MY 15 FAVORITE CAFES IN SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY)
VIETNAM IS THE 2ND LARGEST PRODUCER OF COFFEE IN THE WORLD. SURPRISINGLY, DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION EATS UP ONLY 8% OF THE BEANS PRODUCED HERE. UNLIKE IN NORTH AMERICA, THE VIETNAMESE RARELY GRAB COFFEE TO GO. WHEN THEY DO CAFFEINATE, THEY TEND TAKE A BREAK FROM THE HEAT AND RELAX IN ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S UBIQUITOUS CAFES DOTTED THROUGHOUT THE CITY.
Busy, modern Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is a city I love to visit. Saigon has maintained its strong cafe culture even amidst its growing responsibilities as Vietnam‘s economic center.
There are thousands of great cafes spread out over the city. My favorites are all located in Districts 1 and 3, which offer the best collection of historic buildings from which a great cafe can be built within. You can find me any day of the week in one of these. If you visit, be sure to check out our other post on how to order coffee like a local in Vietnam. It would be impossible to say these are the 15 best cafes in the city. It would take a lifetime to visit them all. Anyway, here are my fifteen favorites:
7. CAFE GAC HOA
92 PHẠM NGỌC THẠCH (ACCESS FROM TRUNG QUYEN STREET), DISTRICT 3
PH +84 8 3507 1418
*7:30AM – 10PM*
The “flower cafe” (as my friends and I call it) is hidden away down a tiny alley. Its location above a flower shop ensures that it smells clean and floral, unlike many of the smokey cafes in Ho Chi Minh City. The tight, wooden three-story cavernous attic cafe is a bit like being in a rural antique shop – it feels handmade and delicate. The place definitely has a feminine feel to it. The latte is decent (54,000 vnd / $2.75).
One downside I have experienced in the past was the wifi cut out every fifteen minutes or so, disrupting my work and causing me to stare off into the middle distance. This seems to be a better place to hang out and chat with friends, rather than work.
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