Prestigious travel website Big Seven Travel has compiled a list of the top seven coffee shops not to be missed by visitors during a trip to Sapa, an iconic town located in the northern province of Lao Cai.
Topping the list is Cafe in the Clouds, a family-run establishment which enjoys decent Wi-Fi, a range of tasty breakfast options, and incredible views. (Photos: bigseventravel.com)
Although the coffee menu is simple, it features both Vietnamese coffee and Italian-style brews which are of a high quality. (Photo: popthebob, thomiiz)
This cosy cafe can be found situated at the base of Sapa O’Chau, a sustainable and innovative tour and trekking firm who are well-known for their close work with local people. (Photos: bigseventravel.com)
One of the key functions of the cafe is to help train disadvantaged youth in hospitality so that they are able to breakout from the cycle of poverty. Moreover, as well as enjoying hot and iced coffees, guests can enjoy delicious herbal teas. (Photo: Martineboiesfournier)
One of the most famous coffee chains nationwide, Cong Caphe is a popular choice for visitors. With plenty of locations around the country, each one serves a famous coconut coffee. (Photos: bigseventravel.com)
Le Petit Gecko proves to be popular food and coffee spot for tourists to enjoy when paying a visit to Sapa. The establishment is a fusion of Vietnamese and French styles located in a traditional H’mong house made of wood, with a menu containing plenty of delicious options for diners to enjoy. Most notably, Le Petit Gecko serves some of the best coffee in town, using Italian brand Lavazza to create a smooth and creamy brew. (Photos: bigseventravel.com)
In order to enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful view of Fansipan Mountain, guests are encouraged to visit Fansipan Terrace Café overlooking Sapa and Cat Cat village. The cafe serves up proper Western-style coffee from an espresso machine, as well as offering traditional Vietnamese drip-brews. (Photo: Blaire_lee_hs)
The Hill Station has two locations in Sapa, one in a restaurant style, and the other more like a cosy cafe and deli. The two spots aim to link the French heritage of Sapa as a former colonial hill station with the area’s ethnic culture and produce, therefore using only local ingredients. The coffee on offer tastes superb and guests can also enjoy fresh baked goods. (Photos: bigseventravel.com)
Gem Valley Coffee is able to boast amazing views to enjoy whilst drinking one of their deliciously creamy iced coffees. The site is perfect for cooling down after a long day of trekking. (Photos: bigseventravel.com)
The café can be found in Cat Cat village, just outside of town and is famous for serving authentic egg coffee. (Photo: Thanh.n.g)
Diners can choose to either spend the night or just pop in for a quick drink and a snack. (Photo: lingtrann)
Sapa’s terraced fields are currently covered by water to prepared for a new crop, offering a mesmerizing beauty.
The cherry blossoms trees planted on the green tea hills in Sapa have become a beautiful tourist attraction.