Vietnamese cuisine is one of the world’s richest and most diverse dining scenes. There is no need for further explanation. The question on tourist’s mind, though, is—how about Vietnamese coffee culture?
Vietnamese people are worldwide famous for how much we love our coffee. To be honest, every city you go in Vietnam, you can find great coffee shops. And Sapa town in Northwest Vietnam is not an exception. Cafe culture may not be what all people on their Sapa tours seem to talk about. But it’s fair enough to be one of the things to do in Sapa because very few cities in the world have a coffee culture to rival it.
Below are Sapa’s most Instagrammed coffee shops of choice that we have been selecting based on how absolutely awesome the coffee experience they offer.
The Haven Sapa Campsite
The Haven Sapa
- Location: Vong Canh Hill (Vọng Cảnh), Cat Cat Village (Cát Cát), Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province;
- Opening hours: All day long;
- Price range: VND 30,000 (USD 1.3) per drink;
- Telephone: 0214 3888 789.
This cafe hotspot 1.5km from the center of Sapa town is the one that is both photogenic and cozy. It has a menu of caffeine drink items and healthy grilled grubs suitable for Sapa’s cool weather all year round – which is precisely what all people on their Sapa day tour love about the Haven Sapa Campsite. If it were not enough a reason to choose the Haven Sapa, how’s more? The breathtaking view of Sapa’s rice fields seen from above while you are taking advantage of the campsite and pub services will certainly win your votes.
Cafe In The Clouds
Cafe In The Clouds
- Location: 060, Fansipan, Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province;
- Opening hours: 7.00.A.M.-10.00.P.M.;
- Price range: VND 50,000 – 500,000 (USD 2.17-21.7)
- Telephone: 0214 3771 011
Cafe In The Clouds is well-known for blending local coffee culture with the natural landscape of Northwest Vietnam. The view itself is jaw-dropping. The open plan layout and the food coming in huge portions offer a killer vibe on a cold, busy Sunday morning.
Try the chicken noodle soup (phở gà) and hot cocoa while you are at it on your Sapa tours!
- Location: Approximately 3km from the town center – on the way to Cat Cat Village (Cát Cát), Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province;
- Opening hours: 9.00.A.M.-9.00.P.M.;
- Price range: VND 25,000 – 40,000 (USD 1.1-1.7) per drink;
- Telephone: 091 284 97 53.
Located about 3km from the town center – on the way to Cat Cat Village, it is no surprise that the Gem Valley is known for its landscape. At one of the most beautiful coffee houses in Sapa is the view of both the golden rice terraced fields carpeting the Hoang Lien Mountains’ rolling lower slopes and Fansipan – the Rooftop of Indochina.
The interior décor with the use of high-end wooden materials also complements the relaxing vibe you can enjoy here. Miss Gem Valley on your Sapa trip, then you will regret!
Viet Emotion Sapa
Viet Emotion Sapa
- Location: No 27 Cau May Street (Cầu Mây), Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province;
- Opening hours: 7.00.A.M.-10.30.P.M.;
- Price range: about VND 100,000 (USD 4.34) per person;
- Telephone: 0214 3872 669
The most important factor that makes one the most Instagrammed coffee shop? It must be its decoration. And Viet Emotion Sapa will make you satisfied. The contrast in color – the green of the door and the lovely flower pots and the warm colors used for decorating the interiors makes it one of the best spots to go for indoor photograph opportunities in Sapa. Moreover, the drink menu here is diverse and at an affordable price.
To feed the love for the bean of the global travelers on their Sapa tours, this Northwest Vietnam town has spawned its coffee shops out of every nook and cranny, resulting in some of the most Instagrammed cafés. Don’t miss them on your Sapa tour for couple.