4 hot cafés reminiscent of “childhood” in Saigon (Part 1)

Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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So you are living in Saigon, well-known as the most bustling place in Vietnam. If you get the time, it’s not a bad idea to escape to a cafeteria, like those from your childhood, to throw yourself back into memories of playgrounds and innocence. How to accomplish such a task? Surprisingly, your answer may lie in a café.

In recent years, there’s been precipitous growth in the café industry. Across Vietnam, there are a number of coffee shops with different styles, ranging from Western to Asian. Recently, there have been a rise in nostalgic, retro cafes. With a plethora of retro furniture and art, these cafés have their own styles with chipped bowls, old blue wooden windows or snacks such as popcorn and sugared dry tamarind. These cafés are considered warm shelters sequestered within modern, flashy city life.

Let’s check out these vintage coffee shops below:

1. Café 81 (216B Nguyen Van Nguyen, District 1)

Nguồn: Internet

Upon arrival at this café, its as if guests enter a time machine and return to their childhood. There is an old-fashioned wooden table over here, children’s books over there, and snacks that were bought secretly, when no ones parents were looking.

Nguồn: Internet

The front shop is also lovely, sporting notice boards written in chalk, and a small coffee stall with the familiar wooden. In a place like this, who can resist reminiscing about their childhood?

2. Café Ut Lanh (283/37 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1)

Nguồn: Internet

The name of the coffee shop is reflected onto the shop’s decorum: tiny, honest, and pretty. Ut Lanh is not only just a place to attract young people, but is also adored by the aged as the result of provoking childhood memories.

Nguồn: Internet

Unlike other retro cafés that deliberately explore a vintage style, Ut Lanh is limited to the size of an ancient apartment of over a century. Examining the view in segments of time ranging from the familiar mezzanine, the stained walls to the old-fashioned floor tiles, the trace of time has been saved everywhere. Such unique decorative items hang here like cassettes, electrical fans, CDs, newspapers and magazines, many guests react with candid joy: “There used to be this one at my home!!”

(To be continued..)

Source: Kenh14.vn


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