Walking through the front entrance of Stone Castle Cafe (known in Vietnamese as “Cà Phê Lâu Đài Đá”), you’re instantly whisked away from the streets of Ho Chi Minh into a fascinating medieval European world.
Whether sitting in the abundantly tree covered outdoor grand patio, or inside the walls of the stone castle, it’s quickly apparent the painstaking detail that has gone into this cafe.
Starting with outside, it is impressive… the stone archway, ornately detailed iron tables and chairs, the waterfall, beautifully crafted stone art pieces, all set to a background of the cafe’s impressively architected exterior. It all comes together into a wonderful place to enjoy sipping coffees in the evening.
Entering into the stone castle itself, you truly feel as though you’ve been transported to another place in this world. Chandelier lights line the center of the long hall above wood tables and bench seating. Along either sides a double deck of booths along the ground floor and additional tables along the top. To the back is the serving area while the front features a piano for live music.
You spend a fair amount of time in awe at the genuine attention to detail and craftsmanship that have gone into this venue. The many stone art works all unique to one another, intricate details line every pillar, beautiful stone work walls, the window coverings, lighting, the list goes on. This is not a hokey theme restaurant with some posters and random era pieces, this is a real deal full blown experience.
Coffees available include Vietnamese and a limited assortment of espresso drinks. The Cà phê sữa was beautifully prepared, rich and nicely balanced. Dessert items are also available to pair with coffees.
Stone Castle Cafe is located in Tân Phú District, which is a hike from the city center of Ho Chi Minh City, but you can consider this cafe worthy of being a destination and an opportunity to explore the Tan Phu district.
Established May 2015