As a foreigner living in Saigon, you might have been shown a lot of nice famous coffee shops. However, there are still many other hidden treasures in town that you may not have heard of their existence.

This article will take you on an exploring journey to 3 cafes, which are regarded as hidden gems of Saigon. They are particularly must-not-miss venues for those who love taking photos and selfie. 

Trầm Café

Located on Tran Huy Lieu street of Phu Nhuan district, surrounded by a relatively large number of famous coffee shops, Trầm Café does not seem to stand out at a quick glance. However, as soon as you push the old entrance door, you will feel like stepping into a secret garden, a paradise on earth. The ambiance inside is full of silence and tranquility, which will make you fully relaxed and enjoyable.

Trầm Café is truly ideal for those who are getting tired of the hustle and bustle, the endless traffic jams on the streets and want to escape the stress of life. The picturesque scenery filled with greenery, lanterns and a little stream with fish peacefully swimming also makes it a great place to take photos.

Walking into this little heaven, you can opt for the indoor area or the bright garden. If you go in a group, you can have a place for yourself.

Address: 100 Tran Huy Lieu, Ward 15, Phu Nhuan district.

Mary Jane’s the bar

Mary Jane’s the bar, located on Nguyen Huu Cau street of District 1, is another hidden treasure in Saigon due to its hidden entrance way. In order to reach this rooftop restaurant, you will have to walk into an office block, then take a lift to the 9th floor and walk up 2 flights of stairs. However, you will immediately get impressed with the decoration and atmosphere inside as soon as you enter this place.

Mary Jane’s the bar is equipped with plants, wooden benches and covered in cozy lights and a vintage atmosphere. These features make it a great venue to have an intimate dinner with your friends and watch the sunset together. The graffiti art is another outstanding characteristic that will surely attract your attention. The bright color graffiti makes a beautiful backdrop, which you can take advantage of to take nice photos and selfie. The inner space looks like an art studio, with even some cans of spray pain lying around.

Address: 85 Nguyen Huu Cau street, Tan Dinh ward, District 1.

Ngoi Nha So 7 Cafe

Tucked away in a small alley on Ngo Thoi Nhiem street of District 3, Ngoi Nha So 7 cafe may make its first-time visitors confused when it comes to finding the location. Nevertheless, visiting this coffee shop will be an experience that well worth your time and efforts.

Ngoi Nha So 7 is accessed through a backyard leading to a wooden door. Inside it is bright, airy and very comfortable. You can sit on cushioned benches and gossip with your friends, or enjoy the private moment on your own. There is also a mezzanine where you can sit on cushions on the floor.

Coming to Ngoi Nha So 7 cafe, you will have a chance to indulge yourself in a cool silent space with gentle music. You can even take a short nap there to gather some energy and in the evening, you can enjoy live music on the small stage at the center of the cafe.

Address: Number7, alleyway 17, Ngo Thoi Nhiem street, District 3.

Above are just 3 hidden gems of Saigon that we have exploredand totally fallen in love with. If you have any more suggestions, please makeyour comments below.


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