To note: The currency used in Vietnam: Vietnamese Dong. At the time of this blog post $1 USD = 24,107 dong
This blog post is part of a series to share the cost of eating out and ordering food in 🇻🇳 Vietnam, so that you can see how far your money can go here. Vietnam currently offers exceptional value for money both for budget travelling and living as well as discounted high end dining (compared to the same level of quality of restaurants in the west)
This blog series will feature a variety of places for dinning out and ordering, and at different price point levels. The title of each blog post will let you know if the cost is low, medium, or high.
If you are coming to HCMC then this place is well worth a visit. They have real bacon how you likely know and love it back home (sorry non meat eaters) they do however also have some meat free option for vegetarians such as a cheese bagel and a veggie baguette.
This place is a recommended visit and has been featured, this listing is non paid.
The cafe/restaurant is within walking distance from Bui Vien Walking Street and is located off of a side road that has a lot of affordable accommodation options and different cafe/restaurant options.
Fresh lime juice (be warned as they tend to put a lot of sugar or corn syrup in drinks in Asia, it is useful to ask for less sugar or no sugar when ordering, this lime juice however was quite bitter and sugar is an integral part of lime juice so was needed but be warned as it may be too sweet. Sticking to a diet with drink mainly being water may be the much healthier option 😄) this was 40k dong, $1.66 or £1.32
The total order was 104,000 dong (including 15k dong discount with grab subscription when ordering over 100k, effectively getting free or near free delivery)
104k dong = $4.31 USD or £3.46 GBP
Local food can be ordered for less, but this Muffin was very nicely priced, especially as it wasn't as small as anticipated (it is much larger than McDonald's breakfast muffins) and for this price including delivery is an absolute bargain when comparing to delivery food costs in London as an example.
You can find them here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/UWVHysy1rHznTjkZ8
On another occasion I sat in and had this bagel, called Piggy Rascal that has Chorizo jam, peppers, onions, wasabi rocket and a balsamic vinegar dressing.
I can't remember exactly what I paid, but looking at the grab app they have this for 85k excluding delivery and I suspect that is what I paid in store. 85k dong = $3.53 USD or £2.81
It was good, but I personally preferred the breakfast muffin (named 'British Pig' on the menu) which IMO is tastier, just as filling, and at a much nicer price.