Looking for the best Saigon Cafes?
This list has you covered.
Sipping your Caphe Sua Da (Vietnamese coffee with milk) is delicious no matter where you go:
The side of the road on a mini stool, or drinking in a premium café are both a recipe for a pleasant morning.
However, some Saigon Cafes have something extra special worth checking out.
Take a look at our list below for our personal favourites.
Best Saigon Cafes in D1 and D3
Try this comfy coffee spot for its chilled and laid-back atmosphere. Its egg coffees and décor are something special. Both spots are hidden away and not easy to find, but they’re worth the wander around. The one near Ben Thanh market is discretely found after walking into a quiet alleyway. Be sure to
The coffees here are definitely more expensive than the average, but you’ll have a wide-selection of choices to pick from. You could get an egg coffee, an affogato, or a Caphe Sua Da with some snacks.
If you’re enough of a fan, why not spend the night? Nap coffee takes its name literally and has a host of rooms on its upper floors for a restful sleep since it’s also a hostel.
Addresses: 3/5 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao ward, District 1.
🏡 65/1 Thu Khoa Huan, Ben Thanh ward, District 1 (pictured). –> Parking is located at the park just north
Caphe Co Ba
Self-described as a place that tries to relive the past, it’s clear that Ca Phe Co Ba has achieved its goal. Decorated in a traditional southern Vietnamese style, the place is a beautiful place to relax.
There are three floors to relax on. The top two have balconies to enjoy the view below.
It’s conveniently located too:
Nguyen Hue Walking Street and Bitexco financial tower are a short walk away.
There’s a wide selection of drinks and dishes to try, such as the strawberry smoothies as well as a selection of coffees.
Despite the beautiful aesthetic, the prices of the drinks are relatively affordable.
4-6 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Nomad Cold Brew Coffee
Nomad has a vibe that’s almost as chill as its drinks. This relaxing atmosphere, coupled with their signature cold brew coffees, provide a relaxed start to the day, or even a hip feel for evening get-togethers.
Their nitrogen infused cold brew coffee apparently lets you absorb your caffeine fix faster.
It just tastes really nice.
Their coffees come in a range of different flavours, such as lychee or ginger, and are reasonably priced – starting at 65K VND (3USD).
Definitely at the higher-end of the cafe scene here. The art-deco interior and the pricy drinks are evidence of this, but sometimes it’s worth splurging on something special.
The central location and atmosphere lends itself well to fancy meetups and business lunches:
There’s a selection of sandwiches and other snacks to choose from to power you through the day.
Address: 235 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000
As most people know, nothing beats drinking a coffee made from a chemistry set, which is why Phin Café have all sorts of contraptions to make your brown cup of energy:
Chemex, V60 drip filter, AeroPress and Siphon coffee makers are all available to bring you a more sophisticated cup of coffee in Saigon.
While it’s a pricier option, Phin café’s Japanese inspired coffee-brewing makes for an enjoyable stop-off whilst in district 1. Take a seat by the coffee bar to watch your coffee concoction come together.
13 Nguyễn Thiệp, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000
The Running Bean
There’s strong competition for best coffee spots in and around Nguyen Hue Walking Street. The Running Bean comes across as one of the best. It’s combination of an industrial construction as well as its modern aesthetic makes for a surprisingly enjoyable atmosphere. The music is as smooth as the coffees on offer, making it one of the most relaxing places to check out in the area.
There’s a selection of traditional coffees to try, as well as the more unconventionally brewed methods, such as a V60/Kalita, Aeropress and a Chemex. I opted for their speciality – Sữa Tươi Cà Phê (TRB Coffee Milk) and had no regrets.
Taking inspiration from the popular coffee culture of Singapore and Malaysia, Saigon siblings is another example of Saigon’s colourful coffee culture. Hidden away near a busy intersection, Saigon siblings offers a well-priced brew of its signature coffee – the Kaya Latte.
In addition, the brunch menu ranges from avocado toast to pesto pasta for those feeling a bit peckish.
Address: 290 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường 5, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh 70000
If you’re a digital nomad looking for a cafe that has an internet connection that can handle your needs, Workshop Coffee has you covered. As the name suggests, workshop coffee is a quiet place for people to get to work. It’s faultless internet connection and open area, which encourages collaboration, makes it perfect for people who don’t want to commit to a coworking-space.
There’s no need to head out for lunch, few other workplaces can boast having a lunch menu without stepping from your seat. A selection of Italian pastas and Vietnamese classics have enough energy to power you through to your next deadline.
27 Ngô Đức Kế, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Moc Little Farm
Moc Little Farm started life as a concept store in 2019. It serves coffees, cakes as well as household items with a focus on ‘finding originality’. The decor and natural lighting makes it one of the more inviting and photogenic of Saigon cafes on this list.
Cooking workshops take place every week, with Chef Moc taking you through different recipes. These dishes will be primarily plant-based and feature vegetables and fruits as their main ingredients. It’s also got a few choices of makes and desserts which are made on the day.
It can be found tucked away down a side alley by the river between District 1 and Binh Thanh
Address: 38/16a Trần Khắc Chân, Tân Định, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Khóm Coffee & Tea
Popular with instagrammers and coffee-lovers alike, Khom Cafe is one of the most attractive spots for coffee. The drinks here are cheaply priced considering the effort gone into the presentation of the place. Take breaks between sips with a few pics of the indoor area, you might need to wait your turn though.
Address: 5 Trần Quý Khoách, Tân Định, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Best Saigon Cafes in D7
Awesome Coffee Roasters
Influenced by both Korean and Viennese coffee culture, Awesome Coffee Roasters provides coffee that’s deserving of their name. The coffee beans provide a deep taste for coffee afficionados, and those looking for a relaxed-vibe can sit on either of its two floors. The well-lit lower floor encourages large groups to get together and have a chat, whereas upstairs is better suited to quiet study sessions:
Ideal for students and those wanting to get work done (perfect for writing about Saigon!)
Try their Einspanner, a coffee which the cappuccino took inspiration from Austria. With cream and a sprinkle of chocolate powder to insulate the coffee below, it’s a luxurious drink with a price to match (100k VND/ 4.5 USD). The pricy coffees may put off a few, but it’s worth it for the comfy sofas and inviting atmosphere.
Address : 994 Nguyễn Văn Linh, Tân Phong, Quận 7, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Located in district 7, Fig Café’s earthy tones and quiet spaces make it a pleasant place to have a relaxed coffee or meal. Their signature coffees include their Kahlua blend, a soy-milk and banana combo, as well as one with cream. The place is worth visiting for its décor alone, but the affordable lunch menu and delicious coffees will keep you coming back.
Address: 7A Nguyen Binh, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 700000
Eden Coffee House
Those missing a traditional Italian coffee and English/American breakfast will feel at home here. Eden Coffee House has a wide-selection of coffees and food options to take a look at. There are even a few gluten-free and vegetarian options to satisfy everyone’s requirements. This place is recommended for anyone searching for a place in D7 which has a fast internet connection: it’s perfect for getting work done.
Address: 23 Nội khu Hưng Phước 1, Tân Phong, Quận 7, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
This cozy cafes makes a nice date location. The atmosphere of the place is pleasant, and there are plenty of areas for people to have a quiet chat in.
The coffees are relatively affordable considering the location: Phu My Hung.
Try their selection of cakes as well, they’re all made in-house and fresh on the day.
Address: 48 Khu phố Hưng Gia 4, Tân Phong, Quận 7, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
This high-end Korean café sits at the back of the Northern end of Phu My Hung. It sets itself apart from other Saigon Cafes with its beautiful surroundings and its signature Dalgona Coffees.
Dalgona is Korean sugar candy, similar to honeycomb candy. It’s a delicious addition to a coffee for those with a sweet tooth. Wait long enough, and the honeycomb will blend into the coffee for one of the more decadent caffeine trips available.
There’s also a conference room for those who want to have a semi-professional meeting. This can be reserved as long as you and your group drink 200k VND worth of drinks for every 2 hours spent in the room.
Address: 91 Đường số 2, Tân Phong, Quận 7, Hồ Chí Minh
Best Saigon Cafes in District 2
Dolphy has a few cafes situated across district 2, though my personal favourite is at the address below. It’s an open-space coffee shop, so you’ll have plenty of fresh air here.
Their coffees are relatively affordable considering it’s based in D2:
A cup of black coffee is only 30k VND. There are also plenty of other options too which are well-priced, like their cappucinos which are under 60k.
It’s one of the few places which offer soy and coconut milk cappuccinos and lattes, so vegans and those with a milk allergy won’t be left out.
Address: 31, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh 12345, Vietnam
The Coffee Club
Thao Dien has plenty of fantastic cafes, and the Coffee Club is no exception. This cafe is perfect for a business lunch or coffee thanks to an extensive menu which encompasses a range of international foods.
The signature cold brew coffees are delicious, and the quiet atmosphere also makes the coffee club a perfect place to relax in.
Address: 14S1, Xuân Thủy, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
The Snap Café
Opening times: 7:30am – 10:30pm daily
Tucked away behind a few bric-a-brac stores is this gem of a café/restaurant.
It serves a variety of drinks, though the stars of this place are the selection of international food to choose from:
Pancakes with cream, English Breakfast, burgers, Mac and Cheese, Mexican dishes and pizza fill out the menu. There are some Vietnamese food options to choose from as well. This Café has a pleasant outdoor café which makes it a good option for families to take their kids.
Illy coffee is available for coffee-lovers. In addition, Snap Cafe also has a wide selection of beers, wine, and juices.
Address: 32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, Q2
Those were our top picks for coffee shops in Saigon. What are your picks? Let us know in the comments below.
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