An Bang Beach Family Food Guide
Welcome to An Bang Beach, one of our favourite spots in Vietnam. As a resident of An Bang for almost a year in total, I can say that this place has a unique charm that draws people from all over the world. An Bang is the place to be if you prefer to enjoy a relaxed vibe on the beaches and the iconic basket boats, rather than the hustle and bustle of Hoi An old town.
If you're planning a trip to An Bang with your family, then this guide is for you. We've compiled a list of some of the best family-friendly food spots in An Bang that offer delicious food at affordable prices.
This list doesn't mean that other restaurants aren't good. In fact, the majority of restaurants here are amazing. I can't think of one place we've visited that didn't make good food, so you'll be looked after wherever you decide to go. But these are some of our favourites.
Located in the heart of An Bang, Purple Lantern is one of our favourite family restaurant's. Na is the amazing owner and she creates MSG-free meals with fast service. Her menu offers a range of Vietnamese dishes alongside a few easy Western dishes for those of us with picky children. Her prices are some of the best in the An Bang area, making it a great option for families on a budget.
The French Bakery
The French Bakery is another of our favourite food spots in An Bang. The cooking is top quality at a fantastic price. They love children here, so if you have a baby, you might actually get to enjoy your meal while someone takes your baby to look at the lights or wave to the people. It's amazing.
For a quick, cheap snack or lunch on the go, head over to Bánh Mì Hai Cây Xoài. There are two banh mi stalls are located right opposite each other, and they're known for their delicious banh mi sandwiches. Be sure to go to the one on the beach side of the road! They're both good, but the beach side one is the best.
If you're looking for vegetarian food, then Ken's Vegetarian is the place to be. The food is delicious and plenty of vegetarian twists on some of the traditional central Vietnam dishes. Occasionally, the service can be a bit slow. So, make sure you have plenty of time when you visit.
With plenty of great food options, proximity to the beach, boardgames and a book exchange, Cosy Corner is a fantastic spot for families to hang out for brunch. Be warned, it's pretty popular with everyone, so if you head there on a weekend, go early as the tables fill up really quick.
If you're in the mood for Greek, head over to Blu Station. This restaurant also has a minimart where you can find big boxes of cereal if your kids like/need that stuff. The food is delicious and reasonably priced, making it a great option for families.
Phuong Beach Restaurant
Phuong Beach Restaurant is a great spot for families looking to relax on the beach. The loungers are free as long as you buy a drink or something to eat. The food is good, and the prices are reasonable for the location. This is also the location for the Go Surfing surf shack.
For waffles and other sweet treats, head over to Happy Bird. Michael and his wife are lovely and this is one of my favourite places for a quiet, low key breakfast. They also have a few beach toys around to keep the little ones entertained while you eat.
This is a great spot if you like American style pancakes and smoothie bowls. Bikini Bottom has both an An Bang Beach and Da Nang location with a cool vibe. It's definitely worth visiting if you're here a while.
Cay Me (The Tamarind Tree Restaurant)
The Tamarind Tree restaurant, also known as Cay Me, makes the very best coconut coffees in An Bang Beach. They also have a great menu filled with all the local favourite dishes at fantastic prices. They also offer local delivery. Just call in and ask to connect with them on WhatsApp. The map location is incorrectly placed, so you'll find Cay Me opposite the minimart and pharmacy.
If you want to treat yourself to a lovely meal overlooking the ocean, check out The Deckhouse. This place has a fantastic Mahi-Mahi burger, beautiful seating arrangements and don't miss the pool located opposite the main venue.
This one is one of my favourite beach front spots. Dolphin Restaurant is probably one of the least expensive of the beachfront restaurant options and has a small area for children to play (however not a lot of shade cover).
La Plage is a beautiful, instagrammable beach front restaurant. There is a small slide, colourful swings, and a few toys for kids to bounce around on. It's also got lovely trees providing shade while the children play.
This is another fantastic place to eat if you're looking for burgers or British food. Weavers have some of the best breakfasts in town.
Markets, Mini marts, and Bakeries
Early Morning Market
For a truly authentic experience, visit the Early Morning Market. Open from 5am-8:30am (sometimes a little later for some fruit if you're lucky), this is the place you will find a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. If you're planning to buy meat, go extra early as you want to buy meat fresh. It's a great place to visit daily for your fresh supply of fruit snacks for the children.
Minimart in case you miss the early morning market
This minimart usually has fruit and eggs, etc. It is the biggest mini-mart in the area. If there is something you can't find, do a quick google search and show them the photo. Most often, they will have it.
In case your accommodation doesn't have a water filter, you can buy a 20L water from Linh Sang. They also have various other snacks, nappies and most of what you might need.
Bakery Duy Hải
Bakery Duy Hai is our local bakery (they used to do sourdough, but I don't know if this is still the case). Their coconut tarts are fantastic, and they supply the banh mi rolls to many of the local restaurants around town.
7 Son Bakery & Coffee
This bakery is great for a sweet treat or lunch. There is a nice area to dine in. You'll find 7 Son near the main intersection.
Thom's Sourdough Bakery
Amazing sourdough and fantastic breakfast options. Give Thom's a try if you are looking for some home comforts of croissants and paninis.
Tan Thanh Beach
Tan Thanh is the next beach village south of An Bang. I've included it here because perhaps you're staying this side of An Bang and need a few recommendations.
Barefoot Beach Bar
The Barefoot Beach Club is a great place if your kids need some grass to run around. There's a big slide, big tables and oreo shakes. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to find out when they are running specials. While we've been here, they have Taco Tuesdays, tacos for 40k. Absolutely amazing value.
Sound of Silence
If you're looking for a beautiful place to enjoy a great coffee with a view, Sound of Silence is the place I recommend. They also have
These are just a few of the many family-friendly food spots in An Bang. As an expert on the area, I can assure you that you won't be disappointed with the food scene here. So, pack your bags and come experience the best that An Bang has to offer!