Start Your Day Right with The Best Breakfasts in Saigon

food - Saigon/HCMC: Dec. 16, 2020

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With party season fast approaching, it’s time to give some though the morning after the night before! Luckily, Saigon is teeming with great spots to pick up a beautiful breakfast that will get you back on your feet and ready to face the day in no time! Here we round up some of the best breakfast destinations across the city.

Café Marcel

28 Ngo Quang Huy, Thao Dien, District 2

Cute, comfortable stylish décor, a varied menu of classic breakfast dishes and small enough to make sure it’s not too noisy if you’re feeling a little delicate, Café Marcel is a popular choice for D2 residents.

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With a selection of smoothies and homemade juices, made from specially selected, quality suppliers, Café Marcel offers you the opportunity to kick start a next day detox, but it’ll take some serious will power to pass up on the French Toast & Raspberries or Mac & Cheese and Bacon!

Café Marcel also offers a 100k vnd Breakfast combo for any pasty + tea/ coffee. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

The Hungry Pig

K1 Street 30, District 4

Currently only providing a selection of sandwiches for delivery, The Hungry Pig has long been a favourite destination for expats in Saigon who need their bacon fix at breakfast time. Openly admitting that they are ‘a café that takes bacon very seriously’, The Hungry Pig may not be the most veggie friendly option in the city, but for bacon lovers, it certainly ticks all the boxes.

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The ‘Create Your Own Option’ is a total lifesaver when indecision makes ordering difficult, and being located in District 4 means that even those of you not located in Thao Dien don’t have to wait too long for a delicious bacon-y breakfast to be delivered right to your door!

For latest delivery / opening information and to place and order visit The Hungry Pig’s Facebook Page.

Union Jack’s Fish and Chips

10 Nguyen Ba Lan, Thao Dien, District 2

Once upon a time, Union Jack’s was primarily known for its authentic British Fish & Chips, (complete with lashing of malt vinegar and newspaper inspired delivery packaging). These days, the menu has more of a ‘Best of British’ feel, with all manner of British dishes being faithfully recreated (think Bangers and Mash with gravy, Cottage Pie, Sausage Rolls etc etc).

Best Breakfasts in SaigonImage source: Union Jack’s Fish and Chips

With the recent addition of a Full English, Irish and Scottish Breakfasts, plus a variety of breakfast baguettes, baps, and lighter breakfast ‘stacks’, perfect if you can’t manage the ‘full’ whopping plate full of bacon, sausages, hash browns, eggs, black pudding and white pudding, Union Jack’s is working hard to become one of the best destinations for breakfasts in Saigon.

For more details of breakfast at Union Jack’s visit their Facebook Page.

Une Journée à Paris

17 Duong Tran Quoc Toan, District 3

For anyone looking for something more elegant than a fry up, Une Journée à Paris, offers an excellent selection of authentically French pastries and snacks that are the perfect accompaniment to a strong cup of coffee or fresh juice first thing in the morning.

Best Breakfasts in SaigonImage source: Une Journée à Paris

From flakey, buttery croissants, to light, zesty ‘Fruit Rouges’ Muffins to delightful and delicious brioche and baguettes, Un Jour a Paris is a little slice of continental Europe in the heart of Saigon.

For more details and to see the full, extensive menu of pastries and breads visit Une Journée à Paris’ Facebook Page.

Godmother Bake and Brunch

Level 3, 2-4-6 Dong Khoi, District 1

Despite having ‘Brunch’ in the name, Godmother, as it is affectionately known to many, is open from 9am, so most definitely fits into the ‘breakfast’ category, in my opinion. Stylishly decorated in a very ‘Instagrammable’ retro- diner style, Godmother Bake and Brunch is a popular choice amongst foreign and Vietnamese residents of Saigon alike. Offering a varied selection of sweet and savoury options, there should be something for everything to tuck into here.

Best Breakfasts in SaigonImage source: Godmother Bake and Brunch

In addition to the typical brunch must-haves (Smashed Avocado and Salmon, Godmother Big Brekkie, Pancake Stacks etc), guests can order a ‘Hair of the Dog – Wake Up Shot’ or a Candied Bacon Bloody Mary, which may just give Godmother the lead when it comes to considering where to get the best ‘post party’ breakfast in Saigon. That, and the fact that some of the dishes make up an ‘all day breakfast’ menu, meaning you can party as hard as you like without missing out.

For more details of the Breakfast and Bruch menus at Godmother Bake and Bruch visit the Facebook Page.

Eden Coffee House

R3- 85 Khu Pho, Hung Phuoc 1, Phu My Hung, District 7

Whilst District 1 and District 2 tend to be the stomping ground of most international eateries, District 7 has a couple of options to consider if you find yourself in that part of town. Eden Coffee House ‘takes its coffee seriously’ so if you’re struggling to get yourself in gear after a night of celebrating, it is certainly worth a visit.

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If you need more than a caffeine boost, Eden also offers a varied all day breakfast menu which includes sweet and savoury crepes, eggs benedict, the option of an Aussie breakfast (steak, sausages, fried eggs, chips and baked beans), plus a ‘Build your own Breakfast’ option which should satisfy even the pickiest of breakfast buddies.

If you hang around long enough, (or arrive late enough) the rooftop space opens for dinner which allows a nice relaxing space to continue your recovery.

For full details of Eden Coffee House menu visit their Facebook Page

Image source: Union Jack’s Fish and Chips