Time To Start Brewing – 10 Best Cafes In Saigon To Work In | DRINK
Coffee, internet and a laptop – the basics for any digital nomad. Luckily for us, the Saigon coffee scene is strong, very strong. And yes, we know the amazing regular spots for digital nomads in Ho Chi Minh City such as L’Usine, Dolphy Café and the Loop. But we’ve got a few more coming your way – read on to discover the best cafés in Saigon to work in.
Best cafés in Ho Chi Minh City for working in
The name might be the giveaway, but The Workshop is definitely on the list of best cafes in Saigon to work or study in. Whenever we walk into this hipster hotspot, we feel like we’re stepping into a New York City cafe. The impressive, open, colonial space with big windows (and lots of natural light!) creates the best atmosphere for focusing. Combine that with strong coffee and equally strong wifi – we’re not surprised that many professionals, students and digital nomads flock to this place.
Walking into the Bitexco tower together with the ‘regular’ office workers already gets you into that ‘deadline crushing’ vibe. And luckily for you, Nest by AIA is far from feeling like an actual office. The Scandinavian-meets-Japanese style furniture, the large windows, the long wooden bookcase with stepped seating – it all creates a truly perfect setting to work in. Even if you don’t have deadlines, just order a coffee and stare up at the swirling wooden nest. You’ll feel that creative energy flowing in no time!
The Coffee Connect definitely deserves a mentioning on the list of best places to work in Saigon. This cafe oozes productivity! A spacious area, friendly service, a hushed ambiance, long opening hours – and a very large collection of armchairs, pillows and sofas – what more would a digital nomad need?
Another seriously good cafe, filled with serious people working (and a serious number of plugs available – yay!), is our newly discovered The Running Bean. This spacious cafe with its chic-yet-boho interior is great for remote working in Ho Chi Minh City. An early start isn’t bad when you can order one of the to-die-for smoothie bowls together with your coffee. Let’s get cracking!
Work remotely in Saigon
At times cafés can create that home-away-from-home feeling. A smaller space, brick walls and comfortable chairs do the trick at Mori coffee. Soft jazzy tunes play in the background, while the friendly staff explain the different roasts and brewing options to those walking in. Get out your to-do list and set your laptop on the large wooden table at the back or settle into one of the comfortable sofa chairs.
Another great cafe in Ho Chi Minh City to work in is M2C Cafe, with a mix of good coffee, food and trendy young people. With its name standing for Modern meets Culture, the interior is modern with a quirky classic twist. Don’t worry about being distracted – the neutral palette and the grey walls allow you to stay fully focused for the day.
In need of a little more air and space? The Deck is well known for its fine cocktails and dinners, but we’ve secretly been going a little earlier in the day. During the week, the mornings are quiet and the tranquility works like a charm for your focus. Order your coffee as you like it (from a double shot espresso to an actual French press), gaze over the Saigon river, and we’re sure your mailbox will be empty in no time.
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This café is easy to overlook as it is quite hidden, but oh so alluring. Facing the Saigon river in the Saigon Pearl neighborhood, Bosgauraus Coffee is the perfect spot to get some work done. And you get to enjoy great coffee and gaze at the Saigon river as a bonus. The interior is modern and clean, which gives the impression of working in an office, but in a good way. Bosgaurus Coffee, we like you a latte!
You would think Xuan Thuy Street in District 2 is turning into clubstreet- man this street is buuusy! When stepping inside The Coffee House though, you’ve entered a spacious peaceful haven. There’s more than enough space to find a good spot to get you going behind your laptop and to brew some inspiration. The Coffee House has many locations in Ho Chi Minh City, but the one on Xuan Thuy Street is definitely worth a top 10 listing.
This is another hidden gem and boy, do we like hidden gems. There’s nothing geeky about this café, on the contrary. Geek Hub is the perfect place to crush some of that workload and be comfy at the same time. The green plants and simple decoration sure help set the right atmosphere to get some work done and oh, the chairs, finally some good chairs!