Java – a good look
Java Café in District 1 offers a spacious and relaxed atmosphere Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, on the tourist-riddled corner of Dong Khoi and Dong Du streets in District 1, Java offers a modern, comfortable setting to enjoy a cup of coffee.
One of the city’s original coffee houses, Java, is an excellent choice whether for a lunch break or a cocktail by night.
Java had a face lift over a year ago that replaced an upstairs spa with couches, tables and wooden partitions, making it a haven away from home.
The lounge area is a favorite retreat for those looking for a private chat, a quiet interlude with a book or laptop or a dinner with someone special.
The glass-walled ground floor now has slick, laptop-friendly tables and cushioned chairs.
It’s a popular spot for expats and tourists to cool off with some caffeine or fresh fruit smoothies. There’s a set breakfast and a la carte menu plus daily blackboard specials featuring meals, snacks and drinks.
All the Vietnamese and international mainstays are listed on the coffee menu. Vietnamese black ice coffee goes for VND40,000 (US$2.50) while cappuccinos, lattes and espressos cost VND55,000 ($3.50).
The smoothies selection contains some imaginative concoctions with inspiring names. Try the “big bold banana,” a mix of soya milk, silken tofu, honey, vanilla and chocolate or “the fountain of youth,” a blend of yogurt, cranberries, cherries and blueberries for a new taste experience. Prices range from VND45,000-55,000 ($3-3.50). Alcoholic drinks are plentiful, including cocktails and standard beers at around VND55,000 ($3.50).
The daily specialties of the house are usually salads, sandwiches, curry, pasta and bruschetta at around VND60,000 ($4) and apple pie and cakes baked fresh everyday for desert.
The friendly, English-speaking staff combined with a good selection of food and beverages, makes Java a chilled-out stop for gourmet lovers.
Reported by Thuy Nhien
Source : thanhniennews.com
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