Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

It’s been quite some time since I’ve updated this list, but here are Mr. Nguyen’s latest rankings for the San Jose coffee shops.   There are some new cafes that have sprung up as well as a few that have changed locations. Some have closed as well. The rankings reflect the cafes as a whole (girls, venue, coffee, food, service, girls, smoking/non-smoking, and girls).

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1.  Em Quyen
1998 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA 95122
I believe the general consensus is that Em Quyen is the best 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 #1. 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.  Deanna, Alina, and Melanie keep EQ one of the best cafes in San Jose.  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 5PM.

2. Paradise Cafe
2400 Monterey Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111
Paradise remains #1 in my books because of hospitality and talent. Their staff remains top notch in San Jose, and at any given time, they have about 3 or 4 girls working in lingerie. Their notables include Christine, Kelly, Janet, and Jenny. Sadly, Ruby Renegade left, and she will be greatly missed. 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 food options at their shop as well as many options around the café for those engineers looking for a spot to eat and drink Viet coffee. I believe this is the only remaining SJ coffee shop with $5 coffee.

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 Kathy, Nhi, Nhi, Jaylynn, and boss lady, Thuy-Anh and sisters, Mai and PA. 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.  Beer is now on the menu. Coffee is $6/cup.  Visit their Instagram site to get updates on who is working.

4. 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 year. They’ve lost Nicole, arguably the hottest viet café waitress of all time. 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, Kathy, Missy, and a few other 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.  Fantasy and Dream Cafe have banned the smoking inside all day and night.  Coffee is $6/cup.

5. Remedy Cafe  (
1150 Murphy Ave. Suite C
San Jose, CA
Remedy is a new café in San Jose located on the corner of Murphy Ave. and Old Oakland happens to be conveniently located near my office making it easy for me to come here during my lunch break. Ngoc (a.k.a Lily and Roxanne) of EQ fame owns this shop, and she wisely chose a location near all the tech companies along North First Street. Remedy is an excellent café, and from the start, Ngoc has run this place the way I would if I ever owned a café. The talent level is
excellent, the place is non-smoking and clean, there are plenty of TVs, food is great, music is good but not deafening, and the vibe is chill. At any given time, there are two waitresses working. They are extremely friendly and have been known to sit down and chit chat. Typical attire is skirts and bra or bikini. Coffee is $6/cup. You can visit their Instagram site to get updates on who’s working.

6.  Nguyen Espresso
1659 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA 95122
I’ve decided to move NE up to the #6 spot. They have improved the talent level, but I still believe the top 5 have the best talent. 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.

7.  Palm Café (
1969 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95122
I decided to move Palm Café to #7, 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. Waitresses are generally hot. Julie, Tina, and
Kathy are their notables. You can view their roster on their Instagram. They do serve beer here, which bumps this place up a few spots.

8. Pandora Café (Closed.)
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.

9. 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.

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. Tylan Café
Capitol Ave.
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. But they do have their loyal regulars there.

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

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

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

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

2,834 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

    1. Two asians. Don’t know their names. A short petite one with shoulder length hair and a good looking taller, thicker one.

      1. Sound like Nikki and Alina.
        I have missed many fun things since the last 2 months, lol, and still mising until covid-19 is gone.

    1. 867-5309

      I got it, (I got it), I got it
      I got your number on the wall
      I got it, (I got it), I got it
      For a good time, for a good time call..

      I saw the post earlier this morning, and it was posted at mid-night.

      I tip my hat to the moderator of this board.

          1. Jenny. She used to work there. She always said for a good time call.

      1. So someone posted a home address? Thats a douchebag move. Nice job moderator! Its too bad the loser cant be banned, or can he?…(or she)

      1. Sadly no Mel or Ngoc. Alina still made my trip worth it, as long as one of those three are working I’m happy.

    1. I’ve seen a pretty thick Latina working there recently. Don’t know her name though. Not sure if that’s who you’re referring to.

    2. drama is in some dance competition. she will be back.. the thick latina is isabel. she has a nice puzzy! janet is the best and hottest latina. When I see her puzzy i want to lick her puzzy…

          1. She was there last Thursday’s and Friday. I can text her and ask later

          2. Thanks grape. I must have missed her when I went. Were you able to find out?

          3. I don’t see why he would put her in jail if she’s supporting him and his kids. Damn Ngoc is Hooking? I’d tap that, what is the price and have anyone tasted?

    1. Today at EQ there also was a brand new girl. I thought she was there training to be a cashier. She was cleaning table and having out at the rear station. Her name is Lynn(?) and she was wearing super tight white pants and top, looking like a F1 umbrella girl. Today was a look-see to see if she liked it. Told me tomorrow she will show a little more. If you come looking for someone super young you might be disappointed.

          1. 408-826-1828 you can call her and ask when she works again and “working”

          2. yes that is linh’s number…notice it is also the number of a couple bad reviewed MP’s that she owned

          3. she owned kim’s spa and had jessica and some older woman working there too. i don’t remember the other mp name that was down the street

  1. Nancy Pelosi is an idiot. Sure he’s impeached for life, but he is also acquitted for life as well. Along with being the 45th president for life. Trump will win 2020 and all the haters will be crying for another 4 years

    1. Interesting that a Trump support would say look at the polls. The polls said Trump couldn’t win in 2016. We will see in November. Clock is ticking.

        1. Ok fine exceptional sales person who is a pathological liar. He is convinced he is smarter than everyone which he is not which makes him a dangerous moron. Clearly several people here have bought what he is selling.

          1. Just sayin – underestimate him at your own peril. I’ m old enough to remember all the pundits saying that Reagan was a dummy. He stomped the opposition twice and started a conservative revolution that lasted 30 years. (Bill Clinton was arguably the most conservative Democrat president in 100 years).

          2. You have a valid point and I admit I dismissed him in 2016 along with many others. However I don’t think people are going to do that this time. That being said I except a super tough election.

  2. Libel: writing defamatory untrue or unsubstantiated statements about another person. Slander per se: saying someone has a venereal disease. Civil law suit discovery process: includes subpoena of third party websites who even though they enjoy section 230 immunity from liability still subject to court order subpoena requiring IPs and emails of posters who wrote tortuous and defamatory statements online. I have proof this site moderates comments from some. I highly encourage it to moderate comments posted about Ngoc Anh to avoid subpoena deposition.

    1. Lol, I don’t like people talking bad about the girls, but I don’t see any chance for the girls to proceed any lawsuit also.

          1. I’m afraid to give it Janet’s IG out. That legal eagle posting about libel might sue me.

  3. Heard from one of the girls who saw Ngoc giving somebody in the bathroom a good time. Anyone else verify this?

    1. Yes please share. How happy was the guy? What does she do? Is this a regular occurrence? What about the crabs is that true?

    2. Ngocs rate is 400 but it’s not worth it

      My friend got crabs and gave it to his wife. I heard she even takes the dirty old Mexican guys at EQ as clients

      1. That old Mex guy is living in the upscale neighborhood with average house price is 4 times higher than San Jose.
        Don’t look at the book by the cover!

  4. Who is working at eq. My fingers are ready to go. Sticky, sticky! Is birthmark girl there? Sticky, sticky!

    1. What did that cost you 20 bucks for 10 seconds? You can get lap dances for 3 minutes for a much better rate. Loser!

          1. Did your fingers stink? I sure hope so. Don’t worry you probably didn’t catch anything.

          2. I want to be called sweet also. Does it have to be $100? Can it be $1.25, I just found 5 nickels and 4 quarters.

    2. Ngoc anh heard she does full package for 400 bucks but everyone at EQ already tried it
      Heard she caught crabs

    1. At EQ, there is a girl with a birthmark on her butt. Who is she? Is she Mel? She is good looking!

    1. Hey Luvtran, where is the petition to get rid of Thao? Can I sign it soon, agree with you that she needs retirement soon.

    1. I don’t know their names but the thick Mexican chick and an asian not Mel or Ngoc.. kind of slow today

    2. Don’t know their names but the thick Mexican chick and an asian girl not Mel or ngoc. Nothing to see. Kinda slow

  5. CN1 -Missy and IDK this evening. I havent been there in months but got a chance to stop by after work. Nice outfits. Better than I remembered.

  6. Since Thao still works at NE even though a lot of people signed my petition, I thought of another great idea. We can marry her off to some random guy hanging outside home depot. NE clientele has turned 90% hispanic anyway, no need for her to adjust to her new life.

    1. I’m messykin. I gwil merri hur. She haz 4 kits? I gwil giv hur morez wit my chorizo grande. I gwil lyk to be a real bietmanese OG.

    2. Luvtran, just chop down your “little finger” and throw it to the dog, it is easier to do and let your story stop here, lol.

  7. Hot waitress,
    We know you only care about us because we pay you. We know you ignore us when we don’t. We are pathetic for paying high coffee prices until we choose not to pay them and leave. While you will be a pathetic slut coffee shop girl for the rest of your life.

    1. The general consensus is Tuu Quan (TQ) on Alum Rock Ave. is the best viet bar that has the NL/M Cafe style entertainment.

        1. M is still doing their thing, but guys tell me TQ is the best right now. Thursday, Friday, Saturdays are probably the best.

          1. Will I be the only caucasian if I went to TQ? I’d hate to create a scene or make the girls uncomfortable.

          2. Bottle is required I think. You should call ahead for reservations. On off nights, it might be easier to get in.

  8. These girls are always cool too me. I don’t think they most of them think this way. They are very polite and smile and say hello.

  9. To all you guys drooling over me today. Just want you to know I think you are pathetic. But thank you for the money. I look forward to your donations tomorrow. :). Ha ha you losers. Enjoy the over priced coffee and happy Valentine’s Day. Go kiss your wives and think of me.

    1. Hot waitress,
      I was going to make my move when you bent over today.
      We would like to kiss you and think of our wives/ girlfriends.
      What is on your menu?

    2. So u fake ur attraction to me? U just want my money? I’ll give it to u then. After I wipe my man yoke on it. I’ll get u pregnant somehow.

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