U Café Hoi An
Hoi An, Vietnam
This social enterprise offers locally sourced ingredients from markets and from several organic farms in a nearby village Tra Que, and from organic coffee farmers in Dak Lak. Perhaps most notable, however, is that the cafe offers vocational training in catering and hospitality for disadvantaged young people in Hoi An and Da Nang, and language training in English, Japanese and Esperanto. The food menu is very limited, but the location is ideal for evening drinks or a morning coffee.
The entire cafe is founded on the principles of social and ecological sustainability, serving food and drinks of Vietnamese and Japanese fusion. To minimize impact on the nearby river, the cafe’s equipped with its own eco-biological sewer system and they run regular water quality checks.
Huyền Trân Công Chúa (near Hoa Hien)