Up Cafe

Cafe on its head

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What we say: 4 stars

Literally turning convention upside down, Up Cafe is an unexpected score among Saigon's cafes.

Just a short 10-minute drive from downtown, the cafe's made itself the most unique in the city by flipping everything over. Light fixtures and paintings are turned upside down, a full dining set is on the ceiling, and even the outside looks like an upside down building.

Luckily, the drinks and food are still served bottom down, however you may be too caught up in the scenery to notice you've been served. Up Cafe is leading the charge of a new wave of trendy coffee shops hitting the city.

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269 Nguyen Trung Tuyen, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
T: (08) 3845 2155
Open: Open daily 7:00-23:00
About the author
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org 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, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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269 Nguyen Trung Tuyen, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
T: (08) 3845 2155

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