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“A must in the real heart of Saigon!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fresco Coffee

Fresco Coffee
Price range: $2 - $30
Cuisines: Cafe, Vietnamese, American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The 70s and the 80s were difficult times in Viet Nam, both socially and economically, so it was hard to imagine a cup of pure, unadulterated coffee. During those 20 plus years, techniques were perfected in the blending just a tiny bit of coffee in with other additives such as soy beans, roasted corn kernels, foaming agents, and other artificial flavors and thus, became the "traditional" coffee of the Vietnamese. As a result, the "traditional" coffee of Vietnam was one of the causes for many health concerns such as cancers and heart problems occurring amongst the people who consumed coffee ... yet all major coffee chains continue to use these techniques. After exhaustive research and testing, FRESCO perfected a recipe to bring to coffee connoisseurs a wonderful coffee made from 100% Arabica beans more flavorful than other "traditional" coffees. FRESCO guarantees that our coffee contains no other additives or flavor enhancers. We are so confident our product that we will fully refund your money if you are not satisfied with your iced-coffee at FRESCO. At FRESCO, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the many other products we offer such as Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Coffee Frappe, and Italian Soda. Besides coffee, we also offer a variety of fruit shakes, yogurt shakes, and an assortment of tea flavors sure to please your wide-range taste buds.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“A must in the real heart of Saigon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Look no further if you want something truly good for cooling a day or relaxing after shopping/walking around. Don't forget to try the excellent White Chocolate Mocha Ice Blended - unique in Saigon and surely in whole Vietnam!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TuanLe65
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great place to relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a very relaxing coffee shop/restaurant. The servers are attentive and the food is quite tasty. It's a great place to escape from the busy streets of HCMC.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank DaytonDave
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Vincent T, General Manager at Fresco Coffee, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear Dayton Dave,
Thank you very much for your comment.
I truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a great comments. We have shared your comments with the rest of the team as well and you really made our day! I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
Blessings!
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Sydney
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Drinks ONLY!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Pleasantly decorated cafe with wifi and air con. Great to stop for drinks. We decided to have lunch - we won't do that again. The food was pretty ordinary to the point of being inedible. Very strange flavour in my burger - still not sure what it was!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank allwests
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Good, but there are better options for real Vietnamese coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

It is a very clean, cosy and friendly place. There is plenty of space and it is almost always busy. Coffee is good and reasonably priced, but it is mostly Starbucks style coffee (i.e. Espresso, Cappuchino, flavoured coffee). If you are looking for typical Vietnamese coffee Trung Nguyen or something similar may be the better option.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tomf J
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Vincent T, General Manager at Fresco Coffee, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear Tomf J!
Thank you for your good will. Caffè Fresco commits to provide products with 100% Arabica coffee beans from highland of Vietnam and never mix with any others ingredients (such as: burnt corn/soya...plus chemical additives) So the flavor is not the same with the so called "Vietnamese Coffee Style" which mainly use Robusta plus.... :)

Hope to have a chance to serve you again soon.
Blessings,
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Fresco Cafe'- a wonderful experience for everyone to experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

We are from the US but living and working in Singapore. While visiting HCMC we happened into Fresco Cafe' and found it to be very relaxing with great food and great service, an amazing environment and all at a very reasonable price. And unlike many coffee shops, it's not crowded as there is plenty of space for all to sit, visit and enjoy their food and drink. Our first time there was in late October and then the next time we were in HCMC a month later with a group, we all went for a meal together. They are very welcoming and the atmosphere is fun. The place is always well decorated and warm(as in inviting).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alan M
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