10 White Painted Cafés for a Perfect Date in Ho Chi Minh City

“Go for coffee” is one of the most popular hang-out activities of Vietnamese young people, which opens door to a huge market of food and drinks for entrepreneurs. You are in your twenties and doing internship in Vietnam, especially in Saigon? Then it is probably a great idea to experience life like Vietnamese youth do – let’s “go for coffee”.

What makes a “coffee talk” memorable, besides the talk itself, is not only the coffee but also the feeling and experience that the cafés bring about. In the beauty of white, these 10 coffee shops deserve to be on top of the list, thanks to their considerate service, peaceful atmosphere, eye-catching space, and of course… fantastic background for photos!

Thinker & Dreamer Coffee

The shop is situated in a favorable location – the apartment at 42 Nguyen Hue Str. The name itself can trigger in us a sense of tranquility and imagination. Small in size as it is, the gently bright light together with elegant decorations erases the feeling of confinement customers may have, and replaces it with the comfortable freedom. Coming to Thinker&Dreamer, you should try out peach macchiato, one of the best specialties the shop offers. What’s more, all drinks are nicely placed on wood plates, creating an extra natural taste.

  • Location: 4th floor, 42 Nguyen Hue Str., District 1
  • Open time: 7 am – 10 pm
  • Price range: 50,000 VND – 100,000 VND

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Heritage Concept Chill Hub

Heritage is the first café to bring “chill hub” model to Saigon. There are many different spaces, with various small corners for selfies. In the shop, the 1st floor has a main theme of vintage nostalgia, while the upper floor offers a modern white space equipped with marble tables and a good light system suitable for flatlay photos.

  • Location: 190-192 Vo Van Kiet, District 1
  • Open time: 7 am – 10 pm
  • Price range: 30,000 VND – 60,000 VND

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Slow & Chill Coffee

Slow&Chill is famous for its set of tiny lovely chairs and tables, but its true highlight is the broad glass wall open to the view of Nguyen Hue walking street. On a rainy day, what’s more romantic than sitting near the window, sipping a cup of hot coffee, and watching nature and life go on… The emotions that are triggered inside you then are probably vague, but surely strong, just like the Vietnamese traditional black coffee. Choco-volcano stands out in the menu for its fancy appearance while sorbet soda for its cool refreshing taste.

  • Location: 2nd floor, 90 Nguyen Hue, District 1
  • Open time: 9:30 am – 9:30 pm
  • Price range: 40,000 VND – 70,000 VND

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Vietcetera Café

Saigon youth are not so familiar with this new name, but once you go for it, you’ll never go away! Vietcetera holds true to the belief that everyone, especially young people, has the right to raise voices, be listened to, and be connected. That’s why it opens a safe public space for people to network and for stories to be told, just as the slogan goes “Local stories for a global audience”.

  • Location: 290 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3
  • Open time: 8 am – 10 pm
  • Price range: 50,000 VND – 100,000 VND

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JUS – Juice Up Saigon

“Go for coffee” does not necessarily mean “go only for coffee”. Not labeling itself as coffee shop, JUS is self-explanatory in what it sells – fruit juice. JUS beverages owe their fame not only to their appealing looks but also to their delicious gripping taste and the wonders they do to health.

  • Location: 36 Ton That Tung
  • Open time: 8 am – 10 pm
  • Price range: 51,000 VND – 80,000 VND

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Be & John Coffee

Be & John has a reputation for the beautiful white tone covering the entire space, but once you experience it yourself, you’ll realize there’s something more amazing. Firstly, all the staff are genuinely courteous, making customers at home. Then, the high quality and mouth-watering food and drinks such as passion cheesecake, plan gateaux, ice-blended caramel, ice-blended chocolate,… all contribute to the prestige of Be & John.

  • Location: 187B Dien Bien Phu, District 1
  • Open time: 7 am – 10 pm
  • Price range: 20,000 VND – 60,000 VND

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Bosgaurus Coffee

Regarding Bosgaurus, we cannot but mention its super super super big space, allowing everyone to have their own personal corner, which obviously wipes out your worry of being photo bombed! What’s more, outside the main room, there is a huge yard in the shadow of green trees interleaved with the light of gentle sunshine.

  • Location: 91 Nguyen Huu Canh, Binh Thanh district
  • Open time: 7 am – 9 pm
  • Price range: 50,000 VND – 200,000 VND

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Loft Café

The shop is growing in popularity thanks to its aesthetic clock-shaped window. The white walls and marble tables make it perfect for flatlay photography. In addition, if you want to spend your time somewhere alone in the center of the bustling city, Loft is the plot!

  • Location: 1st floor, 26 Ly Tu Trong, District 1
  • Open time: 8 am – 10:30 pm
  • Price range: 40,000 VND – 100,000 VND

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The Open Space Bakery & Coffee

One of the shop’s assets, as in the name, is its wide open space, divided into many different areas, but covered with the perfect combination of the bright white and warm brown colors as a whole. In addition, the big cool yard and garden add up to the uniqueness of The Open Space. Here, all the cakes and pies are baked right inside the shop and within the day, so don’t worry about the quality! Last but not least, you can even join the baking classes to make your own cakes!

  • Location: 232/13 Vo Thi Sau, District 3
  • Open time: 8 am – 10:30 pm
  • Price range: 45,000 VND – 70,000 VND

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The Vintage Emporium Café

The emporium is vintage! That’s what the café is meant to be. Every single food and beverage served here usually astonishes Vietnamese young people for its… familiarity, since they may have tasted them long ago… probably in their childhood. Therefore, you will have the chance to enjoy what has long been part of Vietnamese people’s memories. The music playlist The Vintage Emporium Café offers is also an indispensable merit.

  • Location: 95B Nguyen Van Thu, district 1
  • Open time: 8 am – 10 pm
  • Price range: 50,000 VND – 150,000 VND

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That’s it! If you plan to do internship in Vietnam for long, you must have several Vietnamese friends right? Then sometime, when you hang out, wow them with your knowledge of these coffee shops that they may even not know!

Taking internship in Vietnam, you will not only gain professional and cultural experience, but also be able to join various entertainment activities, one of which is “go for coffee”!


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