Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

The café scene has been so fluid lately that I had to update the list after just 3 months. 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 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. Paradise Cafe
2400 Monterey Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111
Paradise Café is back from its yearlong hiatus with a vengeance. They are now #1. The venue is nice, the staff is outstanding, and the service is top notch. I’ve been here a few times since it re-opened, and I have to admit that their staff is probably the best in San Jose right now. At any given time, they have about 3 or 4 girls working. Their notables include Christine, Ruby Renegade (from MFC/Pornhub/, Kelly (smokin’ hot), Jenny (from HS/Pandora/Tao). Huong (BK), Erin, Victoria, Lucy, and Shannon round out their crew. They have plenty of TVs for your sports viewing pleasure and a nice outdoor patio with umbrellas and heaters for cold weather. Parking can be problematic at times, but I just park across the street at the motel if it’s full. The location is somewhat out of the way for those working the tech scene, but they do have some great options for lunchtime dining around their shop for those engineers looking for a spot to eat and drink Viet coffee. The Plant is nearby with my favorite, Halal Guys, and Paradise is a block from Chick-Fil- A. My number one qualm with this shop is the indoor smoking, but the outdoor patio allows those sensitive to cigarette smoke to escape it. I believe this is the only remaining SJ coffee shop with $5 coffee.

2. 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) have slipped a little in the last few months after losing both Tran and Christine. Thankfully, they still have Nicole, and they have hired Kitty from Wave as well. 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. Kathy, Missy, Anna, Angela, and a few new waitresses 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.

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 Jay-Lynn, sisters Nhi and Kathy, Solenne, Paulette, Karen, and boss lady, Thuy-Anh and sister, Mai. Christina is a very notable addition to the Hotspot team and has quickly become one of my favorite waitresses if not my favorite. It would be nice if she worked more than 2 days a week there. 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 is now $6/cup, and I was somewhat disappointed when I had to pay $7 for OJ. They are applying for a liquor license, and beer will soon be served here. Visit their Instagram site to get updates on who is working.

4. 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. Most guys on this forum love this place, and it’s a constant subject of conversation. I’ve decided to move it to #4 in a tie with Nguyen Espresso because Nguyen Espresso has stepped up its game. 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. Newcomer, Lisa, was a great addition to EQ, but she didn’t last very long unfortunately. Quyen is still one of the prettiest 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.

4. Nguyen Expresso
1659 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA 95122
I’ve decided to move NE up to the #4 spot in a tie with EQ. 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), Kathy, Lisa, Lien, and Katie 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.

6. Palm Café (formerly Wave Café) (
1969 Tully Rd.San Jose, CA 95122
I decided to move Palm Café to #6, 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, Kitty, and Julie make this place worth going to. Rose is also a great addition to the roster. They do serve beer here, which bumps this place up a few spots.

7. 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. They have recently brought in waitresses from the OC, and if they continue to do this, it should draw a larger crowd to their shop. As a result, I’ve moved them up a couple notches. The venue itself looks nice and is very spacious, and they do serve food here as well.

8. 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. It’s located conveniently next to Pho 90 and Com 90. Coffee is $6/cup.

9. 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.

10. 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. I believe they went through another name change again, but I haven’t confirmed it yet.

11. 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..

12. 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.

13. 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.

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

15. 408 Café – Still confirming the name change
1692 Tully Rd. Ste 1, San Jose, CA 95122 – behind National Summit bank. Next to Quyen Café.

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

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

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

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

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

2,275 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

  1. NE 11/17
    Postby Grasshopper » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:22 am

    Janet, and Kristy. Only two girls here this morning. Hopefully another one will come in soon

      1. on the other site. the faggot decided to abandon this site. He is worthless… we don’t need him.

  2. Postby Grasshopper » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:47 am

    Lily, Rebecca and Selina.
    Kind of quiet here today.
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  3. Dropped by Sky from a tip from a girl working at M Cafe. However, it looks to be closed. 🙁

  4. Is it me or are there some nasty looking girls at Palm lately? Ever since it became Palm really.

    Theres still some hot ones of course….Lisa is fine af

    1. You don’t need to do that . Those idiot and low – life parents need to be responsible for their children . If they can’t then they shouldn’t bring those children into this life . You should keep your thing on your pant ( stupid men ) . You should keep your legs close ( stupid women )No one are forcing them to have kids .

    1. EQ report 11-10-2017
      Postby mspitz » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:32 am

      Nina, Becca, Lily +1 forgot her name

      Re: EQ report 11-10-2017
      Postby Rocket Man » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:01 am

      Four servers! Cool.

      Glad you made it out for coffee.

  5. I have frequented Sports Sunshine Bar (formerly Cafe 168) for several days and I started feeling like it. A quiet place serving tasty coffee and smoothies combined with some Light sports activities, sandwiched between a spa and a massage parlor. One to two nice ladies work attentively and charmingly daily, and serve very tasty traditional food! The place is very clean, the rustic wood floor stands out above all other decorations in my opinion. I love this place and the people working there and I believe their business will be flourishing day by day.

    Coffee lovers ! Just give them a try . The shop is located in a commercial center on Story road, facing Vietnam Town across the street.

      1. It seems to me the attire is mini skirt. I rarely see any customer smoking inside and am not sure if there is an open policy allowing smoking. All I do love is the quietness and serenity of the environment.

        1. the bee,
          “All I do love is the quietness and serenity of the environment.”

          are you gay? who the fk give a shit about that… if the girls are not showing tits and pussy… then why waste time going there????

    1. 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 .

    1. Coffee Shop Visits 11/05
      Postby Rocket Man » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:39 am

      Sunday – Coffee Land


      Janet – in black
      Remy – in light brown
      Kristy – in black

      Mamasan – in all white


      Becca – in black and white
      Gabby – in pink
      Selena – in black

      Mamasan – in light purple

      1. My perspective the NE girls have the nicer personalities. I think that’s the difference maker.


    1. Remy…Cute looks and personality. Remembers names of all of her customers. Janet was just a goddess this weekend.

      1. Some people are just plain stupid and crazy , they give their hard earn money to charity when they never spend it for themselves.Hell no , I would be like them . Why would you work your ass off for other benefit when they never done anything for you. Doing charity is a good thing but I’m not going to sacrifice myself up for it . I would spend for myself first then my parents and if I still have some money left then it will go to charity .

  6. And in other news..anybody else notice the talent at Palm/ old Wave Cafe has tanked?

    Julie and Lisa hardly work it seems and they are the hottest girls there by far I think with the exception of this super dark skinned Asian cutie with tattoos that worked tonight. Most of the others there I’d rather tell them to put more clothes on.

      1. As an only child, I need to learn how to cook just in case I get laid off or don’t have a job. I can cook to feed to myself.Eating out costs a lot of money. I don’t learn how to cook to feed others. If you want me to cook for you then you have to pay me. I’m not like other women who cook and clean for a guy without charging them. Money rules the world.

  7. A different kind of show at NE today. Apparently some dude kept grabbing the girls, causing Janet to flip, yelling and throwing her pitcher of tea at him.

    1. God damn, I was tramautized. I thought he took a photo. Janet gave him the business, 2 pitchers of iced water and smacked him around real good :O

      1. Shit, I would have paid money to see that. She was looking fine as hell earlier. This must have happened right after I left.

      2. I’m guessing the guy really deserved it.
        But i wonder if any of the girls actually told him straight up “don’t touch!”

        most patrons are respectful of the girls… and/or are shy.
        mamasan should have asked the guy to leave.

        1. You don’t need to do that . Those idiot and low – life parents need to be responsible for their children . If they can’t then they shouldn’t bring those children into this life . You should keep your thing on your pant ( stupid men ) . You should keep your legs close ( stupid women )No one are forcing them to have kids .

    2. Are they doing the original shows again. Last I heard they stopped. After the small run they had done a month ago.

  8. Damn=Paradise- 2 servers -sad erin n idk new girl average looking!
    NE= 4 severs today–wowowowow
    EQ = 5 servers today—wowowowow
    It’s Friday Enjoy your coffee land!!!

    1. EQ is definitely good with the Halloween customs . It will be hard to get a seat at lunch time today at EQ or NE.

    1. I imagine, still haven’t gotten the registration email. I imagine you have to know somebody to get access now.

        1. Figures. If you or anybody would care to let me know so I have to contact to get access I would appreciate it. Coffee would be on me at the place of your choice. I prefer NE but others are ok I suppose.. :p Kronos2012 at iCloud

          1. dont bother with that site. its completely useless.
            i was on it a couple times looking to see if they update info but theres nothing.

            the owners keep trying to steal visitors from this site.
            ‘whats going on’ is not a regular on this site… so he’s probably promoter…

          2. @coffee time how am i promoting the other site? did i tell you and others to go to the other site? I’m just replying to bigaddler. idiot!

          3. 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 .

          1. After talking to a couple of guys I know that’s what I was told as well. Was curious as I accidently saw a coffee girl with the website open on her phone.

  9. Hey all, I tried to register at that other website but never got the reg email. Any idea what’s up?

    1. Dude that website is bull shit, I tried signing up like 3 or 4 times. Even had them try to resend the confirmation a bunch of times too but nothing.

      1. Ah, thanks. Glad to know it’s not only just me, thought that they just didn’t like me or something. Maybe you have to know somebody to get approved? I’ll ask a couple guys that have been around.

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