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Why Cuc Gach Cafe is special ?
The Cuc Gach Cafe is another Southeast Asian-rural feeling cafe. Wood abounds. The music is soft and exotic. Sugarcane is used for straw. The chairs are comfy and the wifi strong and consistent. Good, quiet place to work or meet up. Painstakingly furnished to resemble a stylish, midcentury Vietnamese home and offering home-style dinners—stir-fried bok choy; pork stewed in caramel and pepper sauce—it shores up nostalgia for a not-so-distant past, before war and political repression changed everything. When the staff threads a tape onto the vintage player, the plaintive sound of a 1960s Saigonese singer—music that remains banned under Communist rule—moves even Western visitors.
How to get to Cuc Gach Cafe?
The Cuc Gach Cafe is located on Phan Ke Binh Street. You can walk to the cafe, or take a taxi to get there.
- Ideal place for Vietnamese food addict
- Great place to chill out and get work done
- Great ambience and nice decor
- Great venue tucked down a side street
- Popular cafe with locals & tourists alike
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
79 Phan Kế Bính, Đa Kao, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Tips for you
Many of the ingredients are farm to table. With reliable Vietnamese cuisine, especially strong in vegetables/mushroom etc, the owners are building a solid following among Westerners and locals alike. Prices have risen correspondingly. The decor is simple/traditional, wooden tables and chairs, on two levels. Personally, I prefer the downstairs. Service is satisfactory, nothing special. I recommend this place for lunch rather than dinner.
Quite place, unique coffe style of Vietnam in 1975 when the national revolution hasnt come. One of my favourite cafe in Saigon.