While walking along Dong Khoi street (the Orchard Road equivalent in Saigon), we stumbled on this quaint Vietnamese bistro hidden in an alleyway called Quan An.
I can’t quite remember the directions to this place.
The 1930s-looking interior of the bistro looks like it came straight out of a painting. With its faded dusty pink walls, hanging lanterns, retro-looking mosaic tiles and stairway with a laquer finishing.
Full of old-world charm, it serves very good chicken wings and fried spring rolls. The three of us spent a wonderful time having afternoon tea (coffee, rather) and chatting away in the bistro.
The only grumpy thing about this bistro was the waiter’s attitude.
The problem I have with visiting such a place is that I tend to spend all my time taking photos of it. It will always take me a second visit – which is usually impossible – to soak up the ambience of the bistro and appreciate every bit of the charm that the place oozes. I will want to visit this bistro again if I ever have the chance to visit Saigon in the future.