These Coffee Shops are More Than Just to Grab a Cup of Coffee – It’s a new experience | Saigon Feature

Saigon offers many different places where people can grab a cup of coffee and have the most exciting experience beyond that. 

1. PET CAFÉS

Pet café is a theme café whose attractions are cats, dogs or any other pets that can be watched and played with. Having long been popular in Asian countries, these unique coffee shops are always considered favorite destinations of animal lovers and were introduced to Vietnam just a few years ago, creating a sweeping craze among the teenagers. Enjoying the drinks while stroking these lovable pets after hours of work and study is definitely the best thing ever.

ICHI Cat Café

Highlighted in the center of Saigon with the gentle white color, ICHI Cat Cafe is known as the first ‘miniature paradise’ of numerous mischievous yet adorable noble cats, namely Maine Coon, Bengal, American Shorthair. Sadly, only children above 7 are allowed to enter the café, you cannot bring your own cats here and there are also some other rules that you have to follow (Read here: http://www.ichicatcafe.com/ichi-rules.html ).

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Website: http://www.ichicatcafe.com/  (English, Vietnamese)
Address: #221/2 Tran Quang Khai Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 10:30 am to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 6277 2898
Price range (for food and drinks): 15,000 – 60,000VND
Cuddle charge (for cat service): 40,000VND per adult
30,000VND per child (under 1m2)

Tokyo Pet Center

On entering, you have to change your shoes into the shop’s slippers and the staff will spray hand sanitizer for you. You are free to hug, cuddle them and take pictures but you cannot feed them, grasp their tails or touch them while they are sleeping. There are 4 floors in total. The 1st floor is a pet shop that sells foods, utensils, and breeds of pure and rare dogs. The 2nd one is home to many cats from many countries in the world: Vietnamese Calico cats, Japanese dogs, long- or short-haired cats from the US and the UK, Persian cats, Russian cats with the fur as white as snow, etc. The 3rd one is for dog lovers with beautiful and adorable puppies like Toy Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Dachshund. And the uppermost floor is a pet hotel with air-conditioning and wide space, perfect for pets to play around freely, where you are guaranteed that your pet is safely taken care of while you are on vacation.

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Address: #284C Nguyen Trong Tuyen Street, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District / 1st floor
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 9:30 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3997 0299
Price range: 35,000 – 60,000VND
Cuddle charge: 25,000VND

Hachiko Coffee

Hachiko Coffee is where you will be surrounded by Pug, Husky, Alaska or Poodle Chow Chow dogs. In addition to enjoying coffee and hugging these cuties, you can also get advice, discuss how to train your dogs and where to join with other animal enthusiasts. The interior design is very lovely with decorative items such as dog-printed pictures and cups. This place is also famous for drinks that will not disappoint you. And there is also a hand sanitizer on every table.

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Address: #14 Hoa Sua Street, Ward 7, Phu Nhuan District
Opening hours: 7:00 am to 10:30 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 906 478 389
Price range: 40,000 – 70,000VND
Cuddle charge: 22,000VND

PETS N’ ENGLISH Coffee

With the ‘kawaii’ overwhelming pink color, long wooden tables, shelves, and other decorative items are neatly arranged to leave plenty of room to freely run and play with the dogs. The place is cleaned frequently and sprayed with lemon fragrance so the dogs' smell is really limited. On the ground floor, most of the dogs are quite small in size, the biggest and most popular of which is the rare Samoyed dog with fluffy snow-white fur called Sam. On the 2nd floor, the dogs are bigger, but only a few like to be hugged, stroked and surrounded by people. 

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Address: #106A No Trang Long Street, Ward 14, Binh Thanh District
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 10:30 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 973 292 318
Price range: 39,000 – 59,000VND
Cuddle charge: 25,000VND

BABO Café

Babo Coffee is a unique cafe in Saigon with many reptiles such as snakes, pythons, salamanders, and lizards. However, don’t be scared or worried as they are all well-trained and guaranteed to be extremely safe. The staff will also instruct you how to cuddle and play with them. In addition to reptiles, there are owls, parrots, rabbits, turtles, and hamsters. The shop is spacious and drinks are cheaper in comparison with other pet cafés. I will definitely recommend you come here and experience the exciting feeling of touching these animals and seeing them crawling on the tables around your drinks.

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/ReptileCoffee/ (Vietnamese)Address: #93/18 Pham Van Hai Street, Ward 3, Tan Binh District
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 933 069 399
Price range: 15,000 – 28,000VND

Pet Me

If you are a fan of Rio bird in the same named American film series and want to see the daily lives of birds in person, Pet Me is the place should not be ignored. This is the first and only parrot cafe in Vietnam. There are many kinds of colorful parrots in various sizes and from various countries, ranging from Asia, Australia to South America. Notably, there is a tour for children, guided in English and Vietnamese, introducing about birds and how to take good care of them. You can buy birds and accessories such as sliders or football courts. Apart from parrots, there are also squirrels, geckos, rabbits and guinea pigs.

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Website: http://petmeshop.com/en/ (English, Vietnamese)
Address: #198 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 917 096 677 – (+84) 916 399 299
Price range: 30,000 – 80,000VND

 

2. FISH MASSAGE CAFÉS

Fish massage – dipping your hands or feet in the aquarium to let hundreds of fish leech dead cells on the skin is not strange at all, and so is drinking coffee. Yet, the combination of these two activities has created a new wind in Saigon café style called: fish massage café. This massage fish aka doctor fish is Garra Rufa, originated from Turkey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_fish). After choosing drinks and the table that suits with the number of people (single, double or a group), customers will have their feet washed to clean dust and chemicals and wound covered (if there is one). At first, when the small and soft mouth of the fish touch your legs, the tickling electric-shock-liked feeling might make you startled and hastily pull back your legs, causing the water to splash but soon you will familiarize with it and enjoy it. And it is also advisable that you wear shorts or capri pants for convenience.

Black House Coffee

There are separate zones for those who want to enjoy the drinks with or without fish massage. You can also try fishing for free here.

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Address: #480/58B1 Binh Quoi Street, Ward 28, Binh Thanh District
Opening hours: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 914 331 779
Price range: 20,000 – 100,000VND
Massage price: Free

 

3. BOARD GAME CAFÉS

As the digital age taking over interaction, communication, and connection among people, board games appear to be a haven away from the distractions of everyday grind and help people start to get to know each other very well. On the other hand, the food and drinks will keep you refreshed while playing. And that is how board game cafés were established.

Board Game Station

Inaugurated on International Board Game Day 30/04/2015, Board Game Station has proved to be a popular location among the Saigonese and especially many foreigners. That is why you will hear more English-speaking friends here and it is a great way to practice English if it is not your native language. There are over 60 game titles to choose from. For instance, skilled gamers can play complex games such as Star Wars, Dead of Winter, Castle Panic, Forbidden Stars, 7 Wonders; families or groups can play Monopoly Game of Thrones, Munchkin, Scrabble and children can play Sushi Go!, Spot it, Hive Carbon, Banana, etc. And don’t worry whether you are new or familiar to board games, there are always on-site leaders to assist you when needed. Another special feature of the café is that all board games here are authentic and imported from the US. Therefore, gamers will have the opportunity to access world-class board games, hence forming the consciousness and habits of playing copyrighted games. The menu is decent, with real fruit drinks and smoothies.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/BoardGameStation/ (English, Vietnamese)
Price range: 20,000 – 48,000VND (if you bring your own food, you have to pay 15,000VND/person)
Game ticket price (you can stay and play for as long as you want):
From Monday to Thursday: just buy a drink and it’s completely free
From Friday to Sunday: 56,000VND/person and 49,000VND/student ( with 1 drink included).

* Board Game Station 01:

Address: #21 Trinh Van Can Street, Cau Ong Lanh Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 909 361 556

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* Address: #1401 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7 / 2nd floor
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 188 814 9256

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TableTop Café

TableTop Café is a heaven for experienced gaming enthusiasts as most of the board games here are top-tiered like Kemet, Through The Ages, Agricola, Caverna or Cydades Titans. Moreover, they have a large menu with many food and drink options to choose from, but you can still bring your own dishes (and pay a fee of 20,000VND if you don’t order their food or drinks). The seats are plenty but not so comfortable if you were to spend over 2 hours there as they are made of wood. Cushions should be put on them for a better experience. And you should reserve in advance since the place gets crowded quickly, especially at weekends.  

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/tabletopBC/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf  (Vietnamese)
Address: #324/1 Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 11, District 10 / Alley 322, 1st floor
Opening hours: 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Weekdays)
8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Weekends)
Tel: (+84) 128 366 4936 – (+84) 903 438 903
Price range: 25,000 – 30,000VND
Game ticket price (you can stay and play for as long as you want): 15,000VND/person/game
20,000VND for unlimited games

HUB Tavern

The interior is designed in a medieval style, making you feel like being in a real castle. There is also a ‘Commander Room’ with a fireplace and torches lit up the whole place. With over 100 game titles, HUB Tavern frequently cooperates with many local gaming groups (such as BG Viet and BGVN) to organize offline gaming events and tournaments, one of which is the annual Catan Championship in November, a chance for gamers to compete and win valuable presents. The most exciting event here is still the Boardgame Trading Weekend held every 3 months where you can exchange board games with other players.

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Website: https://www.boardgamehub.net/ (Vietnamese)
Address: #30 Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street, Ward 15, Phu Nhuan District
Opening hours: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 9840 8265
Price range: 20,000 – 30,000VND
Game ticket price: 29,000VND/party game (with 1 soft drink included)
49,000VND/any game (with 1 any drink included)

Meet Coffee and Board Game

Located in the heart of District 3, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, the gourmet style with dark colors and light décor of the place will help you feel relaxed and comfortable. Meet Coffee now owns over 40 board games and all are 100% free to encourage young people to know more about access board games. Also, many customers praised that drinks here are much better in comparison with those of other board game cafés.

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Address: #290/52 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 8, District 3
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 941 909 51
Price range: 15,000 – 26,000VND
Game ticket price: Free

4. BOOK CAFÉS

For those who want a quiet space to read or study, certainly, they will go to book cafés, which is sometimes regarded as a miniature library.

Nhã Nam Books N’ Coffee

On arriving, you will be impressed by its spacious front with glass windows. Combining books and cafes, Nha Nam Books N’ Coffee is where young people can find most of Nha Nam’s published books along with enjoying the peaceful and open space of more than 200 square meters. The place is divided into many areas with different decorative styles specializing in different genres of books. For instance, the Hobbit Cave: displaying all books of Nha Nam that are on the market; the Pigeon Nest: a small warm nest for young souls, possessing an impressive number of children’s books; the Don Quixote’s Windmill: the ultimate meeting room with two long tables and colorful chairs, suitable for groups to study and work, or the Green Corner: a small quiet study space dedicated to Korean-Chinese-Japanese literature where you can make tea by yourself and drift into the mysterious regions of Eastern Asia, etc. Nha Nam Books N’ Coffee serves only drinks and prices are quite high. Yet, every coffee-drinking area is facilitated with air-conditioners and strong wifi. So, what is more relaxing and refreshing than sipping a cup of coffee while reading books in such a nice place like this?

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Address: #24A D5 Street, Ward 25, Binh Thanh District
Opening hours: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3510 6778
Price range: 25,000 – 45,000VND

Phuong Nam Book Café / Đp Café

Nguyen Van Binh Street, aka HCMC Book Street, is where street fashion shows, old publications or artwork exhibitions usually take place, and many other bookstores are located like Fahasa, Thai Ha, Phuong Nam, Hoa Sen Univesity, etc. Phuong Nam Book Café and Đp Café will be the perfect stops for you after your roaming along the book street. Both of these places also organize book premieres or meetings of famous writers in Vietnam and around the world such as Nguyen Nhat Anh, Tran Nha Thuy, Anh Khang, Lary Berman,…

*Phương Nam Book Café:

Address: Nguyen Van Binh Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Opening hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Everyday)

Price range: 25,000 – 59,000VND

 

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* Đp Café:

Address: #3 Nguyen Van Binh Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Opening hours: 7:00 am to 10:30 pm (Everyday)

Price range: 25,000 – 30,000VND

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Ciao Café

With light yellow color and angel photos on the walls, Ciao Café brings out a friendly and cozy atmosphere. There are over 800 books and private sitting areas with small wooden tables and sofas so you can comfortably read for hours without feeling disturbed. In addition, the music of the restaurant is very romantic, so you can read the book and enjoy the mellow love songs. The menu of Ciao Café varies from delicious drinks to Italian fast food such as: Pizza, spaghetti with all kinds of coffee (cappuccino, espresso and Vietnamese coffee). And if you are a fan of ice cream, Ciao Café is the just the place for you with a diversity of flavors such as mint, vanilla, taro, chocolate, orange, coconut, peach, kiwi, strawberry, Rhum - raisins, almonds, peanut, lemon, chocolate - chestnut, ginger, durian, banana, etc.

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Address: #40 Ngo Duc Ke Street, District 1
Opening hours: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3829 1491
Price range: 50,000 – 165,000VND

FYI Bookcafé

The FYI Bookcafe looks rather modest but still impresses customers with its modern and elegant decoration, from the signboard to the meaningful name (FYI: For Your Inspiration). The books here are selected carefully and divided into five main categories: Chicken soup for your soul, Novels, Sales & Business, Marketing, and Communications. Not too many genres, but FYI Bookcafe will give you a lot of exciting experience that can not be ignored. Coming to FYI Bookcafe, you can enjoy reading with a glass of coconut juice, coffee or crispy golden French fries and plenty of other food and drinks at reasonable prices. At noon, they also serve thick noodle soup (aka ‘bánh canh’), broken rice or ‘bánh mì’.

 

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Address: #205/2-3 Nguyen Trai Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3925 3645
Price range: 22,000 – 72,000VND

Huy Hoang Book Café

Located on the 2nd floor of Huy Hoang Bookstore, Huy Hoang Book Café impresses everyone by the quiet space, relaxing yet modern and luxurious. The layout of bookshelves and the combination of books with fancy colors really attract its customers. You may also be pleased with the variety of its menus like coffee, ice cream, juice, tea, or pastries... at reasonable prices and the dedicated service of the staff members. And come before 10 if you want to study or read in a quiet atmosphere.

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Address: #357A Le Van Sy Street, Ward 1, Tan Binh District / 2nd floor
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3991 3636
Price range: 35,000 – 80,000VND

Ca Chep Bookcafé

As a bookstore everywhere is related to books; the walls of the café full of famous are written writes both in the country and abroad with their famous quotes. The space is luxurious and quiet with the layout of tables and chairs suitable for reading and viewing the beautiful scenery of Saigon. The menu at the bar is diverse with a variety of drinks, ice cream, and quality assurance, at affordable prices to serve the needs of customers when they are coming here.

 

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Address: #211-213 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 6290 6951
Price range: 20,000 – 39,000VND

HUB Book Coffee

With a large area, Hub Book Coffee is divided into three main spaces: two spaces are quiet rooms hidden behind the mini library of the café, suitable for workshops or private meetings; the widest one uses transparent glass for natural light, where you can have lunch and relax. Hub Book Coffee’s book library is very large and located in the middle of the shop with hundreds of books from a variety of topics, culture, life to economics, science and many other useful books, including precious and rare books. Not only can you read books on the spot but you can also borrow and take them away.

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Address: #18A Cong Hoa Street, Ward 4, Tan Binh District
Opening hours: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 6277 1422
Price range: 20,000 – 55,000VND

5. SHOPPING CAFÉS

Have you ever been to cafes combined with fashion shops? Enjoy the delicious drinks and have fun shopping for cool items. Sounds great, isn’t it?

L'Usine Café

Anyone who has visited L'Usine may be quite satisfied with this place. It is quite quiet here, suitable for young people to work and study. L’Usine serves salads, sandwiches, pastas, coffee, cake as well as a breakfast menu. And L’Usine Dong Khoi is where you can enjoy delicious tapas with an extensive list of wines for dinner. After enjoying the food and drinks, you can visit and shop in the clothing zone, with many accessories and fashionable items. Although prices are high, you will find it difficult to buy similar items elsewhere. A nice and cozy place to browse while hanging out in the city centre!

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Website: http://www.lusinespace.com/ (English)
https://www.facebook.com/Lusinespace/ (English)
Opening hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm (Everyday)
Price range (for food and drinks): 40,000 – 154,000VND

* L’Usine Heritage @ Dong Khoi:
Address: #151/5 Dong Khoi Street, District 1
Tel: (+84) 28 6674 9565

* L’Usine @ Le Loi:
Address: #70B Le Loi Street, District 1
Tel: (+84) 28 3521 0703
Khanhcasa Garden Café

Khanhcasa is spacious, airy and beautifully decorated in classical style. Still a nice, fresh café with beautiful view of Saigon. However, the difference here is its strange and meticulous detail in decoration. And if you pay close attention, you will notice that all table legs here are made of the familiar sewing machine legs, placed next to luxurious white mica chairs, which becomes the unmistakable beauty of Khanhcasa Garden café. There are many green trees both inside and outside, creating such pleasant feelings, close to nature. The menu specialises in tea and cakes, with free candied crystallized ginger to use along with tea. There is also a separate area for display and sale of pots, dishes made of ceramic, porcelain or glass.

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Address: #66 Le Loi Street, District 1/ 1st floor
Opening hours: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3822 7796
Price range (for food and drinks): 40,000 – 150,000VND

Bond Anime Café

As Saigon’s first anime café, Figure collectors, especially the Otaku or anime, manga, doujinshi enthusiasts will surely fall for Bond, because the shop devotes the whole ground floor to selling Japanese items. The 1st floor with comfortable sofas, the 2nd one with lovely manga style paper chair and the 3rd one with low tables and chairs for you, all are suitable for you to chat with friends and observe the dolls. While contemplating those on the spot, if you like any, you can ask to buy but their prices are quite expensive. In addition to the manga characters, the shop also owns a collection of more than 300 notebooks and hundreds of unique cartoon character keys. This is also the ideal place for groups with toys and board games such as Jenga, Uno, Werewolf, etc.

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Address: #372 Hoa Hao Street, Ward 5, District 10
Opening hours: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 6264 5427
Price range (for food and drinks): 20,000 – 50,000VND

Me Café

Me cafe is decorated with sophisticated and pretty handmade stuffs. And if you like any item in the shop, feel free to ask the staff because those decorative items are also what the shop is selling.

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Address: #8A Luong Huu Khanh Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 10:30 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3926 2828
Price range (for food and drinks): 20,000 – 60,000VND

6. HOMESTAY CAFÉS

Many young people in Saigon now choose homestays as a way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Only 1 or 2 days of the week - no need to prepare much, no need to go far and still be able to recharge your energy in a beautiful place. The combination of homestay and café will be a cheap and great choice for overnight get-aways.

THE LABAN

Located on one of the most prettiest and busiest streets of Saigon, from The Laban, it takes only a 10-minute walk to Ben Thanh Market and the same amount of time to reach Notre Dame Cathedral. Because of such convenience, therefore, besides with cheaper price than hotels, you can save more money for eating and drinking. The most popular and spacious room here is the Penthouse with a cute small garden and a terrace facing the center of the city. There are also large double rooms and separate dorm rooms with balconies for men and women. The ground floor is used as a café, with an extensive menu of egg coffee or Yofu Panda, and the must-try dish here is the rice field with a unique combination of yogurt, violet glutinous rice and brown rice. At the weekend, there are also acoustic performances.

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/theLabanvn/ (Vietnamese)
Address: #23A Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 28 3925 2822
Price range:
For food and drinks: 30,000 – 50,000VND
For rooms: Penthouse: 1,899,000VND/night
Private rooms: 550,000 – 1,400,000VND/night
Dorm rooms: 200,000VND/bed/night

4221 Café & Homestay

Located on a quite street, the plus point of 4221 is its gentle, classical warm design reminiscing the old Saigon. What makes 4221 really different is the Vietnamese traditional dished literally homemade by the lovely owner and the staff. Particularly, the peach and lemongrass teas are very favored here. There is also a piano which customers can play freely. On Saturday and Sunday evenings, 4221 has acoustic sessions beginning at 8:30pm.

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/4221.cafe.nhahang/ (Vietnamese)
Address: #157 Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street, Ward 11, Phu Nhuan District
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 10:30 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 963 175 577
Price range:
For food and drinks: 25,000 – 125,000VND
For rooms (breakfast included): Private rooms: 600,000VND/night
Dorm rooms: 250,000VND/bed/night

Prem Bishop & Café

Prem is a true gem for vegetarians in Saigon and is walking distance to Tao Dan Park and War Remnants Museum. The ground floor of Prem is the café, upstairs are dorm rooms. As the owner of Prem is a yoga trainer who is really health-conscious, everything from fresh smoothies to the healthful wraps are all made with care and love. On top of that, they also organize yoga classes on weekends.

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Website: http://www.prembistro.com/welcome#about (English)
https://www.facebook.com/prembistro/ (English)
Address: #204 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ward 6, District 3
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 983 189 911 (English) – (+84) 28 6279 9920
Price range:
For food and drinks: 40,000 – 195,000VND
For rooms: Dorm rooms: 220,000VND/bed/night

ChaosDowntown ( or Cháo Downtown)

On Saigon’s rainy days, if you want a warm place to rest, you can visit the beautiful tents of Chaosdowntown, which is 500m away from Tao Dan Park and 800m from Ben Thanh Market. Coming here, you can easily use many services such as bar, restaurant, café,… And though located in a small alley, this is a famous art space of Saigon which frequently organizes many art exhibitions and fashion fairs.

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/chaosdowntown/ (English, Vietnamese)
Address: #121/61 Le Thi Rieng Street, District 1
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 8:30 pm (Everyday)
Tel: (+84) 931 818 824
Price range:
For food and drinks: 15,000 – 45,000VND
For rooms: Private rooms: 350,000 – 450,000VND/night
Dorm rooms: 160,000VND/bed/night

46 thoughts on “These Coffee Shops are More Than Just to Grab a Cup of Coffee – It’s a new experience | Saigon Feature”

  1. Ok, now that I’ve seen all these, I want to try all these!! Except for the reptile one, thanks but no thanks.
    I love the idea that coffee is no longer just a drink, it’s an experience! Thanks for sharing

  2. I have heard about Pet cafes sometime ago but you have provided a whole new area of cafes to me. I specially love the garden one and the homestay one they’re so nice. Even the shopping one is awesome – who doesn’t want to enjoy a cuppa while shopping!!

  3. Wow, what an expansive and thorough list!! I want to go to ALL of these. I’ve been to several game board cafes personally and had a blast. The pet cafes sound suuuuuuper fun. The amphibean one would be quite an experience.

  4. I think board game cafes are so much fun! We have a couple of them here in Toronto. I would love to go to a pet cafe some time since I love animals and don’t have any pets of my own.

  5. Pet cafes sound like such a peaceful and relaxing place to visit, especially when traveling and having to be away from my own fur babies. I’d also want to visit Ciao Café for the ice cream! Yum!

  6. I am astonished at the pet cafes! I have seen board game breweries and coffee shops in bookstores but never have I seen a cafe that has animals in it! This is a great idea and I wish we had a puppy cafe near me…I would be there all day,

  7. I love coffee shops, and these definitely take them to a whole new level! I’m allergic to cats so I’d have to skip that one but I think I could happily spend the whole day with the dogs! The lizard? Not so sure about that!

  8. Pet cafes sound like an interesting idea. I’m kind of a germ-o-phobe, so my first thought was, “Yuck! There’d be pet hair in the food!” Somehow, I’m sure owners have figured out ways to keep that from happening, and I’m sure the visitors find it very relaxing. What a fun idea.

  9. Pets coffee shops are the best. We used to have a cat cafe where I live but the state is so stupid that they shut it down 🙁 But whenever I go to Budapest I stop to their Cat Cafe, I just love it. Animals are the best thing in this world. (I love animals more than humans)

  10. Very unique coffee shops indeed! I think the one that stuck out to me the most was the pet coffee shop! I wonder if anyone ever gets cat hair in their coffee!!

  11. Wow these all sound so cool and amazing! I’m sad I didn’t read the post before I went to Saigon – next time I’ll definitely check some of these out!

  12. I love the idea of having pets around. Although I know some would disagree, I think that having a cat or dog with you is so much more relaxing. They just are a comfort to be around. I also love the book cafes. Sitting back with a great read while sipping coffee is just heaven to me!

  13. Gone are those days where coffee shops are places to just enjoy the coffee. Maybe are becoming so creative to make their shops belongs to a community. Love these concepts!

  14. While these are pretty unusual and unique, there is no way I would have coffee at a cafe where pets and animals are able to roam freely. Yulk! But interesting!

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