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Au Parc Cafe, Saigon

| 29 Oct 2015


Au Parc Cafe, Saigon
23 Han Thuyen St, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City
+84 8 3829 2772
Breakfast, lunch and early dinner


Price guide: $$$

Our rating
29 Oct 2015

A popular shophouse-style Mediterranean cafe in a great location, overlooking a colonial era green space. It’s close by the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace. Tasty salads, sandwiches, wraps and mains.

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Over a decade ago, Au Parc became the first Saigon cafe to transform a colonial era shophouse into a cool cafe. The idea has spread but Au Parc remains one of the city’s most popular.

The menu is Mediterranean with good salads, sandwiches and baguettes as well as coffees and fresh juices. Mains include Middle-Eastern baked chicken and marinated seabass.  

Au Parc’s a popular weekend breakfast spot. Not a bad spot for a  glass of wine at the end of the day either.

Looking over the 30 April Park, Au Parc is located in the city’s historic heart. North Vietnamese tanks rumbled past towards the nearby former Presidential Palace marking the end of the Vietnam War on 30 April 1975. The Notre Dame Cathedral is a short walk away.

No smoking indoors. Smoking is permitted on the outdoor terrace.

Staff are friendly and add to the bright atmosphere.

Rusty Compass reviews are always independent. We list the places  we think you should know about. We’ve always paid our way at Au Parc and received no inducement of any kind for this listing.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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