Cafe VN

144 Clerkenwell Road , London, EC1R 5DP

  • Cafe VN
  • Cafe VN
  • Cafe VN

SquareMeal Review of Cafe VN

A boundlessly chirpy Vietnamese café, VN is a welcome sight on an otherwise rather dingy corner of Clerkenwell Road. Whitewashed walls, lime-green chairs and paper lanterns provide an agreeable backdrop to bowls of good-value pho (noodle soups), bun (noodle salads) and assorted rice dishes. Spring and summer rolls, spicy chicken wraps and chilli salt prawns provide reinforcements on the short menu, along with a clutch of stir-fries involving meat and seafood with black beans, chilli, pineapple and suchlike. To drink, there’s an assortment of reasonably priced native beers (Hanoi, Saigon and Hue), but as Café VN’s name implies, you can also drop in for a cup of Vietnamese coffee (try it iced with condensed milk). A planned karaoke room is likely to open the place up to a whole new audience.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Farringdon Tube Station 361m

Farringdon Station 409m

Address

Address: 144 Clerkenwell Road , London EC1R 5DP

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

London Metropolitan Archives 390m

Gray's Inn 448m

Details

Telephone: 020 7278 4123

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Cuisine: Vietnamese

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