Le Café Vie5 for Vietnamese egg coffee and more
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You can still get your Vietnamese food cravings sorted even if travelling to the motherland is out of the question for you. Le Café Vie5 is a cosy, Vietnamese-owned cafe in Tai Seng that serves legit Vietnamese egg coffee, beef pho, banh mi and more.
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Located six minutes by foot from Tai Seng MRT Station, this specialty coffee house has a homely and charming setup, with a small alfresco seating area that takes you back to the streets of Hanoi.
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They’re most known for their Vietnamese Egg Coffee ($6.50), a silky-smooth and foamy dessert best served hot. It’s not easy to find authentic egg coffee in Singapore, and regulars love Le Café Vie5’s sweet and creamy rendition.
Other interesting coffee-based drinks available are the Coffee Avocado ($9.90), Coffee Milkshake ($5.50), and Coco Coffee ($6.50)—a fragrant blend of strong coffee with tropical coconut notes.
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Choose from a decent selection of banh mi. A popular pick is the Grilled Pork Baguette ($8): freshly toasted baguette stuffed with sweet and juicy chunks of pork, herbs, and veggies. They also have a more premium Beef Au Vin Baguette ($15.90), which stars a French-style beef stew instead.
You can also try the Beef Noodle Soup ($12) AKA beef pho, which comes with thinly sliced beef and rice noodles in a comforting broth.
If you’re looking for more legit Vietnamese food places to try, check out our Banh Mi Be Bi review for freshly prepared baguette sandwiches and more. Alternatively, read our Mrs Pho House review if you’re up for Viet-style hotpot in town.
Address: 151 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534851
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 10am to 9pm
Tel: 6970 9655
Le Café Vie5 is not a halal-certified eatery.