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“nice little coffeeshop/bakery”
Review of Sozo - MOVED

Sozo
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Diner, Soups
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Description: By a group of foreign volunteers,the Sozo Cafe started in 2004 selling cookies from a cart to help street children. It then expanded into a Cafe on Bui Vien Street a year later. During 10 years, Sozo has been as a shop to help, employ disadvantage people and as an environment to enable young people to grow and contribute to the society. Sozo has been developed to be a 100% Vietnamese owned company. Mainly local staff run Sozo, with a small group of foreign volunteers as trainers and advisors. By year end of 2015, Sozo has moved from Dist. 1 to Dist. 2. This is the time for young local people to raise up and bring Sozo to a new season. Sozo aim is to restoring hope and changing life of those coming to Sozo to have a chance at a better life with our operation at Cafe and Youth Areas. Thank you for reading the Sozo story. We hope you have a great time with us at No. 51, 24A Street, Area 5, An Phu Ward, District 2
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a nice calm hang out in the busy Bui Vien street.
This place hasnt changed much in the past 7 years..only more pastries...so thats great!
good coffee and pastries.
staff is polite and friendly.
The home made bread is delicious, they toast it a little... just eat it with some butter..
Their wifi is working very well.

Thank Conjunju
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We loved coming here for coffee/bubble tea/cookies and other treats! The staff were so sweet. The place is multi-level and a comfortable place to relax, with wifi! Also have a good book exchange.

Thank lilynoelle
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed at the Happy Inn right next door and this is the place where the hotel offers breakfast. They serve a good western breakfast, eggs toast and coffee (western and Vietnamese) and the different baked goods are as good as any coffee shop in the world.

This place also is a charity that works with disadvantaged people in the area. They employ, train and assist people to better their lives. They use the profits to help people, be sure to buy a t-shirt or a coffee cup on the way out, the money goes to a great cause.

Thank Chiguy01
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Sozo is well-known for providing jobs and training for disadvantaged young people. It's also a pleasant, comfortable refuge from the heat and noise outside. Most of the popular coffee drinks are available, and there's a fair selection of pastries and light meals.

Prices aren't cheap, but keep in mind that you're helping to support a good cause.

Upstairs is a comfortable air-conditioned room with free wi-fi and a couple internet computers you can use without charge. There are also two outside tables on a balcony with views of the neighborhood and the bustle and noise of the busy street below.

Sozo is a reliable place for good coffee and friendly service in Pham Ngu Lau.

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Thank Rick P
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We read about this little cafe and are so pleased we made the effort to head there. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. The jazz playing throughout sets an easy mood. The staff were all friendly, even when language was a bit of a barrier. Knowing that Sozo helps kids who were on the streets is an added benefit. Our breakfast was delicious, a nice change from what was on offer in our hotel.

Thank Deb T
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