What if you go to Da Lat to take an early bus? We can stroll along the shores of Xuan Huong Lake to observe the mist on the surface of the lake in the morning, or walk in the direction of Sheep Hill to enjoy the fragrant aroma of trumpet flowers, or simply stop at Ong Bridge. Life goes by peacefully, forgetting about the world and the hustle and bustle of life. The current trend of young people often go to Da Lat in 3 ways:
- Riding a motorcycle alone satisfies your passion for traveling with your motorcycle.
- Take a top brand sleeper bus or limousine.
- Make a tour package from a travel company.
For my part, I always advise you to go by bus or tourist bus for the safety of your health and life. One honest thing from this article: traveling by motorcycle to Da Lat is very risky.
Normally, the hotel you booked will accept guests after 12 o’clock, but you can notify the hotel in advance to check in early or send your belongings, then you can move freely and visit. Some hotels or homestays will be happy to allow you to check in at 4 or 5am. Because an average car going from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat will arrive at the interprovincial bus station at 4 in the morning. If you cannot check in early, you will need to reserve an extra half day, you will be transferred directly from the bus station to the hotel and you will check in at 4:00 am without having to spend the full day for the room.
From the center of Da Lat, right at the roundabout at the Bang Khuang intersection, you must follow Tran Hung Dao Street to the roundabout, right at Khe Sanh to start going down the Mimosa Pass.
If it were you, how would you choose to have breakfast? Choose a restaurant on the shores of Xuan Huong Lake or sit on the terrace of a central hotel watching the morning market… no! Are not ! Are not ! If it were me, I wouldn’t do that! I chose to have breakfast on a hill, looking at the pine forest in the distance, the fog covering the top of the mountain, watching the lines of cars driving around every curve of the Mimosa Pass road.
Any ! We invite you to visit coffee shops worth exploring!
1. View of Dalat from the Gate of Heaven
Address: 49 Khe Sanh, District 10, Da Lat City Telephone: 088 8888 081
Ticket price: drink order, free entry Opening hours: 06:30 – 21:00
After checking into your room early in the morning, you should choose a bright color. Da Lat View may be considered a tourist destination, but this place does not sell tickets. The restaurant currently serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee. Whenever you come here to order food or drink, you can visit, check in and take photos freely.
The second floor is a café space for listening to music, and the outside terrace is a great place to take photos of Heaven’s Gate, because behind it are patches of clouds hanging from the tops of the green pine trees. On cloudy winter days, the sunrise over Da Lat is like an egg yolk. On the first floor of the restaurant, you can enjoy a bowl of hot pumpkin soup and a glass of Cau Dat mocha with the smell of the morning sun. The outside space is a small landscape with Japanese-style hanging lanterns and a glass door. . The most wonderful thing is outside, a wonderful virtual living bridge, the bright red bridge is located outside, curving along the pass, looking from afar you imagine that you are standing on a very high place.
If you love Japanese culture, take a few steps down to the new level, a Japanese tea ceremony space with a traditional architectural style of wooden stilts. Before coming, it is advisable to contact in advance to reserve a table because currently this place is relatively full of daily visitors.
2. Coffee Wonderland
Address: Mimosa Pass, District 10, Da Lat City Telephone: 0937 179915
Entrance fee: VND 50,000 (drinks included) Opening hours: 06:30 – 18:00
(shop near the Que Garden tourist area)
After visiting the tourist area of Que Garden, if you want to relax, sit and rest or capture a moment of the sunset that is slowly falling behind the mountain, then come here. Just completed in 2020, although the store is not too big, it is located on a nice slope, the photography space is designed with wood and bamboo, which is very environmentally friendly, and the drinks here are also quite delicious. However, to get to the restaurant you have to climb more than 50 fairly high steps, which is not convenient for people with mobility difficulties and the elderly. The best advice for you to visit this place is in the afternoon, do not go at noon or when it is raining.
3. F Coffee Field
Address: Mimosa Pass, District 10, Da Lat City Telephone: 0263 3516 777
Admission price: free drinks Opening hours: 07:00 – 18:00
(shop near the Que Garden tourist area)
Not as demanding as coffee shops decorated with fluid virtual living space. True to its name, F Flower Field, the restaurant space focuses on carefully planted and trimmed natural flower gardens. Paying no attention to the elaborate cafe space, it is simply a closed house like many garden houses in Da Lat, but the owner is quite friendly and immersed in the natural space outside. For the best photographs, you should explore the outdoor flower garden with colorful flower beds.
4. Kombi Land Coffee – cactus coffee shop
Address: Mimosa Pass, Ward 3, Da Lat City Telephone: 0933 104578
Entrance fee: VND 90,000 (1 free bottle of mineral water) Opening hours: 07:00 – 18:00
(located near the foot of the pass – 1.5 km from the foot of the pass)
If the score is 10 for creative design, here we would like to give a score of 10 for design. The image of the stone lotus sometimes seems too familiar to us when we arrive in this dream city. Kombi Land is more unique, the space is designed in the style of the American Texas desert with cacti and nostalgic cars. For those who are very passionate about feng shui, they do not choose to place it in the house because many angles are not favorable for the owner, but this place turns those things into a wonderful space to experience. With a dominant dark color tone, it makes you think of many memories of quiet days gone by, giving us a feeling of something difficult to describe.