19 August, 2017
Yesterday Piano Cafe
28 Hồ Biểu Chánh, Phú Nhuận, Hồ Chí Minh
Hours: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Wifi password: khonggoly6869
Tucked away in the southern end of Phú Nhuận, not far from Café S is a large indoor shop called Yesterday Piano Café. As the name suggests, it features a large piano in the center, which serves as a live music centerpiece in the evenings after 8:30 (and on Sunday morning starting at 10:00). Aside from that, however, the shop’s styling takes cues from wartime memorabilia and other bits of “yesterday’s” antiques; some tables integrate American ammo boxes, the shelves feature tin food cans and old-style radios, and their menu is even printed to look like a newspaper.
That menu, unfortunately, is not cheap. On front are “pure” coffees, while the following page features brews cut with a little something extra (thus the slight discount). You can also get your java with alcohol, chocolate, or ice cream, but you won’t find any espresso-machine fare here. Also available is their wide range of yogurts, juices, shakes, and ice cream floats, plus a few teas and cocktails. They offer a few quickie foods too, but they look like mostly instant stuff.
The pure coffee will cost you 45,000đ and was rather disappointing in strength. It has a good aroma and flavor, but I wouldn’t consider it a 45,000đ brew.
Verdict: You certainly pay for the live performance if you visit Yesterday, so I’d advise coming for that reason rather than just for the coffee. You can get a much better price for good coffee elsewhere.