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The 15 BEST Saigon Cafes in Ho Chi Minh City!

If you love coffee more than you love breathing, then this post about all of the top Saigon cafes is for you, especially if you’re planning an awesome Ho Chi Minh city 5 days itinerary!

And just in case you’re more than slightly confused:

Saigon and Ho Chi Minh are actually two different names for the SAME place.

Confusing I know but true since Saigon is the city’s OLD name and Ho Chi Minh City is a brand-spankin’ new name that emerged after Uncle Ho took control of the country.


Enough of this impromptu history lesson. Because we’ve got more important things to talk about, like Vietnamese coffee.

And trust me:

The coffee culture in Vietnam really is BANGIN’, with a capital B!

I mean:

You’ve got egg coffee (Locally known as Cà Phê Trứng, just think of it as Tirmasu, only in coffee form), coconut coffee (Cà Phê Dừa), Vietnamese drip coffee (Cà Phê Sữa Nóng), Vietnamese Iced Coffee with condensed milk (Cà Phê Sữa Đá), Coffee Yogurt (Cà Phê Sữa Chua), and SO much more.


It’s not just the coffee that really makes some of these Ho Chi Minh cafes amazing.


It’s the expert fusion of incredible ambiance with delicious coffee and divine baked goods that really elevates these epic Saigon cafes to the NEXT level.


If you’re currently in desperate need of a moist towelette to wipe away the pool of saliva that is rapidly collecting in your mouth, then onwards my friend.

Because we’re about to swan dive into this post about 15 of the best Saigon cafes of ALL time!

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***Not sure where to stay in Ho Chi Minh city? Then try the Hotel Nikko Saigon which is a luxurious, SWANK AF, a five-star hotel with spacious, well-appointed rooms that start at just $121 (Affordable luxury at its finest!). However, if you’re looking for a Ho Chi Minh hotel that is a bit more budget-friendly, then check out the Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh. Located in the heart of Saigon, near Little Japan, rooms here start at just $63 per night and include free WIFI, express check-in/check out, and a rooftop pool with SWEET, panoramic views. But, if that hotel STILL isn’t budget enough for you, then try RedDoorz Plus. It’s the perfect place to recharge after many a night spent in those not-so-posh hostels. Sure, rooms here are kind of basic, but they’re clean and comfortable and start at just $16 per night.***

1. The Workshop Speciality Coffee

The Workshop Speciality Coffee has a bright atmosphere and is one of the many Saigon cafes that serves amazing coffee.

The Workshop Speciality Coffee has a bright atmosphere and is one of the many Saigon cafes that serves amazing coffee.

Don’t let the modest exterior fool you!

Because I PINKIE promise that there is one epic, Ho Chi Minh cafe in here…somewhere.


Head to the top floor of this big old building and you’ll find The Workshop Speciality Coffee.

It’s a spacious, airy, well-lit cafe with long, wooden tables that provide guests with ample seating (Although, this Ho Chi Minh cafe is quite popular, so seating can still be quite limited).

The staff here are also friendly, provide you with quick service, and speak a fair bit of English; an added bonus that makes ordering infinitely easier.

It’s also an excellent spot for low-key meetings, group work, or independent remote-work – though it’s not quiet. So, plan accordingly if that’s something that’s insanely important to you.

And the coffee…well, it’s Vietnam (Translation? It’s delectable).

Therefore, expect nothing less than some of the best coffee in Ho Chi Minh city.


The coffee here is not exactly what you’ll find on the street. So, no sweetened condensed milk to speak of. Sorry.

But I swear, it’s all for a good reason!

See, this iconic, Saigon cafe was first started by a Vietnamese native, whose primary focus was to support local farmers and retain the purity of the coffee that they produce.

That’s why:

The Vietnamese coffee served here is simple, with their espressos being nothing short of next-level amazing.


If coffee isn’t your thing (This is blasphemy I tell you!), then you can always order one of their highly-rated teas or hot chocolates, all of which are locally sourced from the countryside.

There’s also a decent food menu here that is filled with a variety of different breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dessert items for you to choose from.

Personally though:

I ordered the chickpea soup with a poached egg and fresh bread and have ZERO regrets about it.


The one thing that I DO have regrets about is the seating here, which really isn’t all that comfortable. But, it IS supremely effective at stifling off sleepiness and keeping you on task, so I guess that’s something.

Address: 27 Ngo Duc Ke, P. Ben Nghe, Q.1 (2nd floor)

Hours: Open daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee starts around $1.50

2. M2C Cafe

So apparently:

The name M2C actually stands for modern to culture.

Or rather:

Modern meets culture since this is Vietnam and it OBVIOUSLY wouldn’t make ANY sense to have an M, instead of a 2, stand for a word that starts with M (Note the intense level of sarcasm here people).

But hey, no judgments.

Because regardless of how I feel about the name of this Saigon cafe, M2C Cafe really is all things lovely and does indeed boast a rather cultural modern vibe.

Think that was intentional?! LOL.

It’s also another one of those amazing, Ho Chi Minh cafes that advertises itself as a coffee shop, but that is, SURPRISE, WAY more than that.


While the coffee here is amazing, the real strength of this place is in its food menu, which features a variety of delicious, traditional, Vietnamese street foods that are all served to you in a slightly more formal setting than well, the street.


Think noodles, spring rolls, and traditional soups aplenty, as well as a super fun, chili ice cream that is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted (and I mean that in the best possible way).

It’s like hot and cold, all at once.

Yup, mind BLOWN!

And while there are several western-style dishes on the menu, this definitely isn’t the place to order them.


Address: 44B Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1

Hours: Open daily from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffees here start at around $2.00

3. Little Hanoi Egg Coffee

The traditional egg coffee that you'll find at Little Hanoi Egg Coffee in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

The traditional egg coffee that you’ll find at Little Hanoi Egg Coffee in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Another one of those, yes-believe-me-it’s-really-there cafes.


That’s only because some of the best cafes (and anythings) in Ho Chi Minh city really are hidden away at the end of alleys, far away from the undiscerning eye.

And Little Hanoi Egg Coffee is no exception.

It’s located in the major backpacker district of Ho Chi Minh, Bui Vien, nestled all the way at the top of a set of slightly rickety stairs.


You don’t actually need to go all the way up the stairs.

Because if you want to grab a coffee to go:

You can easily do so at their counter on the ground floor.

But, let’s be real.

You’re not really on vacation to rush around like a mad person,  now are you? Good, glad we’re on the same wavelength here.


Climb the stairs, take a seat in the small but cozy cafe, and order a cup of their thick and creamy, egg coffee.

I mean sure:

You can order food here too since there’s a wealth of breakfast and lunch items on the menu.

But, let’s try and keep our eye on the prize here people.

Because you’re here for one thing, and one thing only…the EGG COFFEE (let the heavens open up and rejoice with gladness).

Traditionally from Northern Vietnam (hence the name of this Saigon cafe):

This delectable drink is typically made by blending egg whites with none other than, you guessed it, condensed milk. This frothy, creamy, totally wonderful mixture is then poured over a strong shot of Vietnamese coffee and given to you, the happy customer.


Typically, a small spoon is also served with your egg coffee, just so that you can eat the foam before drinking the high-octane coffee at the bottom.


I personally like to cut the sweetness of the foam by mixing it with the coffee (This also makes the coffee at the bottom taste a whole lot less like rocket fuel).

But I’m also a total weirdo in general so feel free to ignore me on this one since that’s not really how you’re supposed to drink egg coffee.

Address: 165 Bùi Viện, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1

Hours: Open daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee around $2.00

4. Phuc Long Coffee & Tea

Okay, I know, I know.

It’s a chain. Sorry!

But, umm, it’s a Vietnamese chain.

So, er, maybe that makes having it on this list of amazing Saigon cafes just a little better?

I can’t help it though!

Because whether you’re desperate for some really aggressive air conditioning or in need of a reliable wi-fi connection or just yearning for an ice-cold cup of joe, then stopping by Phuc Long Coffee and Tea is infinitely better than going to Starbucks (AKA the Walmart of Coffee).


Different Phuc Long locations can be found throughout the city, all of which are quite similar in terms of interiors and menus, making it easy to find a store near you.

And if you enjoy Matcha even a little bit:

Then DO try their iconic, matcha latte. Yeah, apparently this green, slightly bitter drink is a brand new thing that all the cool kids in Ho Chi Minh are trying.

Is it THE new thing universally?

That part is a bit more unclear. But, what isn’t unclear is just how delicious this latte really is (And I don’t really like matcha all that much, so that’s saying something).


If matcha really isn’t your thing (Because let’s be honest, it does have a rather strong taste) then not to worry because you can always try one of their Vietnamese coffees, a fruit drink. or even a smoothie.

And if you do find yourself sipping on something that isn’t 100% local:

It’s okay. You’re allowed.


Your well-earned street cred is totally safe with me since I won’t tell a soul (insert a winkie emoji here).

Address: Many

Hours: Vary

Price Point: Coffee around $1.50

5. Red Door Cafe (in D1)

The sleek, modern interior of The Red Door Cafe in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

The sleek, modern interior of The Red Door Cafe in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

There’s been a surge in the number of new, Hipster-style, cafes that have come into being in Ho Chi Minh city.

And I’m not gonna lie, I’m SUPER happy about it.

Especially since Red Door Cafe is an uber-fabulous byproduct of this happy trend.


While there is coffee here – more on that in just a moment – this is also a super sleek, modern space that has the work of various local artists on display.

If you’re lucky:

You might even catch some live music, and all while enjoying a delectable glass of wine with one of their amazing desserts.


This tres chic cafe is conveniently located in downtown Ho Chi Minh (right near the renowned L’Usine), making it easy to find and a welcome addition to any Ho Chi Minh itinerary (The panoramic views of the bustling streets below also add to this cafe’s neverending charm).

And while some of the coffee brewed here is locally sourced, much it comes from places like Germany and Ethiopia.


You can always go the traditional route, with a ca phe sua da (that’s what you’ll find at most roadside coffee stands) or put on your ultra-fancy pants and order something imported.

Either way:

This Saigon cafe really is the perfect place to hang out and do some remote work (or just look like you’re doing some work, as the case may be).

Address: 400/8 Đường Lê Văn Sỹ, Phường 14, Quận 3

Hours: Open daily from 8:00 am -10:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee starts at around $3.00

6. The Vintage Emporium

This Sydney-inspired cafe (borderline restaurant) is a perfect fusion of vintage, French-style decor with Indochinese design, creating for guests an oasis of tranquility amidst the neverending chaos of Saigon.


In addition to the Grammable AF decor, you’ll also find a delightful menu filled with various Western/Vietnamese classics that are made with nothing but the highest quality ingredients

Personally though:

I’d recommend ordering either the Bahn Mi, the lamb ribs (my friend said these were EPIC), or the Moroccan Poached Eggs since all three dishes came out looking, and tasting, hella good.

Now, although The Vintage Emporium does have multiple locations:

You’ll probably wanna hit up the one in District 1 since this cafe is practically right next door to some of Ho Chi Minh city’s top attractions.


The other, super snazzy location happens to be in Thao Dien, an area in which you’ll find most of the city’s well-to-do ex-pats living.

And trust me:

Any restaurant/cafe that can survive, and thrive, in a community like that, definitely offers its guests an all-around wonderful, dining experience.


If you’re desperate for a filling, but totally delicious breakfast, then The Vintage Emporium should be at the very top of your list of must-try, Ho Chi Minh cafes.


Even if you’re just after a nice cup of coffee or a chill place to hang and chat, then The Vintage Emporium is still a total must,

Because yes:

This divine Saigon cafe really should be at the tippy top of any and all of your lists.

Address: 95 Đường Nguyễn Văn Thủ, Đa Kao, Quận 1

Hours: Open daily between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee here start at around $3.00

7. Saigon Coffee Roastery

The amazingly beautiful lattes you'll find at Saigon Coffee Roastery, one of the best Saigon cafes out there!

The amazingly beautiful lattes you’ll find at Saigon Coffee Roastery, one of the best Saigon cafes out there!

If you’re looking for one of those insanely shiny, silver machines that make a ridiculous amount of noise while producing the perfect cup of coffee, then you’ve come to the right place.

Because believe it or not:

Saigon Coffee Roastery was actually first opened by a disheartened local who, and rightfully so, thought that the coffee being served around the city was more than a little subpar.

Yes, my friends.

Far too much sugar was being used to mask the mediocre taste of the lattes and espresso that were being unloaded onto unsuspecting customers.

And that’s how, TADA, Saigon Coffee Roastery was born.

Now, if you really wanna take your coffee game to the next level, then do yourself a monumental favor and order either their Da Lat Bourbon drip or a simple cup of espresso.

But honestly:

Regardless of what you get, this place will 100% NOT let you down!


Before you do down your drink of choice, do snag a quick shot for your Insta since the latte art coming out of here is top-notch.

And yes, that really is the understatement of the century.


Finding this fine purveyor of caffeinated goodness can prove to be a bit tricky since you’ll first have to meander down a dark arcade in order to find a mildly creepy set of stairs that you’ll then need to traverse.


All of your efforts will be rewarded most handsomely when you take a sip and begin to enjoy some of the best coffee in Ho Chi Minh city.

Address: 151 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1

Hours: Open daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee around $3.00

8.  The 1985 Cafe

The 1985 is a well-lit, super cute, uber-bright, white cafe with a bit of a Japanese, minimalist vibe about it that really is an Instagram lover’s dream come to life.

Because honestly?

Everything here, from the teapots that your drinks are served in to the presentation of a simple (but delicious) dessert, feels like a beautiful fusion of both Vietnamese and Japanese cultures.


This Saigon cafe is SO tranquil, that you might even find yourself whiling away the hours by drinking, eating, chatting, and just generally soaking up the exquisite atmosphere all around you.

Sadly though:

There really aren’t any savory, entree-like dishes served here.


If your tummy does start a rumblin’, you may have to move on to a nearby restaurant…or, do a bit of impromptu “research” and order a slice of their divinely light and delicate, Sakura Cheesecake (SO GOOD).


If you’re looking for something EPIC to pair that cheesecake with, then why not try their chai latte? A drink that isn’t super easy to come by in the city (or country for that matter) but that The 1985 serves to you both hot and cold.

Because seriously, who doesn’t love a good chai latte?

See, I rest my case.

Address: 223/2K Phạm Viết Chánh, Phường Nguyễn Cư Trinh, Quận 1

Hours: Open daily from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Price Point: A hot, Chai Tea latte will cost about $2.50

9. The Old Compass Cafe

The beautiful AND delicious lattes that you'll find at The Old Compass Cafe in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

The beautiful AND delicious lattes that you’ll find at The Old Compass Cafe in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

This expat owned cafe is part of a larger company that also offers history walks throughout the city (Feel free to get more tour information from their website since I didn’t actually take their tour myself).


If sightseeing really isn’t your thing, then that’s okay because this quaint cafe has a distinctly vintage feel about it that is accentuated by brown and white tile floors, bright white walls, sleek porcelain countertops, and hard wood tables. 


Because this is an expat establishment, the menu here has a more Western feel to it, which is ideal for anyone looking for a bit of gastronomic comfort from home.


While you’re here, definitely do not leave without ordering either their bruschetta two ways, the smashed avocado and egg on toast, or the braised vegan sausage with mushrooms. 

Because trust me:

This well designed, clean, bright, and comfortable cafe really is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy some classic rock from none other than The Beatles and Rolling Stones.

And while there’s not a huge amount of seating at The Old Compass Cafe:

You’ll usually be able to find a quiet place to sit after being warmly welcomed in by a wealth of delightful staff members who are also fluent in English.

Address: 63/11 Pasteur, Bến Nghé, Quận 1

Hours: Open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 am to 12:00 am, Sunday through Tuesday from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 11:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee here starts at around $2.50

10. The Coffee House

While The Coffee House is a chain:

It’s actually a Vietnamese chain that was first started by a local who was, wait for it, under the age of 30!

Crazy right? 

So, even if you’re the type to totally boycott places like Starbucks while you’re traveling (No judgment here since I SO get that), you can feel good about popping in here and supporting a local entrepreneur. 

And since there are more than 60 Coffee House locations scattered throughout Ho Chi Minh City (and others around the rest of the country if your travels will take you there!), you’ll definitely be able to find one no matter where you are in the city.


Unlike most totally ubiquitousness chains, each Coffee House cafe has a unique design aesthetic that separates it out from any other location.


You might actually want to experience more than one of their stores as you happen upon them in the city.


Regardless of the location that you choose to visit, you’ll be met with superb service, in a welcoming environment, where nothing less than superb coffee is served.

I mean:

Purchase an iced coffee here and you won’t find just any old ice cubes inside.


Your ice cubes will be nothing less then frozen cubes of coffee; an insanely awesome, added flourish that makes watered down coffee a thing of the past! 

And for the non-coffee drinkers out there (or for any already overly caffeinated souls in the audience):

There are plenty of non-coffee related drinks for you to try, like a bright green choco matcha or a Peach Tea Mania, which just happens to be the chain’s signature drink.

Address: Many

Hours: Vary

Price Point: Coffees here start at around $2.50

11. The Hidden Elephant Books and Coffee

The charming decor at The Hidden Elephant Books and Cafe, one of the best Saigon cafes out there.

The charming decor at The Hidden Elephant Books and Cafe, one of the best Saigon cafes out there. 

If you’ve finally had enough of the frenetic pace of life in the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh, then The Hidden Elephant Books and Coffee may just be the refuge that you’ve been searching for.

Because this charming AF cafe is quiet. Like REALLY quiet. 

No seriously. There are rules here about the amount of noise that you’re allowed to make.

And the result?

Well, if you choose to enjoy some coffee here, then you’ll definitely need to speak in whispers so as not to disturb the other customers.

That’s why:

This is the perfect Saigon cafe for you if you wanna get hyper-focus and meet all of those ultra-important school/work deadlines.


Not gonna lie, this cafe is a rather inspiring place to work since the main reading room features an enchanting mixture of floor to ceiling bookshelves, light brick walls, navy blue, almost-sofa-like seating, and quaint accent pillows.

But wait!

Because The Hidden Elephant Books and Cafe is also incredibly well-located and sits practically right next door to the always hopping, Ben Tanh Market. 

And while the lattes here are delicious, there’s really no food to speak of.

I mean:

Sure, you can MAYBE order either a banh mi (a Vietnamese sandwich) or a desert, but, that really all depends on what’s in stock. 


With one of Ho Chi Minh city’s BEST markets just down the street, you can always sneak outside, head to the market, and enjoy the huge array of culinary awesomeness that lay before you.

Because, I mean really.

How can you be expected to get ANY work done at all with a rumblin’ tummy?


You’re really only procuring food just to make you a better worker.

At least:

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Address: 2nd Floor, 35 Phan Chu Trinh, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1

Hours: Open daily from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm.

Price Point: Coffee around $3.00

12. Du Mien Garden Coffee

The botanical beauty of Du Mien Garden Coffee in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

The botanical beauty of Du Mien Garden Coffee in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Still looking for that Insta-perfect, Saigon cafe where you can stop and make your ever-growing, Instagram fandom totally jelly (Is that what all the cool kids are saying now-a-days? I mean, I’m asking for a friend. Yeah, a friend…)?

If you’re emphatically nodding your head yes, then meet your latest and greatest obsession, Du Mien Garden Cafe.

Because while you can chillax here and daintily sip on a cup of coffee:

The real appeal of this Ho Chi Minh cafe is the venue, which is bedazzled with a never-ending series of ethereal waterfalls, trees, stone walkways, and ponds as far as the eye can.

So yeah:

This place basically looks like a giant botanical garden threw up everywhere.

And I mean that in the BEST possible way since all of this botanical bliss is neatly packed into a cozy little cafe.


Just when you thought this place couldn’t get any better, it does!

Because all this quaint AF decor? 

Yeah, it’s lit up in the evening and sparkles with the fury of a thousand suns. 


The lighting here isn’t THAT intense, but you know what I mean.


There is one teeny tiny downside to Du Mien Garden Coffee.

Because sadly:

This place really isn’t all that easy to find.


It’s located ALL the way out in Go Vap district, which means that you’ll have to endure a 40-minute Grab ride, just to get here.


But, once you FINALLY do make it here, you’ll find a menu filled with coffees, teas, juices, and Vietnamese dishes galore.

Unfortunately though:

These dishes here are, on the whole, rather underwhelming. 

That’s why:

While you’re here, I’d suggest sticking to taking selfies and sipping on an ice cold drink of your choice.

Address:  7 Phan Văn Trị, Phường 10, Gò Vấp

Hours: Open daily between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee here starts at around $2.00

13. Thinker & Dreamer Coffee

Thinker & Dreamer Coffee is at 42 Nguyen Hue.

And just in case that means absolutely nothing to you, it’s a large, historic building that is chocker box full of hipster cafes and chic boutique shops on each and every floor.

No, I swear.

This place really is infinitely cooler than I just made it sound. 

Think edgy, concrete vibes that are perfectly complimented by open balconies, wide staircases, and a series of hidden corners.

Now, like with most things in Ho Chi Minh city: 

The entrance to this building is a bit hidden by a somewhat unassuming foyer. 


Once you do make it inside, you’ll be able to either climb the stairs, or take the elevator, to Thinker & Dreamer Coffee (the later of which you’ll have to pay for). 


If you can, opt for the stairs and begin the arduous climb to the fourth floor, since you’ll find plenty of interesting places to explore along the way.

Once here:

You’ll see Thinker Dreamer Cafe. 

And while this place isn’t huge, it is well laid out, with a spacious seating area that is bathed in light.

There’s even a sweet balcony which, although exposed to the sweltering Saigon air, does offer some pretty cool views of Walking Street below (another great Instagram photo opp). 

The air conditioning here is also pleasantly intense.

Which is why:

You may be ever-so-slightly reluctant to leave as you sip on your delicious iced coffee and inhale your beyond epic, egg croissant (Yeah, getting this decadently delightful pastry is a total must while you’re here).

Address: 42 Nguyễn Huệ, Bến Nghé, Quận 1

Hours: Open daily from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee here starts at around $2.00

14. Villa Royale Antiques and Tearoom Downtown

The exquisite, vintage-style interior of Villa Royale Antiques and Tearoom in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The exquisite, vintage-style interior of Villa Royale Antiques and Tearoom in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

“Charmingly luxurious” and a bit “over the top opulent” is probably the best way to describe Villa Royale.


The only thing better than the antique, French-style decor is the dessert menu, which is boldly entitled, ‘the best desserts in Saigon’.

And I mean:

With decadent, confectionary creations like wild blueberry swirl cheesecake and carrot cake with passionfruit icing on the menu, I don’t really doubt that claim for a minute.

Because in my own, personal experience:

The dessert here really is THAT good.


If you don’t have a massive, sabor tooth tiger size sweet tooth like me, then maybe all this sweetness just sounds straight up gross.


If that’s the case, then just take one bite of their garlic meatballs baguette and just try and tell me that you’re not head over heels in love with this place.

Go on I’ll wait.

And while you’re at it, you might as well order one of their delicious, cappuccinos too…or a wine…or a beer…or a cider, since this place really does have something for everyone (You could also splurge and enjoy a nice, afternoon tea here too).


If you’re totally opposed to all of the good things in life (or are, understandably, just totally stuffed from eating all of the beyond amazing street food that Ho Chi Minh has to offer) then you could always just skip the food altogether and shop at their super sleek, antique store instead. 

You could also just channel your inner paparazzi loving self and take copious amounts of photos since this place really is THAT Insta-fab.

Address: 25 Hồ Tùng Mậu, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1

Hours: Open daily from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee here starts at around $2.50

15. Maison Marou

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, and, oh yeah, more chocolate. 

Because yes:

Chocolate really is something that Maison Marou does EXTREMELY well. 

Which is beyond amazing since generally speaking, Vietnam really doesn’t do desserts very well. 

And while you may see the windows of this cafe adorned with beyond beautiful looking cakes, and may even be tempted to order one for yourself…

DON’T! It’s a trick!

Because while those cakes may LOOK good, they are in fact, atrocious, and taste like cheap, chalky sugar.


Don’t waste your hard-earned calories on them and take a hard pass.


Order one of their totally unique, chili & cinnamon chocolate drinks,, and chase it with either a brownie or an eclair.


Better yet, why not really walk on the wild side and order both?

I mean, I promise. I won’t tell. 

Because in all seriousness:

These desserts really will exceed any and all of your expectations. 

As will the decor of this spacious cafe, which is bright and welcoming and completely ensconced in all things chocolate.

Including the smell, which will remain in your hair for days.

And I mean, thank god! 

Because I mean really, who doesn’t love the smell of chocolate?

And if you don’t then I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends. LOL.

Just kidding! 

I’ll happily eat all of your chocolate…ALWAYS!


Since this shop is located right near Ben Thanh market, it makes the perfect pit stop after a long day spent exploring the city. 

And although hearty meals really aren’t served here, (is hot chocolate a meal?!), I have no doubt that you’ll find more than one something to totally satisfy you.

Address: 167-169, Calmette, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1

Hours: Open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Price Point: Coffee here starts at around $2.50

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