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“Mr Pho was such a great help to us”
Review of Mr. Pho - Pho Cafe

Mr. Pho - Pho Cafe
Ranked #46 of 322 Restaurants in Hue
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Cairns
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Mr Pho was such a great help to us”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the train station in Hue hoping to get a ticket to Danang for that day. Unfortunately all the trains were sold out due to student exams.

Mr Pho helped us at the train station before we even found out there were no tickets, updating us on delays and which tickets to ask for. When we were told there were no tickets (which there weren't, we tried to book online too) he took us to his cafe (great food) and helped us book a ticket on a sleeper bus for that day to Hoi An.

He let us use his daughter's lap top to use his wifi and check trip advisor. His English is sensational. He even let us use his phone to book our hotel in Hoi An after he found out there was a festival and it might be busy.

Sure we probably paid a couple of dollars extra (literally only a couple of dollars extra) for our bus ticket but it was still so cheap and convenient for us. He drove us to the bus stop with our heavy bags for free and made sure we got to our seats before he left.

He obviously makes money on commission (maybe 4 dollars max) and when you buy food at his cafe. The bus cost us 6 bucks with free transfers, use of wifi and computer and we were on the super comfy sleeper bus. Plus we got all the way to Hoi An, which we weren't expecting to do in one day.

You can trust Mr Pho! He'll look after you and have a good conversation with you while he is at it! Thanks so much Mr Pho!

  • Visited June 2013
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“Great help in Hue”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We did not eat at Mr Pho so i cannot really review the food. But he helped to make our visit to Hue more pleasurable and I wanted to share our appreciation. We booked a private car with him to take us from Hue to Hoi An - 65 USD vs the 80 that our hotel was charging. Plus excellent, new car. Fast wifi, plenty of advice on Hue, left luggage ( which does not exist at the train station), even showers. Wish everyone in Vietnam understood about service as Mr Pho does!

  • Visited April 2013
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“Extremely helpful owner, free wifi, decent food.”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were in the Hue train station and we needed help. The Vietnamese staff asked a Vietnamese man to help us out because he spoke English. He showed us timetables and helped us buy the tickets. He was extremely helpful. He told us that when we are waiting for our train the next day, we should get a coffee at Mr. Pho.

So we went to Mr. Pho the next day only to find out that the man who helped us is the owner of the cafe. We thought he was employed by the train station but he isn't. He is just a friendly and helpful man who speaks good English and likes strumming up business by helping Westerners.

So we sat down, had a nice lunch of chicken and rice and a drink. There is also free wifi at the cafe. If you want, the menu says they can also pack up meals for you to have on the train. The man escorted us to the right platform and made sure we were on the platform on time.

The only downside is that it is an open-air cafe, which gets hot, but your will be hard pressed to find someplace with AC at the station.

  • Visited March 2013
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