Visiting a chillout café in Saigon
VietNamNet Bridge – Those wishing to sip a cup of coffee in sub-zero temperatures are advised to head to Ice Coffee in HCMC’s Tan Phu District.
Guests are equipped with the necessary winter gear inside Ice Coffee
Inside the chillout cafe, guests are equipped with the necessary winter gear to keep themselves warm. Tran Thao, co-founder of the café, said the freezing system is capable of sending inside temperatures down to -30 degrees Celsius.
Jackets, gloves and other necessary items are exclusively designed for adults and children to the cafe. After putting on the winter gear, guests are shown to the main hall through a sliding door. Tables, chairs, the counter and furnishing items like swans, letters and hearts are all made from ice. There is a layer of feather on the chairs and tables to provide comfort for guests.
There are numerous furnishing items made from ice – Photos: Thanh Duong
The café replaces the ice tables and chairs every two or three months while the warm clothes are cleaned every two or three days. Thao said it took two months to set up the coffee shop which cost around VND2 billion (US$90,000).
There is a wide range of hot and cold drinks including ginger tea, peach tea and soda at VND90,000 to VND150,000 per item. The café at 747 Truong Chinh Street, Tan Phu District is open from 9 a.m. to 10 pm. daily.
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