L'usine has always been my go-to place when I don't know where to go.
In Saigon I think there are only very very very few places that manage to rise without putting too much effort into content marketing, but instead become popular with sheer and constant quality. L'usine is one of those places. It's been a local favourite for yearsssssss, even though the first one is hidden in an apartment building on Dong Khoi street. The effort they put into the concept of the cafe/restaurant and retail space paid off, and you know, people come and go, and they just remember L'usine.
Now they opened their third space, a new three storey house at the intersection of Le Thanh Ton & Thai Van Lung street, but everything still in the old L'usine style as we know it. For me personally, I still like the one on Dong Khoi best, but this is a good option if you don't want to climb stairs and look for a light place. The one on Le Loi is a little bit dark for example. My favourite things to order at L'usine are the soup of the day and a hot Latte !
19 LE THANH TON STREET, BEN NGHE WARD,
DISTRICT 1, HCMC
8AM - 11PM