{Cafe Crush} Farm, Saigon

Just as I was in a bit of a Saigon cafe rut, sticking to a few tried and true favourites and thinking all the good places had been discovered, along comes Farm – and only a stone’s throw from my apartment!

It started with a sign, which we initially thought to be leading to some kind of produce purveyor (fresh food from an organic farm in Dalat, perhaps?)…

After heading down a wider than usual residential laneway, complete with potted plants outside every building Farm was revealed…

A heavy wooden door slid open to reveal a garden-like entrance, low wooden ceiling and a cavernous space with cute, farm themed touches – mini hessian sacks as pillows, watering cans and flowers as table centrepieces and coffee tables constructed of chicken wire. A mix of antique cameras, clocks and chairs were thrown in for good measure, to create a kitsch and very creative space – a totally unexpected find in our little patch of the city!

Go for: A ‘Cafe Farm’ – a bowl full of iced coffee laced with liqueur
Not for: Lunch – the food menu is minimal, it’s more of a drinks place. But there is ice-cream!

Farm, 214/19/8C Nguyen Van Nguyen, Tan Dinh Ward, D1, Tel: (08) 3848 2515

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9 Responses

  1. Kristina September 5, 2010 / 12:14 pm

    what a gorgeous place!!!! loving it!
    the decor is fabulous and the vietnamese coffee from the first picture looks as strong as I remember 🙂 have a nice weekend, viele gruesse, kristina

  2. niamh September 8, 2010 / 9:20 am

    Sounds great – I love places that look like nothing special on the outside and surprise you when you get there, good find

  3. Anonymous September 11, 2010 / 4:28 pm

    After reading your review, I had to check it out. I went there on Friday and it was just as you described.

  4. Anonymous September 11, 2010 / 5:09 pm

    After reading your review, I had to check it out. I went there on Friday and it was just as you described.

  5. Reese September 18, 2010 / 7:24 am

    Hi Liz,

    Just stumbled upon your blog while searching for travel information for some friends. Wish I found it two years ago when I was in Vietnam! I’ve enjoyed reading your discovery. Thanks for featuring all the great stuff. Can’t wait to share your site with my friends.

    Reese@CapturingPenang

  6. Catherine September 23, 2010 / 4:52 am

    it does indeed look like a great find, but I agree somehow the name just doesn’t cut it…

  7. Barbara September 23, 2010 / 8:10 am

    Hi Liz,
    This looks like something I’ll have to check out. We’re coming back to HCMC in November for the baby’s first birthday. THAT’S how long it’s been since met — we’ve both had babies!
    Maybe I’ll catch you in a month or so.

  8. Anonymous April 11, 2011 / 8:21 am

    Read your blog this morning and I am now sitting in Farm with a Cafe Farm!

  9. Anonymous July 30, 2011 / 5:08 am

    Thanks for your sharing.

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