The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Vietnam

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As the world’s second-largest coffee producer, Vietnam grows some truly exceptional coffee beans, good enough to rival those from Colombia or Brazil. With a long history of coffee, it should come as no surprise that the country is home to some fantastic coffee shops! 

Offering traditional Vietnamese coffees such as cà phê đá (Vietnamese Iced Coffee) and cà phê trứng (Vietnamese egg coffee) to more conventional coffees like Flat Whites, you will find a coffee house to suit your every mood here. Here are the top 10 coffee shops in Vietnam! 

The Best Coffee Shops in Hồ Chí Minh City

1. The Workshop

One of Vietnam’s first specialty coffee houses, The Workshop is a popular Hồ Chí Minh City coffee shop. This is a wonderful cafe to visit whether you’re looking to get some work done or just catching up with a friend. With a wide selection of specialty coffee made from ethically sourced beans around the world, as well as a great choice of food, The Wokshop is a must visit as you explore the city.

2.  Padma de Fleur

Easily one of the prettiest coffee houses in Hồ Chí Minh City, Padma de Fleur describes itself as a “place where you leave behind your worries and get lost in a fantasy world”. Part coffee shop and part florist, this cafe is a garden oasis in the heart of the city. Enjoy an aromatic cup of Vietnamese coffee that's been beautifully decorated with fresh flowers.

Plants and people
Picture courtesy of​​ Padma de Fleur

3. Okkio Caffe

Okkio Caffe is a Vietnamese chain of coffeehouses that offer a fantastic selection of locally grown and international coffee. With four locations scattered throughout Hồ Chí Minh City, you'll easily be able to find one close to you. All Okkio Cafes have been designed to be at the crossroads between the old and the new, so each coffeehouse is located in a beautifully restored old building which only adds to the brand’s character.

4. The Vintage Emporium Cafe

The Vintage Emporium Cafe is perhaps one of the cutest coffee chains you’ll find in the city. With two locations, these Vietnamese coffee shops were inspired to bring a piece of Sydney’s laidback cafe culture to Saigon. Enjoy a wide variety of signature lattes such as their Blue Latte and Salted Caramel and an extensive (not to mention delicious) foodd menu, but be warned, this will quickly become your go-to brunch spot in Hồ Chí Minh City.

5. 42 Nguyen Hue Street Cafe Apartments

If you spend any amount of time on Instagram, or follow any travel pages, you would have certainly come across pictures of 42 Nguyen Hue Street Cafe Apartments. Despite being in the heart of the city’s tourist district, visiting this cafe apartment block is a great way to get a local feel of the city. Housing a number of coffee shops, boutiques, salons and co-working spaces, discover some of the city’s best kept secrets as you wander through 42 Nguyen Hue Street Cafe Apartments.

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Picture courtesy of Unsplash ​​

The Best Coffee Shops in Hanoi

While Hồ Chí Minh City boasts some of Vietnamese trendiest cafes and coffee houses, Hanoi lets visitors experience the country’s old world charm. Here are some of the top coffee shops in Hanoi.

6. Loading T Cafe

If you’re an architecture buff as well as a coffee lover, the Loading T Cafe is just the place for you. Located on the second floor of a charming French colonial building, this eclectic cafe features ornate tiled floors, vintage fans, a large airy window with views of the street below and has French music playing throughout the day. Along with homemade cakes and a slew of other treats, we recommend you try their egg coffee or the cinnamon bãc xiu, which the owner specially makes by roasting cinnamon sticks with their coffee beans.

7. Hidden Gem Cafe

As its name suggests, a visit to Hidden Gem Cafe will make you feel as though you’ve just discovered hidden treasure! Hidden in plain sight within the Old Quarter of Hanoi, everything found in the cafe has been made from recycled and repurposed materials. From tables made from repurposed tractors to comfy old car seats being used a couches, entering the Hidden Gem Cafe is like walking into wonderland. Pair your coffee with some authentic Vietnamese food, as well as some excellent vegan and vegetarian dishes. Be sure to try their ca phe trung (egg coffee) . It's their signature drink and it is sensational.

8. Cafe Giảng

Quite possibly the most famous cafe in Hanoi, Cafe Giảng is a Vietnamese coffee institution. Often considered to be the birthplace of Vietnamese egg coffee, expect to try the best ca phe trung in Hanoi when you visit. The interior of the cafe feels like a time capsule, as though it hasn’t changed since it was first opened, and this only adds to its charm. With terracotta tiled floors, low tables and stools, overhead vintage fans and the pictures of bygone years that adorn the walls, get a taste of old Hanoi while sipping on some of the finest coffee concoctions in Vietnam. 

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Picture courtesy of @cafegiang via Instagram​​

9. Tranquil Books & Coffee

The Tranquil Books & Coffee cafe is a wonderful coffee shop to visit if you need to get some work done. This cafe feels like your favorite coffee shop, a sleepy second hand bookstore and comfy living room, all rolled into one! The coffee shop stays true to its name and serves a combination of  Vietnamese coffee (as well as the standard cappuccino etc) and has an entire wall with a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf! Visit this quiet and cozy coffee shop to enjoy some great coffee and light reading.

10. Kafeville

Found on the cusp of the Old Quarter, Kafeville is one of Hanoi’s first specialty coffee houses and a haven for coffee lovers. Kafeville beautifully combines Hanoi’s quaint old world charm with a contemporary trendiness. We recommend you try some of their boozy coffee cocktails, like their Kafeville Shakerato, which contains Ethiopian espresso and elderflower sparkling water - a strangely delicious combination.

You might initially be surprised by just how strong the coffee culture is in Vietnam and a visit to these coffee shops will only make it more apparent. However, you don’t need to travel too far to get a taste of Vietnam with SANG! 

Our collection of ready-to-drink of Vietnamese Iced Coffee comes in five fiery flavors: Traditional (coffee with condensed milk), Oatmilk (a vegan alternative to this tradition) and Straight Black (which skips the milk and adds a touch of vanilla essence for some sweetness), Saigon Cinnamon Latte and Saigon Cinnamon Oatmilk Latte.  

Discovering this unique Vietnamese tradition has never been easier with SANG.