“the Cart” is just a tiny little restaurant (18 Ấu Triệu) tucked in a corner near St. Joseph’s Cathedral in marvelous Hanoi. This area of town – the Old Quarter – has endless sights and delights to enchant you with, but the simplicity of Cart only adds to its allure. It’s really just a simple sandwich and coffee shop, but the coffee is extremely well brewed, the sandwiches made on such fresh bread – I had a better BLT in Hanoi than I’ve had in the US – and the upstairs sitting area, complete with a mural of a tree and some happy art and photos, was like your own cozy living room. You can get a Cornish pasty, you can get a omlette-type arrangement of meats and (or just) veggies on a baguette, but if you order nothing else at the Cart, you must try the Banana Lassie (or any of the fruit juice blends) – a simple mix of yogurt, bananas, and almond milk that will tame your tummy after wilder adventures in Vietnamese street food. Go to the Cart to relax, and you’ll be guaranteed to enjoy.
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