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Bang Khuang Cafe, Saigon

| 20 Aug 2015


Bang Khuang Cafe, Saigon
9 Thái Văn Lung, Bến Nghé, 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
+84 90 366 78 88
Morning till 11PM


Price guide: $$

Our rating
20 Aug 2015

Bang Khuang is a mellow little retro cafe hidden away in an old apartment block in the heart of Saigon. Good juices and coffee, great hangout for a chat and a good value local lunch venue too.

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Bang Khuang has been a favourite little space for Rusty Compass for some time. We often get together here.  It’s located in a funky old apartment block, it’s relatively quiet, usually smoke-free, bathed in natural light and features cool retro decor.

We also like passing by for their Vietnamese office lunch. A set menu is served up like a mini-Vietnamese family lunch for 49K VND.

Coffee lovers are also impressed by the Central Highlands beans on offer.

Staff are friendly too - though English is limited.

Not a bad spot to pull in for some work or to read a book either.

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Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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1 comment so far

This was my second favourite meal (first was Old Compass and I'm not being biased) in Saigon. It was simple, fresh, interesting and delicious. The children had a little steak, vegetables and fries. While we had baked chicken (viet style), spring rolls, seafood fried rice and a vegetable salad (the name of the vegetable escapes me). I know the above choices don't sound very exciting, but it was delicious and perfect in every way. The place itself was a welcome respite from the heat and noise of downstairs traffic. It was easy to find, decorated beautifully and filled with local office workers.

  • kat
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Friday, 29 September 2017 15:21