Coffee on sidewalk is considered one of the characteristics of Saigon. By all means you can see the Saigon people drinking coffee.
Saigon is a collection of coffee shops with many forms, many types of decoration … but gathering all classes from poor and rich, old and young, there should be only coffee on the pavement. So many people say coffee on sidewalk is one of the beautiful features that make people relate the land of Saigon. Nowadays, Saigon cafe tours is also available for tourists. Here are 5 most popular coffee shops of Saigon.
1. Coffee shop at the corner of Le Thanh Ton street – Le Anh Xuan street, District 1
The café, famous in this corner is small and also has a few branches but not as attractive á the shop at Le Thanh Ton street. No matter the night, day, weekday or weekend, it is always crowded. Especially on Sunday mornings, it í not easy for even patrons who want to find a place here.
This café is loved not only thanks to Saigon sidewalk coffee style (crowded, long sitting, crowded, street view), where you can enjoy coffee in Vietnam but also by the special status, where you can watch the bustling Saigon in a quiet space.
Therefore, the usual visitors come here want to “win” for the beautiful location to catch the road and chat with friends. In order to avoid the “overflow” guests to the street, the restaurant usually only let guests out when the house is full.
2. “Bet” coffee shop on the park 30/4
Do not know when the phrase “ca phe bet” has become familiar to not only the young Saigon people but anyone who has ever had the opportunity to come and enjoy this special coffee.
Although “Bet” coffee or park coffee appear in many places, but still not professional and favorite through Han Thuyen coffee shop. While you are awkward at not being able to pick the right seat, someone comes up with some paper or cardboard and offers some soft drinks. After settling on, it’s a great time to sip a cup of coffee, wind up, chat with friends, and take a look at the traffic.
Fun, beautiful “view”, cool, sitting and shaking as long as you like, being served extremely warm with very cheap price … is the special attraction to entice young people gathered here. Not so if you are lucky you also have the opportunity to enjoy the music, magic performance pating… extremely attractive. Because “Bet” is also the favorite gathering place of many groups loving guitar, photography and skateboarding.
A note to you that is not to drink and feel worried about your vehicle: you should send the car at the Cultural Youth or Diamond and feel free to chat with friends around the cup of coffee.
3. Racket coffee in Phan Dinh Phung alley, Phu Nhuan district
As soon as you run into the alleyway 330 Phan Dinh Phung, Phu Nhuan District, you can see a row of long plastic chairs close to the curb length with the end is a pretty small coffee shop. The owner of the shop is Mrs and Mr Ba who are more than 70 years old.
Not only selling all the days of the year, this place also marks when the coffee is made with racket instead of tin phin as usual. Coffee is poured into a racket, poured a little boiling water to soak. When the customer calls, the seller will boil water in the oven next to, pull the racket, pour the coffee, add milk or sugar or ice depended on the customer’s demand.
The taste of these coffee is as special as its processing, so fragrant, bold enough for you to sit in a cool alley in the middle of Saigon busy for hours. Not only that, you will definitely be fascinated by watching his sweeping movements, his incredibly agile, skillful, and open-minded coffee. That’s why this 60 year-owning cafe is really the place for many people.
4. Coffee shop in front of Architectural University
Many people think that “Bet coffee culture” comes from the habit of sitting on the paper at the pavement for drawing, and talking of students of HCMC University of Architecture.
Actually, this coffee shop is a small one on the sidewalk in front of the University of architecture, only includes just a small sponge container, placed on a bottle of soft drinks, coffee and a small plastic bag. And some of the other things are extremely flexible.
The first guests to drink also have a plastic chair. After that, being too crowded, the customers sit on newspaper pieces or tiles to enjoy coffee and watch the stream of people crossing the street.
Gradually, the habit has spread all over the sidewalks in front of the big and small university gates, becoming the prevailing trend that, if crossed by these schools, it will be easy to spot. Especially not only serving the students of the architecture university, this is also a familiar gathering place of many young people in the city.
5. Hoa Mai pavement café shop, Phu Nhuan district
An coffee shop which becomes popular recently is “Ghe Dau”, coffee shop sidewalk in the “Flower” street chain in Phan Xich Long. One thing is easy to notice that in the morning or in the evening, on rainy or sunny day, the small space of this restaurant is always bustling guests. As the name suggests, you will be “equipped” with a chair and start chatting for hours with your friends.
If the morning menu is quite simple with coffee, tea and yogurt, the price is very soft at about 10,000-15,000 VND / cup, the evening here also attracts young people with a variety of drinks and cakes. Close, rustic and flexible in layout so although it is a bit crowded, you still feel comfortable.
The above information makes your feel eager to come to Saigon and discover the attractive coffee culture here, right! You can do it yourselves with many Saigon cafe tours offering the reliable travel companies.
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