Thanks to Lee, my friend who helped me find Ha Lan last weekend, I can now add a new quiet coffee shop to my list of places to spend a couple hours in each week here in Saigon. Tiamo Coffee shop is a relatively new coffee shop located on the outskirts of Saigon in the Binh Thanh District. It is in indoor/outdoor coffee shop with plenty of comfortable seating.
The owners of Tiamo seem to have lived in Europe for a part of their lives, not confirmed though. They have many vintage records, cameras and I think record players. Last night when I visited Tiamo, the Beattle’s Greatest Hits were being played. The owners are quite nice, there is even a nice “weiner” dog roaming the coffee shop, a scene you do not see in Saigon everyday.
There is no air conditioning but no worries. On the hottest day, the breeze from the canal and the fans are enough to keep you cool. The coffee is great but I highly recommend the Strawberry Sinh To (shake). Right now, it is my favorite strawberry shake in the city.
Tiamo (139/44D Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh District) is fairly easy to find. You will need to come on Dinh Bo Linh (Binh Thanh District) from the Saigon Bus Station. It will be located on Alleyway (Hem) 139 after you pass Bui Dinh Tuy on the right. Go down the alleyway, Tiamo will be located diagonally across from a school.
It will be worth a visit. I can easily spend 2 hours there with friends.