Between the hustle and bustle of city life, take a moment to stay away from the pressure of modern life, or simply recall your childhood? Then visit the retro style cafes listed right here. From the places that will bring you back to the past, to the places that blend classic and modern styles, let’s try a day under the motto “living with the old days” in these special cafés!
If you are looking for something that characterizes French classical style in the heart of Saigon, Vintage Emporium is a perfect selection for you. The interior space is a delicate blend of French colonial architecture and Indochinese architecture styles and has the white wall, flowers foundation or brocade fabric from Sapa, picture frame from Hoi An, and old things at a collection corner. This café also offers a wide range of delicious dishes that characterizes Western lifestyle. The menu was selected carefully by a restaurateur who has many-year experience of working at famous hotels. Besides, the average price fluctuates from VND50,000 to VND150,000. Let’s try salad, smoothies drink, French bread, so forth and discover upstairs balcony to take some beautiful photos.
Coming to 81 Café, you can feel that everything seems friendly like the house you grew up in the past because it has many items associated with the “old days”. 81 Café tells you beautiful stories about childhood memories. Moreover, it is the perfect spot to enjoy the refreshing drinks like lemon juice, soda, coffee milk, and others at the average price fluctuating from VND10,000 to VND35,000. Don’t forget to head towards the deep well that are surrounded by trees and go up to the wooden mezzanine which was used for the living room of ancient house. If you are the one who loves to enjoy the idyllic space, old songs or some lovely cats, you should not ignore this place.
Café Saigon Retro
You may love Café Saigon Retro if you are looking for a comfortable place for working or simply an ideal balcony corner for relaxing on weekends. Located at 55 Tran Quoc Toan street, District 5, Café Saigon Retro has colorful signs, interesting lacquered cabinets and many old items such as Buddha statues or old film cameras, radios that characterizes ancient Saigon. The coffee shop also has a bookshelf with many different topics for many kinds of people. Café Saigon Retro serves a wide selection of drinks like coca, soda, milk, or bread, ice-cream at the average price fluctuating from VND25,000 to VND50,000. Here, you can enjoy hand-painted walls and mischievous signposts that are 70s fashion trends.
This café is a perfect introduction to Saigon fashion in the 1980s. Having wooden furniture, oil lamp, old type writer, and ancient “aodai”, Saigon 80s may bring you into an ancient and close space. This café serves various types of Saigon cuisine like meatball sandwich, sunny side up, iced coffee blend with milk at the average cost is VND49,000. The corners of windows that are surrounded by trees and stylish signposts will be ideal background for you to have the most beautiful photos.
Ut Lanh Coffee
Saigon rarely has a quiet place like Ut Lanh Coffee. Unlike other retro coffee shops that have been modeled or reconstructed to look old-fashioned, Ut Lanh is an old house which has existed for over 100 years. A small antique house with a wooden bed, some tables and chairs, a mezzanine and an old desk may recall your childhood. The various menu includes simple beverages and lots of snacks at the average cost fluctuating from VND30,000 to VND50,000. Do not forget to come to Ut Lanh Coffee which is located at the alley at 283/38 Pham Ngu Lao street, District 1 to relax while enjoying the “bim bim” which has now become “rare”.
Stepping to vintage cafes, you not only enjoy tasty coffee but also fall yourself into old space. Trying some drinks while watching gifts of childhood will touch you as if you are coming back to the memory house of ancient Saigon.