Saigon: Places you must go in District 2

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Check out the beautiful places, nice architecture, cute designs, hipster or aka Instagram photo-op places in District 2. Living in the area for a year made us discover every little eatery and coffee shops. Here is our list of destinations you should go. Happy picture snappin’!

Villa Royale

Villa Royale Antiques & Tea Room
It’s where you can find the best Australian and British treats. Meat pies, Meat pies, Meat pies everywhere! Accompanied with delicious TWG Tea & great decoration. The room is filled by antiques, no need to say more, you need to go see it to believe it. Click for the location!

The Warehouse by Thai Cong

At the Warehouse by Thai Cong, you will be spending a lot of time looking around, wanting to buy everything. Then go enjoy good food at the My Mom Made restaurant. Click for the location!

Lubu

Tasty Mediterranean recipes are done at Lubu. You can come and enjoy their detox shots or smoothies, which is our favorite! Click for location and our blog post about Lubu.

Kokois

Kokois Saigon
Cool cafe, good food, cheap tasty home made wine, fun store, check it out. Click for the location, blog post and for more pictures!

Mad House

Mad House
One of our food & drinks gems tucked in that little street off Nguyen U Di in Thao Dien! Click for location and our review of the Mad House.

Sweet + Sour

Those good cupcakes from L'Usine you always loved... well they are from here! From the same owners, the Sweet shop is located at 9 Ngo Quang Huy, Thao Dien. The mecca for parents to organize baby showers, kids parties, etc. We have tons of pics of our last visit, but we will let you go discover the place yourself. Stay tuned for a Cupcakes in Saigon post coming up!
Those good cupcakes from L’Usine you always loved… well they are from here! From the same owners, the Sweet shop is located at 9 Ngo Quang Huy, Thao Dien. The mecca for parents to organize baby showers, kids parties, etc. We have tons of pics of our last visit, but we will let you go discover the place yourself. Stay tuned for a Cupcakes in Saigon post coming up!

The Deck

The Deck
One of the best Happy Hours in terms of quality/price, make sure you book a reservation in advance to be on the deck itself to enjoy the best river sunset in Saigon. Click for location and to see more pictures.

Thao Dien Village

A Hotel tucked in the Thao Dien Loop, with a beautiful pool & restaurant. Great for a drink by the river if you want an other alternative to The Deck. It is situated at 189 ~ 197, 197/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien.
A Hotel tucked in the Thao Dien Loop, with a beautiful pool & restaurant. Great for a drink by the river if you want an other alternative to The Deck. It is situated at 189 ~ 197, 197/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien.

Saigon Outcast

AF_Saigon_Outcast
Cool graffiti, amazing talented people hanging around, chill music and activities night, Saigon Outcast is a fun trendy oasis for creatives. Featured here an amazing mural by Frenemy. Post about Saigon Outcast and Frenemy coming up!

Papagayo

Papagayo is the home of the Saigon Gecko Rugby Team boys. That's also where most of the French people of D2 end up in the evening to either watch some sport or to enjoy some good cuisine, vino and beers. It is situated at 18 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền.
Papagayo is the home of the Saigon Gecko Rugby Team boys. That’s also where most of the French people of D2 end up in the evening to either watch some sport or to enjoy some good cuisine, vino and beers. It is situated at 18 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền…and yes there is a tiny pool for your Instagram pictures!

Vin Gallery

A great spot hosting several talented artists. We were there for Trialogue and the next exhibition coming up is featuring Trong Lee! It's at 6 Le Van Mien.
A great spot hosting several talented artists. We were there for Trialogue and the next exhibition coming up is featuring Trong Lee! It’s at 6 Le Van Mien.

Hope you will enjoy our main list! Do not hesitate to tell us which was your most favorite.

There is so many more places you can visit in District 2, but we listed you our favorites. Here is the honorable mention lists.

  • Mekong Merchant: This is where Mitch & I had our first date. Sipping some cider. #Cute. We also order here a lot, the lasagna will be delivered to your house in a clay pot, it’s kind of cool!
  • Snap Cafe: A great family place with a huge playground and sand. To avoid weekends because it’s crowded and a lot of kids crying and yelling. Go there to buy some delish meat and sausages from Travi’s Butcher and cool little shops.
  • An and brothers cafe: From the same owners of Snap Cafe, their new Coffee Shop is more focused on a Vietnamese menu. It can be hot as the place has no closed area for some AC.
  • Bia Craft: AWESOME place for craft beer from the awesome boys of Quan Ut Ut. It’s a small garage style bar on Xuan Thuy. An article is coming soon about Where to go for good Craft Beer in Sagon! (90 Xuan Thuy)
  • The Boat House: It is at the back in the BP Compound, another spot where Mitch & I first started to have a few dates. Oh good memories. This place is quite hidden, you can have some good peace and the place is very calm during the day to get a coconut and get some work done on your laptop.
  • Inter Nos: We had one of our anniversary date there. Inter Nos is an Italian restaurant on
    26 Lê Văn Miến. The place looks gorgeous, but we never returned there. It was nice to try and snap pictures, but not a memorable culinary experience.
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