Ho Chi Minh City’s Hidden Cafes – The Morning Cafe


Ho Chi Minh City is home to an amazing cafe culture, and if you know me, you know I LOVE going to cafes. There’s nothing more relaxing to me than going to a cafe, ordering a big mug of tea, reading, people watching, and doing my blog work. I’m always much more efficient at getting my work done in cafes… something about the ambience always makes me more productive.

A few weeks ago, I met up with Lauren from Never Ending Footsteps and her boyfriend Dave, for a little blogger hangout session at an adorable cafe called The Morning Cafe. Despite being on the one of the main roads in District 1, The Morning Cafe is located in an alleyway, in a nondescript apartment building, on the second floor. I actually passed by the building a few times before I looked really closely and found the tiny sign outside.

The Morning Cafe is gorgeous inside. It’s insanely quiet, and for a moment, you feel like your in a completely different city. There’s no honking or the noise of motorbikes zooming by. It’s quite small, but still very comfortable . It’s cozy and peaceful, the perfect cafe to spend an afternoon in getting work done.

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I ordered a passionfruit smoothie, and it came with a nice dollop of whipped cream on top. It was super delicious, although a tad bit on the sweet side. Lauren, Dave, and I were the only customers in the cafe for a long time, and the entire time we were there, there were only 3 other people that stopped by. The business cards say “Writers hangout, book lovers corner”, and I’d say that’s exactly the kind of cafe this is. I was able to get more done in 3 hours than I normally do, and that’s saying something!

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If you’re ever visiting Ho Chi Minh City and want to go to a pretty, quiet, and peaceful cafe to get some work done, The Morning Cafe is your place. I’ve only been once, and I’m dying to go back again.

Where is your favorite cafe? Let me know in the comments!

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