Catina cafe
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Located in the heart of Saigon, on Dong Khoi Street known as Catinat rue in the Indochine time,the oldest and most beautiful street of Saigon, Catina Cafe brings the ambience of being home, cozy, and relaxation. Especially the unique balcony view to Opera House and onto Dong Khoi, even in daylight or night time, you can't just resist the cool breeze and indulge yourself with the food, the scenery and your friends around.Catina Cafe offer you a variety of our home made drinks, food and deserts. From our signature Catina noodle soup, Catina mixed juices, especially the most favorite Catina banana cake. We also offer different menu selection during weekend and serve vegetarian food on the lunar moon day. Come and enjoy with us! Catina is always welcome you all!Nam ngay tren Dong Khoi, con duong noi tieng bac nhat Sai Gon co lich su hon mot the ky con goi rue Catinat thoi Phap thuoc, su hinh thanh cua quan va cai ten Catina Cafe cung bat nguon tu day. Do cung chinh la cam hung chu dao tao nen phong cach pha tron doc dao cua quan, vua mang net co dien goi nho den hinh anh Sai gon thoi Dong Duong xa xoi, nhung cung mang hoi tho kha hien dai sang trong voi khong gian am cung, lich su vua du de cho nhung cuoc noi chuyen dam dao kinh doanh, hay nhung buoi tro chuyen thu gian nhe nhang cua cac ban tre. Ngay ca loi vao quan cung la mot cach dan dat cau chuyen khi phai di ngang mot con hem nho ban tranh noi tieng o khu Dong Khoi, doi dien Caravelle, buoc len nhung bac cau thang go nho nho va chot bat ngo khi hien ra mot khong gian co the khien ban co cam tinh ngay tu anh nhin dau tien.Dac biet khach den day deu yeu thich cho ngoi rieng biet ngay ban cong mat ruoi gio vao nhung sang cuoi tuan hay nhin ngam con duong Dong Khoi tap nap va lap lanh ve dem, hoac phong tam mat nhin ve phia nha hat thanh pho cach do khong xa. Trong khi do vua thuong thuc to bun Catina dac biet cua quan, va trang mieng bang mon banh chuoi tru danh ma khong ai co the tu choi khi den day. Thuc don cua quan co kha nhieu chon lua, tu ca phe hot nguyen chat duoc xay tai cho cho ra nhung ly ca phe thom phuc, den cac loai nuoc trai cay khac la va cac mon an chi co rieng o quan nhu nuoc trai cay Catina gom qua viet quat, dau tuoi va quyt ep, nuoc chanh sa, hay banh canh gao nau voi tom non va nhieu mon khac. Den Catina de vi giac va thi giac cua ban duoc cham soc chu dao va kham pha tron ven ban nhe!
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Kiku C
Montreal, Canada299 contributions
Aug 2013
Spotted this place off the road when I saw people sitting on their balcony. We picked this place over L'Usine because the owner was so welcoming.

The banana cake is something else. Its a soft quiche like thing. With good Caramelized stuff. Not the spongey crap you get elsewhere.
Written August 8, 2013
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Jim0
Switzerland383 contributions
Feb 2020
Service was good. Lift to 1st floor. Found it MT. Got ok food afor a ok price. Nothing scecial today.
Written March 1, 2020
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Mr.Ashwell
Shiki, Japan306 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
We sat on the cafe's terrace, drank ice tea, and watched the monsoon rain lash it down. Great fun and reasonably priced. Inside is air conditioned.
Written October 27, 2013
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Pookiecat
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia79 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
Lovely coffees and a delicious 'flan' (more like a creme caramel). The ginger and lemongrass soda was also excellent. Inside is cool and air conditioned, but they also have a lovely balcony terrace which we'd have used if we hadn't been quite so hot!
The staff were all very sweet and kind, and our son played with the little girl of one of the chefs so we felt very relaxed and welcome.
Written April 7, 2014
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Longtranchau
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam57 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
Good dessert and delicious home made food (banana cake, Catina beef noodle). Nice view from the balcony. I often go there at the weekend and enjoy the early morning with my friends. We sit at the balcony, looking down to Dong Khoi Street (Catina is its old name) and listen the music from the Opera house. It's a lively atmosphere. The interior design is warm and pretty.
Written February 28, 2014
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Brad L
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Great little spot, went to the opera show and got given gift of a free coffee...stayed for the atmosphere!!
Written October 5, 2016
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FriedaWest
Cranbrook, Canada63 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
A quiet little place to get an ice coffee and banana cake. Pleasant music at relaxing decibel level.
Written February 27, 2016
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Jan565
London, United Kingdom15 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
We went here for breakfast, and this spacious café is a good alternative to L'Usine in the same back alley. They have a decent menu, with friendly staff and some flexibility for special requests. Also has a more independent, less "chainy" feel about it. Just don't expect service to be very quick, or that they have everything on the menu.
Written December 29, 2015
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mathilder344
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
While this café is nicely located, with a balcony, and rather secluded, the menu's pricing is terrible with regards to the quality of food and drink we got.

A bahn mi, Vietnam's common 20-30k street food sandwich, here costs 80k and has much less quality filling than street vendors offer. The pork presented in the baguette was purely crispy fat.

The fresh springrolls were stuffed with fatty french saucisson slices (very strange choice) and the rice paper was unpleasantly glutinous. Served with an unappealing peanut dressing, they were altogether very disappointing.

Drinks were highly priced but quality/quantity was decent - only the coconut was once again not even as good as what you can buy on the street for half the price.

The setting is great though, maybe a bit too kitsch but relaxing, and staff are polite and smiley.

We would only come back for a small drink on the balcony.
Written December 2, 2015
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Richard T
Toyama, Japan453 contributions
May 2015 • Family
Pleasantly surprised by this cafe's food - they are delicious. We tried the fried sticky rice with cotton pork, roast pork bread and vermicelli with beef and pineapple soup. Food presentation is also very nice.
However, portion isn't very big and abit on the pricier side.
Overall, instead of having standard international breakfast fare in the hotels, this café offers a nice alternative for getting local fare in the morning.
Written May 30, 2015
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