Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City


Like most major cities, Ho Chi Minh City has its own thriving cafe scene. From the cheapest street "ca phe" or fresh fruit juice to a wallet-stripping cappuccino amidst high-class upholstery, free wifi and “luxury” aircon, Saigon’s cafes offer some of the best coffees and freshest drinks in Asia.

Coffee was introduced to Vietnam in 1857 by the French and began to develop as a major agricultural export in the decades following the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975. Production skyrocketed at the end of the 20th century with a new 1986 government initiative, and by 2014 Vietnam had topped Brazil as the largest global exporter of Robusta and Arabica beans.

Within the country, coffee is also a popular drink, served hot or with ice, and with condensed milk or black. But Vietnam is not only famed for its coffee exports and sugar-rich caffeine hits. Locals of all ages frequent the city’s cafe scene for a juice, smoothies or oddly delicious bubble-tea, to sip at their beverage and chat about life. Cafes in Ho Chi Minh City are about relaxation, conversation and social life.

Given its overwhelming sweetness and buttery tang, drinking Vietnamese coffee can be an enjoyable experience. Black or with condensed milk, hot or cold, "ca phe" is something that every traveller must try when they visit this country. And where better than the streets of busy Saigon?

Roasted in butter and sometimes fish-sauce, Vietnamese coffee is thicker and sweeter than what you’re probably used to. With ice or without, it’s bound to wake you up and keep you buzzing for hours. Grab a coffee to go in the typical miscellaneous plastic cup, or join those smiling local women on their lawn chairs and sip from a glass mug. Like most major cities, Ho Chi Minh City has its own thriving cafe scene. From the cheapest street "ca phe" or fresh fruit juice to a wallet-stripping cappuccino amidst high-class upholstery, free wifi and “luxury” aircon, Saigon’s cafes offer some of the best coffees and freshest drinks in Asia.

The Workshop
2nd Floor, 27 Ngo Duc Ke, D1 08 3824 6801

Trung Nguyen Coffee
07 Nguyen Van Chiem, D1 09 1528 9901
trungnguyen.com.vn

M2C Bistro & Cafe
1st Floor, 103 Dong Khoi, D1 08 3829 8249
44B Ly Tu Trong, D1 08 3822 2495
4B Le Quy Don,D3 D3 08 6290 8758
m2ccafe.com

BK6 Coffee
6th 104 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D1 08 3827 3717

Chat Coffee Roasters & Bistro
53/1 Le Thi Hong Gam, D1 08 6685 3391

Phuc Long Coffee & Tea
29 Ngo Duc Ke, D1 08 3824 8333
2 Ngo Duc Ke, D1 08 3822 8333
63 Mac Thi Buoi, D1 08 3825 6288
39 Nguyen Hue, D1 08 3914 3333
Ground Floor, 106 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan D
350 Le Van Sy, D3 08 39311048
Ground Floor, Crescent Mall, Ton Dat Tien, D7
phuclong.com.vn

KhanhCasa
48 Dong Khoi, D1 012 6666 6605
77B Ham Nghi 08 3825 6525
khanhcasa.com

Highland Coffee
07 Lam Son Square, D1 08 3822 5017
39 Mac Dinh Chi, D1 08 3827 3649
34 Le Duan, D1 08 3822 0068
75 Nguyen Du, D1 08 3822 7110
Cantavil An Phu, 25 An Phu, D2 08 3740 6333
255-257 Hai Ba Trung, D3 08 3820 4333
90 Cach Mang Thang Tam, D3 08 3930 1888
highlandscoffee.com.vn

KoKois Café & Bistro Store
24 Thao Dien, D2 09 0144 4840
kokois.com

Shin Coffee
13 Nguyen Thiep, D1 08 3824 6168

* This list is compiled using the information provided by tripadvisor.com 

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