Coffee Shops in Ho Chi Minh City

Café Red

This plain and simple café has become a regular haunt for me, due to its location, just round the corner from where I live. They sere good coffee to a loyal clientele and sell some of the best pho in town, for my taste. The coffee is typical good Vietnamese and the place isa plain […]


This excellent tea and coffee shop relocated here from its previous position on Nguyen Hué. Not in such a prominent location now it has remained true to itself and is one of the best cafés in town. The owner is also a serious tea aficionado and for lovers of the leaf this is the place […]

Work Coffee Shop - Dien Bien Phu

This is a fabulous place once you find it. It took me three attempts, mind you the first two were in torrential rain and that didn’t help. It is situated in an old colonial house down a tiny side street off Bien Dien Phu. It has the feel of a kind of workers collective about […]

Panini Coffee Shop

The first time I came here I just happened to pick the wrong time, as they had electricians in doing some remedial work to the aircon. It didn’t though, spoil my enjoyment of a seriously good coffee. I have driven past this place dozens of times and not noticed it. Its a tiny hole-in-the-wall kind […]

La Café - Saigon

This is brilliant, completely what I love about Vietnam. A single shop unit in the heart of the city that sells good Vietnamese coffee at excellent prices and is a really pleasant spot to kill a bit of time. Good internet and pleasant staff. I’ll definitely be back here. Old wood panelled walls and a […]

Café Lua

This small and seemingly very quiet café sits on Le Thi Rieng, along from the big roundabout. I liked the place, they had Vietnamese pop music playing, but I don’t mind that and it wasn’t obtrusive. The two service girls seemed friendly enough and the service was fine. I liked this place for everything except […]

Golden Coffee

This is a really busy little place on the very busy software park in District 12 out past the airport. It is a modern style sort of Starbucks place, but with good coffee and happier staff. They sell good coffee and great little muffins, which I enjoy regularly for breakfast. They have recently added some […]

Vy Coffee Shop

Situated at the end of Le Thanh Ton, next to the service station on the corner of Le Anh Xuan. This tiny shop is for real coffee lovers. It has a superb array of coffees at prices that range for extremely reasonable to off the scale expensive. The smell when you walk in is enough […]

Universal Café

Another small no frills coffee shop serving good quality coffee with a smile. I started with a cap he Da and very nice to was too. The girl who was serving was really pleasant and chatty. The owner, Greg who I have met in Orient bar, which he also owns very kindly bought me a […]

Cosmo Coffee

This is almost two in one. Outside is sort of rustic and garden like whilst indoors it is all white leather and ultra modern. It’s right in the heart of District 1 at the corner of Pasteur and Le Thanh Ton. It’s a no frills sort of place, despite the flashy indoors, that does decent […]

Milano Coffee ( Café Rang Xay Mang Ve )

Right in the heart of District 1 in one of the more Vietnamese streets the small coffee shop is very Vietnamese in style and clientele. Just a simple single shop unit it is a popular haunt of young Vietnamese office workers who like to come, play a board that looks like a cross between draughts […]

Du Mien Garden Coffee

This is a gimmicky outdoor restaurant that is extremely popular with the locals. It is a huge place and can seat around 700, often it very near has to. It’s a series of tree houses and verandas set in a garden in the very Vietnamese Go Vap District. It is though, a nice place to […]