Rosa’s Recommendation of the Week – Café Coco Tang

Rosa's Recommendation of the Week is a new weekly series which will highlight excellent places to eat and drink in Nottingham. All have been approved by Food Editor, Rosa. First up in the series: Café Coco Tang.

Located in the city centre, tucked away down Byard Lane, the relatively new Café Coco Tang can be found nestled between the main retail strip and the ‘edgier’ Lace Market.

Not to be confused with its sister venue, the Coco Tang Nightclub, this new café is a deceptively big 1950s Saigon themed restaurant boasting a cocktail bar and Vietnamese food fusion.

The venue itself combines an ethos for fresh food.”

The venue itself combines an ethos for fresh food, mimicking the street food style of Vietnam, with authentic mural art and décor shipped specially from Ho Chi Minh City, creating the unique vibe that you would expect from a new venue in this part of the city centre.

The Instagramable aesthetic of the cafe is sustained through a series of exposed brick walls, plants, and ornate floor tiles throughout, which will leave you feeling like your anywhere else but down a small Nottingham side street.

“It’s not uncommon to see students sitting with laptops.”

With relaxed counter service and casual dining throughout the day, it’s not uncommon to see students sitting with laptops, especially considering their menu’s combination of specialty coffees provided by a huge centerpiece Coffee Roaster.

“The food has been regarded as some of the best Vietnamese food in Nottingham.”

As far as the food menu is concerned, while small in terms of choice, the food has been regarded as some of the best Vietnamese food in Nottingham since its opening. The options include the likes of pho noodle soup, tofu, and spring rolls and BBQ lemongrass chicken as just a taste of the selection available.

For a student budget, it is worth keeping in mind that the mains do average around £9, making it a bit steeper in price than your standard café. That being said, Café Coco Tang is perhaps more of an edgy new spot to bring visiting friends or parents for a one of lunch. It’s also worth noting there are no student discounts offered here yet but we have our fingers crossed!

Ella Morton

Featured image courtesy of Rosa Morgan.

Article images courtesy of Coco Tang Cafe via Facebook. 

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