No.42 Nguyen Hue cafe building-An amazing place for coffee lovers & wanderer
THE No.42 NGUYEN HUE CAFE BUILDING
Standing on the crowded and famous Nguyen Hue walking street with many interesting architectural sights, the No.42 Nguyen Hue apartment now known as the cafe building certainly stands out as one of the most unique. Here stays a dozen of coffee shops decorated with different styles, becoming the soul and symbol of Saigon’s young people and art-lovers.
Have been built in the so far mid 1960s, the apartment 42 Nguyen Hue – cafe building has been through extreme changes. It once held as the American military officers. As HCMC developed every day, authority changed Nguyen Hue st. to what you may see it today – a center of tourism. The tenants began to rent out their apartments for business and coffee shops. Unfortunately, the law is pushing back. Notices of eviction for all the businesses have been made regularly. They’re still opened, but nobody knows it will last for how long. Maybe in the next few years, no. 42 cafe apartment building is just a reminiscence of the Saigonese.
The cafe building – Level 1
The Maker Showroom
A stylish boutique stocking locally-made and imported products, including men’s and women’s clothing and shoes, accessories, lingerie, cosmetics and bags. themakerconcept.com
The cafe building – Level 2
Saigon’s first poke restaurant, serving a modern take on the Hawaiian dish that traditionally featured marinated raw fish. Served here atop rice, salad, or a combination of both.
Chic Bae 21
Lingerie and fashion boutique. chicbae21.com
Buom Boutique & Cafe
Boutique selling Japanese-inspired women’s fashion.
Saigon Vieux Coffee
Cafe and bistro with nostalgic vintage decor, serving Vietnamese food, desserts and vegetarian food.
Japanese food, including sushi, served in a minimalist Japanese-style eatery.
The cafe building – Level 3
Thinker & Dreamer
First of two branches of this languidly-named nostalgia cafe. The coffee shop bring a fresh feeling, pure with white tone simple but extremely delicate.
Source: Thinker&Dreamer Coffee
Providers in glamorous VietNam handmade sterling silver jewelry..
Fashion boutique with modern dynamic trendy clothing.
The Maker Cafe
Associated with the boutique on level 1, this industrial chic cafe was designed to gather people in a creative environment. The cafe’s menu offers salads, burgers, steaks, pasta, desserts and drinks.
Dessert and cafe, with the most famous dessert is Bingsu.
The cafe building – Level 4
The E.Y.E Saigon
Vietnamese lifestyle brand with Scandinavian influence, selling wall prints and printed canvas tote bags.
Women’s high-end fashion boutique.
Coffee shop with the tagline “talking with coffee”.
With its enchanting English tearoom decor, this cafe spans two apartments, with another cafe wedged in between the two sections.
Thinker & Dreamer
The romantically named Thinker & Dreamer is an intimate little cafe with clean and clinical décor and a lovely (but tiny) tiled terrace. The shop design was inspired by Saigon City in 1975s, so the space seems quite simple and elegant. Only with the white walls, some brown wooden tables and chairs, but the thing that makes it more memorable in this shop is the quietness different from the crowded and cramped city outside.
Source: Thinker&Dreamer Coffee
The cafe building – Level 5
The Bra Shop
The name says it all.
Lou De Parfum
Makeup, perfume and skincare store
Cati Madeline Boutique
Another attractive option for aesthetic caffeine lovers in 42 Nguyen Hue is Saigon Oi located in the 5th floor. Saigon Oi serves snacks, juices, salads and an earthy decor that makes you feel as if you coming home.
Source: Saigon Ơi
NauNau DIY Studio
Pretty little studio where you can make your own body products.
Bookings essential: naunau.vn.
The cafe building – Level 6
The Letter Cafe & Clothing
Nostalgia-style cafe, with ceramics and a little clothes boutique.
Coffee shop/bar with Foosball table, dark decor and six types of beer, including Pasteur Street Brewery craft beer.
The cafe building – Level 7
Clothing boutique, only open Wednesdays and Sundays 1pm – 9pm
Japanese-style tea house selling leaf tea and tea paraphernalia.
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Buihaus Coffee & Workshop
Cafe and workshop with drinks, dessert, beer and cocktails
Hiroshima – Japanese Teppan Dining
Japanese restaurant with spectacular views from the balcony. Beer, shoujo, wine and cocktails available.
The cafe building – Level 8
Good coffee with fabulous view.
Delight Coffee Shop
Tea room and clothing store decorated with winter-bare tree branches draped with fairy lights
The cafe building – Level 9
The highest cafe in the block, associated with the cafe of the same name on the 8th floor.
Nail salon with an attached boutique selling Japanese products and DIY materials for embroidery and scrapbooking.
Cutting-edge fashion boutique.
Besides the cafe building, read more our guide about nice restaurants & coffee shops in the city here.