On relaxing days, what’s better than sitting and sipping a cup of brown stone in the peaceful space of Canteen 109, going back to the time of 500 dong to buy happiness.
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the bustling city, the intense heat of the capital summer, we suddenly found a small corner to leisurely sip a cup of brown iced coffee. Different from the emerging, modern and luxurious cafes, Canteen 109 offers a new but old look, with rustic and simple items of the mossy days.
Located in an old collective area of the Ministry of Public Security, opposite the communal house of Trung Tu village, Xa Dan, this place has welcomed the first generation 8X, 9X to come to find the childhood memories of “500 VND”. bright and beautiful. Here, you can easily find snacks for only a few hundred dong that used to be easy to find in the school canteen, the school gate shops in the “red scarf” era.
Snacks that seem to have been forgotten but can be easily found here: Children’s noodles, O mai or heart-shaped C candies are sold for only 30,000 1 bag, 50 packets of baby instant noodles or 90,000 a box of up to 100 packs of apricot…
As the name suggests, canteen 109, you come here like going to a school canteen, so you never have to worry about bringing an empty stomach home, there are always dishes of the “stealing books to school” era such as instant noodles. lemons with sausages or loaves of bread filled with sweet potato spring rolls. Along with very student drinks such as pineapple ginseng, kumquat tea, silver suu, … with prices only from 15,000 – 25,000 VND. Drinks are not too special but bring the whole sky of childhood. Although the space is a bit cramped, people still want to come to the shop to find the memories that they thought they had fallen asleep.
Not only that, the shop also has a small corner for a beautiful bookshelf with comic books that go into “legends” such as Dragon Balls, Sacred Dragon Imprint, Hanoi Old Story, Van Van… here These are the titles that probably the 9x and 8x generations have heard, admired and read.
The shop is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., the mornings are quiet, and the evenings have extremely impromptu musical performances, that’s when you can see the bustling atmosphere like the nights of fire and exchange. art for a while. The space is small, the layout is simple, but there are many amateur photographers coming here to “take pictures”. It’s not an exaggeration if this place is so comfortable that people have to fall in love forever.
Not only young people find their childhood back, but middle-aged people also come here to sip a cup of black coffee as a habit from the old times. It is this that has created a very unique feature of Canteen 109.