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“Simple, good”
Review of Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter
Ranked #707 of 3,288 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: American
Description: Tel: 3836 8452.
Restaurant details
Description: Tel: 3836 8452.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Simple, good”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

This place has kept it simple and it is just basic and good. In a small alley off Pham Ngu Lao in the backpacker area there is only limited space and a rustic pub feel. Small menu with decent pub grub and a roast on Sunday. Not as cheap as some other places but I guess with the limited capacity, decent down to Earth food and cosy, quiet atmosphere they can afford to charge a little premium. A good choice in the area and definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2012
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to unwind”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Bread and Butter was a great place to relax and get away from the Hectic streets of Ho Chi Minh.

Ice cold Huda beer (Dan/owner only stocks 1 type but it 's good and ice cold)
A food menu that although small is well thought out with something for everyone. All food is fresh and cooked just like home.

I enjoyed many evening's here after a busy day sightseeing. It was nice to drop in and hear the locals (Mostly expats and teachers) talk about their intriguing lives :)

All were happy to chat and offer advice on where to go and what to do.

There is a quite upstairs area for a more private setting,,, just watch your Head.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Danie182
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Awesome pub grub”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

I just got home from a very satisfying serving of bangers and mash... Very well done. The menu is very small, which I think is great - it means there's nothing on the menu that's a rarity for staff to prepare, and you can count on fresh ingredients. It's not as cheap as eating Vietnamese food, but you'd be very hard pressed to find quality Western food anywhere else at these prices. The owner, Dan, is always there and hands you the plate himself, so you can be assured of quality control. Great rock music is always being played, and the crowd is a nice mix of tourists and expats. The crowning achievement is the BEER. Dan serves Huda Beer, and he's the only guy in town I know that does. It's a beer made in central Vietnam, and it's such a nice change from the Tiger/Saigon/Heineken Beer selection available at every single location in the city. And at current exchange rates it come to $1.15 US for a bottle that's been kept on ice. Dan's also a funny, personable guy, and all of the above adds up to Bread & Butter being one of my favorite haunts in Saigon these days. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank jowky
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Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Little gem - delicious little bistro”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

This restaurant was just outside our hotel and is tucked away down an alley way where all the hotels can be found.

It is very cute inside and I would describe it as a bistro in that it has a very small menu but will good dishes eg sausage and mash, fish and chips, steak and a sunday lunch. It made such a change from constantly having Vietnamese food.

It was so delicious and very cheap! Highly recommend!!

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1 Thank Sandybeach18
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hcmc
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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“Nice little joint tucked in the alley with friendly owner and Huda beer!”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Dan is a nice guy and easy to talk too. Makes some good food. The burgers are good. Easy to meet other people both trekkers as well as long time expats. The Huda beer from Hue is a nice touch as it is not usually found in HCMC.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank michael b
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