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V Cafe (Restaurant/Bar/Live Music)

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1/1 Bui Thi Xuan, Da Lat, Vietnam
+84 63 3520 215
08:00 - 22:00
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

This small neat and clean cafe is kitted out in almost English styled decor with a promo ent emphasis on live music. The food is vgood, from dessert to breakfast. One thing that bothered me although was getting charged for butter when ordered toasted bread which gave it a money making feel rather than a hospitable feel! All round it's... More 

Thank Cianwhack
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Curtis and his staff were fantastic. We had my daughters 10th birthday dinner at V-Cafe, she is now a big Curtis King fan. Great mix of food choices for families, great service, genuinely freindly staff, fun and entertaining. We enjoyed it so much we returned the next night, with other travellers in tow, they agreed it was a great night... More 

1 Thank Bush64
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The man behind this operation is a musician called Curtis King, who, apart from being a fine musician, is also a really nice person, and this comes through in the service and the entertainment at the V Cafe. I am not a great lover of live music while I am eating, but the atmosphere and friendliness here was irresistible. The... More 

1 Thank ajarnhenry
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

A very relaxed place with solid food and very chilled live music. Nice place to meet other people, both locals and other travelers. A very uniquely Western experience for Vietnam, highly recommended.

1 Thank Casey_Swendig
Berlin, Germany
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

The V Cafe was a highlight for us: wonderful restaurant, great ambience, delicious food and the best live music! The chef himself (from the U.S.) plays several instruments and is a lovely person and his staff is friendly and lovely too...also the two other musicians were just great!! Had a perfect evening there and can highly recommend this place! Anna... More 

Thank Sven A
Paignton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Good atmosphere good English spoken, surprised to meet a Dutch girl working there (with a good voice). Usual overpriced beer and food and despite the owners attempts at stemming the rumours, the food it nothing to write home about. Go to Moc Quan across the road and get your beer for half the price and better cheaper food too. However,... More 

Thank GarryLewis
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Poor. We went based on trip advisor. Food was over priced, went for Mexican and a pizza as there were very limited Vietnamese dishes on the menu. Mexican portion was pathetic with a tiny amount of minced beef. Pizza tasted like a frozen pizza ( as another reviewer mention). Would not recommend or visit again. I am on a round... More 

2 Thank GAMlondon
vcafedalatvietnam, Owner at V Cafe (Restaurant/Bar/Live Music), responded to this review

Thanks for the review - sorry you didn't enjoy it. Clarifications: PIZZA - made fresh every day - not frozen. MEXICAN - it's the best Mexican in Dalat. (It's not 100% perfect as some ingredients of authentic Mexican are impossible to get in Vietnam, but it's still great food.) Enjoy your trip around the world, must be great! :-) More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2013

A very lovely place with well english speaking staff. I choose the pizza, asked if i could have pinapple in stead of mushrooms and this was not a problem at all. Finished my meal with a piece of coconut cake and a real coffee latte... delicious! Great live music too. Over all a great environment and a recommondation for everyone... More 

1 Thank zara D
China, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Great little cosy place with attentive staff and value for money food. Went on a busy evening. Had to wait around 10 mins for a table which fine-served a drink very quickly at the bar and atmosphere was good. Promptly served when sat at a table. Menu was varied and interesting. All the food we had was great. Recommend the... More 

2 Thank chiang b
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Visited V cafe for dinner as two couples. We were given a nice area to sit and our waitress was really friendly and helpful. The live music added to the pleasant atmosphere. We were all happy with our food - fish and chips, quesadillas, and pizza. Had a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Margarita81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, European, Asian, International, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/1 Bui Thi Xuan, Da Lat, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Lam Dong Province  >  Da Lat
  • Phone Number: +84 63 3520 215
The V Cafe is the home of LIVE MUSIC and great food in the central highlands of Vietnam.The story...Opened in 2002 by long-term Vietnam resident, Dr. Michael Sterling, the V Cafe carries on the tradition of good food and good value, and is now adding a "taste of the blues," as Curtis King and friends light up the V Cafe with their live blues and acoustic music.The menu... A great mix of Western favorites (including some of the best Mexican and tastiest pizzas in Vietnam), a smattering of Asian dishes, including a few Vietnamese all-time favorites (pho, spring rolls, etc.) Vegetarian? You'll enjoy a full selection of Vegetarian dishes, including some great curries. Good selection of local and imported beers and wines. (No MSG added to our food.)We've added a great breakfast menu, and are opening up early for travelers wanting to get an early start before heading out to see Dalat.Nightly live music - acoustic, rock 'n' roll, blues, folk, country, international.Free WIFI.Delivery within Dalat!Smoking section outdoors. Location: The V Cafe is about 200m from the lake (Xuan Huong Lake) up Bui Thi Xuan street. Opening hours: 7:00 a.m. until about 10:30pm (a bit later on weekends and eves of public holidays)

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