Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

A lot has changed over the past 6 months. Sadly, Timmy (The OG Mr. Nguyen) has decided to retire from managing MrNguyen.Org and sold the site. The new owners will remain anonymous as Timmy has throughout the years. Here are Mr. Nguyen’s latest rankings for the San Jose coffee shops.   There has been some turnover, new girls coming into the scene, old ones leaving, and a few shops renovating and changing names. The majority of the coffee shops have raised their prices to $6 per cup of coffee and $7 per juice or smoothie to keep up with how expensive the San Jose has gotten. The rankings reflect the cafes as a whole (girls, venue, coffee, food, service, girls, smoking/non-smoking, and girls).

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1.  Fantasy Café
1040 McLaughlin Ave
San Jose, CA 95122

Dream Café
2444 Alvin Avenue
San Jose, CA 95121 820415021345938/?fref=ts

Fantasy Café (formerly CN1) and Dream Café (formerly CN2) are officially back on top with the best girls working the San Jose coffee scene. The cafés are lingerie/bikini only, but their uniforms are probably the most creative of all the cafes and leaves a little bit to the imagination. Boss lady, Chi Uyen, has a great eye for Vietnamese café fashion. The waitresses are by far some of the hottest girls in the history of Vietnamese coffee shops in San Jose.  Tran, her sister, Christine, and Nicole anchor a team of the best looking girls to work the coffee shops in San Jose. Tran is currently Mr.Nguyen’s Miss SJ Café, a title created to recognize the best café girl in San Jose, because of her combination of beauty, wit, and service with a smile. The day she retires is the day a new Miss SJ Café will be crowned. Kathy, Missy, Anna, and Han round out their roster.  These two cafes are a great place to take people who are new to the Vietnamese coffee scene.  No one I have brought has ever been disappointed.  Lunch time is the best time. Fantasy and Dream Cafe have banned the smoking inside all day and night.  Coffee is now $6/cup.

2.  Em Quyen
1998 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA 95122
I believe the general consensus is that Em Quyen is the best risqué café right now.  I’ve decided to move it to #2 because most guys on this forum love this place, and it’s a constant subject of conversation. It’s a great place to grab a cup of coffee in the morning before work.  With smoking banned all day, this place is one of the cleanest.  Ngoc, Nina, and Rebecca keep EQ one of the best cafes in San Jose.  Quyen is still one of the hottest owners around SJ.  This place gets packed frequently, and due to the small size of the café, it’s not uncommon to share tables with complete strangers.  There are plenty of HD TVs to watch your favorite soccer matches or football games. No food is served here, but you can run next door to Subway or the taqueria, and bring your food over to enjoy the games on TV.  Coffee is $6/cup.  The shop closes around 5 or 6 PM.

3. HS Coffee & Juices (a.k.a. Hotspot Café)   (
2133 Morill Ave.
San Jose, CA 95132
Hotspot remains high in my book because of the great service.  The location is a bit far from the hustle and bustle of Little Saigon, but it is well worth the drive.  The attire is strictly PG, but it’s a somewhat refreshing change from the more risqué cafes.  They’ve branded the Hotspot name and have been known to pass out T-shirts and sweaters with their brand on it.  The venue is spacious, and the waitresses are extremely friendly and attentive.  They make an effort to remember the regulars by name here, which actually gives this place a more intimate feel. Smoking has been banned completely. Some of the notable waitresses include Nhi (back on Fridays from college), Paulette, Jay-Lynn, Kathy, Solenne, and boss lady, Thuy-Anh and sister, Mai. They’ve recently added a bunch of new, cute waitresses to their team. They have plenty of TVs to watch your favorite sporting event, Vietnamese and Korean pop, or EDM and hip hop music videos.  During football season, it’s probably one of the best places to watch every single football game on TV. They offer a variety of food and drinks for a very affordable price.  I wish they had beer on the menu though.  Coffee remains $5/cup, but it’s likely to increase to $6/cup soon.  Visit their Instagram site to get updates on who is working.

4.  Nguyen Expresso
1659 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA 95122
I’ve decided to move NE up to the #4 spot. They have improved the talent level. From my last few visits, the average age of the staff seems to have dropped. Jessa, Janet (of CN fame), and Tina are a few of their notables. Risqué factor is like EQ. Venue is small and cramped, but it is clean (relatively speaking) due to the non-smoking policy.  The service is decent. This place is recommended for newbies to the coffee shop scene if they want to see what these cafes are all about. Coffee is $6/cup.

5.  Wave Café (
1969 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95122
I decided to move Wave Café to #5, but it could be higher if they banned cigarettes. The waitresses rank high on the hotness scale, and their uniforms do not leave a lot to the imagination, but the smoke absolutely kills this place. I would like to visit this place more often, but I can only stand the cigarettes for so long. Tina (Wave’s recent addition in the last few months), Kitty, and Julie make this place worth going to. They do serve beer here, which bumps this place up a few spots.

6. Thoa Café
999 Story Rd., San Jose, CA – Vietnam Town
Thoa Café monopolizes the café scene in Vietnam Town.  Unfortunately, Thoa Café allows smoking all day now, and as a result, I have not moved this place up the ladder. My favorite waitress here is Jasmine. She is very easy on the eyes and very friendly at the same time. Waitresses are dressed in lingerie. Coffee is $6/cup.

7. Tylan Café
1743 Berryessa Rd.
San Jose, CA 95133
Tylan is a decent, little café. Coffee is good, and they have plenty of TVs for sports. They allow smoking inside and out, unfortunately. Parking can be horrendous at times. But they do have their loyal regulars there.

8. Pandora Café
1174 N. Capitol Ave.
San Jose, CA 95132
I have mixed opinions about this cafe. Pandora is big with lots of TVs, but I can’t frequent this place much because of the cigarettes. The girls dress like they do at Hotspot, so essentially tank tops and mini-skirts. Jenny (formerly Hotspot) works here.

9. Lush Café
950 Story Rd.
San Jose, CA
Formally known as Café 168, Bliss, and Lan Café, this shop recently renovated. This café is okay. The venue itself is dark and smoky most of the time. Attire is lingerie and bikinis. I’d come here more often if they would ban the cigarettes.

10. Quynh Huong
2441 Alvin Ave
San Jose, CA 95121
Quynh Huong Café is formerly Courtyard/Vogue and is still located across the street from Chuck E Cheese off of Tully Rd. I haven’t been able to check this place out, personally. Phuong (formerly Ozone and Tao) works here. It’s a nice, big venue with plenty of TVs. They have a wide selection of food and drinks, including alcohol. The cigarettes ruin this place. It does not make sense to me why they have a huge courtyard if they are going to allow smoking inside. Non-smokers can’t escape the smoke, inside or out..

11.  Lavender Cafe
1054 Story Rd.
San Jose, CA 95122
Lavender is the former Thuy Em and Sao Café.   I haven’t paid this place a visit, but based on what people have written on this board, it doesn’t seem much different than before.  Some of the same girls from the past are working here now.   And it sounds like alcohol is served as well.  It may still be worth going to, but the cigarettes are the only reason I don’t frequent this place at all.

12. Café Quyên
1692 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA 95122
This café has set the bar a decade ago in terms of dress code, so much so that the police and media have picked on this place more than any others.  But it has lost its luster when compared to the glory days of a few years back.  Current dress code is lingerie.  The venue is small and cramped, and they do not have all the sports channels a café should have to watch your favorite sports.  Due to the low level of talent and overall feel, I’ve moved this place out of the top 10. The café closes around 5PM.

13. M Café
Located on Burdette Rd. next to Lee’s Laundromat. This place is currently the best Vietnamese quan nhau in San Jose.

14. 408 Café
1692 Tully Rd. Ste 1, San Jose, CA 95122 – behind National Summit bank. Next to Quyen Café.

15.  Paris Café
403 N. Capital Ave., San Jose, CA (24 Hour Fitness plaza)

16. Xinh Xinh Café
1075 Tully Rd, at the corner of Mc Laughlin. Same plaza with Com Tam Dat Thanh.

17. Dolce Expresso
Located at the corner of Quimby and Tully Rd.  Same plaza with Michael’s.

18. Café Dạ Thảo
Located on Story Road across the street from Walmart.

19. Got Hong
Located in the same plaza as Café Quyen and Café 408

20. Café Dang
2860 Quimby Rd., San Jose, CA 95148

674 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

  1. What’s that shop next to quyen? Is it still called 408 cafe? How’s it looking these days? Been there a few months ago only one worker not too much action.

    1. It is now called vcafe. Regular viet coffee shop with food. Why don’t you check it out and report.

      1. Checked in yesterday. 2 waitress one Latina and one light skin Asian. Not much to report uniforms were ehh, friendly service though.


    1. Couldn’t hear if she said Kelly or Katie but she’s here with Yvonne, both looking good!

        1. At CN2 currently working is danielle and another waitress. Did not get her name yet. I know a lot of you guys are at the cafes help us out with some updates!

        2. Uniform was a white, one piece that showed plenty, but left a little to the imagination. It’s the typical CN uniform.


    Small plane crashes while taking off at Reid-Hillview runway
    By SHARON NOGUCHI | | Bay Area News Group
    PUBLISHED: July 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm | UPDATED: July 23, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    SAN JOSE — A small plane trying to take off from Reid-Hillview Airport Sunday afternoon tilted and skidded off the runway, prompting a brief halt in takeoffs and landings, according to fire officials.

    The pilot suffered minor injuries and was treated at the airport. There were no other passengers aboard.

    About 12:45 p.m. San Jose Fire dispatchers received an emergency call from the airport, fire Capt. Brad Cloutier said.

    “The aircraft, a Piper PA-28, had just departed Runway 31 Right when it crashed onto Runway 31 Left under unknown circumstances,” Allen Kenitzer of the FAA Office of Communications wrote in an email.

    “One wing tip got tilted, hit the pavement and caused the plane to skid off the runway,” Randy Christopher, a fire department senior dispatcher, said.

    The pilot was able to get out of the plane, Cloutier said. The plane ended up losing its nose gear on the pavement.

    The aircraft sustained substantial damage, according to Kenitzer.

    Is the pilot someone that was a coffee guy?

    I was scared when these planes come to land at the airport coming over all the cars on Tully.

  3. These shops have beer:


    Heard also the new V cafe has beer? Anyone confirm?

    What other shops have beer? Sometimes beer better on hot day

    1. Hotspot will soon have beer. Expect it before football season starts. Beer is great because one can drink multiple beers, while with coffee, it’s difficult to drink more than 2. I hope Paradise gets a license as well.

      1. Thanks. If HS has beer, it will be one of the go to cafe. Girls are very friendly to talk.

      2. Stupid people created stupid children . If you can’t handle having children then close your legs stupid bitch . I fly with JetBlue before and they were good airline treating customers with dignity and respect .

  4. looks like a lot of changes happened at CN. Lots of girls are missing or moved to other shops.

    From what I can tell these girls are still at CN/Fantasy/Dream









    These girls have moved to other shops




    These girls seems to have quit/vacation/missing from waitressing





    Can anyone update on their status and if any one is coming back?

    Also, if any chance CN going to improve to the old days?

      1. MJ- is moved in with the Gangsters
        Molly- works at Pandora cafe
        Tran- retired form coffee scene for now…lol
        Connie- she still works at cn’s sometime but come n go
        CN’s the old days are gone- owner said she got written warning one more trike the shop will be close…good luck!

          1. man Bob, I guess NE EQ CQ are the only shops can show BL n TL…other shops want to do the same thing but I guess they can’t for some reason don’t know why? I don’t think cn’s owner is cheap n I don’t think she can bribe the cops if she would she could…lol

        1. Same for Café Quyen Many times got written Warning and some fines. Used to be the best shop in the glory days. They set the standards for all. The days of full nude and dancing. Any day 8 to 10 girls working.

    1. Ruby and Christine work everyday at Paradise? No complaint, they are some fine coffee girls.

  5. NE full house, two workers. One BL and one ST top, BL waitress is hot! EQ wackest shop ever, one waitress. Dead, no music, not to be mean but not the best looking MEX waitress. Post your updates, help each other out!

    1. I posted awhile back about Jesss at NE ever going TL or BL, thank you to whoever responded. I did find an older vid of her dancing on a chair at Quyen, clothed though.

      1. Who is the one in pink dancing on a chair at Quyen? I happened to find the video a couple weeks ago.

    2. After swearing that I would never visit EQ again, I went today because another patron I met at NE told me to check it out during the morning time. OMG, he was right. Two waitresses, one BL and one wearing see though top and bottom. Can anyone tell me if Lily from EQ is aka Rosanna?

          1. The one on the left was Lily her viet name is ( Ngoc ) she still works at EQ!

          2. Appreciate the confirmation my man. I thought I missed my chance of ever seeing her at the cafe. I’m glad I finally did, she’s amazing!

    1. I was there at the same time as you. Which one was Vivian and which one was Anna? I liked both their lace outfits!

      1. You like Anna she’ll be at CN2 today with Angela –Anna is the one show more skins one piece lingerie other one was

        1. Okay that’s what I thought. Thanks for answering me.

          Yeah I was very impressed with Anna yesterday.

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