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Nov 302014
Lado Cafe

Lado Cafe (“Place of Passion”) 97/5 Le Quang Dinh, Ward 14 Binh Thanh District 08 2977630 ***** This lovely Saigon cafe is one of my favorite places in Ho Chi Minh City to stay cool and relax with a cà phê sữa đá (Vietnamese iced coffee with milk) on a steamy afternoon.  Truly, there’s nothing extraordinary [Read on …]

 November 30, 2014  Posted by at 11:16 am No Responses »
Jun 252014
Why Not? Coffee

Why not ..? Coffee 128C Nguyễn Đình Chính Phú Nhuân District ***** 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 [Read on …]

 June 25, 2014  Posted by at 10:04 am No Responses »
May 082014
Du Miên Garden Cafe

Dung Miên Garden Cafe’ 7 Phan Văn Trị Street Gò Vấp District ***** 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 [Read on …]

 May 8, 2014  Posted by at 9:55 pm No Responses »
Jul 302013
Thuy Truc

Thuy Truc Dinh Bo Linh Street (at intersection with Chu Van An Street) Binh Thanh District ***** 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 [Read on …]

 July 30, 2013  Posted by at 9:49 pm 3 Responses »
Jul 162013
Coffee and Spiders

Cafe Nhen 618/B11 Xô Viết Nghệ Tinh P.25, Bình Thạnh District ***** 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 [Read on …]

 July 16, 2013  Posted by at 10:35 pm No Responses »
Apr 192013
Sorrento Cafe'

Sorrento Cafe’ 91/6 Hòa Hưng District 10 ***** 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.  [Read on …]

 April 19, 2013  Posted by at 2:26 pm No Responses »
Apr 082013

Starbucks Phu Dong Thien Vuong roundabout (Nguyen Thi Nghia & Pham Hong Thai Street) District 1 ***** 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 [Read on …]

 April 8, 2013  Posted by at 5:24 pm 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 No Responses »