Cafe sua da

Vietnam is a national leader in coffee exports, so long ago, drinking coffee has become cultural. Saigon people (Saigoner) often enjoy coffee in the morning at roadside coffee shops after having breakfast. There are two main kinds: "ca phe sua da" (iced milk coffee) and "ca phe da" (iced coffee).


"Ca phe sua da" is made with finely ground Vietnamese-grown dark roast coffee individually brewed with a small metal French drip filter (cà phê phin) into a cup containing about a quarter to a half as much sweetened condensed milk, stirred and poured over ice. Besides, sipping a cup of coffee at the street coffee shops as well as the culture of "cà phê bệt" in the parks are the everyday thing in Saigon. It's so interesting to enjoy the coffee with the airy space and chat with friends.


Image: Ca phe sua da






  • In Ho Chi Minh City, cafe shops are everywhere, from large roads to small alleys.  You look on the sign that shows the words ”Cà Phê" that's the coffee shop.
  • Saigon people often drink coffee accompanied by Tra Da (ice tea), and it's free at most cafes.
  • Most cafes have Wifi, you can ask the server for the password.




  1. Café Ut Lanh (8:00am - 10:00 pm)

Address: 283/37 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, HCMC.

Price: 45,000 dong.

  1. 2. Trung Nguyen Lengend (7:00am – 10:00pm).

Address: 07 Nguyen Van Chiem, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC.

Price: 35,000 – 85,000 dong.

  1. Phúc Long Coffee (10:00am – 10:30pm)

Address: 39 Nguyen Hue St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Price: 28,000 dong.