29 Aug '17, 2pm
Maison Han: Vietnamese Cafe Life In Berlin's Kreuzberg Neighborhood
But inside, Duc Nguyen, the 35-year-old Vietnamese-Berliner who founded Maison Han, is out to make Vietnamese morning food and coffee culture famous in the old European city. “In Vietnam, we have a strong tradition of breakfast, you can have a Bánh mì or a soup everywhere with a coffee,” Duc says. “There is an important Vietnamese community here but people don’t really know our culture. My generation didn’t grow up in Vietnam, we are Berliner, but we are proud of our roots and we want to make them known.” The Maison Han logo is an octagon split in two. One side depicts a bear, a symbol of Berlin—on the other side, the word Han as an ideogram.