Grabbing a morning bowl of pho and a cà phê is an essential part of Ho Chi Minh life, but the brunch scene here is also pretty banging. With Western comforts like fluffy pancake stacks, avocado on toast and huevos rancheros, brunch in Ho Chi Minh city is just as good as anywhere on the other side of the world.
We’ve done the hungry (well, greedy!) work to suss out the best brunch spots in the city. Get ready for a feast…
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Godmother Bake & Brunch is a cute Australian-inspired brunch spot that’s known for its exceptional freshly baked pastries and speciality coffee from Melbourne. With brunch plates such as smashed avocado, duck waffles and shaksuka, you can expect a proper feed.
Every weekend is made 100x times better when it starts off here. You’ll soon be a regular customer…
Taking inspiration from the sun-filled, breezy cafes of southern France, Café Marcel is a must-visit when it comes to amazing brunch in Ho Chi Minh. As well as sweet dishes such as French Toast & Raspberries or granola bowls, you can build-your-own-brekkie: choose your style of eggs and bread, add sides from sautéed mushrooms to smoked salmon, and choose one of four sauces.
The Vintage Emporium brings a little bit of Sydney’s café lifestyle to Saigon, and the end result it simply superb breakfast and brunch dishes. There’s now two locations in the city – we love the District 2 spot for its lush garden and pool.
Dig into dishes such as a souffle omelette with crab, sour crème, coriander, chili, and a sourdough baguette, or sweetcorn fritters with bacon and avocado.
The Other Place is a small, pink bistro & bar inside the oldest wet market in District 1, right at the heart of Saigon. Not only will you feel the feel-good vibes as soon as you walk in, the food itself here is amazing.
They take Asian influences and add and Aussie twist for some creative bites. Think: wet truffle egg or a new take on Bắp xào (fried corn) with bacon, curry sauce, lime, pepper and rice crackers.
L’Herbanyste is a veggie’s dream come true. It combines a healthy and sustainable lifestyle store, holistic treatment room and a beautiful cafe serving up colourful, plant-based food. It’s set in a charming villa with a swimming pool, so you can have a dip after your feast.
Your morning will be made with dishes such as toast layered with beetroot hummus, fresh spinach, and sliced avocado, garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds and dukkah.
L’Usine is a super popular space: it’s home to some of Vietnam’s best lifestyle brands and some of the best brunch in Ho Chi Minh. It could be the fact that they serve breakfast all day (yes!). It includes an English Breakfast with Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, RoastTomatoes, Baked Beans, Mushrooms and Sourdough Toast.
Sweet tooth? Order the banana bread with mascarpone cream and hazelnut butter.
From the mega-popular MAD Burger owners comes this fun cafe that serves up a fantastic brunch. Top picks include the MAD Muffin with over easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, yellow mustard, and ketchup in English muffin. There’s also a tasty Shakshouka with a spicy tomato sauce, merguez sausage, feta and flat bread.
This is the place to go when you want a feast that’s seriously feel-good.