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Top Choice Vietnamese in Sapa

Hill Station Signature Restaurant

A showcase of Hmong cuisine with cool Zen decor and superb views. Dishes include flash-cooked pork with lime, ash-baked trout in banana leaves, and traditional Hmong-style black pudding. Tasting sets of local rice a…
Top Choice Museum in Sapa

Sapa Museum

Excellent showcase of the history and ethnology of the Sapa area, including the colonial times of the French. Dusty exhibitions demonstrate the differences between the various ethnic minority people of the area, so …
Cafe in Sapa

Cong Ca Phe

Sapa is home to a branch of everybody's favourite Communist/retro-themed coffee shop. A selection of beers and occasional live performances mean that it also doubles neatly as a bar.
Arts & Crafts in Sapa

Indigo Cat

This Hmong-owned handicrafts shop offers a wonderful selection of interesting local crafts, including bags, clothing, pillows and belts. Many items have hip design touches unique to the store and the set-price label…
Beer Garden in Sapa

Cafe in the Clouds

The large terrace of this bar is a great corner of Sapa (and the planet) to pause and ponder the valley or, often, the wandering mist at eye level. The crisp air must come with lofty prices? Actually drinks are pric…
Cafe in Sapa

Hill Station Deli & Boutique

With cheese and charcuterie plates, pork terrine and local smoked trout, the Hill Station Deli & Boutique is a stylish addition to the Sapa dining scene. Factor in some of Sapa's best coffee and an interesting a…
Vietnamese in Sapa

Hotpot & Roast Piglet Restaurants

This strip is home to several similar places serving Vietnamese-style lau (hotpot; meat stew cooked with local vegetables, cabbage and mushroom) and roast piglet (a speciality of Sapa; look for the rotisserie grills…
Cafe in Sapa

Sapa O'Chau

Don't miss warming up with a cup of ginger tea sweetened with Sapa mountain honey at this simple cafe attached to the Sapa O'Chau tour company. Also does good breakfasts and a few simple snacks and light meals.
Bar in Sapa

Color Bar

Owned by a Hanoi artist, this atmospheric spot ticks all the boxes with reggae, table football, shisha and ice-cold Bia Lao Cai. A great refuelling option on the steep walk up from Cat Cat village.
International in Sapa

Le Gecko

In new digs, this French-owned place has a rustic feel and a menu of flavoursome country cooking that jumps from French classics and steak options to local fish served with wild Sapa mushrooms.