Right in the busy downtown section of Saigon is this little shop named Shin Coffee. If you want a solid cafe experience, skip the famous “Cafe Apartments” and come here instead. Charming, quaint, and with a strong selection of single origin coffees by the cup and by the bag.
Swagger. It’s a word that comes to mind when you first encounter the cafe and staff of Shin Coffee in Ho Chi Minh’s district 1. The owner emanates an air of confidence — which might be an issue if the coffee didn’t taste great. But it did. A lot of expertise goes in to the process, both in roasting and brewing the coffees. This drip coffee was made using a V60, and served in some exquisite service-ware; an old fashioned tea cup that lends to the romance of the place and tells a story. Thin porcelain on the china highlights the tea like nature of this particular ethiopian coffee added to an already overall pleasurable experience. This cafe may be polarizing but its worth visiting to find out which side you fall on: do you like it or not?