If you ask an expat living in Saigon where to get Western brunch favorites in the city, they’ll undoubtedly mention The Vintage Emporium. This cute Saigon cafe has two locations – one in the Da Kao neighborhood of District 1 (close to the main tourist attractions of Saigon) and one in the Thao Dien neighborhood of District 2 (where many of the expats reside).
No matter which Vintage Emporium location you choose, you’ll love the cozy ambiance and the delicious brunch dishes that you’ve been missing from home. And in addition to being one of the best places for breakfast in Saigon, it’s also a great place to bring your laptop and stay for a while!
The Vintage Emporium in District 1 is rather small and cozy, with both upstairs and downstairs seating areas. The floor is covered in black and white tiles and small bistro-style tables line the walls.
While most people come to enjoy the all-day brunch, others choose to bring their laptop and get some work done. It’s generally busy but not so busy that you can’t find a table. They have some yummy coffee, juice, smoothie, and tea options to keep you fueled for a few hours if you choose.
Everyone on staff speaks English so it’s easy to make any modifications to your order. And they are so friendly and attentive, you can always expect to receive top-notch service here.
The all-day brunch menu at The Vintage Emporium includes classic Western favorites like eggs benedict and eggs florentine. If you are in the mood for sweet over savory, you must try the french toast that comes complete with bacon, caramelized banana, passionfruit, and maple syrup on the side. And for something a little healthier you can try the avocado poached eggs or the pecan quinoa granola.
The Vintage Emporium also has some non-brunch options on the menu including sandwiches, salads, and even a juicy burger!
You can choose from classic coffee drinks like lattes, cappuccinos, or Vietnamese milk coffee, or you can go for something more unique like a beetroot and ginger latte. They also have detox juices and delicious smoothie combinations.
Prices at The Vintage Emporium are quite reasonable with brunch dishes hovering around 150,000 VND per dish. Coffee drinks are priced in the 50,000 – 65,000 VND range and smoothies are 75,000.
You’ll have a small 3% service charge added to your bill unless you visit on a public holiday when it is increased to 10%.
We’re quite partial to the sweeter offerings at The Vintage Emporium so we’d have to recommend trying the french toast or the banana peanut butter smoothie bowl. And if all of that doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, try the vintage style coconut smoothie as well!
The location in District 2 has a bit of a nicer ambiance than the one in District 1, but it’s a trek to get to if you’re staying in the city center. If you’re here long enough it’s worth checking out both!