How did Hanoi Cà Phê begin?

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My name is Gina and I was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. I came to England at the age of two where I grew up with my elder sister. 
We lived in a strong female household, which included my Mother and Grandma.  

My Grandma had an enormous influence on me as a child, I would spend fascinated hours watching her cook, and then eventually assisting her in our little kitchen.

Grandma Quyen, who turned 99yrs old in February this year, was my inspiration to start Hanoi Cà Phê. Sadly, She was diagnosed with Dementia a couple of years ago. It was during this time that I sought to find a way of keeping my Grandmas stories and recipes alive, hence Hanoi Cà Phê was born.  

In Vietnam, we always involve food and eating whether in happiness or sadness. It’s a beautiful way of bringing family, friends and strangers together to share experiences and feel united.

I want to retain my family recipes and feed everyone I know and meet the delicious Vietnamese food I enjoyed as a child, always lovingly cooked by my Grandma.

“Cooking with Love provides Food for the Soul”.

Bank holiday weekend Supper Club

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Last nights Supper Club @playground_london was a great success and start to the long bank holiday weekend! Wonderful diners enjoying Hanoi flavours and lively conversation – what a joy to capture 😊🙏🏻




Time Out magazine feature 

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👀👀L O O K !!! 👀👀We were in Time Out London magazine yesterday 😁😁😁So excited about our Vietnamese Supper Club tomorrow @playground_london Tickets have now SOLD OUT 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

We’re in Time Out London again!

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Our upcoming Supper Club at Playground London is featured in Time Out!!! Grab tickets before they sell out again! Read the 5⭐️ reviews from our first event last month here too – Hanoi Cà Phê Supper Club