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“Good home cooking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Alex

Cafe Alex
17K Street 10C Ward Thuan Tay, Quan 7 | (Off Nguyen Thi Thap Lam Van Ben Street 5K), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
0903988034
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Ranked #13 of 1,380 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Asian, English, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
EASTCOTE, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good home cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We had been travelling two and a half weeks and was in disparate need of western food and this certainly hit the spot. Great freshly cooked dishes to order. Plus good music playing in the background. Chris the owner of this cafe was very friendly and made us welcome. Our cab had difficulty finding it so best to ring Chris ahead for directions if possible. Highly recommend this food.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1 review
“Nice English Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Expat living in Saigon and you can't find a perfect English breakfast? Check this place then and you might end up trying other dishes aside from the nice English breakfast set menu. Chris, the owner ensures a warm welcome atmosphere in the place to go with nice western food at affordable price. It's not centrally located in the tourist area but if you want traditional English food that captures the loyalty of some expats in Saigon then go for it, it's worth travelling from District 1 to District 7.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
1 review
“Home away from home...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Travelling around Vietnam and eating the local foods is a great experience, but when you want a taste of home, friendly conversation with expats and foreigners alike, Cafe Alex is where you go. Chris, the owner, makes sure you feel at home and the food is nothing less than superb. Whether it be bacon and eggs for breakfast, bangers and mash or fish and chips for dinner or the traditional Sunday roast you won't be disappointed. As was mentioned by a few others, it's not as cheap as some locally run restaurants, but as the saying goes 'you get what you pay for' and you are paying just a little more for high quality traditional English dishes. Don't forget the ice cold beers!! Chris would be too embarrassed to provide anything less!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

I came here on reviews from trip advisor. I was very satisfied. The fish and chips were wonderful. Lots of flavour, and big helping for the price.
The atmosphere is very relaxing from the busyness of the city. Large seating along the sidewalk. Music was at a enjoyable volume.
I came for fish and chips and ended up staying a few hours speaking with Chris and his regular customers. They were very friendly and helpful with questions I had.
I will have to be back for some live music on Wednesdays and also try some more of the wonderful food.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1 review
“Real British Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

As an ex-pat living in Saigon for a number of years, I can safely say this is the best british food around for quality and value. I've tried everything on the menu (proper english breakfast, fish n chips etc) and it's all great. Big portions and great taste. A friendly host, relaxing environment, cold beer, great music and friendly customers. Definitely worth a visit. You'll be back again!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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