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KUMO CHAN Coffee And Garden, Saigon: Ghibli-Inspired Cafe With Books And Taro Coffee

KUMO CHAN Coffee and Garden – cute outdoor cafe for Studio Ghibli fans

Fans of Studio Ghibli waiting for the next movie can now have a blast next to the nostalgic Totoro in this al fresco cafe with a summer vibe. 

KUMO CHAN Coffee and Garden is a cafe shop in District 2, easily recognizable by its bright yellow walls and cute little decorations hanging across its entrance. Here, guests can immerse in a space inspired by the Japanese anime aesthetic in various Ghibli movies. 

Green plants and cute decorations with a Japanese vibe

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The Japanese-inspired cafe is surrounded by flowers and green plants on the outside, with hanging wind chimes and koinobori,  carp-shaped flags used for Japanese Children’s Day celebrations, that give the place a summery vibe. 

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If you’re a fan of My Neighbor Totoro, then you’ll be able to find yourself at home here. The titular character appears on the shop’s painted walls, providing a backdrop for some great photos.

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Coupled with a relaxing choice of music, the cafe quickly becomes a place with good vibes for you to chill on the weekend. 

Bookshelves for those looking for something new to read

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The cafe also has several bookshelves for those who are interested in enjoying sipping on drinks with a book in hand. Perhaps the cafe’s selection of books will allow you to find something new. 

Creamy taro coffee with a side of pastries

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The cafe also serves up a variety of coffee, teas, and juices, as well as small selections of pastries for guests to snack on, such as banana cakes and cinnamon rolls. All of them are affordable, ranging between VND25,000 (~USD1.01) to VND50,000 (~USD2.01).

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A signature drink recommended by the shop is a unique concoction called cà phê khoai tím (VND39,000, ~USD1.57), also known as taro coffee.

It’s a colorful trio of creamy milk and bitter coffee combined with the nostalgic sweetness of taro, not often used as a drink ingredient.

KUMO CHAN– a cafe with a summer vibe and anime aesthetic

With its cute decorations and affordable drinks, and a spot where you can pose next to the cute Totoro for a neat photo, KUMO CHAN might be the place to achieve that peak Ghibli aesthetic you’ve been looking for! 

Address: No.3, 31A Street, An Phú Ward, District 2, Hồ Chí Minh City
Opening hours: Mon 7.30am-2pm | Tue-Sun 7.30am-7pm
Contact: 093 216 12 53 | KUMO CHAN’s Facebook page | Tiktok

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Cover image adapted from KUMO CHAN Coffee and Garden



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