Helping a good cause rarely tastes this good.

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What we say: 4 stars

One of the more ‘feel good' establishments in Saigon, Sozo is a small cafe that employs disadvantaged youth to teach them English and work skills.

All profits received from the sale of delicious American-style coffee, muffins and cookies goes back to the training and education of the staff. The positive energy of the cafe gives it a great overall atmosphere and many people, both local and tourist, are there to enjoy it.

They also host informal English speaking clubs a couple of evenings a week where local students come to converse with foreigners. Helping a good cause rarely tastes this good.

Contact details
176 Bui Vien, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
T: (09) 5870 6580 F:;
Open: 7:00-22:30
Last reviewed by:
Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.

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