November 23, 2019
Destination Discovery

Manzi coffee and Art Space

Manzi coffee and Art Space

Manzi is Hanoi’s newest independent art space, café and bar. This place is in an elegant turn of the 20th century French villa with a shady yard in a quiet lane near the Hàng Đậu Water Tower, it’s your perfect living room for you to spend your day reading or working on your laptop among paintings and art installations of well-known and emerging Vietnamese visual artists.

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Ignoring the western coffee (as one usually should in Hanoi), the drinks are excellent and reasonably priced considering the quality. Highlights include a refreshing pineapple and mint juice, fresh fruit with yogurt, and a distinct and flavorsome Vietnamese coffee. They also serve a variety of sushi plates throughout the day.

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Manzi is deep into the artistic communities of Hanoi, which means frequent cultural events ranging from cozy short film nights to large scale, week-long photography exhibitions.

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Come in the evening for a drink, and you may well catch an exhibition opening, a book introduction, a film screening or a music performance. The art shop offers little art works of top Vietnamese artists at affordable prices. Run by local cultural activists, Manzi is one of Hanoi’s coolest watering holes infused with a heavy dose of art.

14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi
Bar café: 9:00 – 24:00 everyday
Artshop: 10:00 – 18:00 everyday