Best places to have specialty coffee in Saigon

Best places to have specialty coffee in Saigon
A corner of Belt coffee. Photo by @coffee.saigon.

For coffee lovers, Ho Chi Minh City is paradise! And for those who are dying to enjoy specialty coffee in Saigon, this article will provide you with the needed information!

Every Half Coffee Roasters

Outdoor space at Every Half. Photo by Every Half

The name, idea, and concept of this cafe were brought to life by a person that loves coffee as his soul mate. He firmly believes that every half coffee bean has its soulmate because coffee lovers will eventually find their best cup of coffee.

Putting all the passion into this unique drink, he carefully selects excellent quality green coffee beans from all over the world, then finds the optimal roasting profile for each type. Thus, the result is perfect cups of coffee that you hardly find elsewhere.

Not stopping at that, he and his team deliver an open, green space so people can get close to nature and have close contact with each other. The in-house and outdoor vibe accompanied by good service helps complete the coffee journey of the most skeptical customers.

Green space at Every Half. Photo by Bua Nao Ca Phe
  • Address: 232/23A Vo Thi Sau, Ward 8, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 7 a.m - 8 p.m
  • Phone: 083 830 2882

BEL Coffee Wine

Bar in BEL Coffee Wine. Photo by @coffee.saigon‌ ‌

BEL is short for the building named Belong. Its founder defines this as the new kind of apartment community, a new bar for coffee and wine lovers, so it is designed to make its customers feel like belonging.

The founders of this place are coffee and wine experts working in Ho Chi Minh City. Mr. Will, one of BEL’s founders, is the former specialty coffee expert specializing in sensory at SCA ( Specialty Coffee Association) based in America. He currently works at the most trusted coffee roastery, “Building,” which provides specialty coffee in BEL.

The night in BEL will be super cozy and chill, as you expected! So, prepare for great-tasting coffee, delicious western brunch dishes, and professional services from pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Don’t forget that they serve great wines here.

Bar in BEL Coffee Wine. Photo by @coffee.saigon
  • Address: Number 8 on Alley 40 Pham Viet Chanh, Ward 19, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7a.m -11 p.m & Sat-Sun 8 a.m - Late
  • Phone: 0777 801 081

The Workshop

The Workshop’s 360-degree bar. Photo by The Workshop

Located in the center of District 1, this palace is a perfect location for business meetings, a quiet place for working and reading, or to watch the city center’s life from above.

The elegant, stately space of the Workshop completes your experience with professional customer service and tasty food. Occasionally, they will host coffee workshops or art exhibitions, which are also great experiences to attend.

The Workshop offers specialty coffee with carefully selected, roasted, and brewed beans.

The Workshop’s brewing equipment. Photo by The Workshop
  • Address: 27 Ngo Duc Ke, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 8 a.m - 6 p.m
  • Phone: 028 3824 6801

Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters

The clear and bright space of Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters. Photo by Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters

Being widely known by their experts within the coffee field in Vietnam, Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters has been delivering their determination on coffee quality since the beginning of the specialty coffee wave in Vietnam. Committing to bringing the excellence-quality cup of coffee from sourcing to storing, roasting, and brewing, they stand on the mission of spreading the cultural values of specialty coffee in meaningful, creative, and yet delicious ways.

Occasionally Bosgaurus hosts talk shows and workshops to share coffee knowledge. If you have interests in such occasions, follow their page for information on upcoming events.

Coffee workshop at Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters. Photo by Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters
  • Address: 1D5, 92, Villa, Nguyen Huu Canh, Saigon Pearl, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 7:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m
  • Phone: 0901 426 877

The Barista Collective

Cozy space of The Barista Collective. Photo by The Barista Collective

Unlike Every Half, The Workshop, BEL, or Bougauros, this cafe focuses more on selecting roasted specialty coffee from high-quality roasters instead of choosing green beans and roasting them. They put attention to spaces, services, and drinks instead. Mentioning that doesn’t mean the specialty coffee here isn’t good; Barista collective offers customers great cups of coffee too!

Coming here, you will surely be pleased with their well-prepared coffee-based drinks recipes, good services, and cozy places for hanging out with friends and working. Located in the small street of Saigon’s central district, the cafe isn’t so spacious but is packed with good-vibe people, the great scent of coffee, and private green space.

Green space at The Barista Collective. Photo by The Barista Collective
  • Address: 41 Ho Xuan Huong, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 7:30 a.m - 10 p.m
  • Phone: 088 864 00 68

Manki True Artisan Cafe

Quiet space at Manki True Artisan Cafe. Photo by Manki True Artisan Cafe

Manki’s founder is a skeptical coffee person; he seeks perfection in selecting and brewing coffee. With his profound coffee knowledge and a progressive state of mind, the specialty coffee here is beautifully delivered to customers. Besides, the drink recipes are carefully created and served with good service.

The vibe of this cafe can get you in the mood to share your love and passion for this great drink with the barista and your friends. It’s fun to get to the brewing bar and have a small conversation with the founders and the baristas there!

Have a sip of specialty coffee at Manki True Artisan Cafe. Photo by Manki True Artisan Cafe
  • Address: Room 4, First floor, 42bis, Ly Tu Trong, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 8 a.m - 9:30 p.m
  • Phone: 089 868 28 17

Now it’s time for you to find the cafe that suits you best among Saigon's unique specialty coffee places.