Ho Chi Minh has amazing cafes rich in art, local vibes, local dishes and people watching:) As it is generally hot throughout the whole year, people prefer to sit outside when it is dark as they don’t have to protect themselves from the sun and they enjoy being outside. But during the day, sitting under the sun is not easy, it is best to sit inside with the AC:)
Let me show you the 3 best cafes in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
1-) VY CAFE
Address: 278 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
I love exploring the city by going to local places, not only to tourist attractions. VY Cafe was higly suggested by local people I met in Ho Chi Minh so I got to spend some time here when I was in Ho Chi Minh.
This place is amazing! No foreigners around, all local people, perfect for observing the daily life of locals. Taking selfies, playing games on the phone, they all have one thing in common: Vietnamese Coffee on the table!
Normally I am not a coffee person, and when people ask me which one would be easy for me to quit: Coffee or Alcohol? I did quit them both haha, sorry for ruining the excitement but true, well it was true. I didn’t like coffee that much but my time in Vietnam changed it.
The Vietnamese coffee which has this magical effect on me is called Ca Phe Sua, which is Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk. You can see it on the right picture above. Thanks to Ca Phe Su’a, I started to drink coffee and let me tell you this: I LOVE IT! I wrote a separate post about Ca Phe Sua as it deserves to be one of the highlights of my trip.
This cafe is generally packed with people so you will share your mini table with other locals and it is a great way to chat and get to know the culture more.
Here is the owner of Vy Cafe with his cool motorbike. This cafe is wery well known among locals as the best cafe in Ho Chi Minh that serves the best Ca Phe Su’a.
Address: 3A Tôn đức Thắng, D1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I learnt that they have 2 places in Ho Chi Minh. I haven’t seen the other one but I liked this one a lot, already. Here is how it looks from outside. Isn’t it so cute:)
This is how it looks inside watching the graffities outside:)
3-) M.I.E.U COFFEE
Address: Bui Thi Xuan Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 01, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Mieu Coffee is opposite of the hostel I stayed at in Ho Chi Minh
I loved the art pieces here, it gives great vibes to the cafe. Bringing my laptop here and sitting in that wooden seat made me to draw as well…
Whic wall-clock did you like the most?
People who came here hang their instaphotos here, so cool!
Mieu cafe has 3 floors and a teras upstairs. Every floor and section has a different concept.
I love bike-friendly places!
Here is my favourite coffee, Ca Phe Su’a!
Let’s discover more about Vietnamese coffee, in the next post: Ca Phe Sua
Enjoy your cafe tour in Ho Chi Minh.