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TOP 10 hidden cafes in the heart of Saigon for peaceable lovers

TOP 10 hidden cafes in the heart of Saigon for peaceable lovers

Saigon is so busy and bustling. Sometimes, when Saigonese want to chill out or just to chat with friends, locals often look for a quiet place for themselves. These can be beautiful cafes, tucked away in the winding alleys that crisscross the city. would like to share some addresses below for your reference.


Oromia Coffee


Nguồn: Oromia Coffee


This coffee shop is in a pretty alley. When entering the gate, you will see a murmuring lake with many large, eye-catching golden Koi fish. In particular, in the evening, the coffee shop will light up and make all the space sparkling with romance more than ever. The interior of the coffee shop is designed in Japanese style, so it is harmonious in color, very suitable for creating sparkling pictures for the "virtual living" team.


Oromia Coffee consists of 2 floors, not very wide but airy. Upstairs, where there is an eye-catching piano, this makes each position of the bar more elegant and does not create a feeling of boredom. Drinks here are a bit expensive compared to the common ground. However, all diners who come here rated the beverage as quite delicious, the menu is diverse with many very attractive Italian cakes and pasta dishes. Oromia Coffee is not located in the city center but it is very crowded so you will have to wait a little longer to enjoy a drink here.


Oromia Coffee, 193/D3 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 7, District 3.

Hotline: 0908.861.136



Opening hours: 7:00 - 23:00


Nap Saigon

Nap Saigon Cafe is located on an alley in District 1, covered by cool vines. Maybe that's why this place looks so peaceful and quiet. The only downside of this coffee shop is the rather small space and having only one floor. Therefore, the interior space is arranged very neatly and skillfully by the owner, ensuring that each guest who comes here has his own corner.

“This cafe is called "Nap" (meaning hiding in Vietnamese) for a reason, because everything here exudes the feeling that makes people want to hide and forget all the worries amidst the hustle and bustle of life.”

The shop is designed according to the homestay coffee model, with the style of Japanese inns. So, you will easily recognize the pure atmosphere of the Land of the Rising Sun here. From the design style to the small interior details are minimalist designs and close to nature, creating a unique feature for the coffee shop.


Nguồn: Toplist


Nap Saigon

65/1 Thu Khoa Huan Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.

3/5 Nguyen Van Thu Street, Dakao Ward, District 1.

Hotline: 0933.882.664



Opening hours: 9:00 - 21:00


Thị café


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Thi café is one of the classic style cafes that you should not miss when visiting Ho Chi Minh City. Thi café is a place to recall the nostalgia of a bygone era. When you come there, you will feel like coming back to your beloved home.


The shop is located in a "super wide" alley on Nguyen Trung Truc Street, District 1. The houses around the shop are mostly people's houses,usually closed all the time. The shop does not have a parking lot, so when you come here, park your motorbike next to the shop.


Thi café, 33/72 Nguyen Trung Truc Street, Ben Thanh Street, District 1.

Hotline: 0777.921.091



Opening hours: 8:30 - 23:00


Saigon Life Coffee Shop


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The way to the shop is like the way to the heart of the person you secretly love. The shop is located at alley 19 on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street. Outside the alley, there is a sign indicating the entrance to Saigon Life Coffee Shop, But when you get there, you will surely be surprised, because no one will know which direction to go to get to the shop if it is your first time visiting this place.


A corner of Saigon Life that people like the most is a row of wooden chairs along the corridor filled with yellow. The space is small, but this seems to be a peaceful hiding place in the heart of the city if one day you feel tired of high-rise buildings and bustling towns. Imagine sitting here drinking a cup of black coffee and then watching the beauty of the streets below with your loved one, isn't it wonderful?


Saigon Life Coffee Shop, Alley 19 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

Hotline: 0909.054.096



Opening hours: 7:00 - 22:00


Khong Gian An Yen


Nguồn: Khonggiananyen


Khong Gian An Yen (meaning Peaceful Place) is located at 120/6 Tran Quoc Thao, Ward 14, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Drinks here are also affordable, only about 25,000 - 50,000 VND. The shop has a rather small and classic design, most of the decorations here are antique, so when you come here, you will feel like you were lost in the life of many years ago. Everything was so peaceful and quiet.


True to the name of the coffee shop "Khong Gian An Yen", when entering the shop, diners will be immersed in deep sweet music with a cup of hot coffee, reflecting everything around. Those who love music can play their own musical instruments arranged at the shop, the surcharge is also very cheap, only about 20,000 VND / person. Staff here are also rated as open and hospitable. So, if at any time you feel tired, come here and chill out together.


Khong Gian An Yen, 120/6 Tran Quoc Thao Street, Ward 14,  District 3.

Hotline: 0905.554.080



Opening hours: 8:00 - 22:00


Ngach 160


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This coffee shop is located in Bui Dinh Tuy alley (Binh Thanh District) with a bold name of Ha Thanh. What impresses diners is the typical gate of old Hanoi with many green trees. This is the background frame that often appears in the check-in pictures of many young people when visiting the coffee shop. The beverage menu of this cafe includes typical drinks in Hanoi such as Dracontomelon water, egg coffee ... which are loved by many diners.


Ngach 160 is a cafe with a nostalgic, ancient style, reminiscent of an elegant Hanoi. The taste of the egg coffee cup in the coffee shop is very bold, fragrant with the smell of milk mixed with egg yolks that are beaten by hand. Sipping a cup of hot coffee with sunflower seeds, telling each other some good stories and enjoying the gentle melody in the lyrics of the song "Remember Hanoi's autumn", "Hanoi in the rainy season"... You will notice how peaceful and simple this place is.


Ngach 160, 160/29 Bui Đinh Tuy Street, Ward 12, Binh Thanh District.

Hotline: 0976.488.594




Koo Kaffe


Nguồn: Quancafesaigon


Koo Kaffe is located in an alley on Nguyen Gia Tri Street, a popular destination chosen by young people in the city to check-in or gather with friends. The main white color covers the space of the coffee shop create a feeling of spaciousness and comfort. In addition, the shop has many lovely little corners that are meticulously and delicately decorated. However, in some cases, the shop will charge an additional fee for taking photos.


In addition to scoring in space, Koo Kaffe also owns a team of young, dynamic and enthusiastic staff with high aesthetic taste, always beside support and advice to help you fulfill your special wishes with your loved one in a thoughtful and enthusiastic way. Not only providing F&B services, Koo Kaffe believes that with every opportunity given, all your thoughts will be heard, respected and fulfilled as expected.


Koo Kaffe, 36/12B Nguyen Gia Tri Street, Ward 25, Binh Thanh Street.

Hotline: 0867.925.979



Opening hours: 8:00 - 22:00


Marguerite Teahouse


Nguồn: Marguerite Teahouse


Nestled in a rather deep alley, Magritte Teahouse is like the little bakeries you usually see in the movies. The first impression of this coffee shop is the space as well as the layout: cozy, close and simple. That will give you a feeling of relaxation and comfort after stressful working hours. The collection of vases, cups and a series of tea jars neatly arranged on the shelves will surely make you curious as soon as you step inside. It can be said that this cafe has a very "western" style compared to other alley cafes in Saigon.



With a diverse menu of British-style food and drinks, you are free to stay here to taste each cake or sip a cup of tea. Most of the nice cafes in the alleys of this busy city are quite small and Marguerite is no exception. However, the shop has 3 floors combined with gentle and simple pastel colors. They make people feel comfortable, not constrained. Not only has a beautiful space, Maguriette is also very proud of its "strategy" of attentive and polite staff.


Marguerite Teahouse, 193/8 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 7, District 3.

Opening hours: 8:00 - 22:00


The Open Space

The Open Space is a cafe familiar to coffee lovers in Ho Chi Minh City. With the main white color, this beautiful cafe in Saigon alley always gives you a comfortable and airy feeling. One advantage when coming to The Open Space is that you have a whole private sky. You can listen to melodious music through headphones or read a book. The open space here always gives you the feeling that all your troubles will slowly drift away.


Not only a few whispers about life with a close friend, not only sipping a cup of coffee with small workshops, coming to The Open Space you also learn to make cakes or learn some types of coffee. So many interesting things hidden inside an alley cafe in Saigon, right?


The Open Space, 232/13 Vo thi Sau Street, Ward 7, District 3.

Opening hours: 8:00 - 22:30


Saigon 80s Nha Minh Coffee Shop

Not as luxurious as the coffee shops in busy Saigon, Saigon 80s Nha Minh is like a house, where you can feel the atmosphere of the 80s. Come here, everyone usually looks at the sign with the words "Saigon 80s, whoever goes anywhere will come home". That's why this cafe in the alley in Saigon always gives you a strangely familiar feeling.

“ People often say “Saigon is just a place to live, not a homeland” because most of the people living here come from other places. Because of understanding the hearts of people who is far away from home, this alley cafe always tries to give them the warm aftertaste of home.”

It seems that the space here is not like a coffee shop but a home to return to after days of wandering. "Nha Minh" (meaning Our House) is not as luxurious as "other people's house". Nha Minh only has old things, simple tables and chairs. With a very rustic space, the menu of "Nha Minh" is also far from Saigon alley cafes. However, just a few traditional drinks prepared by hand are simple but attractive enough to make people want to visit here. Because, they can buy a little peace of the taste of Saigon in the 80s, which is much missed.


Saigon 80s Nha Minh, 373/65/5 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ward 9, Tan Binh District.

Opening hours: 7:30 - 22:00