Let's be honest, who hasn't craved a sweet dessert-like hit for breakfast along with their morning coffee? Now the craze that has taken the US by storm is slowly but surely winning over the hearts and minds of even the most die-hard antipodean coffee stalwarts right here in Aotearoa. Allow us to introduce, the Vietnamese Egg Coffee.
Set to become your new obsession, this morning (or hell, any time of day really) pick-me-up has been variously referred to as “cake in a cup” and “tiramisu minus the biscuit and chocolate”. Borne out of necessity during wartime when dairy was in short supply, the egg coffee is made by whipping egg yolks, condensed milk and sugar with coffee and produces a cup of joe that is sweet, velvety and packed with rich flavour. Beware, addiction highly likely.
As much as we try to explain this mouth-watering delight to you, it’s one you’ll need to try for yourself. We've scoured town to find where you can get your hands on an egg coffee in Auckland.
A hot spot in Britomart, Cafe Hanoi consistently serves up the goods with street-inspired Vietnamese dishes. Along with its deliciously authentic food offerings, you'll sip on your Vietnamese Egg Coffee in style nestled amongst decor which will transport you straight to the streets of Hanoi.
Tucked away in Mt Eden, Sen serves up a delicacy of Vietnamese delights. If you’re on a short time frame, it’s no problem here, with Sen delivering the dishes right away. Tip—head upstairs for an intimate yet modern setting.
This little spot in Grey Lynn is a bit of a treasure. Serving up delicious dishes that are not short on flavour. Hit up Cafe Viet for dinner and don’t forget to order your Vietnamese Egg Coffee for dessert.
If you’re in need of a quick lunch spot, Luna’s Express serves the freshest food and all within your lunch break. Looking for the perfect pick me up to go back to work? Order the Vietnamese Egg Coffee of course.
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Image credit: Cafe Hanoi