Mien Dong Thao Café
A green, espresso head haven
Tipple of choice: Try the Ca Phe Sua Da - fresh Vietnamese filtered coffee with condensed milk over ice - for a cool caffeine kick.
Saigon is a place full of pleasant surprises, many of which are provided in the city's great coffee shops. With many tucked away down backstreets, it's not uncommon to walk through a deceptively small alleyway and find a waterfall on the other side.
With only a handful of exceptions, each establishment manages to be a little haven that's well worth the effort to find. Mien Dong Thao Café is one of them; set in a beautiful landscaped garden complete with overgrown trees and rock pools, this idyllic coffee shop provides the perfect escape for an hour or two.