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Sozo- MOVED

176 Bui Vien | An Phu ward, District 2., Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 6271 9176
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
10 Jul 2016
“good”
20 Apr 2016
“the best cafe in town”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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176 Bui Vien | An Phu ward, District 2., Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2016

They have movie night on Wed and Sun at 8:30 but I haven't tried and would love to come back again for that one day. One thing could be improved is the staff's friendliness. The young waiter...

Thank 610nialll
Reviewed 20 April 2016

good place, good food, good coffee, good service, good people. beside it's a coffee shop, its service to society for the needed that makes it all good.

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Fun place that does great work. They have great coffee and veggie noodles in addition to cute products made by volunteers as I was told. Just make sure you get the correct address as displayed in previous review. Trip advisor hasn't corrected their profile.More

2  Thank Marisa H
Sozo_Centre, Manager at Sozo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

Dear Customer, We were really glad that you found all ways to find us and had a good time at our place. Thank you so much for your favor for Sozo. We would love to see you again one day! Kind regards from all of...More

Reviewed 19 December 2015

Sozo, in Bui Vien, has been closed for months....they are now at No. 51, 24A Street, Area 5, An Phu Ward, District 2. They have informed you of the closure at Bui Vien, & the change of address, which you apparently have chosen to ignore...whats...More

1  Thank carol w
Sozo_Centre, Manager at Sozo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2015

Dear Carol, What could we say from your review? We just feel much cared by you. Thank you so much for your support and understanding. It might be harder for us to serve tourist customers with our current location but our aim is still spreading...More

Reviewed 9 November 2015

First time trying Carrot cake, its not too sweet, not too salty, just as perfect as it could be. Why dont u try it, they also do some charity acts with the profit.More

1  Thank Thuan1992
Sozo_Centre, Manager at Sozo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for still remembering us and the taste of our cake. You must have tried it long time ago as we have been a transition time to have changes about location and business, hence we have moved out from 176...More

Reviewed 10 September 2015

Read about Sozo on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try while in Saigon. We went past it 3-4 times checking to see if it was open, and all days it was shut! Both morning and afternoon, so I guess this place has been...More

5  Thank josieist
Sozo_Centre, Manager at Sozo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

Dear Customer, We are really sorry that our announcement has not been shown on TripAdvisor, we thought it works but it has not. We have been a transition time to have changes about location and business, hence we have moved out from 176 Bui Vien....More

Reviewed 24 July 2015

We had breakfast and a desert here, for breakfast they have a different deal everyday all very tasty and very reasonable, all waiting staff are here to learn and most have a disability all very happy and you know your money is going straight to...More

Thank Robert J
Sozo_Centre, Người quản lý at Sozo, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2015

Dear Robert, That was our pleasure to serve you and we are really happy when reading your comment. Thank you for your time at Sozo and your feedback here. Our cakes are also worth to try if you could visit us again. And in case...More

Reviewed 22 July 2015

Love finding places just like solo that are out doing good work for people! Food is a plus because it was so great , and great coffee!!! Pop in !More

Thank Grainne J
Sozo_Centre, Người quản lý at Sozo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

Dear Grainne, Thank you very much! We were also very glad to serve you at that time. If you had a chance to come back, you could try more of our cakes, many customers enjoy them and we hope you too. Thank you for understanding...More

Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Just happened to pass by this when walking out if my hostel. Not the cheapest but if my money us going to a good place I have no problem spending a bit more. I got an Oreo truffle (didn't taste like Oreo but still delicious)...More

Thank Jessica B
Sozo_Centre, Người quản lý at Sozo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2015

Dear Jessica, We are glad that we are near your hostel and you could have a chance to try at our shop. Thank you so much for your compliment about our Oreo truffle and cookie. We would love to welcome you back and you could...More

Reviewed 19 July 2015

Popped in here for a couple of sandwiches and coffee. All very tasty and friendly, helpful and professional staff. The cakes looked good too! More expensive than usual for Saigon but it all goes to a good cause.More

1  Thank Michelle C
Sozo_Centre, Người quản lý at Sozo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2015

Dear Michelle, That was so nice for us to see you had a good time at our shop. We would love to send our big thanks for your time here and more than that, leaving us a wonderful comment. We will share your compliments to...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Bui Vien | An Phu ward, District 2., Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 6271 9176
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Description
By a group of foreign volunteers,the Sozo Cafe started in 2004 selling cookies from a cart to help street children. It then expanded into a Cafe on Bui Vien Street a year later. During 10 years, Sozo has been as a shop to help, employ disadvantage people and as an environment to enable young people to grow and contribute to the society. Sozo has been developed to be a 100% Vietnamese owned company. Mainly local staff run Sozo, with a small group of foreign volunteers as trainers and advisors. By year end of 2015, Sozo has moved from Dist. 1 to Dist. 2. This is the time for young local people to raise up and bring Sozo to a new season. Sozo aim is to restoring hope and changing life of those coming to Sozo to have a chance at a better life with our operation at Cafe and Youth Areas. Thank you for reading the Sozo story. We hope you have a great time with us at No. 51, 24A Street, Area 5, An Phu Ward, District 2
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