Vietnamese drip coffee anyone? For a city with such a rich coffee culture, Vietnam’s cafes manages to keep and maintain the integrity and quality of coffee, and create wonderful experiences to continually delight avid café hoppers. Don’t be put off by the worn exteriors of the buildings or the dim and narrow alleys, because what lies within these buildings are lovely, hidden cafes. Here are 5 cafes that you can visit the next time you are at Ho Chi Minh.

  1. Mockingbird Café

Mockingbird Cafe signage to look out for (featured image from here)

This can be considered one of Ho Chi Minh’s most well hidden cafes. Tucked 4 storeys up, this is one café that is great for those lazy afternoons where you want to be left behind the hustle and bustle of Vietnam streets.

Recommended: Iced milk coffee

Mockingbird Cafe’s coffee (featured image from here)

Sweet, rich and utterly delicious!


Address: 4th floor,14 Tôn Thất Đạm St, Dis 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


  1. Café Tram

Surrounded by lush greenery at Cafe Tram (featured image from here)

Carefully hidden away from the noisy streets of Vietnam, you will feel as if you have been transported to a wooden cabin in the middle of a forest.

Water features at Cafe Tram (featured image from here)

Walk around the café, explore the grounds, and be one with nature. This is the perfect example of a destination café – something that we will rarely get to enjoy in Singapore.

The food at Café Tram is pretty decent, though there’s nothing much to rave about as the focus of this café is its ambience and not food. One thing to note is that the menu is in Vietnamese. You can check with the staff if you have particular dietary restrictions.


Address: 259 Phan Xích Long Street, Phú Nhuận District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


  1. ID Café

ID Cafe’s interior (featured image from here)

ID café is another great café for you to spend the entire afternoon in, catching up with your friends, or spending some quality time. The large comfy chairs and cosy ambience, plus all the delicious small bites and coffee, makes ID café a favourite hangout spot for many locals.

Recommended: ID baguette, coffee with Baileys

ID baguette (featured image from here)

THE ID baguette is a simple homely dish done perfect. Bite down on the crispy French baguette topped with the creamy spread – I guarantee that you will be chomping down the whole plate in no time. The spiked coffee is just the café’s twist on their regular Vietnamese coffee. It sure does give you that additional kick, especially if you like Baileys!


Address: 34D Thu Khoa Huan Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 61B Tu Xuong Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


  1. The Fig Lounge and Coffee

The Fig Lounge and Cafe (featured image from here)

Designed with the concept of inspirations and senses in mind, The Fig team definitely placed the interior deco of the café as one of its main priority. This is equivalent to a spa retreat, where you will come out from the café feeling totally rejuvenated.

Recommended: Not a dish, but we recommend you to grab a seat outdoors! It is as relaxing and as comfortable as the indoor seatings.

Giant Buddha statue in the middle of the pond (featured image from here)

Outside seating is available where one will be surrounded by lush greenery. There is also a large statue of Buddha in the middle of the pond that lends a Zen atmosphere to the entire area.


Address: 15 Nguyễn Thị Huỳnh Street, Phú Nhuận District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


  1. Pound Coffee

Pound Coffee (featured image from here)

For those who feel less comfortable with enjoying coffee the local way (which is on small stools placed by the road side), why not head to Pound Coffee. Pound Coffee replicates the traditional Vietnamese coffee-drinking culture in a café atmosphere.

Recommended: Vietnamese drip coffee

Vietnamese drip coffee (featured image from here)

While waiting for your coffee to drip, spend some time to people watch and talk to the locals at the next table! You will be surprised that they will be pointing out to you your next food destination! One added bonus, coffee here is much cheaper than those at the regular cafes.


Address: 259 Phan Xích Long Street, Phú Nhuận District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam



Enjoy ~



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