The concept of Brunch began in the late 19th century. Historians have different theories about how it started but we’ll give you our favourite: an English writer with a hangover (Google Guy Beringer for the full story). Over the years, Brunch has doubled in popularity. It can be healthy or hearty, so we’ve muddled the two together to give you an overview of our favourite places to enjoy brunch here in Ho Chi Minh City.

#1 THE REFINERY | 74 Hai Ba Trung, Ben Nghe, District 1, HCMC

Brunch in Saigon’s Opium Factory is a unique experience. Repurposing as ‘La Manufacture d’Opium’, The Refinery is stylish and takes inspiration from the iconic Parisian bistro terraces. Not only is this venue rich with history, it also serves a very good brunch. From homemade pancakes to poached eggs and chocolate fountain, The Refinery have a wide range of choices and the options to tailor a meal to whatever suits you!

The Refinery brunch the sip app

The Refinery brunch

#2 TOMATITO | 171 Calmette, Nguyen Thai Binh, District 1, HCMC

For those looking for a different kind of brunch, look no further than Tomatito. They invite you to indulge in their Tapas Sunday, running weekly from 12pm-3pm. Expect lots of sexy tapas with unlimited paella for just 400,000 VND.