Hoang Thi, a charming old Cafe, D1

Hours: 7h30am - 2h30 am

Address: 14 Đường Tôn Thất Đạm, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1

Going against the grain: an old cafe full of character, and characters.

Hours 7:30 AM – 12:30 AM | 1st floor, 14 Tôn Thất Đạm, w.Nguyễn Thái Bình, d.1 ↵| 

Hoang Thi by Streatery
The bar area

Strange and mysterious art pieces hang on the walls, dilapidated yet sturdy furniture is strewn about mismatching and yet perfectly complementary of this vintage old cafe. Hoang Thi embraces Saigon’s counter-culture crowd. Comprised of a mix of local youth embracing the ideas of a more egalitarian and open society, feminist, punks, artists, writers and members of the LGBT community find comfort in Hoang Thi.

 A mix of local youth embracing the ideas of a more egalitarian and open society. Including feminist, punks, artists, writers and members of the LGBT community.

SoThis along with the collection of upcycled furniture and general vintage feel creating a unique and wonderful ambiance. Come as you are!

Hoang Thi by Streatery
Upcycled decor

Their drink collection is simple and very Vietnamese: ranging from a classic range of Coffee and Tea drinks as well as local beer.

Vintage Cafes in Saigon

This forms part of our series on old vintage cafes in the city. You can find at least one in every district and most follow a similar trend. In detail, they are decorated similar to “ruin bars” in Europe with broken “pre-loved” objects and upcycled furniture. In Saigon, ironically, these charming old charming coffee shops attract a majority of young people. Those young people sick of traditional conservative culture and ready to integrate with the western ideals of openness and equality. These counter-culture youth show up at these old hipster cafes sporting old 35mm cameras and second-hand clothes.

Hoang Thi by Streatery

Click here for Hoang Thi’s facebook page.

Founder and editor behind streatery.net. Joel has lived and eaten in Saigon for the last 4.5 years and is dedicated to improve the local eating and drinking experience to anyone who stumbles upon his site.

October 10, 2018

By Joel Zorrilla

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