Saigon Ca Phe Sua Da

Vietnam is a national leader in coffee exports, so long ago, drinking coffee has become the cuture. Saigon people often enjoy coffee in the morning at roadside coffee shops after having breakfast. There are two main kinds: "ca phe sua da" (iced milk coffee) and "ca phe da" (iced coffee).


Ca Phe Sua Da

Vietnamese: Cà Phê Sữa Đá

"Ca phe dais using a medium coarse ground dark roast Vietnamese-grown coffee with a small metal Vietnamese drip filter (Phin coffee). After the hot water is added, the drip filter releases drops of hot coffee slowly into a cup. This finished cup of hot coffee is then quickly poured into a glass full of ice making the finished Vietnamese iced coffee.

A popular way to drink Vietnamese coffee is "ca phe sua da", which is Vietnamese iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk. This is done by filling up with the coffee cup with about 2-3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk prior to the drip filter process.


• In Ho Chi Minh City, cafe shops are everywhere. You should try at a local cafe shop, the price is just about 15 000 dong.
• Saigon people often drink coffee accompanied by Tra Da (ice tea), and it's free at most cafes.
• Most cafes have Wifi, you can ask the server for the password.


We would like to introduce you to some coffee shops that we found reasonable, we preferred the coffee shops in the Saigon Centre and easy to move.

1. Café Ut Lanh (8:00am - 10:00 pm)
Address: 283/37 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, HCMC.
Price: 45,000 dong.

2. Trung Nguyen Legend (7:00am – 10:00pm).
Address: 07 Nguyen Van Chiem, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC.
Price: 35,000 – 85,000 dong.

3. Phúc Long Coffee (10:00am – 10:30pm)
Address: 39 Nguyen Hue St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Price: 28,000 dong.



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