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Old Cafes in Saigon

As some coffee enthusiast once said, drinking Vietnamese coffee isn’t just about the coffee – it’s about the cafe that houses it. In this guide, we give you a list of top locals recommended old cafes in Saigon.

These old cafes in Saigon will put you just in the right mood for a good cup of Vietnamese coffee with their retro design that reflects a Vietnam of the 80s and 90s.

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1. Cafe 81

28 Nguyen Huu Cau Street, District 1
Open 7 AM – 10:30 PM

Design highlights: The vintage collection at Cafe 81 stars an old Russian sewing machine, a small TV set, a radio cassette, countless books, and, like others in this old cafe list, 20th-century Vietnamese household-style seating.

Menu highlights: Coffee, Northern Vietnam tea, Ginger honey, Kumquat honey, Lime honey, Arrowroot drink

See locals’ ratings.

2. Cafe Nho

115/30 Le Van Sy, Ward 13, Phu Nhuan District (near the railway)
Open 8 AM – 10 PM

Design highlights: A house of exquisite collections – tyrol hats, pendulum clocks, oil lamps, radio cassettes, old model electric fans, cameras, ceramics, telephones, old scooters, among others. Take a look below.

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Menu highlights: coffee, avocado/ pineapple/ coconut smoothies

See locals’ ratings.

3. Cafe Saigon 80s Nha Minh

373/65/5 Ly Thuong Kiet, Tan Binh District
Open 7:30 AM – 10 PM

Design highlights: Retro style with a radiant happy-go-lucky look; classic Vietnamese windows but in bright, fun yellow; colorful sign writings in old fonts.

old cafes in saigon cafe saigon 80s nha minh

Menu highlights: Lemongrass ginger lime, salted dry apricot drink, Banh mi ca moi

See locals’ ratings.

4. Saigon Retro Cafe

First floor (right above ground floor), 55 Tran Quoc Toan, District 3
Open 8 AM – 10 PM
See local’s ratings

Design highlights: Elegant and smart arrangement of furniture. Good use of lighting (both natural and manmade)

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Elegant and cozy vibes at Saigon Retro Cafe

Menu highlights: Mango mix, Guava, Saigon salted.

See locals’ ratings. (many positive reviews from locals)

5. Lao Hac Quan Cafe

299B Hoang Sa, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
Open 7 AM – 11 PM

Design highlights: Another humble coffee place that resembles an old Vietnamese home. The second floor overlooks the beautiful Saigon River. Enjoy the breezes as you sip coffee.

Menu highlights: coffee, passion fruit drink, carrot/ pineapple juice, Vietnamese home tea, light snacks.

See locals’ ratings.

6. Bang Khuang Cafe

2nd Floor, 9 Thai Van Lung, District 1
Open 8 AM – 11 PM

Design highlights: Very classic and familiar Vietnamese old flooring patterns (small square tiles) while seating and tables look modern. A harmonious and fascinating match.

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Menu highlights: coffee and ice cream, tea, Vietnamese meals

See the locals’ ratings.

Summary of Old cafes in Saigon

If you want to try authentic Vietnamese coffee, why not try it in an authentic Vietnamese space, like the above recommended old cafes in Saigon.

See also:
Where to buy coffee and tea in Saigon

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