Vietnam: List of Best Cafes of Saigon

Best Coffee Shops in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam is one of the best places on earth to get coffee. So if you are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City, you will have to plan at least 2 coffee shop stops per day to be able to understand how awesome is the coffee culture in Saigon! That you are an expat or a traveller, chasing coffee shops is a great thing to do to discover Saigon. Here is our list of coffee shops we recommend you to stop by in order of our preference. We have curated photos from awesome vibrant and young Vietnamese community on Instagram and other travellers to give you an idea of the location as well.

If you know other great new coffee shops you’ve found in Ho Chi Minh City, do let us know in the comment section! You can also  read about Vietnam’s rich coffee culture, where we list a smaller selection of top coffee shops to visit if you’re restricted on time. Happy Coffee Sippin’!

L’Usine: Café, Eatery, Shop | 151 Dong Khoi, 70B Le Loi, 19 Le Thanh Ton

L’Usine is a classic. It has been for long one of the most trendy coffee shops in town with its unique curated items in the shop as well. The cupcakes there are incredible so make sure to get some. L’Usine is quite popular for breakfast and lunch and if you are visiting town, go to the Dong Khoi location as it is hidden in an old complex full on great hidden gems.

 

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The Workshop | 27 Ngo Duc Ke

Great speciality coffee and cozy spot to stay for working on your laptop!

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The Vintage Emporium | 95B Nguyen Van Thu, D1

This place also opened in D2 and is absolutely amazing for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We strongly recommend this place!

 

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Maison Marou | 167-169 Calmette, D1

Maison is a must. It is a shop opened by the founders of the delicious Marou Chocolate team. Marou is one of our favourite chocolates in the world and its packaging is simply perfect for a gift from Vietnam if you are still looking for a great souvenir for a loved one.

 

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Nest by AIA  | Bitexco Tower, D1

This is an amazing place to get some work done and organize meetings. It’s quite like a co-working spot and also the design is fabulous. Love going here to take photos and get some work done. Note that this place is located in the Bitexco Tower.

 

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Metropolis Coffee

This coffee shop is quite unique compared to others as you sit on the floor. Absolutely love the concept! A little bit out of the city centre but worth the commute!

 

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Cafe Runam

Runam was quite unique when it had only one location. It is also branded as premium coffee. Now it has branched in many other locations, all with unique interior design. Always quite loved the design of this coffee shop and we are sure you will like it too. Some of their locations are very busy so you if you want quiet, can’t guarantee you which one is chill and at what time!

 

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Saigon Coffee Roastery | 151/5 Dong Khoi

Feeling like some good speciality coffee?

 

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Kamakura | 21 Phan Ke Binh, D1

 

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Saigon Chic | 151/10 Dong Khoi, D1

Saigon Chic is a lesser known coffee shop in the same old complex of L’Usine Dong Khoi. If you really want to be in that spot but don’t want a busy spot and also less expensive, go check Saigon Chic.

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Les Saigonais | Floor 1, 77-79 Ly Tu Trong, D1

Les Saigonais is also a little clothing shop. It is quite calm and relaxing if you want a place not crowded for a coffee to read your book.

 

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Mockingbird Cafe | 14 Ton That Dam, D1 (4th floor)

This coffee shop is quite rustic but there is a wonderful charm about it. It’s also located in one of Saigon’s iconic Hidden Gem buildings that is 14 Ton That Dam. If you go there, wander around and also make sure to bring your camera as it is perfect for some photos.

 

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Things Café | 14 Ton That Dam, D1

Just another cute coffee shop we like in the 14 Ton That Dam old building.

M2C Cafe |44B Ly Tu Trong D1 & 230 NTMK D3

 

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Cafe ID | 61B Tu Xuong & 34D Thu Khoa Huan Street

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C.On Café Cafe.Community.Culture | 23B Ngo Thoi Nhiem Q3

Thinker&Dreamer Coffee | Floor 4 – 42 Nguyen Hue

How many coffee shops does this old building need? 42 Nguyen Hue is filled of smoothie, tea, coffee and BBT shops in addition to other small businesses. We have selected 3 of our favourites in that building including this one.

 

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Saigon Oi | Floor 5 – 42 Nguyen Hue

Saigon Oi is probably our favourite coffee shop in the whole building. It is spacious and at down times it is an incredible place to have some laptop work done because of the beautiful light that gets in.

 

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Boo Coffee | Floor 9 – 42 Nguyen Hue

 

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Heritage Vietnam

It started in a random small street and the place was way more hipster and underground and it has graduated to this beautiful facade. Heritage Vietnam is a cute spot if you feel like a coffee and a photo for your social media.

 

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The Morning Café | 36 Le Loi, D1 (2nd floor)

 

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Đen Đá Coffee | 96 Ham Nghi, D1

 

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Cucuta Coffee | 2D Nguyen Thanh Y, D1

This coffee shop is a little bit out of the way of the centre for the travellers, but if you fancy the facade like we do, you must pass by to pay it a visit.

 

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Loft Café 

Loft Cafe is quite popular among the locals. It is a great place as well to get some work done if you can find yourself a little quiet corner. This place tends to get full so be prepared to move to another coffee shop if it’s too crowded.

 

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Fly Cupcake garden | 25A, Tu Xương, D3

This place is super cute for photos! You can fid some beautiful green decoration and the cupcakes are quite delicious too!

 

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The Coffee House | Le Duan & 88 Cao Thang, D3 & 1 Nguyen Trai, D1 & more

This has become kind of like the Starbucks of HCMC but more affordable! We love their designs in each of their location. The Coffee House is the place of choice if you want a local Starbucks! (Forget about Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf!)

 

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The 1985 | 223/2K Pham Viet Chanh, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, D1

The facade is perfect for a cute photo! It is a very tiny coffee shop, don’t expect to be efficient if you work from there!

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Shelter coffee & tea

We usually go to the one on Le Thanh Ton for a break and quick coffee. From there walk the 15B alleyways to see the nice hidden graffiti walls that most travellers don’t know about!

 

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Bang Khuang Café | 9 Thai Van Lung, D1

 

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La Rotonde | 1st Floor, 77B Ham Nghi, D1

 

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Khanh Casa | 66 Le Loi Street D1 & more locations

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She Café | 158 Pasteur Street

 

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Nomad cafe | 5A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, D3

 

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Fix Republic coffee shop

 

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Oromia Coffee | 193A/D3 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, D1

 

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Cong Ca Phe

Cong Ca Phe is a wonderful local chain. They have coffee shops all across Vietnam including Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang, etc. Be aware, it’s quite crowded at the ones we’ve visited in Ho Chi Minh City!

 

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Kokois | 24 Thao Dien, D2

If you live in Thao Dien (District 2), you will like Kokois to do some work. It’s a good place to have breakfast or lunch and the place has a shop which distributes tons of local designers, etc. There is an outdoor and indoors area.

 

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Villa Royale Antiques & Tea Room

Forget about Partea (another cute tea shop with tons of porcelains). Villa Royale Antiques & Tea Room is so much better! This photo doesn’t give the place any justice ! The original location is in D2 in a villa and there is another one in District 1 as well if you don’t plan to wander around D2.

 

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We could go on forever to be honest. Ho Chi Minh City is home to over thousands of coffee spots, literally. From beautiful villas to a hole in a wall, if you love coffee, you’ve come to the right country to visit! Make sure to read more about the Coffee Culture in Vietnam.

Coffee Culture in Vietnam

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