“Saigoneers often call Apartment Block at #47 Nguyen Hue street in District 1 as ‘Cafe Apartment Block’ since there are a large number of coffee shops here. It would be a real pity if you walked around Nguyen Hue pedestrian street without stepping inside this apartment block.
The apartment block was actually a housing estate, but the residents opened up some small cafe businesses right inside or put the apartments for rent for coffee shops or fashion boutiques. Each shop is decorated distinctively, leaving such strong impression on both the locals and expats.
Linh Nguyen, one of Maze Vietnam’s photographers, spent a weekday afternoon chilling out in the aroma of coffee. Here are some of the best photos he took when he visited the Cafe Apartment Block!” – Chi Le.
Credits: Maze Vietnam
Words by Chi Le. Photos by Linh Nguyen.