Monday Morning coffee, a ballad of roasted coffee and Saigon's sunlight
I never expected myself to be both surprised and impressed by a coffeeshop in Saigon, and specifically the same city that I've been living and having as much coffee as one could possibly remember.
Monday Morning SaigonLầu 7, 7E, 12 Đ. Võ Văn Kiệt, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Small entrance like a homestay, so cozy!
I never expected myself to be both surprised and impressed by a coffeeshop in Saigon, and specifically the same city that I've been living and having as much coffee as one could possibly remember. It's not that I'm totally impressed by its location, as one would not ever notice its existence without proper guidance. But in fact that I'm impressed by the meticulous care put into making this café a reality.
Well actually I was oblivious to its existence up till last 2 week. I was out shooting for a music video and a dude acting as cameo suggested the team for a coffee here. He was so convincing about its authenticity and asmosphere that I almost found that too good to be true. Turned out he was not exagerating at all.
The café exudes a surreal ambiance in every aspect. Nestled within a nondescript, aging residential building, it occupies the space of an apartment, boasting a distinct identity as a single woman's studio. Complete with her personal coffee machine and furniture, stepping into the café feels akin to entering someone's home. Every detail suggests that each item has been touched or used by someone at some point in time.The café achieves a surreal charm by keeping things authentically real. None of the furniture is merely propped up for decoration; instead, each piece reflects a sense of genuine care and usage.
The drinks are simple, straight to the point, high quality bean, good brewing techniques, rich taste, tastefully Italian. The cakes are lovely, sophisticated but not pretentious, tasty and authentic.
In conclusion, a wonderful experience, must try when you're in Saigon.