Retro cafe with gallery opens in Hanoi – Offering unique snacks

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2022

Exterior of Mau Dich By Mecha

A cafe with a gallery, Mau Dich By Mecha (So 29 Ngo 81 Lang Ha, Thanh Cong, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi) opened in Ba Dinh district, Hanoi on May 29.

Manager, Huy Nguyen says “We create a retro space. Customers remember their childhood here.” The interior uses a retro sealing fan, a rattan mat, and a hand-made paper pendant lamp. This decoration creates a nostalgic atmosphere. The name of the cafe means “trade” in Sino-Vietnamese vocabulary. Huy says “The cafe’s name makes Vietnamese felt nostalgia.”

The cafe is two stories building and its size is 130 square meters. There are 10 tables and they can accommodate 30 customers. On the second floor, visitors can see art pieces drawn by staff. In addition, drawing space with painting tools is also available. Huy comments “Visitors can release their stress by expressing their creativity.”

The menu includes; Croissant and raisin bread (35,000 VND); Vietnamese traditional snacks (20,000 VND); Dried plum; and Noodle snacks. Drinks include; Makiato Mango Tea (50,000 VND), which is a mixture of green tea with mango jam and cheese cream; Coffee with foam milk and dry coconut; Aloe yogurt; and Plum soda (45,000 VND). The delivery option with iPOS is also available.

The cafe conducts charity day on the third Tuesday of each month. They donate part of the profit from drawing activity at the gallery to a charity foundation. Donation is used to buy food for people who are struggling with poverty.
Huy says “We would like to be the place where customers feel nostalgia and enjoy flavorful drinks.”

The opening hour is from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The parking lot is for 10 motorbikes.

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