Thu. May 19th, 2022

VietNamNet Bridge – Old apartments in HCM City have become impressivel locations for many coffee shops in HCM City.



coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon

An old apartment on Pasteur Street, District 1, for example, is  home to five coffee shops which are always crowded.

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon

Mr. Hung, the owner of a coffee shop in an old apartment in District 1, said: “To find a good place to open a café in the downtown area is very difficult because these sites have been occupied by the most famous coffee brands. The rent at old apartments is much lower and the rent period is longer. However, to attract customers, these coffee shops must create their own styles.”

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon

Many old apartments have been turned
into splendid cafes. An old apartment on Ton That Dam Road, District 1,
is now a popular destination for many young people because it is a home
to impressive fashion and coffee shops.

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon 

In these old apartments, the stairs leading to coffee shops are quite dark but it makes these shops look special.

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon 

The stairs of these apartments are covered with billboards and signs for customers.

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon 

The path to a famous cosplay cafe goes through many households with furniture and clothes spread everywhere.

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon 

But
inside the shop is a different world. Mr. Vy, the owner of The Other
Person said: “The cost of investment is up to VND500 million ($25,000),
equivalent to a restaurant facing the road. But the rent is only VND7
million ($350) per month.”

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon 

Looking from outside, the coffee shop is similar to the surrounding apartments.

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon

Some
shops are decorated in the style of old apartments, using old objects
to create a cozy atmosphere. The prices for drinks in these shops are 
VND30,000 to VND50,000 ($1.5-2.5).

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon 

To distinguish themselves from other apartments, coffee shops have signboards.

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon 

A coffee shop with odd decor.

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon

coffee shops, cafes in old apartments, Saigon 

Many fashion shops have also been opened in old apartments.


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By vivian