Unique Coffee Culture in Ho Chi Minh

Unique Coffee Culture in Ho Chi Minh

Rachel Tran Rachel Tran | Published Feb 22, 2020

There is no doubt that Vietnam – the 2nd largest coffee producer in the world is well known for consuming coffee at a large amount. So here comes to Saigon, where drinking coffee has been an exclusive culture than any places of Vietnam.

Coffee Culture in Ho Chi Minh City

Strangers may clearly recognize Ho Chi Minh city as the city of both ancient and modern values with historical, cultural tourist attraction. But maybe to other wanderlusts, small things called coffee, street food, etc. are absolutely the unforgettable experience ever! No one knows exactly the number of coffee shops in the City as apart from many eye-catching coffees shops on main large streets, there are countless ones in cul-de-sacs and even in very small, meandering alleys. The diversity and popularity of coffee shops here has resulted in a spiritual culture with its own distinctive features in the daily life of Saigon.

When it comes to comparing the coffee culture in Hanoi and Saigon, if Hanoians would like to check in luxurious or branded coffee shops, Saigoners just need a cup of coffee, sitting on a plastic stool around where they feel comfortable and where they can freely chat with friends. Just no chair, no cake counter, the coffee here is served super quickly. All you have to do is just raise your voice and your favorite drink will come in less than 5 minutes! Normally, people call for black coffee or milk coffee and a cup of coffee costs around VND10.000 – a cheap price for a “coffee shop” in the city center in the most expensive city in Vietnam. So just try coffee your way here in Saigon!


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