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

3,523 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

  1. Has anyone gotten anywhere with Linh the owner at CQ? I saw one time so guy follow tiffany after they closed, not sure where to but they definitely talked about this pruor to her getting off work.. is there anyone with any good experiences from any of the girls at CQ? Seems like this is the only place to possibly get something without raping your wallet lol

    1. If I don’t mind my wallet being raped what girls are available? Also curious about Tiff

  2. CQ Today Jessica Han Tiffany. Usually Tiffany is fun but not today. The last couple times no show or touch. Jessica was great.

    1. I hope this is not going to be the new trend for Tiffany. If so I see no reason to go there. It was a nice stop before going to massage place next door

      1. Is there anything good about tiffany other than touching..that gets boring very fast..same with han..jessica comes to late for me to bad lily next door at the massage closed up…great bang for the buck

  3. Butt implants. What do you guys think? Good looking, bad looking, don’t really care?

    1. Saw a dancer at Crazy Horse with butt implants, breast implants, and a lot of tats. What an unattractive sight. Couldn’t wait for her to finish her dance and get off the stage.

      1. The girls don’t ass does not age well when they have butt implants. It MIGHT look good for a little while, but then it turns into a ugly mess. Some of the coffee girls butts look like @#$#.

  4. Just saw Holly/Evon at the new place. Not as good as Deja. Service was rushed and no body massage hardly at all. The vibe in new shop is really rushed. All about turnover sadly.

    1. Thats how all viet places are like. All the MP around CQ are like that to. pay for 1/2hr, you will be out of there in 10-15 minutes… I had one of the lady tell me to “” her first before showering since she has another customer waiting…

      Can you tell us where this new place is located?

    2. Maybe you are a lousy tipper. I never have any problems at these places. Most of time we go over the time slot. You get what you pay for.

        1. Saw this stupid low ugly bitch at Walmart yesterday with her ugly kids. Because of my upcoming trip and my life otherwise I would get into a fight with her.

          1. I read an post written by a stupid low ugly bitch who is bitter and delusional about her self work. Really pathetic.

  5. Today at Quyen Jassica and Han. Almost more fun there than the massage places next door.

      1. Everyday I pray to all of my ancestors , Virgin Mary , Jesus , and Buddha to help me get through all of the tough thing in life, passing my classes ,make money , and eat delicious foods & fruits . I promise to them IF they grant me to become a millionaire in the future then I will use half of the money to different charities in the world like Africa , Vietnam , and China .

          1. Dear babies ,
            I’m sorry I can’t be your mother and will never want or wish to be your mother . I choose traveling , shopping , and expensive dining over having you . Having you is just a pain in the ass where I can’t spend my money and take care of you without any benefit .God , please please don’t grant me a child because I would never want to have one . Also , please don’t listen my mother’s pray . Mother , you will never be a grandmother .

      1. Happy, you seem experienced with the amp scene. Would you recommend any other girls in South Bay as ATFs on same level as Holly?

        1. I have found Most all the girls working in massage here in San Jose. If you treat and tip them good. You can get anything you want from most of them. I cant tell you everything here. Just go have fun.

          1. There is a little place on the corner of Capitol and Senter you might want to try.

        1. To Fakenews. What happened to you contacts you kept? ( Luckily i kept my contacts with jessica and holly)

          1. I don’t know if holly changed her information. I texted her and she is not responding. Jessica is responding but asking all sorts of questions. She seems very cautious even though I’m her regular… She won’t disclose holly information…

          2. You must be on her good side or Maybe even stalking her. She has had the same number for many years. She is always texting me her pictures and stuff.

          3. Happy Hunter,
            I was her regular for over 3 years, I haven’t sene her for 7 months ago due to work. I don’t chat with her like you do.

            SteveK… thats all you’ll get. I’ve seen both of them for years and i don’t never anything else.

        2. Fuck , I never pray for others and never pray bad for others because I don’t want to get karma for my own self . I only pray for my own self . For those of you wish me to pray for you , you can kiss my ass because I will never do .

  6. Deja Vu closed?? WTF. Haven’t been there for like 2 months and it’s all closed up. David or anyone, know what’s going on?

        1. who cares about the midget owner? you want to screw him? Luckily i kept my contacts with jessica and holly.

          1. I never seen Jessica. I always went with Holly/Evon. How was Jessica. FS ?

          2. Yes Holly Has always worked at two different shops and does some photo stuff also. She uses the name Evon at other shop. If she wanted you to know were she is she would have given you her number. Sorry

    1. Thanks to those of you who tell who’s working and other intel! I am guilty of not helping, myself–will try to improve.

  7. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Fantasy Cafe (formerly CN1) in the morning. Two girls were pretty hot. One was a little risque but no nipples shown. Place still has the parking problem.

  8. are any still showing nips or loosely clothed? I’ve seen more with some skirt & bra on

    1. There are no more coffee shops showing anything. Now please go spend your time investigating real crime in San Jose.

    2. There are no more coffee shops showing anything. Now please go spend your time investigating real crime in San Jose. Thank you.

      1. I love myself too much and would do everything under my control to protect myself from harm would do everything to make sure my life is luxury. I wouldn’t do anything to protect others from harm.

  9. Mr David
    previously ngu long closed and now m cafe also closed/ converted karoke
    Do we have any similar place left in bay area …
    Is this bay area is not safe or we are moving into old age era

    1. Whoa, I didn’t realize M is no more. Are you sure about this? I was there two months ago. There’s another place that I’ve heard has similar entertainment, but I have not gone yet. Tu Quan on Alum Rock. You may want to give it a shot.

      1. According to Yelp, Tuu Quan on alum rock is just a restaurant. Is it a restaurant by day and Quan Nhau by night?

      2. Thank yoy Mr David..will visit here n will check it.
        Please lets us know if u come to know why m cafe closed/converted.
        Also if any new similar place open

        1. M is closed. There’s underground stuff going on. Need to be in a loop with those running it, ask the coffee girls for help.

          1. I like everything you said Mr. Pham but you need to beat Sam Licardo . Most people in San Jose are not Asian American and mainly are burrito Mexican .

          2. It’s been like three months since I’ve been to M. I tried to go there a month ago, but it was boarded up with sign that said it would re-open in two weeks. I guess it didn’t reopen for long. Good days are behind us….


      1. I went to both eq and ne.

        I’m bad w names. There was a petite viet girl only wearing a robe. I think she is angel? She was there w I believe lily? And two Latina girls. One w big tits. Nobody was super friendly. Lots of hiding behind the counter. Also angel (?) stayed up front w viet men.

        Ne was much better. Janet, Isabel (?) (Latina w cross tattoo) and a tall friendly white brunette (no tattoos). All girls were super friendly and attentive.

        1. I’m not too excited and happy to go out with him because I don’t really like him . I like money and material more than him .

    1. This is why I don’t want to get marry and have stupid children. Having them I will not able to buy things. Fuck marriage .

    1. For all the bitchess out there with stupid children. If you don’t have a good paying job or wealthy then you can’t buy nice clothes , eat good foods , and travel for yourself because all of your money will goes toward the stupid kid that you have. I’m single and don’t have any stupid children without no responsibilities. I can shop nice clothes, eat good stuff, and travel for myself. This is why I never wanted to get marry and have stupid children when I don’t make a lot of money. I rather being a loner to do luxury stuff for myself than sacrificing for others. I laugh so hard when all of you out there who have stupid children can’t spend your own money.

          1. I rather have my money spend on shopping , traveling ,and eating at expensive restaurants than raising a child.

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