By Kieu Giang in HCMC
|A guest chooses her seat in front of a picture featuring a bakery at the Go Coc Coc Cafe in District 3 – Photo: Kieu Giang|
The newly-built Go Coc Coc Cafe in District 3 is an intriguing spot which brings the city to life on its artistic walls.
The cafe is located on a peaceful street called No. 3 off Vuon Chuoi Street on Do Thanh Condo and is like the front of a house in this residential area.
However, once entering the door guests can make an “oh” sound as they see huge colorful pictures on high wooden walls featuring a familiar scene of any Saigon street with electric poles, street food vendors, tailor shops, some notices on walls letting rooms and selling houses. Some small wooden tables and chairs are set up next to each other but also give privacy for guests thanks to the decoration of bookshelves. This area is suitable for couples or those who wish to have a silent moment to think or read.
The first floor sees guests sit in a Japanese-style area with pictures of April 30 Park in District 1 with the Notre Dame Cathedral, the shady Han Thuyen and Duy Tan streets, a bus stop and pavement coffee shops. Most young people prefer this space as they can sit in a group to both chat to each other and listen to live acoustic performances at weekends. Some guests might not like the voices of the singers who are amateur artists or music students but what these young artists bring us is enthusiasm, vitality and a lively edge to complement the cafe’s style.
If you have time and want to experience a new environment and style just consider Go Coc Coc Cafe located at 26/4 Road No. 3, Do Thanh Condo, District 3.