Another week, another Saigon cafe crush! This time, it’s cute and comfortable hideaway, Plie, which also goes by the name of May. Tucked down an alley off a non-descript D3 street, it’s definitely off the usual expat radar. Catering to a younger demographic evidenced by the cushion strewn second floor playing host to a cool Vietnamese crowd in their late teens, Plie has a fresh contemporary feel. Cushiony couches, wall decals (like black on white tree branches) and coffee tables constructed from old packing crates deck out the ground floor. Loud (and lousy) love tunes aside, it’s the perfect spot to relax with a hot chocolate (or cacao nong as it’s known in these parts!) and a good book.
Go for: the hideaway factor, great fruit shakes, comfortable seats and cute decor
Not for: the music (huge speaker stacks – in a cafe?! Welcome to Saigon…)
Plie, 120/4a Tran Quoc Thao, D3