For bookworms, book and coffee is the perfect combination. Fortunately, there are spaces that you can spend hours reading books and relishing a nice drink in Ho Chi Minh City. These books cafes in Ho Chi Minh City below serve as a hideout for those who love a quiet space for reading.
Address: 35 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Ben Thanh ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Price range: from VND 40,000.
Opening hours: 9 AM - 10 PM.
Located near Ben Thanh market, The Hidden Elephant stays away from the chaotic street in a peaceful corner with lots of books. When you first come here, not only the silent atmosphere but also the way guests focusing on their books will make you surprised. This place is one of the most famous book cafes in Ho Chi Minh city because of the quiet space for reading and the huge amount of books to read on the spot. They also have some foreign and English literature books so don’t worry if you can not understand Vietnamese publications.
Artistic pictures hung around the cafe.
Cozy atmosphere inside The Hidden Elephant.
Bookshelf is filled with famous titles.
They use environmentally-friendly straws for beverages.
The bar counter with interesting design.
Do not park your motorbike at the parking lot next to the entry. The Hidden Elephant has its own parking which is located about 100m near the alley so you should pay attention to the signboard outside.
Since the cafe is hidden in a small alley, this is quite difficult for foreign tourists to find when first visiting Ho Chi Minh City. You can Book a Private Tour from us with our local guides to show you the way around the city!
Remember to notice the small sign from the entry.
This place is quite small, and people just quietly focus read their book so you should avoid making noise so as not to disturb other guests.
Most of the books are written in Vietnamese, but The Hidden Elephant still has some books for foreigners. Ask the staff, and they will help you find the book you want.
Address: 6/3 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Da Kao ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Price range: from VND 45,000.
Opening hours: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM.
Rosaria is the best place for those who want private time with their book or just to enjoy a lovely coffee. Coming to Rosaria, you will be immersed in a comfortable atmosphere with yellow lights and wooden facilities. The seats are well arranged so that everyone will have their own space for reading, working, studying... Moreover, you can directly see how the beverages, especially coffee, are made from the bar counter. Even though the space is quite small, Rosaria still promises you a quiet spot to concentrate on your work.
Rosaria mainly uses wood as the main material for construction.
Rosaria also has some iconic decorations on the wall.
Yellow light which is perfect for reading books.
A small drink from Rosaria.
You can borrow books from the bookshelf.
A breezy atmosphere for book lovers.
The beverages are made in front of you.
Because Rosaria is located deep inside the alley, it is very hard to find it even for Vietnamese. Look up the address carefully on Google maps or have a local friend to accompany you.
This location does not have many books; maybe bringing your favorite piece is the best option.
The signature beverage of Rosaria is the Hand Brew and Cold Brew coffee. Remember to try them out!
Keep quiet when you come in. Rosaria has a small notice that is you should not make noise and respect everyone else.
Address: 18A/33 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Da Kao ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Price range: from VND 50,000.
Opening hours: 9:30 AM - 10: 30 PM (from Tuesday to Sunday).
Probably The Reading Cabin is one of the most special book cafes in Ho Chi Minh City because of its unique concept and gorgeous setting. This location was first built as a stationery store, but the owner opened up a small library upstairs so that visitors can come to munch on some books. When you want to take a break from the hustle-bustle of daily life, The Reading Cabin will be an excellent choice.
A small and ideal place for book lovers.
This place is more like a small store than a book cafe.
Fresh air inside the Reading Cabin.
The library upstairs at The Reading Cabin.
Though there aren’t many books, the space is a huge perk.
There is a small garden upstairs for you to read books.
The Reading Cabin doesn’t serve beverages; you have to get the drinks for yourself from the small fridge on the ground floor if you want something to drink.
If you return the bottle when making the payment, you will be refunded VND 15,000.
Be careful with your head on your way to the library upstairs since the ceiling is quite low.
4th floor, 223 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
213 Vo Van Tan Street, Ward 5, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Price range: from VND 50,000.
Opening hours: 7 AM - 10 PM.
The owner has made good use of the building and created a book cafe on the top of the bookstore for bookworms to spend a relaxing day with soothing music. Ca Chep book cafe owns about 20 thousand of books and novels in one relaxing space which uses the black tone as the primary color. This location also offers a spacious area, tables, and chairs which are suitable for both reading books as well as viewing the beautiful scenery of the city.
The modern design of Ca Chep bookstore.
You can see Ho Chi Minh city’s scenery from the 4th floor.
The seats are suitable for those who want to enjoy a book.
Many books are waiting for you at this interesting place.
A fine drink at a reasonable price.
The bar with many decorations.
The bottom floors sell a myriad of books and stationery, so you can buy your favorite items before going up to the cafe.
Remember that the book cafe is on the 4th floor of the book store. Moreover, it would help if you informed the staff so you can bring your belongings with you to the book cafe.
Make sure to pay all of the stuff you buy in the bookstore before going upstairs.
Address: 3 Nguyen Van Binh Street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Price range: from VND 25,000.
Opening hours: 7 AM - 10:30 PM.
Situated at Nguyen Van Binh book street with numerous bookstores, Dep Cafe has the most advantageous location for book lovers. This is an ideal place for foreign visitors since it is near some famous attractions of Ho Chi Minh city such as Nguyen Hue walking street, Notre Dame Cathedral… Another huge plus is the affordable price for beverages.
Dep Cafe can be easily seen at the book street.
Going around to buy a book is also a good option.
There is a playground for kids in the area.
You can take the bus to get here more easily, and bus number 3 is the best option. For more details, look up the bus routes on the bus map app, HCMC MCPT official website.
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Book cafes in Ho Chi Minh city have various styles from a cabin, a family cafe,... Reading books in these exciting places is one of the most memorable experiences for your trip to Ho Chi Minh city.
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