Sunday, September 5, 2010
Just as I was in a bit of a Saigon cafe rut, sticking to a few tried and true favourites and thinking all the good places had been discovered, along comes Farm - and only a stone's throw from my apartment!
It started with a sign, which we initially thought to be leading to some kind of produce purveyor (fresh food from an organic farm in Dalat, perhaps?)...
After heading down a wider than usual residential laneway, complete with potted plants outside every building Farm was revealed...
A heavy wooden door slid open to reveal a garden-like entrance, low wooden ceiling and a cavernous space with cute, farm themed touches - mini hessian sacks as pillows, watering cans and flowers as table centrepieces and coffee tables constructed of chicken wire. A mix of antique cameras, clocks and chairs were thrown in for good measure, to create a kitsch and very creative space - a totally unexpected find in our little patch of the city!
Go for: A 'Cafe Farm' - a bowl full of iced coffee laced with liqueur
Not for: Lunch - the food menu is minimal, it's more of a drinks place. But there is ice-cream!
Farm, 214/19/8C Nguyen Van Nguyen, Tan Dinh Ward, D1, Tel: (08) 3848 2515