Along the Ta Nung Pass – Da Lat route, there are very poetic cafes that you should not miss when you come to Da Lat. From the center of Da Lat, right at the roundabout at Bang Khuang intersection, follow Tran Phu street, pass Con Ga church, go straight towards Hoang Van Thu, Cam Ly waterfall to the roundabout towards flower village by Van Thanh. This is one of the flower towns with the profession of growing and caring for flower seeds to supply them throughout the country and abroad.
Just at the Cam Ly stream roundabout, don’t turn right, go straight to a cafe known as the most popular “fancy” cafe of 2020.
1. Cafe with mountain view
Address: 25 Hoang Hoa Tham, District 10, Da Lat City Telephone: 0918 18 78 54
Ticket price: free drink order, free entry Opening hours: 07:30 – 22:30
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A wooden house designed in European style is located on a pine hill, overlooking the space outside the valley. The interior and exterior design style with solid wood and deep color notes make the space luxurious. Just grab your camera and you’ll immediately have a beautiful photo.
You can go at any time of the day, if you want fresh and dynamic colors you should come early in the morning. If you are someone who likes to work in a coffee space, you can come at noon and it will be calm and quiet. If you are a bit sad and romantic, you should come in the late afternoon. The drinks here are very varied and the prices are quite reasonable, starting from just 35k per glass, and the shop also has cakes.
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After descending from Ta Nung Pass, we will reach the first cafeteria:
2. Lake in the Clouds
Address: Group 2, Village 6, Ta Nung Commune, Da Lat City Telephone: 0979 385 919
Entrance fee: VND 40,000 (drinks included) Opening hours: 07:30 – 22:30
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Just after the pass you will see the Cay Xoai Go cafe on the left and in front of you on the right is the Ho Tren May cafe. The best time to take photos is early morning or afternoon for the best photos! Don’t go at midday because it is too sunny and your face will not be clearly visible and will be quite bright. The store has a floating lake that makes you feel like you are sitting on a cloud.
Go straight for a few hundred meters from Tren May Lake to Ta Nung Welcome Gate. Do not turn left onto the main road, go straight to the gate with the welcome sign of Thuy Thuan Tourist Area.
3. Thuy Thuan Tourist and Coffee Area
Address: Group 13, Village 1, Ta Nung Commune, Da Lat City Telephone: 0978 553 768
Entrance fee: VND 60,000 – 90,000 (drinks included) Opening hours: 07:30 – 18:00
Being one of the newest shops in Da Lat, those who specialize in taking lots of check-in photos often compare this space to the Me Linh Weasel Coffee Farm. Personally I don’t like to compare with anything because each store has a different design style, a different space and each person’s way of thinking is different. As for the comments, experience it and feel it in your own way.
Simply follow the sign along the entrance for 500m to the welcome gate. The paved road is quite ventilated and inside there is a parking lot where more than 50 cars can be parked very comfortably. Originally a coffee factory with a sharp business mindset, the factory owner decided to produce coffee and run a tourism services business. Tickets to the gong are divided into two types: 90k (includes entry and 1 optional drink on the menu), 60k (includes entry and a bottle of mineral water). I advise you to buy the 90k type because the water here is quite delicious, for coffee lovers, this is a perfect option.
The coffee is produced directly in the factory and processed according to modern recipes with professional brewing machines. If they are young, there are many types of “hot trend” milk tea they can choose from. If you come here, you must first visit and take photos, then order a drink to enjoy. The tourist area is divided into two areas:
The entrance area to order water and enjoy coffee is very beautifully designed in a modern style, there is an area to take photos inside the factory, so if it rains there is no need to bring an umbrella. If you like melodious music, you should sit in the shopping area, if you like sightseeing, go out to the garden to see the pine hills. If you are a coffee fanatic and want to enjoy clean, authentic cups of coffee, this place sells whole bean coffee or pre-blended ground coffee to take home.
The interior area is located below the hill, with miniature flower gardens, waterfalls, swings, Japanese wooden houses, aquariums… it takes more than 45 minutes to go down to take photos and return to the upper area.
We should go here in the afternoon, because when the afternoon sun shines through the pine hill in front of the KDL store, it is very beautiful to take pictures.
4. Me Linh – weasel coffee farm – the largest coffee shop in Da Lat
Address: Group 20, Village 4, Ta Nung Commune, Da Lat City Telephone: 0919 61 98 98
Ticket price: drink order, free photo ticket Opening hours: 07:30 – 18:00
If we talk about a sustainable and successful startup model, this is a typical success formula for many young people who dream of leaving the city and returning to the countryside. A place worth getting away from the city center without being disappointed. Originally a coffee plantation with a weasel breeding model, in the past when they built a wooden house they did not dare to think that it would become a place like this. When I first set foot there, it was just a small roadside cafe for motorcyclists to visit Voi Waterfall, follow Provincial Highway 725, admire Ta Nung Pass, and see wild sunflowers every time autumn turns in winter.
And then we have a Me Linh like today, with a beautiful flower valley in front of which tourists can pass and take pictures. From a place of “unwanted hills,” a successful startup model leads an entire region to development. The store has two main areas linked by a long hallway: the old area has ferrets bred to produce coffee, the new area has coffee combined with a photo spot for sightseeing.
If you come here, you should do it early in the morning, when the sun is still soft. Me Linh does not charge admission, but if you want to enter the photography area, you must buy a drink and they will give you an entrance ticket. If you want to take pictures of all the virtual places, it will take about 30 to 45 minutes. Prices for drinking water here are quite high, on average about 100 thousand per glass.