Saigon Cafes & Coffee Shops


Vietnam is Asia’s cafe society! There are literally a million cafes in Saigon! But, do yourself a favor and escape Saigon’s tourist center coffee shops. Hai and I share here some of our favorite neighborhood cafes where you can enjoy your brew with the local folk.

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Cakes and Ale Cafe … a gentle, yummy place to think, write and enjoy


Cakes and Ale Cafe


Among the most relaxing Saigon Cafes … and the best desserts! (…details + address & map)






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Cà phê sữa đá (Vietnamese iced coffee with milk) at the Sorrento Cafe’


Sorrento Cafe here in Saigon – not Italy!


Good Vietnamese coffee in a pleasant, relaxing setting, away from Saigon’s tourist center. (…details + address & map)






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Come enjoy the Bac Hai neighbohood


Bac Hai’s Cafe District


Escape Saigon’s city center and enjoy one of the scores of local coffee shops with local students on the tree-lined streets here. (… details + address & map)






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A lovely quiet shaded patio at Juliet’s Garden


Juliet’s Garden Coffee


After a trip to Chợ Bà Chiểu (or to Hai’s restaurant), the perfect place to enjoy some good Vietnamese coffee in a relaxing setting. (…details + address & map)






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OMG! There’s one on your shoulder!! 🙂


YIKES  – Spiders!… at Cafe Nhện


A fun, tiny creepy-crawly coffee shop with authentic local music and good drinks in the Bình Thạnh District. (… details + address & map)





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Relaxing in the tropical forest


Cafe Thuỷ Trúc


A large fish pond, water features, wifi … and enjoy your Vietnamese coffee in a bamboo forest! (… details + address & map)






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There are Saigon cafes .. and then there are Saigon cafes!


Du Miên Garden Cafe


Tree houses, twinkle lights and fountains in the Gò Vấp District … a fabulous Saigon cafe! (… details + address & map)






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The best “western” coffee in Vietnam


The best cappuccino in Vietnam


You MUST try and enjoy Vietnamese coffee. But, when you want a western cappuccino, this is THE place to have it. (… details + address & map)











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Saigon cafe with a “Berkeley” touch


I’m Your’s Cafe’


A unique live music scene here in Saigon.  Enjoy a coffee while young locals show their talent. (… details + address & map)






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The Coffee House’s double-shot cappucino




The owner knows his beans – just ask!  And the customers know their piano music! (… details + address & map)







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Cà phê sữa đá (iced coffee with milk), sinh tố (fruit shake), and a cool river breeze at Cafe A&B


Afternoon Delight in District 2


Sit along side the Saigon River and enjoy a cà phê sữa đá (iced-coffee with sweetened milk). (… details + address & map)







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I always AVOID their coffee shops

Highlands Coffee


Do yourself a favor – DON’T GO HERE. (… details)




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Vietnam’s first Starbucks here in Saigon



… and of course, Starbucks


Starbucks’ maiden voyage into Vietnam. (… details + address & map)












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