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3. Café Saigon 80s Nha Minh (9/8 Truong Quyen, District 3)
If Ut Lanh and Café 81 have been decorated with dark colors, Nha Minh brings forth a picture of liveliness and cheerfulness to retro Saigon. It can be easily seen through the highlight of yellow-painted façade, evergreen plants, and signposts written in old-fashioned fonts.
In its original meaning, the dear name “Nha Minh” – our home – suggest that this café not be a normal coffee shop, it is also the second home, where everyone can seek comforted shelter within bustling Sai Gon. If you still have no idea about where to go on the weekend, why not visit your “home”? This instagrammable café is simply where you can get your #ootd on.
4. Nam Muoi Muoi Lam (29 Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3)
The lovely and familiar name will be your first impression of this place. Who in their childhood hasn’t shouted out loud “Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty,…” in the hide-and-seek game? Nam Muoi Muoi Lam bolsters an open space filled with natural lights and evergreen markings that bring with it a comfortable ambiance to the shop.
For those who were born in urban areas, they can feel quite strange about the view of the café, but those who have their childhood thick with countryside and battlefields, with baskets of shrimp and fish, bamboo trees and patches of yellow rice, may feel their “home ambiance” when they arrive here. “Dear” and “Rustic” are the most accurate adjectives to describe Nam Muoi Muoi Lam.
Besides excellent space, food and beverage can’t be left unnoticed. The dishes that seem distinctly familiar at first such as pennywort soup, stewed meat, boiled spinach, etc., have become so delicious there’s nothing that can compare. If the three above places are suitable for going alone or together with friends, Nam Muoi Muoi Lam is a wonderful idea for a family gathering.