The Best Cafes in HCMC to Beat the Heat

These unique cafés, with a surplus of green plants, are beautiful and ideal spaces for you to get away from the summer heat, and enjoy your time in quietness.


The early morning or afternoon is the most perfect time if you want to sit outside in the cool garden and immerse yourself in nature. A corner of the yard with the green sky in the city is a lovely stop for you to enjoy a cup of coffee, read a book or chat with friends.

Here are the best and most beautiful cafes with plants and green gardens nestled in the heart of HCM city, recommended by Zing news.

1. Little Cam Saigon

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Photo: quizxtran

Address: Tran Quoc Thao, District 3

Opening time: 7:30 am – 10 pm

Price: VND30.000 (US$1.29) – VND80.000 (US$3.45)

Little Cam Saigon is famous for its quiet, green, and cool space with a fresh atmosphere. The mint green tone gate and orange mailbox make an impressive appearance from the entrance.

Customers can choose to either sit inside the café or outside in the small garden. The dispensing counter is designed to be open with high chairs next to it for guests to have an interesting spot.

The café is located in the center of the city, in the alley but not difficult to find.

Photo: @Vu Pham
Photo: @Vu Pham

The garden is large and possesses a dreamy air to it. Guests can sit on low wooden tables and chairs right under the trees, and peacefully enjoy the fresh breeze. The seats are also arranged quite far apart from each other, bringing a comfortable feeling whether you go with friends or alone.

The menu includes familiar drinks such as coffee, tea, smoothie, and hot chocolate. The café also serves bread, apple pie, grape pie, croissants, and lunch dishes.

The service is good and the price is reasonable, according to the reviews. The design of the café is simple, modern, and elegant that creating an impression for new guests. The plus point is that Little Cam Saigon uses environmentally friendly glass straws. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful with each guest.

2. S’mores Saigon Caffè

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Photo: Smore.saigoncaffe

Address: Cao Thang, District 3

Opening time: 8 am – 10 pm

Price: VND39.000 (US$1.68) – VND75.000 (US$3.24)

This petite café is well-known for its peaceful, fresh atmosphere with abundant green plants and photogenic Instagram check-in spots. The place is located in the center of the city and is very easy to find.

The place has two floors, and the interior furniture is made from different materials. The design of the café is a lovely combination between classic and modern, creating a rustic, friendly, warm, and comfortable atmosphere.


The menu includes several delicious cake dishes and beverages with unique flavors. Some of the most famous choices are grind coffee, hot cocoa, and local drinks. Besides, the café also serves bubble tea milk, fruit tea, kombucha tea, or cold brew.

Even though there is always staff available, the service is said to be slower than expected.

3. Mua Café

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Photo: muabykhom

Address: Tran Nhat Duat, District 1

Opening time: 7 am – 11 pm

Price: VND45.000 (US$1.94) – VND189.000 (US$8.16)

This café is nestled on the quiet, peaceful Tran Nhat Duat Street. First-time customers coming will experience a curious feeling the moment they step through the door as if they are discovering a secret and magical tropical garden. The location is the place is very easy to find.

On the outside, the tables and chairs are arranged carefully among the plants and bushes, which bring a cool, fresh atmosphere for guests. The long bar counter and the small landscape with the surrounding natural colors increase the depth of the space. The small backyard is highlighted with two large mirrors. The main space is equipped with air-conditioning, and the design brings an air of classic style and is ideal for people who are looking for a quiet place to study or work.

The main menu includes coffee, smoothies, and cocktails. Even though there are not many choices, guests can try different types of cocktail drinks that are specially made with unique flavors. The staff is friendly and helpful, but the service is often slow, especially when the café is crowded.

4. Phuong Ca Phe

Address: Le Van Sy, Phu Nhuan

Opening time: 7:30 am – 9 pm

Price: VND35.000 (US$1.51) – VND80.000 (US$3.45)

The café was recently opened at the end of May, nestled inside a house that is located in an alley near the track.

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Photo: quizxtran

This place is separated from the hustle and bustle of the city, which is ideal for you to relax after a stressful working day. The café is not far away from the center of the city, but the location can be confusing for people who come here for the first time.

The space has a rustic style, creating a classic and idyllic look. This is one of the favorite stops of young people, and the yard is full of trees and green plants.

The menu includes tea, cold brew, and traditional coffee. The café also serves different types of cakes for customers who enjoy some sweet tastes. Food and drinks are served on beautiful glasses and plates, with a pretty wooden tray. Overall, the taste is appealing.

Barista or service staff are quite friendly and open to chatting with guests.

Charlotte Pho