• Bustling
  • Ca Phe
  • Dessert
  • Espresso
  • Food
  • Hidden
  • High Price
  • Indie Cafe
  • Indoor
  • Laptop
  • Latte Art
  • Nice View
  • Specialty Coffee


27 Ngô Đức Kế, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Enter through small entrance from Ngô Đức Kế, proceed through motorbike parking and take staircase to top floor (2nd floor).


Cafe Review

The Workshop Coffee has long served as the go-to cafe for Ho Chi Minh’s coffee enthusiasts in District 1.

When entering, you’re immediately greeted with soaring cathedral ceilings, exposed brick, large bright windows and a massive centre island where all the coffee magic happens. The Workshop fully leverages the charm and character of the building’s 1912 roots.

Around the island, large work bench style tables fill the middle area while smaller tables for two dot along the exterior taking advantage of the interesting views. The space is often busy with a diverse and interesting mix of people, many armed with laptops.

Of particular note is its regular rotation of genuinely interesting and often fantastic art works that line the walls around the cafe, featuring art types of many genres and styles predominantly of local Vietnamese artists.

In addition to the larger main space, a smaller independent room gives a more quiet and focused environment featuring large wooden tables shared by patrons.

Then of course why you came… you know you’re in for a treat when the coffee menu includes origin and tasting notes for it’s frequently changing varieties of locally and internationally sourced coffee beans and own in-house roasted beans. You can essentially order any style of espresso, Vietnamese and specialty coffee you desire and be pleasantly happy with the results.

A full food menu along with an assortment of pastries and delicious cookies will likely have you caving in to getting something sweet with your coffee. Courses are also offered to share their barista and coffee roasting expertise.


July 2014

The Workshop Specialty Coffee
The Workshop Specialty Coffee Interior
The Workshop Specialty Coffee Window
The Workshop Specialty Coffee Counter
The Workshop Specialty Coffee Benches
The Workshop Specialty Coffee Table
The Workshop Specialty Coffee Aerial
The Workshop Specialty Coffee Tree
The Workshop Specialty Coffee Menu
The Workshop Specialty Coffee
The Workshop Specialty Coffee Stairs