We stumbled upon Annam Coffee walking from the shoe avenue to church.
Found along Truong Dinh Street in District 3, it’s a nice and quiet cafe in the afternoon and a lively pub in the evening.
I liked how spacious the indoor restaurant is and that the furniture was tasteful and arranged in such a way that you can have some privacy — and quite comfortable too.
In the evenings, they have several performances.
Their menu covers both Chinese and Western dishes and they serve lots and lots of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (sorry the photos came out bad). I loved the stir-fried beef we ordered. The grilled beef steak in peppery sauce and mashed potatoes was good too but I prefer my steak not too thick. But the chunky, creamy mashed potatoes was just the way I liked it.
There also is an outdoor cafe area which is bright and airy — perfect for a cuppa coffee And I also saw a separate room at the back where you can probably hold private parties which can seat around 50 people or so.
This watery walkway leading to the private room and to the mini-waterfalls give the whole place a refreshing look.
It’s probably nice to hang out at this place during the evenings and listen to some live band music. Definitely a good cafe to explore.
No! Don’t go to this dump. The service is the worst in Ho Chi Minh City. Waiters literally – and I mean literally – insult you right to your face. Don’t dare ask for a real napkin so you can type on your computer after using it; they’ll give you a wet napkin and laugh. Service is slow. Try to wave a waiter over and they will all stand there and just stare and smile at you. Somehow twenty-five other cafes know what I mean when I do the same thing, but the people here are a bunch of stuck-up jerks. I’ve been here three times, trying to like it since it looked like such a cool place. But it sucks. Started bad, got worse. Horrible, horrible, horrible.
Thanks Andrew for the heads up. Haven’t been there in a long time!