end of 2016)