The Workshop Cafe

Restaurant 3/F p. q. 1, 27 Ngô Đức Kế, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam Published on: 17-12-2015

07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
5.00 - 10.00 USD

The Workshop Cafe is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Workshop is a serious downtown Saigon cafe, serving serious coffee, busy with serious young aspiration folk, looking like they're doing important things.

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Why The Workshop Cafe is special ?

The Workshop, sitting quietly on the corner of busy Ngo Duc Ke street, is a quaint coffee shop inflected with the type of austere greys and cerulean blues that make the perfect backdrop for the Italian beans it brews.

Everything at the Workshop is perfectly engineered to ensure that you fully appreciate your cup of coffee. This is also the best place to find some of the most famous Italian pastas like carbonara, bolognese and aglio e olio. The atmosphere is great for working with soft music playing in the background. You can focus and escape from the Saigon madness.

Nearly every imaginable brewing method is offered here so the experienced and highly educated staff will explain the differences for you. You can have your coffee made in a siphon filter, a Chemex, or a better-than-French-press Eva Solo. This one is excellent, particularly for those who like their cup bold!


How to get to The Workshop Cafe?

Like most of the cool cafes in Saigon, to get to Workshop you’re required to hike up an old, unassuming worn out spiral staircase. The cafe is located on the top floor of the building on Ngo Duc Ke Street. You can take a taxi to get there.

Selling points

  • Great coffee, great atmosphere
  • Stylish designer cafe away from the masses
  • Great relaxed cafe with excellent meeting room facility
  • Great design, super coffee and wonderful service
  • Hidden gem in Ho Chi Minh City


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition YES
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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3/F p. q. 1, 27 Ngô Đức Kế, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • This place is a must if you need a quite space for reading books or doin your own work or even a business meeting in small group size.
    What to know
  • They don’t serve Vietnamese iced coffee here as it’s only for “serious” coffee drinkers.
  • The service is slow but the coffee is worth the wait, so allow plenty of time.
    Things to do
  • If you prefer your coffee brewed a particular way, there there are a number of brewing techniques to ask for, from Siphon to Aeropress and Chemex.
    Things to do
  • The best seats are by the windows where you can watch the traffic zoom by the tree-lined Dong Khoi street below.


TripAdvisor View more

Coffee here is amazing, at least if you want western-style coffee (pourovers, cold brews, espressos) and not Vietnamese style iced coffee, which they don't have. Employees are perfect. We were messing with the charger for our ipad and a waitress ran over with an extension cord without us even having said anything to her! Really nice. Additional bonus: NO SMOKING here! Great. Only downsides is the small hard wooden stools don't seem comfortable for sitting for long periods (if you're going to be using this as a work place, which is how they advertise themselves) and the food is kind of mediocre, especially for the price. But the coffee, service, and atmosphere are absolutely perfect!

FourSquare View more

Most will recommend the coffee, but give the pressed juices a shot - the watermelon is great. This place also has a wonderfully designed open plan space with the bar in the centre.

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