There are bright pastel colours on the walls, vivid plush sofas and a selection of eccentric wingback chairs which look like they’ve been dipped into a rainbow.
Staying true to the concept of founder Hoang Trung Nguyen, the café still offers a wide variety of teas, including favourites such as Darjeeling, fragrant olive, wild rose and Earl Grey (VND55,000 / person or VND100,000 / two people).
The menu includes advice on how long to brew each tea for, and how best to sweeten it. Also well known for cakes, D’Alice makes varieties including red velvet, passion mouse and matcha opera, ranging from VND20,000 to VND80,000 a go.
A new selection of dine-in desserts and mixed fruit juices are now available, and they can also make birthday cakes to order. Don’t miss the panna cotta with seasonal fruit salad (VND85,000)!
D’Alice is at 89 Trieu Viet Vuong, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi. Open daily from 9am until 11pm. Contact on (024) 3974 9826. For more information, visit facebook.com/dalicebakery