[Ho Chi Min City] One of the most frequently asked questions I encountered during my last trip to Vietnam was, “Is Airbnb available in Ho Chi Minh City?”

Apart from Airbnb, both Grab and Uber services were also readily available with in-built translation services.

All these make traveling in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon) much more convenient, especially when transport and communication can be a problem.

Nấp which means both “hidden” in Vietnamese and the literal meaning of “sleep” in English, is one example of both an Airbnb and a cafe under the same roof.

It was a pity that I didn’t stay in this Airbnb for this trip as I wasn’t aware that there was accommodation upstair.

This was until I saw a security guard at the Instagrammable door, with multiple #ootd photos uploaded on social media.

Initially, I was still wondering if there was a need for a security personnel at a café.

The seating area inside was quite limited: a communal table, 2 small tables and a small garden with benches in the backyard.

Even though there was no physical menu but a single huge chalkboard at the cashier, the description was written in English and the service crew was able to converse well.

I decided to order their Egg Coffee (VND 60k, SGD$3.60) which sounded quirky but uniquely found in Vietnam.

Instead of the milk foam that we are familiar with for lattes, think thick, beaten egg white set on top of Vietnamese black coffee.

While the Vietnamese black coffee is rich and intense, the egg white is (overly) sweetened with an interesting texture similar to a thicker version of LiHo’s cheese toppings.

For a non-caffeinated version, Egg Chocolate (VND 60k, SGD$3.60) is also available.

The menu mainly consisted of drinks with a small and limited food selection such as Snacks and Cake of the Day (VND 50k, SGD$3).

The Cake of the Day was Egg Swiss roll with Salted Egg and Pork Floss.

It was comforting to have something savory to counter balance the sweetness of the Egg Coffee.

Texture-wise, it was drier than expected though.

Even though the food at Nap Saigon might not be as memorable, it could provide a certain convenience for tourists staying in their accommodation there.

Nấp Saigon
3/5 Nguyễn Văn Thủ, Ward Dakao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Mon-Sun)
Google Maps – Nấp Saigon

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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.


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