HO CHI MINH CITY | The Workshop Coffee is a place that does coffee a bit different than what most visitors to Vietnam expect. Instead of the usual Vietnamese coffee, the coffee here is all about the third wave, and more akin to what you’d expect to find in a city like Melbourne. Located in an old Colonial era building. The dark stairwell with old wooden stairs leads to a top level space with high ceilings, polished concrete floors, and re-purposed timber. Very on trend in modern Ho Chi Minh City.
The place is full of young people making the most of the free WiFi, going about their day on their laptops, working and socialising while enjoying their coffee. Dotted throughout the single large space is a variety of coffee roasting and brewing equipment, both modern and vintage.
Coffee is of course the main reason to visit The Workshop, and there’s a lot to like here if coffee is your thing. As mentioned before, The Workshop isn’t the place to come for Vietnamese coffee – what you’ll find here are beans sourced from around the world, and locally (which I suppose is technically Vietnamese coffee), brewed any number of ways. Think espresso, V60 pourover, Chemex, and Aeropress. Flavour profiles are listed for each bean, along with the suggested brewing methods. Staff are well versed in all things coffee, and will happily help you find the right drop for you if you’re unsure where to start.
For those who want food, cafe staples like sandwiches, pastries, burgers, pasta and the like are offered, and there are also non-coffee drinks like tea, juices, and soft drinks. If you want to take some beans home with you, or purchase some coffee paraphernalia, you can do that too.
The Workshop Coffee
27 Ngô Đức Kế
Ho Chi Minh City
Mon – Sun: 8:00am to 9:00pm