Hidden away from all the hustle and bustle of Saigon’s (Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam) city center (District 1), is an oasis of leafy and peaceful bliss. If somebody doesn’t invite you there or tell you about it, you will probably never find it by chance, it is at the back of an alleyway off Nguyen Du (a bit before Pasteur street, on the right-hand sidewalk if the Cathedral is behind you) and then up some stairs. It is called Tea Coffee Tree.
A coffee sua da (iced Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk) is 65.000 Vietnamese dongs (VND) and a watermelon or mango fruit juice is 75.000 VND, not necessarily on the cheap side, true, but the lunch combo (one dish from the menu and one drink) comes out at 120.000 VND which is a good deal given the nice place and the food I had was quite good, sliced meatballs and vermicelli, ready to roll!
I was amazed to find a light stand from Quasar Khanh! It looks a bit like a silver jellyfish doesn’t it?
Here is their address: 86 Nguyen Du street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.