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An Insider’s Guide to Thao Dien, Vietnam

Spotlighting Saigon’s most laid back neighbourhood, our guide to Thao Dien features the best cafés, restaurants and bars in the area, covering everything from sleepy coffee shops to buzzing craft…

Deku

While Deku is certainly on the expensive side, it’s definitely one of the best Thao Dien restaurants in town. The produce is organic and fresh, and the spot serves an array of…

Saigon Bagel

I am honestly obsessed with Saigon Bagel and have been ever since I moved to Ho Chi Minh City. I’ve been told amazing things about the lox and cream cheese…

Boat House Restaurant

This place is ideal mainly because people always bring their dogs here. In addition to the pups, the food selection is varied, the drinks are strong and served with eco-friendly…

MAD House

This is probably my favorite Thao Dien restaurant when it comes to atmosphere. This is an ideal spot for a date; the outdoor seating area is quite romantic in the…

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An Cafe

Although it’s a bit hidden, this is definitely one of the prettiest of the Thao Dien restaurants on this list. An Cafe serves up some of the more upscale Vietnamese…

Mekong Merchant

This neighborhood staple is on the pricier side, but so worth it. The food from each breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are all delicious, but I am partial to the…

Bep Vo

I was introduced to Bep Vo by my friend Frances of So The Adventure Begins. The dreamy atmosphere is breezy and cute, and the service is fast and quick; the food…

The Snap Cafe

This Thao Dien restaurant is my favorite spot for a solo dinner during the week. It’s generally quiet at night, peaceful and the atmosphere is unmatched. I’ve yet to branch…

District Federal

District Federal is an authentic Mexican restaurant, bringing flavors & tastes from DF (Mexico City). At DF, we make our own masa from yellow corn, for our tortillas, tacos, tostadas…