Three cafes watching rice fields in Hoi An

QUANG NAM – Leaving the center of Hoi An town 4-7 km, visitors can explore three coffee shops in the middle of rice fields with airy and fresh space.

Recently, Hoi An has appeared many unique coffee shops with country style, attracting young people.

Roving Chillhouse

This is a restaurant serving both food and drinks located on Nguyen Trai street, Cam Chau Ward, about 3.5 km from Hoi An center, about 2 km from Cua Dai beach. The restaurant is located in the middle of rice fields, so guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the countryside while enjoying delicious dishes. The design of the restaurant is rustic, close to nature, has both indoor and outdoor grounds, many beautiful corners to check-in.

Thanks to the unique location, the scenery around the shop also change with the seasons, when the rice is green, in the golden season or the harvest season is still stubble. The menu is diverse and there are food sets for the holidays such as February 14, March 8… from cakes, fruits, to hamburgers, steaks, salmon… Prices range from 30,000 to 200,000 VND/ dish. Not only dining, guests also enjoy live music on weekends. Opening hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Photo: Pham Quang Tuan
Guests relax watching the rice fields enjoy drinks at Roving Chillhouse. Photo: Pham Quang Tuan

Xom Chieu Coffee

Xom Chieu is a quiet address located on Le Thanh Tong Street, Cam Chau Ward, just 1 km from Roving Chillhouse. The shop has a view overlooking the rice fields, located next to the colorful flower and vegetable garden. The inside of the shop is also planted and decorated with flowers and small ornamental plants, combining a simple and cozy design space with the direction of country houses.

Unlike Roving Chillhouse, which is often crowded with people to eat and drink, Xom Chieu is more peaceful and spacious but still has a peaceful rice field view. Drink prices are affordable, only from a few thousand to 30,000 VND with sugarcane juice, coffee, juice… The shop is open from 6:30 to 21:00.

The cafe has designed a number of swings for guests to enjoy the view while enjoying the breeze.  Photo: Chieu Coffee Village
The cafe has a swing for guests to enjoy the view and enjoy the breeze. Photo: Chieu Coffee Village

Old Brick Oven Coffee

About 7 km from the center of Hoi An ancient town is an old brick kiln abandoned for 20 years in Vinh Nam village, Duy Vinh commune, Duy Xuyen district. In the past few years, the brick kiln has become an attractive check-in point, and by the beginning of 2020, more and more young people are coming when there are more coffee shops facing the rice fields. From the brick kiln to the shop, there is a winding bamboo path running through the field. At the beginning of the year, when the rice is still green in February and March, the rice ripens in April, it is also the time when the weather in Hoi An is sunny and cool, convenient for spring travel.

This special location turns the shop into a relaxing weekend spot, watching the sunrise and sunset ideal for paparazzi. The shop is open from 4:30 to 22:00. The most suitable time to come here is at dawn, around 5am – 6am when the sun just rises, or 5pm – 6pm at sunset.

Rice season at the end of March 2021 at Old Lo Gach restaurant.  Photo: Duy Hau
Ripe rice season at Old Lo Gach restaurant. Drink prices are from 25,000 to 40,000 VND/dish. Photo: Duy Hau

The owner of the shop expanded the coffee model into farmstay, doing both tourism and agriculture. Currently, the shop grows more rice and corn in an organic way to get raw materials for making wine and tea, selling agricultural products, and also organizes a campsite in the middle of the field and makes a bungalow for guests to stay overnight.