Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam

Molinari Cafe

5 Lê Duẩn, D. 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam (08) 3811 5680
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Molinari Cafe is recognised for its elegant European style interior and plentiful flavors of Italian coffee. The coffee shop also has a menu of affordable food. Molinari provides a comfortable space for both working and relaxing.

Molinari Cafe
Molinari Cafe
Molinari Cafe

Italian style in Ho Chi Minh City

Reviewed on 2013-11-03 (Updated on 2017-09-05)

Molinari Cafe is my favourite place to escape the crowded and busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City. This coffee shop is located in the very centre of District 1, but still manages to create a quiet and peaceful space.

The ground floor has warm colours and sophisticated European décor which are suitable for family, friends and couples. The first floor is divided into two sections, one for people needing a quiet environment for working or relaxing, the other for business people meeting clients.

There is no doubt in my mind that Molinari Cafe was especially created for coffee lovers. Their coffee is rich in flavour and has irresistible fragrances. I use my time here mostly to enjoy the coffee and cakes. After a long day of working or walking around, this is a spot I must recommend for taking a rest while sampling a small part of Italy in Vietnam.

The prices are reasonable for the excellent service and coffee, with drinks starting at 100,000đ.

Molinari Cafe
Molinari Cafe
Molinari Cafe

An open space office

Reviewed on 2014-03-08

Right at the end of Lê Duẩn and on the ground floor of the Petrol Vietnam Tower is the Café Molinari, a new and modern coffee shop with a great terrace, and 2 floors of A/C indoor sitting, providing different ambiances.

One thing I love about this city is having Wi-Fi in almost every coffee shop. It takes a “laptop working session” to a whole other level! An open space office, quiet and calm, a perfect and productive afternoon!

Although known for it's good Italian coffee, I enjoyed the "healthy drink" section on the beverage menu, and decided to try out the “Love Story”, a combination of yoghurt, honey, banana and grenadine syrup (and so it says on the menu: it will help my brain activate acumen and flexibility, besides yoghurt also helps you lose fat was definitely worth a try. The staff also speaks good English, which helped a lot when I asked for a pineapple juice without sugar!

The terrace is really nice and spacious, with big couches to relax in, and even during a hot day, wind comes in and fans are installed, so you never feel the heat. The big fountain and all the greenery around creates a zen "sound wall", with a garden and country-side feel. I didn't try the food but customers close to me had some quite interesting dishes to feast on, local Vietnamese as well as European cuisine.

Don't miss the social dance classes the coffee shop also offers; after you're done with your work and drink, there is nothing better to meet new people while learning some new dance moves!