Travel Report: The Happy Heart Cafe – Danang, Vietnam.
May 2018. It was high time for my annual injection of English Breakfast, a culinary delight unavailable to me in Ruian, China. Unless that is I perhaps cook it myself with substandard ingredients from the supermarket. So I just abstain, reminding myself that the next time I’m back on the road I’ll seek out just the right place and really enjoy it! Enter Danang’s Happy Heart Café, a joint so ridiculously recommended I felt I had to check it out.
May 2018. It was ten thirty in the morning and the Happy Heart was just beginning to warm up. A modest setup spread out over two floors, I was given a warm welcome by one of the waiters and treated to my own table up on the plant-bedecked balcony.
May 2018. The Happy Heart Café is famed in Danang for some of the best western dishes in town and for its incredibly friendly staff. But I hadn’t been aware of the story behind the café’s inception. The owner, a smiley woman dependent on crutches to walk, told me how she’d started the place as a community for her hardworking, disabled friends.
May 2018. I wanted to give the menu a thorough inspection, so I ordered a fabulous coconut coffee and an orange juice in the meantime. In the end I went for their twist on the classic Full English and boy oh boy I was not disappointed!
May 2018. I was so impressed with the food and indeed the whole concept of the place that I asked the owner if the staff would all come together for a group photo. The Happy Heart Café is located on 9 Ly Tu Trong Street and is open daily from 07:30-21:00.
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