Coming to Vietnam, you will be impressed with the coffee-drinking culture here. To serve the diverse demand of the locals, thousands of cafes spring up everywhere with all types, from luxury to affordable, from sidewalks to lavish shopping malls.
Vietnamdrive selects typical coffee shops in Vietnam to introduce to you, arranged in order of location from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh. We would like to invite you to explore each shop with its own uniqueness.
1. Giang Cafe in Hanoi
- Address: 39 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 22:00
- Price: from 30,000 VND
A cafe with an ancient space, located deep in a narrow alley leading to the upper floor. On this second floor, you can overlook out from the balcony to the street. The view may not be so beautiful but has its own charm.
The shop is run in a friendly family style, sitting a bit cramped but that creates a warm and close atmosphere.
Drinks at the shop are not as diverse as other coffee shops in Hanoi. The highlights are an iced or hot egg coffee, egg cocoa coffee, and matcha egg coffee. The café also has a few other regular coffees, but most of the guests who come here choose a cup of egg coffee.
The price at Giang coffee shop is very affordable, only 30,000 VND a cup. The shop also creates an egg beer at the price of 50,000 VND. One thing needs to be paid attention to, in these drinks, raw eggs are used in combination with various ingredients to whip up.
2. Railway cafes in Hanoi
- Location: Phung Hung, Tran Phu, and Le Duan Streets, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 21:00
- Price: from 25,000 VND
- Note: Now railway cafes are under controlled management to limit the number of guests for safety reasons.
Railway cafes are a group of many coffee shops located close to the railway in the heart of Hanoi. You can easily see many cafes facing the 2 km long rails from Phung Hung Street to Le Duan Street, passing Tran Phu Street and the old East Gate.
The shops here are not serving coffee in a luxurious style, but it is aimed at creating a new typical experience: enjoying a cup of coffee by the railroad tracks, and watching the train slowly go in and out of the city (at specified hours).
Because of the focus on the experience of a different way of drinking coffee, beverages are not very special in the shops here. However, you can also easily order yourself a favorite drink such as orange juice, coffee, lemonade, or hot chocolate.
The price is very suitable for everyone, from 25,000 VND. And, if you don’t know which coffee shop to choose, I can suggest you go to Van Café, which has both the ground floor and first floor. Both floors can give you an interesting feeling that cannot be found elsewhere.
3. Memoire Café in Hue
- Address: 14 Phan Chu Trinh, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam
- Opening hours: 6:00 AM – 22:00
- Drink prices: from 28,000 VND to 59,000 VND
During your trip to discover Vietnam, if you have an opportunity to stop in the beautiful city of Hue, take your time to visit Memoire Café with French style mixed with a little European and Vietnamese.
Located on the Phan Chu Trinh road, one side is the river and the other side is the railroad track. However, it is different from the railway coffee shops in Hanoi. You will be surprised by the large size of this café and its amazing layout. All create both classic and luxurious styles, including beautiful gardens, old-style houses, and modern-style buildings.
The service staff is well trained, so they are very gentle and attentive. You will be well taken care of from the parking lot to the service in the cafe’s space.
Its menu has various Vietnamese drinks, from coffee to fruit shakes or smoothies. All are carefully prepared, and full of flavor. Its prices are not high compared to other coffee shops in big cities of Vietnam, but the price is much higher than others in Hue City. Coffee costs from 28,000 VND per cup and smoothies cost up to 59,000 VND.
4. Y Lan cafe in Hue
- Address: 06 Diem Phung Thi Street, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam
- Opening hours: 6:00 AM – 22:00
- Drink price: 14,000 VND – 39,000 VND
The shop is located on a wide but not noisy street, just 1.5km from the center of Hue’s pedestrian street, near Hue Tourism College on Doan Thi Diem street.
This cafe is designed with indoor and outdoor space, including the second floor. However, most guests use the first floor and outside on the veranda to feel the ventilation. All decoration and layout create a sense of elegance, not too splendid enough to interfere between guests and the café space.
The highlight that makes Y Lan coffee becomes one of the unique coffee shops in Vietnam is the combination of many species of orchids with vibrant colors and mild fragrances. When enjoying a cup of coffee, you can admire the charming colors of various kinds of orchids.
The drinks, in general, are not outstanding with reasonable prices. The plus point lies in the care of the bartender and the gentle service style, which brings the attraction of the shop. Among the drinks, perhaps avocado sake is the most prominent one of Y Lan, costing 35,000 VND per cup.
5. Faifo Hoi An Coffee Shop
- Address: 130 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
- Opening hours: 8:00 AM – 22:00
- Price: 39,000 VND – 75,000 VND
Located in the heart of Hoi An ancient town, right on its main street Tran Phu, Faifo Hoi An coffee shop will become an interesting stop after walking around here.
A yellow building filled with ancient space blends with the warmth of the cozy layout on the 1st floor, which brings you closer to each other, whether you are a newcomer or its old friends. Stepping onto the terrace of the restaurant, you have a great chance to see the old town, the yin and yang tile roofs covered with moss, and the bustling road below, all give you a different feeling, something strange.
And of course, you can find the agility of the young people serving here. All the team is trained well to serve visitors in a professional and friendly way. Many of them can speak English, so you as foreigners will feel the distance removed.
Its drinks are not many types, but enough to meet the needs of you and your loved ones, including coffee, fruit juice, and Vietnamese tea. Glasses are presented beautifully, and the taste is just right for foreign tourists, not too light but not too strong.
6. Jungle Cafe in Nha Trang
- Address: 8 Le Quy Don Street, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
- Opening time: 6:30 AM – 22:00 (Friday: 8:00 AM – 22:00)
- Price: 25,000VND – 50,000VND
Right its name you can feel more or less about the theme of this shop, Jungle Cafe has the tropical forest style, creating a warm space, and interference between people and nature.
You will see many small green plants, and fresh and dried flowers for decoration. With careful investment in the layout, the café creates its own uniqueness.
However, its minus point is that sometimes waiting for drinks is a bit long. Additionally, if you are a foreign tourist, prepare Google Translate to communicate with the staff, because most do not know English.
Its beverages come in a wide variety, including coffee, juice, tea, and yostmost. At a glance, the price seems to be a bit higher than other places, but compared to the great layout and big investment of the owner, it is well worth it. When you visit Nha Trang, don’t forget to visit this café and taste the special jungle coffee.
7. Den Da Café in Ho Chi Minh
- Address: 182 Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, City. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
- Opening hours: 24/7
- Drink price: 35,000 VND – 75,000 VND
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/denda.coffee.dessert/
Den Da has become one of the familiar coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City for young people. There are many addresses of this café, but the shop at 182 Pasteur Street, District 1 is considered the first place of this unique coffee chain in Vietnam in general and the dynamic city in particular.
The typical feature of Den Da café lies in its 24/7 service, helping those who work at night or want to spend a quiet time when the city has fallen into a deep sleep. Besides, you can see its highlight which is the large posters with the old style of the 1980s-90s in Vietnam.
The shop has most of the popular drinks such as coffee, crushed ice, normal tea, and milk tea. To serve young people staying up all night, the shop sells a few types of cakes. Among them, the standout is Cold Brew Coffee and Cong Hoa Bac Xiu which should be in your taste when coming here.
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8. Sunset View Coffee in Ho Chi Minh
- Address: 353/7A Binh Quoi Street, Ward 28, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Opening time: 8:00 AM – 22:00
- Drink prices: 33,000 VND – 59,000 VND
Sunset View Coffee will give you a wonderful sundown space in the dynamic city of Saigon. It is because of this unique point for sunset that we choose this shop among thousands of Vietnamese coffee shops to introduce to you.
About 8km from the city center (District 1) to the northeast, the café is located on the bank of the Saigon River, it is far enough to separate from the bustle of life. To find the way to this coffee, many guests use Google Maps as a good solution because it’s on the small road.
Coming here in the late afternoon, you will immerse yourself in the romantic beauty of the sunset covering the river and tall buildings in the distance.
This coffee has a gentle service style. Its drinks, including coffee, milk tea, hot tea, and juices, range in price not high compared to Saigon’s standard of living. Outstanding hot honey ginger tea and Bac Xiu (coffee with more milk) will give you an exciting feeling with your loved ones, and let your soul follow the contemplative beauty of the sunset.
Among thousands of Vietnamese cafés with all kinds of styles, Vietnamdrive has selected only a few outstanding ones with unique features according to our own opinions to introduce to you.
It comes down to personal inspiration and preference. But, if you’re a traveler to one of the main cities in Vietnam, such as Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Saigon, our collection will save you time looking for a cafe to try delicious Vietnamese coffee.
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