Danang is one of those overlooked cities in Vietnam that deserves more recognition. It mostly serves as a gateway for people who are looking to go to Hoi An, but there’s a lot more to Danang than just that. If you have a sweet tooth, Danang is one of the best cities to visit in Vietnam, thanks to their many excellent bakeries where you can eat both local and international treats. Next time you’re heading to Danang, make sure to go to at least one (or all) of these bakeries.
1. Ba Hung Bakery
This great bakery offers some of the most delicious banh mi’s in town and it should come to no surprise that it’s also one of the most popular spots in the city for both internationals and locals alike. They offer high quality goods at very good prices, which is always a plus. You can get a banh mi for about 10,000 VND, which is incredibly affordable. Ba Hung Bakery offer everything from bread, dumplings, cream cakes and sandwiches, which will certainly satisfy your taste buds. Make sure to try their pork floss roll, which is a typical Vietnamese baked good and works both as a savoury and sweet treat. If you’re a vegetarian, you can either ask for a Vietnamese banh mi or try one of their delicious cakes.
2. Ava Chocolate and Tea
This European style bakery is run by an Austrian pastry chef. The atmosphere is cozy, welcoming and warm, with tons of baked goods for you to enjoy with your friends and family. They offer some of Vietnam’s tastiest pastries which only holds the highest quality. They have a wide selection of both tea and coffee that goes perfect with their cakes, which is a must-try when you’re there. The cakes are handmade by the owners, and only comes in limited amount, so make sure to get there in time before they sell out.
3. Bonpas Bakery and Coffee
One of the most popular bakery chains in Danang where you can find both local and French treats. The interior is very picturesque, so don’t be surprised if you see big young crowds there who try to snap a photo of their colorful drinks. The bakery also serves cakes that might be too cute to eat – everything from pigs, penguins and teddy bears, these sweet creations will instantly put a smile on your face.
4. Thanh Tam Coffee and Bakery
This is not your ordinary coffee shop. It also serves as a social enterprise which provides vocational training for disabled students in either kitchen environments or customer service. The café also tries to use as much organic and eco-friendly ingredients as possible and strives to reduce plastic straws by using bamboo ones instead. At Thanh Tam, they strive to make a better impact on both the environment and for people around them. It’s certainly a bakery that’s worth visiting.
5. Tiem Banh Gochipan
Want to try something else than French and Vietnamese pastries? Then you can always head over to Tiem Banh Gochipan, which offers Japanese-style baked treats, such as matcha cookies. But one of their specialities are their milk bread, which is a fluffy moist cake full of flavor. The bakery certainly offers something different than other pastry shops.
6. Dong Tien
Although it might not look as much, their treats are certainly some of the best ones in town, offering cinnamon rolls and other exciting treats. You can also get a banh mi here if you’re looking for something savory to eat before your sweet treat. It’s also the perfect place to go to if you want to buy a birthday cake or for any other big events, since they sell some delicious and pretty cakes as well.
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