Vintage Emporium, Ho Chi Minh City, Việt Nam – Spot Check
The RAH World Tour wouldn’t be what it is if I didn’t enjoy gettin’ down with the locals. Always curious about how people in different parts of the world do breakfast, do food… how they get from one spot to the next… do they walk, bus, drive, Uber? How do the locals do?
But if I had to make a list of things I miss when traveling? It would be my mom’s cookin’ and a good ol’ American-style breakfast. Feed me a big phat stack of pancakes drippin’ with syrup, extra-crispy hash browns, a serving of soft scrambled eggs (major bonus points if it’s served with a side of tomatoes), orange slices, and a side of bacon… I’m all yours. The only thing better than an American-style breakfast is a restaurant that serves breakfast all day!
We didn’t shy away from Vietnamese food during our STMT X Viet Nam sourcing trip. Our first meal was a full-on adventure of dishes and flavors that blew us away – crab with tamarind sauce? OMG so amazing! And when we discovered a super-cute cafe that felt familiar but not, we decided to stop for breakfast.
Vintage Emporium is a mellow spot. It’s a mix of vintage mid-century-inspired furniture with local design. Best of all? They serve breakfast all day – YES!!!
We started with fresh-squeezed juices – brilliantly bright, obviously fresh. I opted not to go with their pancakes and instead went for my second go-to breakfast – the much-hated and knocked English breakfast. Vintage Emporium’s version includes eggs, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, wilted spinach, bacon, and sausage.
Maybe it was all the other amazing Vietnamese dishes we devoured that made their breakfast plate a bit… sad. Vietnamese food is very much alive – it’s a big mix of bold, intense flavors. It’s like every bite dances in your mouth – all the different spices and ingredients screamin’ for attention. But still, Vintage Emporium did not disappoint. I’ll definitely return for their friendly, fast service, and Vietnamese coffee done right.