From the rich mix and splendid decoration to the little chairs on old sidewalks, the coffee culture in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City is really special. Whether you drink cold or hot, with sugar or none, low-fat or creamy, thin or concentrated, the thorough concoctions with love make Vietnamese coffee the best in the world. We walked around and found some of the best cafes in Saigon that are worth your time escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Workshop Coffee: an example for the perfect mix
If you’re a real discerning coffee drinker, The Workshop is the place for you. Located in the heart of Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, this loft cafe is the first specialty cafe-bar of the city, famous for its blend of science, art and passion to create premium coffee.
You will find this cafe bustling with vibrant young customers who always find themselves unable to fully appreciate its New York style. For those who love looking for new concoctions, the portfolio of different flavors for each coffee bean, along with passionate staff will be happy to help you choose the right blend for you.
Address: 2nd Floor, 27 Ngo Duc Ke, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
ID Cafe: an example for the cozy relaxation
From classic recordings to old school radios, there’s always something eye-catching when enjoying a good cup of coffee at ID Cafe. This two-floor coffee shop is an oasis hidden in the bustling city, with comfortable couches, reggae music and sophisticated retro style that will relax and ‘roam’ your soul.
The menu here reflects a similar blending style, with a wide range of Vietnamese and European-style coffee and food items to choose from. ID Cafe is a great place for you to start or end a sublimated day and is just five minutes walk from Ben Thanh Market.
Address: 61B Tu Xuong, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
L’Usine Cafe: an example for the beautiful design and interior
For a great breakfast and a good cup of coffee, visit L’Usine Le Loi. Since its first opening in 2010, L’Usine has had a strong impact on the coffee culture in Saigon.
L’Usine is not just a cafe, it is also a fashion boutique and gallery inspired by the timeless elegance and style of French Indochina. You will fall in love with its décor, high ceilings and marble floors; and of course, the famous coffee dish will never let you down.
The dining experience reflects a French pub, with a focus on coffee quality, fresh dishes and hand-made pastries. In order to experience the true international style of Vietnam, L’Usine must definitely be at the top of your list.
Address: 70 Le Loi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Du Mien Garden: an example for the enjoyable outdoor experience
You wouldn’t expect to find beautiful gardens behind the city’s cement walls, but that’s exactly what makes Du Mien Cafe a great destination for a relaxing afternoon.
Built on the top of the trees, Du Mien Cafe is the ideal place to return to nature and take some time away from the noisy sounds of Saigon city. The café is proud of the coffee quality and stunning views overlooking waterfalls, lakes, and lots of greenery, making Du Mien a hidden paradise worth exploring.
Address: 7 Phan Van Tri, Ward 10, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City
Shin Coffee: an example for the great experience on the go
Located in the central business area of Ho Chi Minh City, Shin Coffee is a favorite among busy professionals looking for a good coffee shop on the way. Shin is not just a coffee shop, it is also a coffee supplier, a bartender training academy, and owning 4 coffee farms across the country.
For those who appreciate the taste of the blend, experience the aroma of coffee beans from Vietnam, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya and Tanzania, all roasted on the spot and brewed using the method of your choice. If you want to avoid the crowds, be sure to drop by Shin after 10:30 am to reserve a seat at the shop.
Address: 13 Nguyen Thiep, Disrtict 1, Ho Chi Minh City