Where to Have the Best Vietnamese Coffee in Vietnam? At Cong Caphe!

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Is Vietnam in your mind?

Want to cheer in the morning ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ with a cup of tasty Vietnamese coffee?

Looking for a great Vietnamese coffee shop with the best coffee in Vietnam?

What about a cup of best Vietnam coffee at a chic Vietnamese cafe with a retro communist atmosphere?

Yes?!

In that case, head to the Cong Caphe!  

THE ULTIMATE VIETNAMESE CAFE FOR THE BEST COFFEE IN VIETNAM

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First of all, let me tell you a story.

I stumbled upon Cong Caphe in Sapa in the north of Vietnam after traveling Vietnam for a month.

Starting my trip from the south with Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne, Nha Trang, then traveling north to Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Mai Chau, my last stop in Vietnam was Sapa near the border with China.

Like I said earlier, I have literally stumbled upon Cong Caphe. It was love at first sight. Romantic, nostalgic and a little bit quirky. The love with a character.

At that time I didn’t know anything about Cong Caphe. Not even the name. The name came last.

On a random day, I just stumbled upon Cong Caphe while searching for a place to have my morning cup of coffee. Yes, I said ‘a random day’.  It was a random day. A gloomy day in cold Sapa in December.

And the love happened when it was least expected, as is always the case with the big loves.

My morning search for a cup of Vietnamese coffee entering an interior full of charm.

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The atmosphere of the place mirrored rich Vietnamese history. Dark marble floor, rustic wooden tables, and chairs, cozy patterned cushions, old photos on the walls, staff’s retro green army outfits, vintage cups, and glasses evoked the old times.

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Funky communist decor with some old good music playing in the background made a perfect setting for falling in love.

I was offered different types of Vietnamese coffee – traditional Vietnamese drip coffee, Vietnamese iced coffee, Vietnamese coconut coffee, Vietnamese yogurt coffee, Vietnamese egg coffee, etc.

All my senses were fulfilled.

I smiled. I was in love.

I was in love with coffee in Vietnam. As much as I was in love with foods in Vietnam.

Love happened on my last day in the country. I had already a one-way bus ticket to Laos in my pocket. Yes, Laos was already on my mind.

Later I searched for my love on the Internet. It is pretty much usual these days to look out for the subject of your interest online, isn’ it?

I found out the name: Cong Caphe.

Cong Caphe is a coffee chain in Vietnam offering one of the best coffee in Vietnam. Oh, yes, I know what are you thinking of brand chains. I don’t like them either.

But, this one is different. Every café of the chain is rather unique in its own way.

These days Cong Caphe can be found in Sapa, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Nha Trang…Therefore I am going to meet my love at one of those places when I am back in Vietnam.

I am going for my best Vietnam coffee, again.

To end, shouldn’t have I kept Cong Caphe as a secret? But shouldn’t you all see the beauty of my love? Shouldn’t you all taste the best Vietnam coffee?

P.S.: How to order coffee in Vietnam?

If you are a coffee addict like me, or you just want to try the best coffee in Vietnam ordering coffee in Vietnamese, there is little help with the Vietnamese language:

  • coffee in Vietnamese is called Ca Phe,
  • black coffee in Vietnamese is  Ca Phe Den,
  • iced Vietnamese coffee in Vietnamese is called Ca Phe Da,
  • coffee with condensed milk in Vietnamese is Ca Phe Sua,
  • iced coffee with condensed milk in Vietnamese is Ca Phe Sua Da,
  • egg coffee in Vietnamese is Ca Phe Trung,
  • hot in Vietnamese is nong,
  • sugar in Vietnamese is duong
perfect place for Vietnamese coffee in Vietnam

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Perfect Vietnamese café with Retro Communist Flair: Cong Caphe 

• Cong Caphe Sapa: 37 Xuan Vien

•  Cong Caphe Hanoi: 8 Thai Ha; 101 Hoang Cau

•  Cong Caphe Ho Chi Minh: 127-129 Bui Vien; 26 Ly Tu Trong

•  Cong Caphe Da Nang: 98-96 Bach Dang; 39-41 Nguyen Thai Hoc

•  Cong Caphe Nha Trang: 27 Nguyen Thien Thuat

•  Cong Caphe Hai Phong: 84 Đien Bien Phu

•  Cong Caphe Lao Cai: 37 Xuan Vien

•  Cong Caphe Quang Nam: 64 Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa

• Cong Caphe Quang Ninh: Kios C101-C201, Cong Vien Sunworld, Bai Shay

Note: This is not a sponsored post. I paid for my coffee at the Cong Caphe. None of the opinions expressed in this blog post are shared, supported or endorsed in any manner by the Cong Caphe. All the opinions are solely mine.

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34 comments

  1. I love a good cup of coffee…and it sounds like this place has a great atmosphere. Thank God it’s not just another homogenized Starbucks and really has the local flavor and ambiance!

  2. Nice little chain here Mili! Cool to see egg coffee too; I’ve yet to try but am considering it when I return to Vietnam. Looks too tasty and different to turn down. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

  3. I grew up in a post-communist European country full of Vietnamese immigrants, I have very warm memories and Vietnam is on my list – after all, it’s part of my culture 🙂

  4. Like you, I love anything romantic, nostalgic and a little bit quirky. So if I ever venture to Vietnam, I definitely think I’d fall in love with this cafe as much as you have x

  5. I’m not a huge coffee lover, but when we were travelling in Vietnam I fell in love with Vietnamese coffee. It seems to have a slight sweetness to it. Cong Caphe seems so relaxed and I love the funky decor. So many different types of coffee offered here. Wouldn’t mind trying the egg coffee!

  6. I visited one of the Cong Caphe locations in Hanoi and delighted in a coconut smoothie while my husband had a refreshing iced coffee. Highly recommended!

  7. I enjoyed Vietnam’s coffee in some beautiful cafes in Hanoi during my last trip. Cong Caphe looks so interesting, what a bummer to miss it. Perhaps next time 🙂 bookmarking it for reference.

  8. I am yet to go to Vietnam, but your post reminded me of Kopi and Kaya Toast that I experienced in Singapore. Thank you for sharing this, I am going to look out for this coffee as and when I get to visit Vietnam.

  9. Yum, I love Vietnamese coffee, and drank so much when I was there! I can’t remember Cong Caphe, but it’s been a few years since I was there. Egg coffee sounds interesting, I’d like to try it!

  10. I have heard a lot about Vietnamese coffee and I really want to try it, the authentic one of course. I do love local coffee places more than chains but I don’t mind chains either, we have a few ‘local’ coffee chains in India and their coffee is pretty awesome, very authentic so I’d love to try Cong Caphe’s coffee. I’ve noted the name down for when I visit Vietnam, thanks for this info!

  11. LOL I am not convinced about egg coffee! But, you are right Cong Caphe looks amazing – very instagrammable and kitch. And if they serve the authentic thing why not fall in Love!

  12. Cong Cache looks so charming. I love the kitschy decor and I love the guide to ordering coffee in Vietnamese. I would give a lot for one of those egg coffees right now.

  13. I have just come back last week from Vietnam so reading this I can taste those delicious coffees. I didn’t get to Cong Caphe, but I like the fact that each has its unique identity. I LOVED the coffee all over Vietnam.

  14. The coffee culture in Vietnam was brought here by the French, perhaps. It was probably only a question of time before a chain started. However it seems to retain its character of a small coffee shop in a small town. I wonder how an egg ca phe would taste!

  15. Who can say ‘no’ to a good cup of coffee!! This coffee place looks amazing and I absolutely loved its rustic decor! I’d love to visit there!

  16. I’m more of a tea over coffee type gal but Vietnamese coffee is AMAZING. Although I’ve only ever had it in North American so I can only imagine how much more authentic it must’ve been here. Would’ve never guessed such a unique cafe as a chain though!

  17. I hope the coffee was as good as the ambiance, which certainly looks stunning. I loved the photos of the interior of the cafe.

  18. I really love to try the Vietnamese coffee. I love the simple decoration and the ambiance of the coffee shop, it feels like you will enjoy every sip of your copy while enjoying its aroma. I feel like I need some coffee break now. Thanks for sharing this post!

  19. I have rarely witnessed a place like a coffee shop that has the reflection of the great history of the past. And this seemed to be really a perfect place. You get to know more about the history of Vietnam and get to relax with the aroma of the coffee. I haven’t been to Vietnam and will surely check this shop. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  20. I never would have guessed that Cong Caphe is a chain. It looks so unique, like it would be virtually impossible to replicate. Sometimes I also worry about sharing these little gems, but at the same time, that is what ensures they’ll be around for us to enjoy for even longer.

  21. Wow I got so interested tasting the Vietnamese coffee. I love the simplicity of the cafe, it’s relaxing and looks a little bit vintage. Great photography skills. I will try to visit this cafe once I visit Vietnam. Thanks for sharing!

  22. I grew up in a post-communist European country too and I know that this cafe is so authentic and realistic. Very nice ambiance, everything looks so old and nice. Thank you for this blog. I didn’t know that this kind of cafes exists. I can’t wait to dring one cup of coffee here. Who was here, tell us everything? 😀

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