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Mar 262016
Juliet's Garden Coffee

Juliet’s Garden 97/5 Le Quang Dinh Ward 14 Binh Thanh District ******************************** Things are changing quickly here’ in Saigon.  Leave the country for a short while to explore another part of the world … and when you return, streets may be turned into pedestrian walkways, subway stations may be partially constructed, several more high rises [Read on …]

 March 26, 2016
Feb 282016
Among the Best Saigon Cafes

Cakes and Ale Cafe 6B Cong Truong Quoc Te (Ho Con Rua – Turtle Lake) District 3 (08) 35210367 0906.840.500 ******************************* Eating Saigon! readers may not be aware that about 95% of Eating Saigon! posts are written in Saigon cafes (not a big surprise, I’m sure). So, Yours truly has become, if not an expert on [Read on …]

 February 28, 2016
Jun 082015
A Saigon Cafe ... in a place like no other!

Banksy Studio Cafe’ 1st Floor, Old Apartment Building 14 Tôn Thất Đạm District 1 0169 999 0003 ***** No place in Saigon could be further from the classic verdant rice paddy image of Vietnam than the Banksy Studio Cafe’. I mean, Was I in Sojo, New York City, 1970?  Was I in the Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, 1972? NO, [Read on …]

 June 8, 2015
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
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
Feb 102013
Faifoo Boutique Hotel

Faifoo Boutique Hotel This is very nice.  I’m sitting here enjoying one of the best cà phê sữa đá (iced coffee with milk) that I’ve had in a long time.  Soft “elevator” music (“Yesterday” by Paul McCartney) is wafting in the shaded breeze of the courtyard. As I look around, all I see are tropical plants [Read on …]

 February 10, 2013
Dec 112012
Trop. B

Trop. B 306/4 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai District 3 0918016611 ***** In Vietnam, when there are 11 siblings in the family, your brothers and sisters are often referred to by the sequence in which they arrived in the family.  Thus, last night we celebrated the birthday of Hai’s “Sister #5.” So now, I extend a [Read on …]

 December 11, 2012
Dec 032012
Fruit Bowl in the Alley

Alley Fruit Cocktail Hẻm 177 Lý Tự Trọng Street 0908 407 269 ***** Fruit Cocktail Fruit Cocktail – the very term makes me grimace. Images from my youth in New Jersey of canned Delmonte geometric cubes and spheres inside a metal can, masquerading as actual edible fruit items come to mind – and they’re not [Read on …]

 December 3, 2012