This is the first time I could be bothered to write a review on Trip Advisor due to my inherent laziness. However, I sit here now in the 1910's train carriage of the 'Da Lat Train Villa and Cafe', after having just had an amazing dinner with my wife. Dinner was first cocktails, blue cheese burger, pasta salad + beer - all excellent and big portions. We'd been eating a lot of Vietnamese food so fancied a change and this hit the nail on the head.
We were the only ones eating tonight and we were astonished that this place is not better known (our Vietnamese hotel owner didn't know this place at all). My iphone / Trip Advisor App quotes it as being far away from the Dalat centre, but that is horse poo. It was a two-three dollar drive from the centre and very close to the train station. Don't be out off by the dark alley leading up to it from the Main Street. It was only 200m or so and then opened up into a lovely courtyard area, and our taxi took us the whole way. Whilst the owner is clearly a lover of old-skool trains and Blues music, it was all tastefully done and to a high quality. There was also plenty of outdoor chairs / umbrellas to sit outside and enjoy the views over Da lat.
In summary, great atmosphere, great food, excellent service and a cool setting. Recommended to all :)
Andrew & Martina
England / Austria
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