Get The Best Brunch in Saigon: 10 Underrated Brunch Spots in Ho Chi Minh City You Need To Try

by - February 09, 2021

Food trends come and go in a matter of seconds in this city, but the one thing that never seems to change is Saigon’s appetite for a brunch that is as bottomless as the bowls of pho served up on every street corner. Ho Chi Minh City’s brunch culture is, like the city itself, varied, globally oriented and usually a mix of masterful fusions. 

We know the tried and true brunch spots everyone oozes from on a Saturday and Sunday morning, but brunch in Saigon is wayyyy more than these time-tested spots. I’ve picked 10 of Ho Chi Minh City’s most underrated breakfast joints that are totally worth rolling out of bed for.

Brunch at Thursday's Child @alyshiaturchyn

1. Thursday’s Child

A millennial-pink pool, pastel hues and cute golden accents. This is all anyone needs on a hot Saigon day, right? Thursday’s Child is floor to ceiling vibes!  Not only do they top my list of cute cafes, but they’re serving up one of the tastiest Instagram-worthy brunches in Ho Chi Minh City. From their vegan open faced sandwich to their delectable french toast, there is no going wrong! 

Brunching with Thursday’s Child:

Everyday from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 9 Nguyen Dang Giai, Thao Dien, District 2

Instagram: @ThursdaysChild.VN

Photo by: @ThursdaysChild.VN

2. Tomatito

When it comes to culinary offerings, Tomatito’s brunch menu has unleashed a rollercoaster of flavours your taste buds won’t want to get off. For VND 400,000++ per person you’ll choose 4 dishes: 1 starter, 1 egg dish, 1 main course and 1 dessert. You’ll be licking your fingers clean thanks to the Spanish flares and flavours Tomatito is cooking up. We’re talking savoury Spanish omelets, creamy spinach goat cheese croquettes and tasty huevos rotos con chorizo. Yum!

Brunching with Tomatito:

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Add Free Flow to Your Brunch: VND 390,000++ includes free flow sangria and Te Te craft beer 

Paella Sunday: VND 600,000++ 3 hours of free flow paella, sangria and beer

Location: 171 Calmette, 1st Floor, District 1 

Instagram: @TomatitoSaigon

3. East West Brewery’s Kegs & Eggs 

Without a doubt East West Brewery is another hotspot in Ho Chi Minh City for throwing back a few crafty ones. But, did you know that every Sunday they put on a Kegs & Eggs Sunday Brunch? Their casual, hip lazy Sunday brunch equally matches their thirst for artisanal beers! And that means incredible variations of eggs alongside equally incredible pints of beer!

Brunching with East West Brewery:

Kegs & Eggs Sunday Brunch from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Add Basic Free Flow to Your Brunch: VND 350,000++ includes free flow craft beers

Add Ultimate Free Flow to Your Brunch: VND 550,000++ includes free flow craft beers, wines and cocktails

Location: 181-185, Ly Tu, Ben Thanh District

Instagram: @EastWestBrewery

Photo by: @EastWestBrewery

4. Bandido

Bandido’s authentic Mexican food is more than just something to curb your hunger, it’s a parade of snazzy llamas and sassy mamasitas dancing on your tongue as you eat! For VND 280,000++ per person you get to choose 3 dishes from either their starters, egg dishes, main dishes or desserts. Ceviches, guacs, tacos, the list goes on. Bandido is the best place to spice up your weekend with the zesty flavours of traditional Mexico!

Brunching with Bandido:

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 2:30pm

Add Free Flow to Your Brunch: VND 390,000++ includes 2 hours of free flow margaritas, michelada or Tete craft beers

Location: 24Bis Dong Du, Ben Nghe, District 1

Instagram: @BandidoSaigon

5. Lola Restaurant & Bar

Lola Restaurant & Bar is the epitome of chic. With their flavourful Mediterranean fusion dishes this spot makes for an unforgettable brunch experience! Every Saturday and Sunday they may just have the best free-flow offer in Saigon at the moment. We're talking Bloody Marys, Sorbellinis, wines, you name it and all for VND 430,000++. To top it off, their culinary creativity is also something to be applauded and devoured! Yum!

Brunching with Lola Restaurant & Bar:

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm

4-Course Brunch Set: VND 430,000++ Mediterranean brunch fare

Add Free Flow to Your Brunch: VND 430,000++ 3 hour free flow of selected cocktails, beers, house wines and more

Location: 97-99 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

Instagram: @LolaRestaurantAndBar

Photo by: @LolaRestaurantAndBar

6. Social Cage Saigon

Social Cage Saigon, a cosy little spot that packs a brunch! See what I did there. With some of the best fusion in town, their Aussie breakfast options do not disappoint! Shakshuka, eggs benny, corn-fritters and incredible cocktails waiting to be sipped and slurped. Mmmmmm!

Brunching with Social Cage Saigon:

Everyday starting at 8:00am

Location: 16 Hoa Mai, Phuong 7, Phu Nhuan District

Instagram: @SocialCageSaigon

Photo by: @SocialCageSaigon

7. MAD House

MAD House is the city’s best neighbourhood hangout. This converted villa in District 2 is the perfect place to brunch on any day of the week. With it’s shady tropical trees this dreamy terrace is an ideal spot to enjoy your own Green Smoothie Bowl or share the MAD House Brunch which comes complete with a large wooden board full of delicious bites.

Brunching with MAD House:

Everyday from 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 6/1/2 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

Instagram: @MADHouseSaigon

Photo by: @MADHouseSaigon

8. Lubu

The Mediterranean flair that’s served up in the stylish surroundings at Lubu will instantly transport you to the terraced beauty of Mykonos, Greece. We all know the importance of starting your weekend off on the right foot and that means brunching to your best ability. So just picture yourself enjoying a Sautéed Mixed Mushroom with a Poached Egg, Hazelnut Dukkah, Carrot Puree and Spinach, while sipping on a mimosa. Yeah, amazing right!

Brunching with Lubu:

Everyday from 8:30am

Buy One Get One Free: Monday to Friday is buy one breakfast and get your second one free. Available from 8:30am to 12:00pm

Free Drink with Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary with any breakfast, excluding Crumpets or Churros! Available from 8:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 97b Thao Dien Street, Thao Dien, District 2

Instagram: @LubuRestaurant

Photo by: @LubuRestaurant

9. Chanh Bistro

Tucked away in a little rooftop garden courtyard, is the dreamy Chanh Bistro. With a laid-back terrace, it really is the perfect setting for a long morning of sipping cocktails and brunching. From their Focaccia Cream Cheese and Truffle Honey to their Full English Breakfast what’s not to like?

Brunching with Mekong Merchant:

Weekends 10:30am to 3:00pm

Full Brunch with Free Flow: VND 499,000++ 2 hours of free flow

Full Brunch Only: VND 299,000++

Location: 215-217 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1

Instagram: @ChanhBistroRooftopSaigonLTT

Photo by: @ChanhBistroRooftopSaigonLTT

10. The Running Bean

This chic, boho brunch spot is right downtown and the perfect place to inhale that smoothie bowl you’ve been dreaming of!  The Running Bean does a great English breakfast and why not just throw in a coconut coffee frappe while you’re at it. 

Brunching with The Running Bean:

Everyday from 8:00am 

Sorry guys, no alcohol here

Location: 115 Ho Tung Mau, District 1

Instagram: @TheRunningBeanSG

Photo by: @TheRunningBeanSG

The 5 Most Popular Brunch Spots in Ho Chi Minh City

I mean, they are top 5 for a reason, right? All of these star brunch spots are cute, have great food and make coffee that wake you TF up! We all need that on a Sunday now don't we!

1. The Vintage Emporium

2. Cafe Marcel

3. L’Usine

4. Godmother

5. L’Herbanyste

I love a Pink Beetroot Latte from the Vintage Emporium as much as any other millennial, but branching out has never tasted better! And although tomorrow might be Monday, as long as you’re at brunch, you’re still in weekend mode. So, grab your extra-large glass of sangria and sip away those Sunday scaries!

Whether you're craving benedicts, waffles or mimosas make sure you add these underrated brunch spots to your never ending Saigon-brunch-bucket-list!

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