Christmas-themed cafés in Saigon


Christmas is around the corner, so it’s due time to start posting festive social media posts to bring good tidings to your feed. Fortunately, you won’t have to search far and wide for Christmas-themed coffee joints in this tropical city where hot and humid weather reigns the roost.

From cosy coffee bars chock-full of sparkling ornaments to winter-themed corners for a white Christmas vignette, here are some Christmas-themed cafés in Saigon with festive interiors to snap merry shots in.


1. Café Paul 1932 – a classical French-themed café 


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Designed like a European dining hall from a bygone era with antique-inspired furniture, Café Paul 1932 easily achieves an old-school look fit for a traditional Christmas celebration without excessive staging.

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Featuring earth-toned half-papered walls, vintage-looking floor tiles, and wood-panelled ceilings highlighted by candlelight chandeliers, this café brings on a nostalgic vibe and perfectly complements its Christmas tree.

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This antique-themed café dishes out a plethora of delicious and well-presented drinks and food from VND75,000 (~USD3.25) per item. Creamy and fragrant with mild sweetness, the coconut coffee (VND90,000, ~USD3.90) is highly recommended.

Address: 5/7 Nguyễn Siêu, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 7AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 093 2025 038

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2. Tiệm Trà Chúng Ta 10 Năm Sau – a bright and merry pink Christmas tree


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Swearing by an unconventional Christmas theme, Tiệm Trà Chúng Ta 10 Năm Sau features a pink Christmas tree decorated with gold and red metallic ornaments and surrounded by pink boxes wrapped with red ribbons.


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The pink look is completed by a pink fireplace lit up with strings of light and icy pine cones, as well as a velvety pink rug for a cosy touch.  


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In case the Christmas tree is already occupied, you can take photos with another artificial tree in the room, which looks no less impressive with its rich, colorful foliage.


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Food-wise, expect a good selection of photogenic and tasty fruit tea and pastries from VND25,000 (~USD1.08). 

Address: 75 Gò Dầu, Tân Quý Ward, Tân Phú District, HCMC
Opening hours: 7AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 0898 632 866

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3. Khóm Coffee & Tea – Christmas trees and baubles galore



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At Khóm Coffee & Tea, there’s no escaping the holiday vibe because every corner is decorated with dazzling Christmas trees.


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Expect metallic snowballs, straw stars, Christmas trees, and tinsel garlands everywhere you look. There’s even a wooden mantel decorated with crimson stockings and evergreen branches, accompanied by a draped chair in the foreground for those who want to take an artsy fireplace portrait.


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Quench your thirst in between shots with refreshing ice-blended drinks and vitamin-packed fruit juice from VND55,000 (~USD2.38).

Address: 5 Trần Quý Khoách, Tân Định Ward, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 7AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 032 657 0078

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4. The Bunny – Christmas decorations everywhere you look



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Layered with classic ball-shaped ornaments, strings of lights, and surrounded by a tiny fence draped with garlands, The Bunny’s twinkling Christmas tree is a remarkable sight to behold. A thick layer of cotton wool at the feet of the tree can totally masquerade for snow when captured in high-exposure photos.


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For a cohesive sparkling look, every corner is ornamented with evergreen garlands, wreaths, light strings, and stars hanging from the ceiling. Even the railings of the corridors and staircases are lined with fig leaves for a merry touch. 

To create a posh Christmas portrait, check out the beautifully decorated wooden fireplace in a corner of the room where you’ll find another richly covered Christmas tree and a grey leather chair.


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The Bunny offers a broad assortment of drinks ranging from coffee to fruit juice to milk tea from VND40,000 (~USD1.73). For fulfilling mains, you’ll find hearty options such as spaghetti (VND70,000, ~USD3.03) and Yang Zhou fried rice (VND70,000, ~USD3.03).

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A lunch set at The Bunny
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Meanwhile, its sumptuous lunch sets, which come with complimentary veggies and soup, are all priced at VND50,000 (~USD2.17) per portion.

Address: 

  • 55 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, HCMC
  • 59 Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Ward 6, District 3, HCMC
  • Block Iris 1&2, Hado Centrosa Garden, 198A Cao Thắng, District 10, HCMC

Opening hours: 7AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 1900 272 756

Website


5. Cocobee Coffee & Kids Playground – flaunting a wintery theme



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Featuring a white mantel placed on a velvety white rug set against a cream wall, Cocobee Coffee & Kids Playground pulls off the frozen look perfect for winter vignettes. 


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While the house mostly uses a white and grey palette for its decorations, shades of green, blue, and bright red from surrounding Christmas trees help punch up this gorgeous little photo spot and give it a festive touch.


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Spacious and elegantly styled, this is the perfect place to be holed up in for a cosy Christmas gathering.


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Plus, the café also has a kid-friendly area, rare among Christmas-themed cafés in Saigon. It features lovely sets of tables and chairs accompanied by cute tea sets and plush toys to keep your kids entertained while you’re busy taking photos.


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While you’re here, check out the house’s scrumptious fruit juice and milk tea from VND25,000 (~USD1.08) per item. 

Address: 337/2/1 Lê Văn Sỹ, Ward 1, Tân Bình District, HCMC
Opening hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 078 719 0989

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6. Little HaNoi Egg Coffee Egg Coffee – featuring a Christmas tree made from books



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Getting creative this holiday season, Little HaNoi Egg Coffee traded the usual Christmas tree seen in other Christmas-themed cafés in Saigon for a more crafty, DIY design. 

Made up of a pile of books deftly stacked in a cone shape and punctuated with ribbons and a shining star on top, this Noel tree makes a striking bookcase.


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In case you’d love to wade through some books, take to the comfy couches where you’ll find a bookshelf filled with a variety of books in different languages.


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As its name suggests, this Hanoi-inspired vintage café serves egg coffee, the capital city’s specialty. For VND40,000 (~USD1.73), you can enjoy a cup of frothy and buttery egg coffee or sweet cacao blended with whipped egg yolk. 

Deep-fried fermented pork rolls (VND80,000, ~USD3.47), an iconic Hanoi winter snack, are also served here. 

Address: 119/5 Yersin, Phạm Ngũ Lão Ward, District 1, HCMC
Opening hours: 7AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 090 452 2339

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7. Oromia Coffee & Lounge – Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes



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Those who arrive at Oromia Coffee & Lounge for the first time this December might mistake it for a Christmas tree shop rather than a café.


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Boasting a good selection of woody Christmas trees dressed in traditional styles with sparkling snow globes, bells, sprayed berries, and light strings, this place is perfect for capturing glam, festive photos.


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Oromia Coffee & Lounge boasts a spacious dining space and a broad selection of well-crafted cakes and smoothies. 

Creamy and healthy, a strawberry smoothie (VND54,000, ~USD2.34) coupled with a luscious cheesecake (VND50,000, ~USD2.17) makes a decadent Christmas dessert. 

Address: 193/D3 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, District 3, HCMC
Opening hours: 9AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 090 886 11 36

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8. Trăng Non Rooftop – stunning panoramic city skyline view



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A famous rooftop pub in Saigon, Trăng Non Rooftop brings an unconventional Christmas decor installation this year. Instead of a classic verdant Christmas tree, the house showcases a DIY tree made from tiny wood sticks tied with fairy lights for a rustic look. 

Next to it is a snowman standing below vibrant garlands and metallic snow balls hanging from the ceiling. Behind them is a backdrop that looks like a wooden cottage, with a window sporting a wreath and evergreen leaves.


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Christmas decorations aside, this roomy and airy spot boasts stunning views of the city’s skyline and is considered one of the most affordable places in town to plane-spot with a beer in your hand.

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Expect a fascinating array of fruit beer, juice, and soda from only VND39,000 (~USD1.69) per item.

Address: Level 7, 302 Nguyễn Văn Đậu, Bình Thạnh District, HCMC
Opening hours: 5PM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 090 8861 136

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‘Grammable Christmas-themed cafés in Saigon to check in


Decked out with festive ornaments and exuding Christmassy charm, these Christmas-themed cafés in Saigon make great places to snap some Insta-worthy photos. 

Throw in some frothy hot drinks or creamy desserts, and you’re all set for a cosy Christmas date with your nearest and dearest. 

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Cover image adapted from: Khóm Coffee & Tea, Nguyễn Thanh Trúc, and Cocobee Coffee & Kids Playground

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