Sipping a cup of Vietnamese coffee sure has more caffeine kick than your average joe. Their coffee is more robust and bolder since Vietnamese coffee is typically brewed using Robusta beans, thanks to the high caffeine profile and their distinct bitterness. Vietnamese coffee comes in different versions with common ones like coconut coffee and condensed milk coffee, which are available either hot or iced. So, here are the 7 Vietnamese coffee spots you can find in Klang Valley.
1) Kee Nguyen
I remember when I chanced upon the small shop of Kee Nguyen at TTDI during one of the weekdays. It sure looks like a favourite spot among many customers working around the area. And frankly, it’s easy to see why. Kee Nguyen’s Vietnamese coffee tastes good with a distinct caffeinated kick. It’s affordable too. Among their must-try coffees include Ca Phe Sua (Condensed Milk) and Ca Phe Dua (Iced Coconut Coffee). To date, Kee Nguyen currently runs 52 outlets in Malaysia.
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Somewhere across Melawati Mall lies a little coffee shop called The Nguyen’s Brew. The shop specialises in premium Vietnamese coffee and the best thing about them? Their coffee is dripped on a daily basis to ensure freshness at all times. Available in regular and large cups, try some of their best-selling drinks, namely the Condensed Milk Coffee and Ho Chi Minh (coffee, sweetener & milk). Alternatively, go for the santan-richness of Coconut Coffee or the tangy bittersweet Yogurt Coffee.
Address: No 318A, Lorong Selangor, Pusat Bandar Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.
Here’s a little shop with bright yellow signage that focuses solely on Vietnamese coffee. Choices are limited but sufficient enough if you are here for something rich, authentic and inexpensive. Some of the popular options include Viet Coffee (coffee & condensed milk), Iced Viet Latte and Iced Viet Coconut. VNKopi Vietnam Coffee also offers bottled coffee varieties for their selected menu — perfect for those who prefer the convenience of enjoying their coffee anytime, anywhere. Do keep in mind that VNKopi Vietnam Coffee doesn’t open on weekends.
Address: 1, Jalan Tiong Nam, Chow Kit, 50350 Kuala Lumpur.
4) Kopi Saigon
Kopi Saigon combines the caffeinated goodness of Vietnamese coffee with different flavours in every cup. For instance, try the sweet and buttery Kopi Karamel (coffee, full cream milk, caramel & cream) and the chocolate-y Kopi Nutella (coffee, full cream milk, Nutella & cream). But if you prefer something simple and traditional, you can’t go wrong with the creaminess of Kopi Saigon or Kopi Latte. They use only premium and high-quality Robusta coffee beans and brew them traditionally using the dripping method through a phin filter.
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5) Cong Caphe
From Vietnam to Korea and now, Malaysia — 2019, to be exact — Cong Caphe offers authentic Vietnamese coffee that is freshly ground and brewed using the phin filter. For starters, savour the bittersweet Hanoian Condensed Milk Coffee that combines rich black coffee and the subtle sweetness of sugar. If you prefer something light and creamy, there’s Bac Xiu a.k.a. Coconut Coffee. Cong Caphe currently has three outlets including two in KL and one in Selangor.
(Nu Sentral) Lot LG-19, LG Floor, Nu Sentral Shopping Centre, 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
(The Starhill) L143, Level 1, Eslite Spectrum, The Starhill, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
(1 Utama) Lot G130A, Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre (Old Wing), Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Kopi Kawan Kawan specialises in all things Vietnamese coffee. You will find familiar choices such as Iced Original Vietnam Coffee (Vietnam coffee extract & condensed milk) and Iced Coconut Vietnam Coffee (Vietnam coffee extract, condensed milk & premium coconut milk). But if you prefer something fancy for a change, try some of their unique offerings, namely Iced Vietnamese Wild Mint Coffee and Iced Vietnamese Raspberry Coffee.
Address: 19-1, Jalan USJ 9/5q, Subang Business Centre, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Good and affordable Vietnamese coffee? That’s what you get here at 1990 Viet Cafe using only high-quality coffee beans and brewing them in traditional methods. Some of their bestsellers include the strong and milky Iced Phin Coffee & Condensed Milk and the nutty Iced Coconut Coffee. They do sell bottled coffee too including Phin Coffee & Condensed Milk and Phin Black Coffee, ideal for those who want to enjoy it anytime within 3 days. 1990 Viet Cafe has three outlets available including two in Selangor and one in Taman Sri Kamban, Seremban.
Address (Klang Valley outlets):
(Icon City) T-1-Icon Residenz, Jalan SS 8/2, SS 8, Sungei Way Free Trade Zone, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
(Kajang) Jalan Suria, 43200 Kajang, Selangor.