Located high above the Lang Biang Plateau, Da Lat City is gifted with a chilly climate. This makes it a great place to both grow delicious coffee beans and enjoy a hot cup of the resulting beverage. Luckily, you won’t have a hard time finding and sampling a cup of joe, whether you’re staying in a modest guest house or perhaps somewhere fancier like the Traveloka Luxe Hotel. However, if you want to truly enjoy what Da Lat has to offer for coffee lovers, then you’ll want to try the coffee from any one of the city’s five best cafés. Read on to know which ones you should go to.
One More Café
If you’re looking for a straightforward coffee-enjoying experience, go ahead and pass by One More Café along Hai Ba Trung Street. And if you’re environmentally conscious, you’ll be glad to know that they serve high-quality arabica coffee that’s been grown in sustainable conditions. The café also serves delicious English-style breakfast to help you start the day right. But if you’re looking to match your coffee with some sweet desserts, you can also check out their selection of cakes.
For coffee-lovers looking for a more unique café experience, BicycleUp is an ideal choice. Behind its lowkey façade hides a well-furnished Soviet-themed interior—complete with old Russian bicycles, cameras, schoolbooks, and other memorabilia. The old-school theme makes for a one-of-a-kind environment to enjoy the establishment’s rich-tasting coffee. And aside from the delicious locally sourced coffee, you can also order various teas and juices that represent the best flavors of Da Lat .
If you want to drink your coffee from a great vantage point, then why not try out this rooftop café. Indeed, An Café rests high on one of the buildings along Ba Thang Hai Street. Along with its elevated location, this café is also decorated with many garden plants for a very naturally relaxing atmosphere, one that happens to go well with their rich and smooth café latte. Plus, you can have your coffee with some delectable dishes which have Central and Southern Vietnamese roots—all of which also feature organically sourced ingredients.
If ever you find yourself in Da Lat’s old French Quarter along Tran Hung Dao Street, then go grab a cup of coffee at the Dreamer Café. It has a very intimate and very tasteful interior design, allowing for a very cosy time. They even have tables that offer a scenic view of the old Da Lat Railway Station. Aside from coffee and tea, they also serve a variety of smoothies if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Despite not strictly being a café, Biang Bistro serves some of the best coffee in Da Lat. And curiously, the establishment’s look has a mix of Thai and Indonesian Balinese design elements. The result is an eclectic yet relaxing atmosphere that you can savor while you’re having a cup of coffee, or maybe even when trying out their delicious meals. Indeed, they serve delectable latte that comes with a dash of cinnamon for added flavor. And if you’re hungry, their menu features a wide range of Vietnamese and Western dishes—along with some vegan and vegetarian options, to boot.
A hot cup of coffee goes remarkably well with Da Lat’s cool and relaxing climate. So, if you’re up for trying the best cups of coffee the city has to offer, make sure to check out the above establishments. With most them, you can even have a satisfying meal to go with your hot coffee.