Ca Phe


Jun 252014
Why Not? Coffee

A few month back, Hai and I had a need to ship some items back to the San Francisco Bay Area.  With all my years living in Saigon, and traveling occasionally back to California, I have somehow always managed to transport things in my checked luggage or by squeezing them into the overhead compartment. Not [Read on ...]

 June 25, 2014  Posted by at 10:04 am Ca Phe, Coffee, Desserts, Phu Nhuan District, Vietnamese Pizza Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
May 082014
Du Miên Garden Cafe

As a nearly lifelong resident of Berkeley, California, I love really strong coffee. Good ole Peet’s! As a lifelong resident of Berkeley, California, now living for many years in Saigon, I love really strong cà phê sữa đá.  Good ole Trung Nguyen #8! As a lifelong resident of Berkeley, California, now living for many years [Read on ...]

 May 8, 2014  Posted by at 9:55 pm Ca Phe, Coffee, Go Vap Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Jul 302013
Thuy Truc

There’s a bit of peaceful tropical paradise smack-dab in the middle of Ho Chi Minh City where one can easily escape the noise and congestion of the city. Complete with a bamboo forest (more or less), waterfalls (or was it a powerful water pump?), wooden monkey bridges (Disney-style), and a complex series of stone trails [Read on ...]

 July 30, 2013  Posted by at 9:49 pm Binh Thanh District, Ca Phe, Coffee Tagged with: , , ,  3 Responses »
Jul 162013
Coffee and Spiders

Spiders … Everywhere! But, relax.  The hanging, creepy things are just part of the decor here at Cafe Nhen.  A brightly colored webbed theme entirely entangles this small one-room cafe. Have a seat (on the floor), sip some good Vietnamese coffee, and possibly enjoy some good music. My friend, Toan, invited me to this small [Read on ...]

 July 16, 2013  Posted by at 10:35 pm Binh Thanh District, Ca Phe, Coffee, Drinks, Sinh To Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Apr 192013
Sorrento Cafe'

Last year about this time, Hai and I enjoyed an espresso coffee in Sorrento on Italy’s Amalfi coast. Stunning! Beautiful! Breathtaking! This morning Hai and I enjoyed a cà phê sữa đá (Vietnamese iced coffee with milk) at the Sorrento Cafe’ here in Ho Chi Minh City.  A bit less breathtaking, but still, quite pleasant [Read on ...]

 April 19, 2013  Posted by at 2:26 pm Ca Phe, Coffee, District 10 Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Apr 082013

STARBUCKS COFFEE SAIGON I LOVE VIETNAMESE COFFEE.  Cà Phê Sữa Đá (iced Vietnamese coffee with sweetened condensed milk) is my favorite. When visiting Vietnam, treating yourself to some real Vietnamese coffee should be right up there with enjoying authentic local phở as a “Must-Do”. Find yourself a local Saigon cafe and enjoy! On the other hand, [Read on ...]

 April 8, 2013  Posted by at 5:24 pm Ca Phe, Coffee, District 1 Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Apr 082013
Starbucks CEO Supports Gay Marriage

‘It’s a free country… sell your shares’: Starbucks CEO blasts shareholder who told him that company’s support for gay marriage was hitting profits By Daily Mail Reporter  23 March 2013 Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz defended the coffee company’s support of gay marriage at a stockholders meeting in Seattle this week. During the business meeting, shareholder [Read on ...]

 April 8, 2013  Posted by at 5:19 pm Ca Phe, Coffee, Culture, Gay, Western Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Mar 122013
Music in a Saigon Coffee House

A little bit of Berkeley in Saigon Jimmy Hendricks, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse images plastered on the  walls. Colorful psychedelic lights. Guitars. “Hippie” hair. Good coffee. Fruit shakes. Young artists. Great live music. Was I transported home to Berkeley yesterday?  Was I having a flashback to my university days at Penn State? No.  I just [Read on ...]

 March 12, 2013  Posted by at 3:34 pm Between Meals - What to Do?, Ca Phe, Coffee, Music, Phu Nhuan District Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »