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 KOKOIS | 24 Thao Dien street, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC

Kokois is a great venue for food at any time of day, but their brunch is special.
The building is a café, bistro, and concept store; both are well designed and fun to explore. Kokois has an eco-friendly vibe, this venue values quality over quantity. The brunch menu is exactly the sort of thing you’d want: buttery Hollandaise sauce over poached eggs is one delicious example – you’ll have to take a visit to sample all they have to offer!

#2 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

#3 TWENTY ONE RESTAURANT | 21 Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3, HCMC

This East-West fusion restaurant is a great Sip spot for Sunday brunch. Running from 11-3pm, you’ll get a complimentary drink, some fresh homemade bread, pastries and jam! There are lots of tasty options at this cool venue, choose from some a la carte eggs (omelettes, scrambled, poaches or fried), hearty sandwiches or one of the specials!

#4 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.

#5 L’USINE – LE THANH TON | 19 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe, District 1, HCMC

L’Usine is a minimalist’s dream! A very trendy spot to enjoy brunch at; you can order anything from avocado on toast to fruit topped scotch pancakes, satisfy your western cravings at L’Usine! The staff are welcoming and the venue is beautiful. L’Usine value quality over quantity, which is why the menu selections are the perfect portion size.

L'Usine pancakes the sip app

L’Usine pancakes