Xin Chao! (hey there!)
Vietnam is a country that has always been on my bucket list. Unfortunately, I have not yet found the time to visit this small yet culture-rich country because of me and my husband’s busy schedule at work.
VIETNAM, also known as the LAND OF THE BLUE DRAGON, is the easternmost country in the Indo-China Peninsula of South East Asia. The country is known for being one of the most populous countries in the whole world (with an estimated population of more than 90 million people) and have jaw-dropping landscapes that attract many foreign tourists all year round.
The history of Vietnam speaks of Japanese, French and American influence as depicted by numerous movies and known plays. With that being the case, it is no surprise that Vietnam’s culture, as well as its food, reflect their very colorful history.
I, personally, have been very curious with Vietnamese cuisine. But for somebody like me who can’t just go and visit a certain place in a jiff, it helps to have a few Vietnamese restaurants lying around in the city. One restaurant in particular that gave me a glimpse of what Vietnamese street food is like is none other than Davao’s very own VIET CAFE.
VIET CAFE is a modest sized restaurant that opened a few months back along Cervantes Street in Obrero. When I first heard of Viet Cafe, my husband and I immediately made plans to visit it on the following weekend.
Upon first visit, the place is honestly not like one of those well lit and fancy hole in the wall small restaurants. It can be likened to that of an eatery but for me it’s much cleaner and better in style. The place is small and has chairs and tables that can accommodate more or less 10 people at a time.
To be honest, finding the restaurant was a challenge at first, but one funny thing about it was that it is located like literally in front of my best friend’s house. Since then, locating Viet Cafe was never a problem anymore. Thanks to the outdoor setting of Viet Cafe, it gives a whiff of street food vibe without the need to travel and hang out along the streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
I haven’t tried every single thing in their menu yet but these are my favorites so far:
Aside from the food, the qualities of the staff and owners of Viet Cafe made a great impression on me. They are very friendly and approachable and aside from this, they remember their customers quite well. In my case, they know that my usual order is Bac Xiu. They also never fail to greet and send off their customers with a smile. So that’s definitely a plus for me when it comes to customer service.
Affordable prices, delicious food and equipped with friendly service, VIET CAFE is definitely one of the Metro’s most recommended places to chow at. And when the opportunity comes that I get to travel to Vietnam in the future, the food there won’t be a stranger to me anymore thanks to the pre-experience of the delicious food offerings at VIET CAFE.
VIET CAFE is located along Cervantes Generoso Street, Obrero, Davao City. It is open from 2 in the afternoon up until 10 in the evening, Mondays to Saturdays only. You can check out their Facebook page HERE.