The 5 Best Cafes in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

The Workshop

The Workshop impresses the moment you walk in by being located in an old, cool looking building. As you might expect from the name The Workshop, many people come here are to work with their laptops. This place offers lots of comfort with plentiful natural light, cool view with a central preparation area that lets you see a range of coffee making tools.

The coffee here is all about the third wave. The menu includes a variety of coffee, ranging from the usual Vietnamese coffee to beans sourced from all around the world such as espresso, chemes, AeroPress. Besides that, they also have range of foods, mostly for breakfast, as well as juices and soft drinks.


L’Usine was opened in 2010 with three parts of the main branch in Dong Khoi Street: cafe, boutique and gallery. It’s a design-focused cafe with Western-Asian style decoration. A high ceiling, airy space and a vintage style will bring you a relaxing feeling here even when it’s a little busy. Most of the customers here are Western people, so the price is slightly higher than some other, more local places . The menu is varied with amazing food for breakfast and lunch. You may fall in love with the catchy names and decorations of the food or the creativeness of the way they make drinks.

Vietnam Coffee Republic

“Vietnam Coffee Republic” — this super Vietnamese name must remind you of a super Vietnamese style cafe and yes, it’s a cafe that’s full of Vietnamese things from the last century. If you are a traveler and want to discover more about Vietnamese culture, this cafe is definitely an ideal choice for you. This place is especially simple, as rustic and beautiful as Vietnamese’s nature. Sitting here, you can enjoy your cup of Vietnamese coffee or any kind of coffee you like, you still can feel the Vietnamese taste inside. The menu is mostly about Vietnamese coffee, with no food available. The price is fairly cheap, ranging from 28,000 VND to 50,000 VND for a cup of coffee.

Bosgaurus Coffee

If you are a nature lover, if you love the feeling of breathing clean, fresh air from a garden while you’re living right in the city, Bosgaurus Coffee is a great choice for you. A high ceiling with modern and eye-catching design makes you feel relaxed and relieved. This cafe also has a prime location with views of the Saigon River. The menu is mixed with coffee, desserts and soft drinks with prices that aren’t bad.

Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room

A luxurious, sophisticated and historical British kind of look is absolutely the impression you’ll feel when you first come here. This tea house is exactly same as its name: Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room. The tea room is decorated with variety of Western antiques, with a gorgeous look that makes you feel like you got lost in a magnificent construction from decades past.

Besides the impressive view and decoration, the menu has many kinds of international tea that are sure to satisfy any customer. You can use your creativity to choose from a range of cake sets together with your tea. They also have menu of food options for breakfast and lunch, although these dishes are slightly overpriced. Thanks to the nice decorating and not-so-busy atmosphere, you can relax and enjoy your time here.


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