The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City

Thao Dien has some great coffee hangouts
Thao Dien has some great coffee hangouts | © Matthew Pike / Culture Trip

Whether you’ve got time to kill between clients or just need a pleasant spot to chat with friends, little Thao Dien boasts an impressive number of amazing cafes. Here are the best coffee shops in District 2’s coolest ward.

1. The Snap Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Vietnamese, European, American

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When it comes to an all-around cafe experience, The Snap Cafe is an easy choice. Their food is delicious, the service is great and the decor fills us with all kinds of good vibes. We always have a lovely experience here. And if you need to pick up some gifts or things for the home while you’re out, they also have some nice shops to check out.

2. Pet Me

Cafe, Vietnamese

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Pet Me is a natural playground for kids and animals alike. They’re home to a wonderful assortment of animals, from colorful birds to turtles to all kinds of oh-so-lovable critters. They’re kid friendly, so bring along the young ones – or maybe book their next birthday party here. It’ll be one to remember, that’s for sure.

3. The Loop

Cafe, Restaurant, American, French, Salad Bar, Vegetarian

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In an area with so many excellent cafes and restaurants, The Loop stands out as a fine example of both. Their menu is varied, delicious and features succulent French and American flavors. We think you’ll love their decor – a relaxing balance between comfort and style. Be sure to try their breakfast. They have options for everyone, whether you’re a protein-heavy meat eater or a leafy green vegetarian.

4. Dolphy Cafe

Cafe, Tea

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Dolphy Cafe is popular among the many expats who live and work in the Thao Dien area. They have three locations now, all of which are ideal for setting up your laptop to get some serious work done. Because of this, they’re the home base of choice for many digital nomads. With a drinks menu that’s both varied and delicious, be sure to stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.

5. Agnes Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Australian, Mexican, Italian

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When it comes to breakfast, you won’t find any better than Agnes Cafe in Thao Dien. They use the finest ingredients to serve wonderful cuisines from around the world – things like an Australian meat pie, a Mexican omelet or a grilled salmon salad. They’re on a quiet side street, making this the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your coffee.

6. Starbucks Thao Dien

Cafe, Coffee Shop, American, Vietnamese

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This global American brand really needs no introduction. Their green mermaid logo ignites an intense craving for many, many people, and their aficionados know all the vernacular. But don’t worry if you’re new to the Starbucks experience, they’ll take good care of you. This is a popular spot for the many professionals who call Thao Dien home, so if you’ve got some work to do or some time to kill, they’ve got a seat waiting for you.

7. KOKOiS

Bistro, Cafe, French

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KOKOiS is one part cafe, one part bistro lounge and one part retail shop. They’ve taken an old warehouse and converted it into a pleasant and inviting space, with cooler seating at the front and a garden area in the back. Their decor is a nice balance of wood and metal, which complements their overall motif of functionality and style – a place to either relax or get some work done.

8. Villa Royale Antiques & Tea Room

Cafe, Tea Room, French, Vietnamese

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The decor in Villa Royale is about as eclectic as you’ll ever find, and it’s all for sale as well! Spot something you like? Ask and it could be yours. Villa Royale is famous for their high tea and desserts, bringing in many repeat customers to have another go at their divine cakes and pastries.

9. Soma Art Cafe

Cafe, French, Vietnamese

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If you’re into art, then you need to check this place out. They feature the works of underdog artists – those just emerging as talents — in a hip little cafe with plenty of pieces for you to feast your eyes on. They’re also proud of their coffee, which they’ve sourced from ethnic tribes in the highlands of Central Vietnam. This is the kind of cafe that revitalizes your soul with their delicious flavors, good company and skillful, thought-provoking artwork.

10. Casba Saigon

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, French, Vietnamese

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Casba was a secret when it first opened, but not anymore. They’re an oasis of fun, where you can sip on amazing cocktails, take a dip in the pool, try your hand at lawn bowling, or just sit around and chat. This is a great way to spend a chill afternoon, but they also know how to have a good time once the sun goes down.

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