Home DestinationsAsia 12 Charming Shops and Cafes In Old Town Hoi An
Cong cafe Hoi An riverside

12 Charming Shops and Cafes In Old Town Hoi An

by Family Globetrotters

Hoi An Is An Eclectic Mix Of The Old And The New. If You’re Looking For Charming Shops and Cafes in Old Town Hoi An, There Are Many Quaint And Beautiful Places You Simply Must Make An Effort To Visit.

In 1999, the Ancient Town of Hoi an was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. This was bestowed in an effort to preserve this major trading post of the 16th and 17th centuries which enabled foreign influences to shape some of its charm. Whilst it still houses some significant historical buildings such as the Old Japanese bridge, pagodas, Chinese temples and French Colonial homes, the Old Town is now filled with shops to satiate one’s shopping appetite.

I did zero research for this part of our Vietnamese holiday with the intention of having the luxury of just wandering the streets. During our days spent on the Old Town, we discovered some unique little cafes and shops of which we spent a good amount of time in each as we were simply enjoying them so much! And funny how one day of it just isn’t enough as we found shops on the 2nd and 3rd day which we were sure we walked past but didn’t quite catch our eye at the time. So here’s a list of some of these charming shops and cafes in Old Town Hoi An that we found and I certainly hope you’ll add them onto your list!

#01 – HOACHAMPA CAFÉ MARKET

Location: 43 Phan Châu Trinh

Hoachampa is a delightful café that not only has a delicious selection of teas and coffees on their menu, they also sell cacao, roasted coffee beans and tea leaves. It was without a doubt the best Vietnamese coffee we had in all of Hoi An whilst the kids enjoyed iced teas and iced chocolates. The owner Sinh, was friendly and was very forthcoming with information about how he sources and roasts his coffees. It was a fascinating conversation!

If you’re looking to buy some coffee, this is the place to go. Very authentic, fairly priced and a big variety. For Kopi Luwak lovers, you can also source some here. I have read reviews that they package them very well for travel so you don’t have to worry about the coffee losing any of its freshness. Sinh also has a greatly selection of handcrafted tea cups and tea pot sets which make for great gifts. I am still kicking myself for not getting one.

Hoachampa cafe coffee tea Old Town Hoi An

Enjoying The Best Vietnamese Coffee in All of Hoi An @ Hoachampa Café.

#02 – PAPILLON NOIR

Location: 30 Tran Hung Dao Street

This was my favourite clothing store in the Old Town. Created by talented artist Uyen Diem Trinh, she paints and embroiders on gorgeous silks to produce unique pieces of ready to wear clothing.  Her Facebook page describes her work as wearable art and I would have to agree. Her clothes are flowy, elegant, sophisticated, and certainly one of a kind. The price tag is not unaffordable but not cheap by any means. I could have bought the whole store but settled for handcrafted neckpiece to add to my collection. And so far, its attracted some lovely comments!

#03 – METISEKO

Location: 142 Trần Phú, Minh An

Metiseko is by far the most beautiful shop in all of Hoi An. Housed in a 2 storey ancient home, the boutique stays true to its heritage and utilises its natural interior in the most tasteful way. Every nook and cranny is well thought out to include the usage of the garden area in the centre, found so commonly in these homes in Hoi An.

Metiseko is founded by French designers but draws inspiration from Vietnamese art, landscapes, ceramics, and paintings. Made only with organic cotton and natural silk, Metiseko have the loveliest of collections. I adored their array of scarves they had on offer with both subtle and bold colours and prints of varying kinds.

Metiseko store shopping Old Town Hoi An

The Most Stunning Boutique in Old Town Hoi An – Metiseko.

#04 – AN VIET

Location – 22 Nguyen Thai Hoc

An Viet is well known as a custom tailor but it has so much more to offer. As you enter this beautiful old home, you are greeted by women creating tapestry art with silk threads. The workmanship is flawless and it’s a free hand copy of prints of which the colours and artwork are identical to that of the image they were replicating. These women sure have nimble fingers and sharp eyesight! We asked how much it would cost to duplicate a photo of my girlfriend’s daughter to perhaps a piece as big as a sheet of paper and we were quoted USD$1000. Art adorn the walls of the ancient house and one can’t help but admire their talent.

At the back of the house, we found a small room of women hard at work looming in the traditional manner. Despite having witnessed this process on numerous occasion, I have to say I am still at a loss of how they actually do it. It’s a mesmerising process as the 2 women worked in perfect unison of shedding, picking and battening.

Head up the narrow and spiral stairs and you will find a stunning array of the softest silk scarves. You are somewhat spoilt for choice and I took forever to decide. We all picked up one each and Hannah is completely in love with hers. Amidst the showcase of scarves, the kids were fascinated and slightly grossed out by the silkworms hard at work on the large netted wooden boards. Further into the bowels of the old ancient house is the actual tailor. And nestled in amongst the gorgeous fabrics is a traditional wooden implement that transforms the silk into the threads used to make the material. Overall, I felt like we walked into a museum. What a great experience!

#05 – THUONG HIEU VIET (VIET MADE)

Location: 164 Tran Phu, Hội An

This was the kids’ favourite store of all time! This shop had the cutest collection of handmade crafts, bags, furniture, decorations and best of all, soft toys. Using the prettiest of fabrics, we oohed and ahhed our way through all the animal (puppies, hippos, pegasus, dinosaurs, pigs, hens, etc.) stuffed toys of varying sizes. They also had a massive selection of soft toys on key rings which were so ugly, they were adorable. We spent a ridiculous amount of time in this shop and we came back a further 3 times with our friends!

Make sure you ask for a cheaper price, especially if you’re buying a few items. We managed to knock off a substantial amount but that only fuelled our inability to resist from shopping for more. Gifts….. that was my excuse!

YOU MIGHT LIKE:   12 Tips To Help Prepare For Your Trekking Adventure in Sapa
Viet made store soft toys shopping Old Town Hoi An

The Cutest Store in All of Old Town Hoi An.

#06 – COPENHAGEN DELIGHTS

Location: 29 Le Loi, Minh An Ward

You’d be forgiven for thinking Copenhagen Delights was an international chain of clothing and homeware stores for kids from Denmark. It is instead a Danish family business based in Hanoi. Designer Pia Normann saw a gap in the market when she struggled to find clothing for her 3 children that were of good quality and impeccable design. So in 2010 she decided to create her own collection.

The store on Le Loi is somewhat out of place on this vibrant street but anyone with kids wouldn’t be able to resist a quick peek. They have a divine range of clothing for kids up to 12 years of age and the home décor range is right up there in terms of design, functionality, and quality.

Copenhagen kids clothing store shopping Hoi An

Hannah Having a Long Browse at The shop. Gorgeous Danish Designs.

#07 – REACHING OUT

Location: 103 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

I only made a very brief stop at Reaching Out as we were running out of time but with so many reviews encouraging me to go, I stuck my head in very quickly.

According to Reaching Out, “it was conceived out of a deep passion, on part of its founders, to help persons with disability (PWD) become integrated into society and live productive lives.  We are different than other gift shops in this UNESCO World Heritage city because we are a social enterprise. The artisans who craft our authentic Vietnamese products are all PWD. The profits earned on our sales are returned to the business to develop job training and employment for other PWD’s. They are thus enabled to work in our shop or elsewhere in Vietnam. We adhere strictly to fair trade principles, thus ensuring that our employees and suppliers are equitably compensated.”

Had I had more time I would have could have picked up some well-priced fair trade gifts to bring home. I saw some beautiful homewares, handicrafts and jewellery and wished I could have supported this noble cause.  Next time!

The charming Old Town of Hoi An is filled with gorgeous cafes and shops. Check out some of our favourite ones! #hoian #vietnamtravel #familytravel Click To Tweet

#08 – CONG CA PHE

Location: 64 Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa

Unbeknown to us, Cong Ca Phe is a prolific chain of café throughout Vietnam of which it is well known for its ability to be its unique self in every city they have set up. The Cong Ca Phe in Hoi An is situated right by the river and it is a digital nomad’s ideal spot to park oneself amidst well thought out décor, ample seating both upstairs and downstairs and a picture perfect view to boot.  I loved everything about the café from its location, to its interior design and not to mention their menu offerings.

Cong Ca Phe is famous for their coconut coffee and can I say it was delicious! The kids had iced chocolates and fruit smoothies whilst the traditional Vietnamese coffee packed a punch.

Framed by tall wooden shutters, bench tables line the windows and further supplemented by outdoor concrete seats. We sat there watching the world go by as we took our time to enjoy our drinks and view. I think Andrew even managed to catch a nanna nap!

#09 – ART GALLERY

Location: Near 50 Le Loi, Minh An Ward

In my giddy state of shopping euphoria, I was re-miss in not making a note of this gallery we visited. I do know that it is located very close to 50 Le Loi Street and it is not one of the bigger, more commercialised galleries. It is a small shop that specialised only in black brush work on rice paper. It was run by an old man who was extremely patient.

We spent a lot of time in this store as we were completely spoilt for choice. The art work is simple, tasteful, and depicts Vietnamese life. They come in an assortment of sizes and they were so very cheap. A painting the size of an A4 sheet costed us USD$3.00 and we didn’t even try to bargain the prices down. The photos frames I bought to house them costed 3 times more but they have made a significant memento in our home. Hannah bought a couple for herself and as gifts for her father and grandfather, who loves Chinese calligraphy and art.

#10 – ART BOOK

Location: 166 Tran Phu Street

I am a sucker for a good book store and when I walked past Art Book I was immediately drawn in and certainly wasn’t disappointed. Art Book is a chain of stores in Southern Vietnam of which it was one of the first book stores to highlight books, magazines, and newspapers in a foreign language. Their genre of books stretches across international architecture, fine art, literature, and graphic design. If you’re interested in all things Vietnam, you are spoilt for choice in finding topical books about Vietnamese people and their land.

The store itself is visually appealing as it sucks you in the deep bowels of the store. Filled with souvenirs, stationery and a big selection of movie and propaganda posters, it’s a great place to lose yourself for a couple of hours.

YOU MIGHT LIKE:   22 Adventures in Southeast Asia for the Bucket List
Book store Old Town Hoi An

Fabulous Book Store With Great Gift Ideas.

#11 – LA THEIN THAI

Location: 9 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Also known as Cocobana, La Thein Thai is a beautiful ancient house that has been transformed into a tea room and garden. For a mere ₫100,000 or USD$5.50 you can get a flavoured iced tea and a 30-minute tea foot bath. Even though we were in Hoi An during the Vietnamese winter, it was still quite a warm day for us so an iced tea was a welcome respite. And when you add a foot bath into the mix as you enjoy the tranquility of their gorgeous garden, we couldn’t say no.

On this day my girlfriend and I had taken our daughters out for a shopping day and it was so nice sipping on our passionfruit and kumquat flavoured teas in super comfortable lounge chairs. Lots of photos, selfies, and giggles. The foot bath came in a typical Asian aluminum tub, dimpled from long term usage. Lined with bath salts and tea leaves, hot aromatic tea is generously poured into the basin, enough to cover our feet up to our ankles. Half way through our soak, as the tea is reduced to a cooler temperature, the bath is topped up with boiling hot tea to ensure it stays warm.

If you don’t want to sit in the garden, there are seats right by the window, perfect for those who love to people watch. It was bliss!

Foot bath iced tea girls La Thien Thai Hoi An

Enjoying a Foot Bath and Flavoured Iced Tea in a Tranquil Garden Setting.

#12 – GINKGO

Location: 93 Tran Phu, 59, Le Loi Street, 133 Tran Phu

In 2006, a French traveller to Vietnam was looking for good quality T-shirts with unique designs. When he couldn’t find any, he saw a gap in the market and he decided open a store selling T-shirts inspired by Vietnamese culture. Everything is made locally whilst the entire process from beginning to end is eco-friendly.

When we were there, Ginkgo had massive sales so we had a great time shopping in their stores. The fabrics used were all super soft and the designs were quintessentially Vietnamese. From bright to subtle colours, we really enjoyed all the products it had to offer. They have 3 stores in the Old Town itself so you won’t miss it!

Ginkgo Store shopping Tshirts Hoi An

Cool and Funky Contemporary T-Shirts – Ginkgo

Shopping in Hoi An truly is a fun experience. I did however opt to leave out the stores they had in abundance such as the tailors, larger art galleries, lantern, leather goods and the scarf shops. There is a plethora of them and you won’t miss them when you’re there and to be honest, after a couple of streets, they all start to look the same. Instead I have chosen to highlight the one off stores and quaint cafes that we visited and enjoyed. Enjoy!

BONUS TIP #1 – RELATED ARTICLES

12 Tips To Help Prepare For Your Trekking Adventure in Sapa

15 Travel Tips for Clean Freaks Heading to Southeast Asia

11 Adventures in Southeast Asia Every Traveller Should Add to the Bucket List

BONUS TIP #2 – WHERE TO STAY IN HOI AN

4 Star, Beachfront: Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa
We decided to stay beachfront on our trip despite the fact that it was winter. We just wanted something more open and after being so claustrophic in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. The kids still swam in the pool albeit a little on the chilly side! The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. We were there for NYE and were treated to a luxurious buffet or Eastern and Western cuisine as well as performances in the afternoon. The service was exemplary. Free transfers into the Old Town throughout the day. I highly recommend this hotel!
Book Now Pay Later – Check Prices Here

5 Star, Old Town: Allegro Hoi An – A Little Boutique Lux Hotel & Spa.
This hotel is located 400 m from Japanese Covered Bridge and has an outdoor pool, free use of bicycles to explore Hoi An Ancient Town and shuttle services as well. The room configurations lend itself for family travel. They have Family suites, connecting Junior suites and the larger Allegro connecting suites of 2 single beds and an extra-large double bed for larger families.
Book Now Pay Later – Check Prices Here

Villa: Hidden Beach Pool Villas
Offering 5, 3 or 2-bedroom villas, this is a great alternative if travelling with a wider group of friends and family. Hidden Beach Pool Villas is housed in a traditional wooden house, which is constructed with sustainably sourced wooden materials. The villa is just steps away from the popular Hidden Beach. Guests can relax in the garden or enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool. It also has a fully equipped kitchen which is great if you are travelling with a newborn, kids with allergies or if you simply wish to cook your own food instead of eating out all of the time.
Book Now Pay Later – Check Prices Here

Affordable 3 Star: The Quin Riverside Villa
At the hotel, rooms come with a balcony with a garden view. Every room has a private bathroom, while some feature a river view. The rooms include a seating area. A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the property. The Quin Riverside Villa offers 3-star accommodation with an indoor pool and terrace. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Hoi An, like cycling. Family Suite rooms are also available for a more comfortable configuration at affordable prices.
Book Now Pay Later – Check Prices Here

 

 

12 Charming Shops To Visit In Old Town Hoi An

Disclaimer: The Family Globetrotter’s website contains affiliate links which help us to maintain this blog and assists us with our travels. Family Globetrotters have also posted articles based on sponsored products and/or services but all opinions are our own, truthful and unbiased.

 

 

43 comments

12 Tips To Help Prepare For Your Trekking Adventure in Sapa | Family Globetrotters September 18, 2018 - 11:55 am

[…] .u2582289ee4265ebb98a028b289b12ca4 { padding:0px; margin: 0; padding-top:1em!important; padding-bot… […]

Reply
Avatar
eli May 3, 2018 - 3:07 am

I wish I spent more time in Hoi An to check some of these out! I really loved the Old Town especially at night.

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters May 4, 2018 - 3:48 pm

Thanks Eli! Yeah it was quite a special place wasn’t it? Did you manage to find some good partying spots?

Reply
Avatar
FlySoulmates May 1, 2018 - 5:46 pm

Wow, I never been there, but this destination is on my bucket list. How many days you stayed there ? I’m asking, because I’m planning to visit this city in October 🙂

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters May 4, 2018 - 3:49 pm

that’s great that you’re going! I was there for 6 nights. That’s more than enough time. We took it very nice and slow as we wanted time to relax. We also stayed on a beach resort so had to take the shuttle in everyday tot he Old town. Buts its easy. Hope you’ll take this list with you when you go!

Reply
Avatar
Brianna May 1, 2018 - 12:01 pm

There are so many cafes in Hoi An! I like that they all seem just a little different!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters May 4, 2018 - 2:28 pm

I was actually surprised how many cute and quaint little cafes there were! But the Vietnamese do love their coffee and its quite a huge market there so I guess its only natural they have a huge café scene. And the ones we went into were so gorgeous.

Reply
Avatar
Katie May 1, 2018 - 2:40 am

What a great run down of shops in Hoi An. Hoi is such a magical place and to walk through these cute shops is a lovely way to spend some time. I am not a big shopper but i do love to admire the art and rummage through trinkets. Thanks for sharing.

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters May 4, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Thanks Katie! all the cafes we went to were just gorgeous and we especially loved the iced tea and foot bath place at La Thein Thai. Its a bit hard to resist some of these shops and some of them we only went in because the shops itself were so beautiful!

Reply
Avatar
siennylovesdrawing March 26, 2018 - 12:28 am

Really appreciate your compilation here as I am a cafe lover, so definitely will enjoy coffee time during my trip to Hoi An 3 months later. Love this list from you, all so amazing! Gonna save this list for my travel reference. Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 28, 2018 - 10:46 am

Oh that was good timing then! How exciting you’ll be in Hoi An soon. Yes, do go to these cafes. You’ll love them and the coffee is seriously do delicious. In Hoachampa, you can buy some great gifts too if you want. Do you like Kopi Luwak or the Civet Cat coffee? They have it there!

Reply
Avatar
Siarra | Wander.Focus.Love March 9, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Love this list! Favorite location is Cong Ca Phe! I love the yellow, so inviting, so fun. You make me want to book a ticket right now!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:59 am

Hey Siarra! Funny how this café seems to be the most enticing. We found it by accident as we were walking along the river. And you’re right, the bright yellow wall caught our eye and when we went to look inside it was such a gorgeous little find. So we decided to take a break and sit there for awhile. Really lovely place.

Reply
Avatar
Chirasree Banerjee March 9, 2018 - 5:00 am

Loved reading about this Unesco world heritage site. I would love to have a cup of coffee in Hoachampa cafe!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:56 am

Hey Chirasree! Yes I think we are very fortunate to be able to visit any UNESCO Heritage sites and towns. And I’m glad that it is so that it is preserved in the years to come and we can all enjoy it for what it was rather than being overrun by modernization. As for the coffee…..ahhh….. delicious!

Reply
Avatar
Steph March 9, 2018 - 3:22 am

Funny, I’ve never been to Hoi An but most of the photos and posts I have seen are nature/landscape related or food. Such great info!! Thanks for sharing.

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:54 am

Hi Steph! Oh really? But there is so much shopping to do! Maybe because we had the time to just wander the streets and discover the shops and cafes that we enjoyed. The beaches were lovely too but we were there in winter so it was a tad chilly and windy.

Reply
Avatar
Weekend Haven March 8, 2018 - 7:15 pm

Dreaming of my next adventure. I love cafe hopping. Will put this on my list next time we are in town.

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:52 am

I like a bit of café hoping too! I feel like it really adds to the experience when I’m out and about. Vietnamese coffee is delicious so it was always a good excuse to stop at one all of the time!

Reply
Avatar
Cherrie March 8, 2018 - 5:22 pm

Omg thank you so much for this! I’ve been wanting too check out Hoi An wsp for the colorful lanterns. Now there’s more reasons to go!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:51 am

Hey Cherrie! The lanterns at night in Hoi An are truly beautiful. You feel like you’re walking through a movie set and when you hit the river and see all the lit flower candles on the water, its even prettier. Definitely worth a visit just to see that.

Reply
Avatar
Nafisa Habib March 8, 2018 - 4:49 pm

I’m loving the interior design of Metiseko, truly stunning! All seems too charming. I wish to have a foot bath while enjoying iced tea. 🙂

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:50 am

Hey Nafisa! Yeah…. I still think about that beautiful shop! And my girlfriend and our daughters still talk about the foot bath and iced tea. We tried going back the second time but the secret was out and it got too busy! We were bummed!

Reply
Avatar
sydnee March 8, 2018 - 3:02 pm

Love it, such great info!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:49 am

Thanks Sydnee! Glad you found it useful:)

Reply
Avatar
Stella March 8, 2018 - 3:00 pm

This post reminds me of Malaysia’s Penang where old shops and quaint cafes are all over. I love this! And of course, as they say, you’ve never had coffee until you’ve tasted Vietnamese coffee. I was supposed to go visit Hoi An last year but it didn’t push through. Definitely saving this one for my future travel!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:47 am

Stella you’re right! There are a few similarities between Penang and Hoi An. Malaysian coffee is not bad but its certainly nowhere as nice as Vietnamese coffee. Not enough kick in my books. Yes, do try and get to Hoi An. Its lovely. Quite a bit to see and do!

Reply
Avatar
Adrienne March 8, 2018 - 11:43 am

This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! We’re planning on spending a couple weeks in Hoi An in April, and I’ve been searching for some nice cafes to work out of. Definitely going to check out Cong Ca Phe! This list made me more excited to go to Hoi An, thanks for sharing!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:46 am

Hey Adrienne! So glad you found this useful. Yup, Cong Ca Phe is digital nomad territory. There is an upstairs area where you can work from and gives you an even nicer view. There were plenty of people working on their laptops so you’ll feel right at home! Have a great time in Hoi An! Make sure you light a little flower candle for yourself:)

Reply
Avatar
Jean March 8, 2018 - 11:23 am

These look adorable. I don’t think I could be trusted in the book shops. So many pretty books

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 13, 2018 - 11:45 am

Hey Jean…. it took all of my will power to not go crazy in that store. I am a massive book lover and if I had a choice I would have gone a little crazy. Luckily luggage restrictions stopped me. But I totally get what you mean! LOL

Reply
Avatar
Erica edwards March 3, 2018 - 3:55 am

I’ve been majorly wanderlusting ver Vietnam recently, and every time I spot a post like this it goes into overdrive! Thanks for the inspiration, Hoi An looks gorgeous!!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 7, 2018 - 2:59 pm

Hahaha! Erica you should go! It has so much to offer and Hoi An is one small part of the country. It was an awesome leg of our journey though. Shopping, beach, culture and great restaurants. Nice all round kinda town.

Reply
Avatar
Marquita March 2, 2018 - 4:25 am

Love love love this listing! I want to go explore now!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 2, 2018 - 10:47 am

Yay! Thank you! Go! Go! Go!

Reply
Avatar
Nathan March 2, 2018 - 1:04 am

Hoi An looks amazing with its rich history and heritage – no wonder it was awarded the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Looks like strolling around the Old Quarter will allow us travellers to learn more about the culture of Vietnam, would love to visit the city! 🙂

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 2, 2018 - 10:47 am

Now that I have visited the Old Town, I can see why it was heritage listed. So important to preserve what it once was and not let it deteriorate or become too modernized. We want to be able to let the generations after us see what it was and how it shaped the culture of the place. We will be back for sure!

Reply
Avatar
Lydia Smith March 1, 2018 - 6:33 pm

Wow. This is such a long list of shops and cafe. O find each of them fascinating and don’t mind visiting all whenever I visit Hoi An. Unlike you, I bet I can restrict myself not to stuff my bag with souvenirs from this shops. A footbath at Le Thein Thai sounds like a luxury I wouldn’t want to miss. Thanks for sharing

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 2, 2018 - 10:45 am

Hahah! Glad you have better self control than me Lydia:) The footbath was not only a soothing treat, it was extremely affordable and a great way to soak away the long days of travel.

Reply
Avatar
Kavita Favelle February 28, 2018 - 10:07 pm

Love the look of all of these! I’d definitely go to Hoachampa both for a drink and to buy some beans to take home. And yes, loooove the building itself for Metiseko, that’s another must visit as is La Thein Thai, also seems like a pretty great setting! The crafts in Thuong Hieu Viet look really pretty, worth a browse. I’d definitely like to look at the stock sold by Reaching Out too, seems like a great enterprise.

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 2, 2018 - 10:44 am

Kavita….. thanks for the comment and by the sounds of it, we have the same tastes! If ever you go, take this list and cross it out as you go along. We had such a great time exploring the Old Town and experiencing all these lovely shops and cafes.

Reply
Avatar
Rachelle February 28, 2018 - 10:28 am

I’m definitely not a shopper by any stretch of the imagination, but I just love looking at unique stores and boutiques. I love how Metiseko utilizes the natural light in the courtyard. It’s so beautiful, that even I wouldn’t mind perusing the goods. And in that same vein, La Thein Thai would be my ideal spot to take a break and have a foot bath! The old house is so beautiful and adds to the charm!

Reply
Avatar
Family Globetrotters March 2, 2018 - 10:43 am

Hey Rachelle! Well, actually that was more the charm of shopping in Hoi An. They all used the traditional old houses as it was which only added to the shopping experience. Seriously, any clothing in such a beautiful settings is enticing! And I was super happy with all the Vietnam made and Fair Trade options. We had a great time.

Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.