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
http://www.instagram.com/cafeparadise408
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/myrubyr.com), 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
https://www.facebook.com/Fantasy-Cafe- 820415021345938/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dream-Cafe/1506502706241235
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) (www.instagram.com/hs_sj)
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) (www.instagram.com/palm.cafe)
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

2,201 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

  1. What’s the name of the very friendly asian waitress at CQ? She’s always walking around smiling and talking to the customers.

    1. Lena or Linh. Yes, she is very friendly and anxious to revive QC.
      And last Friday looked like she’s on the road to success:)

      There are a couple of new cuties at NE.

      1. She is turning QC around Was in there on Saturday morning. Tiffany had lost her bra. She was bare titty for about 1 1/2 hours. She then put on some nip covers. I seen her take two customer in the restroom. When I was there. She turn me down. Just let me touch and squeeze them. Gave her a twenty. Have any of you had that privilege going in restroom with her.

        1. MEXICAN LOW LIFE SHOULD GO BACK TO YOUR POOR ASS COUNTRY MEXICO .YOUR ARE NOTHING BUT LOWER THAN SHIT FROM THE TOILET .

        2. Went to QC this morning and wow – Tiffany looked great wearing just the pasties. Stayed for about an hour, but the pasties stayed on the entire time. Does Tiffany still only work Monday, Friday, & Saturday? Definitely worth another visit when she’s there!

          1. She is bringing in more customers. I was told. Next she will be losing the panties soon so everyone can enjoy. This is what they been needing. She only is doing it for a selected customers now in the restroom

          2. You guys might be asking yourself. Why I am posting this stuff. The reason is if a business is doing good making money. She can hire more girls to show. We all win. I remember the glory days at QC It was the best café Remember some girls just wearing I small chain around the waiste.

        1. Yes HH, we want QC’s glory resurrected, but be conscious of the danger of inadvertently drawing law enforcement attention on the business.

          Nobody knows who’s working NE this fine Monday afternoon???

    2. Yes, it would be smart for all the mamasans to have their waitresses smile and, at the least, say hi to each customer. More return business & tips as well.

      For example–EQ’s tatood Asian w/peircings is gorgeous beyond belief but a stuck-up sourpuss. By being friendly like the smiling little Viet, she could generate more tip money for herself and the whole crew–and income for mamasan.

      Who’s working NE today? They’ve got a couple pretty new girls, one friendly, but one not.

  2. The new owner at Quyen Cafe, anyone know the name of spas she worked at and what name she used?

      1. MEXICAN SHIT SHOULDN’T EVER BE IN THIS COUNTRY . HOPE FOR MORE OF THIS TO COME . WAY TO GO TRUMP . TRUMP FOR 2020 .

    1. New owner at QC offers sandwiches now! Had one & it was as delicious as Jessica 🙂

      1. I just don’t get it. Why would a guy want to pay to suck on Jussica and Linh tits. When 30 guys before you has done the same that day.

        1. HH, Thats fking gross! Not to mention their pussys has been playing with as well… I want to throw up now…

          1. Would you want to eat a sandwich that was made in that kitchen? Were the old boss would piss in a cup. then pour is in the sink with the glasses you drink out of. They need to get a real dishwasher.

          2. But it’s OK to drink the coffee? Would it be OK if it was Janets.

      2. My mistake. The sandwich at QC was on a trial basis. The hot new boss will evidently begin offering them soon though.
        And she said she’s got job openings if you know lovely ladies interested.

        1. MEXICAN LOW LIFE SHOULD GO BACK TO YOUR POOR ASS COUNTRY MEXICO .YOUR ARE NOTHING BUT LOWER THAN SHIT FROM THE TOILET .

    2. Only bitchess and assholes who doesn’t work depending on others, useless , and sucking all of their money do not know the value of money. Money is everything than stupid love and friendship. Friendship are NOTHING comparing to money.

    1. MEXICAN SHIT SHOULDN’T EVER BE IN THIS COUNTRY . HOPE FOR MORE OF THIS TO COME . WAY TO GO TRUMP . TRUMP FOR 2020 .

  3. Money is handbags, talking shit about low minorities. This is what makes me happy. I am a lawyer, a doctor, a pilot and a super model. I have an IQ of 2000. Everybody wants to date me. I am a genius who is sane just like te President. Oh wait I forgot to write this is ALL CAPS FOR EMPHASIS. SHIT I NEED TO INSERT TYPOOS. I HATE STUPID LOW KIDS. I WOULD NEVER GIVE WASTE MY LIFE ON STUPID LOW KIDS IT IS ALL ABOUOT (INSERT ANOTHER TYPO FOR AUTHENTICITY) ME, ME AND ME. This all caps thing is irritating, I can’t maintain it. I need help, I have issues. It is not clear to my why I hate everybody, perhaps it is a result of my low self esteem. I personally blame my low self esteem on the minorities. Even though I probably am one myself. The president is my hero because he says what ever nonsense comes to his brilliant mind first and sends the entire White House staff running in circles in damage control mode. You have to at least acknowledge that they work for there money. Well I have to cut this message short as I have a super model photo shoot in New York followed by a brain surgery in the afternoon.

    1. Oh and I just spent 10000000000 dollars on my private jet but it is ok, because I still have 10000000000000000 dollars in my back account.

      1. Hey, dude.
        Do yourself a big favor. Get help and try to see a Psychiatrist as soon as possible. Before it is too late. People on your mental state end up hurting themselves. Don’t waste your time going to a Psychologist. They will end up referring you to another specialist.
        I can perceive on your writings that you have real mental issues.

        1. I’m dreaming about another vacation, a CL shoe, Hermès handbag , and eating expensive steak while other bitchess are dreaming of children. Having children is a big burden and they give me all of those thing.

  4. Golden is closed!!! Hey HH, how do I find Evon/Holly now?? I’ll spot you massage if you tell me how to find her next.

      1. Fuck the stupid low life holiday July 4 that causing my pay check to come home late. I serious don’t give a fuck about any holidays. Independent my ass.

        1. You talking about the new owner?? I knew i recpgnized her from somewhere..i think she worked at a spot on winchester called queens or health queens..something like that

      1. Rider u r a bitch or man stop be a bitch. Everyone have their own girls to like… like u have ur. don’t go on here and tell people are low classs that’s my opinions lol

      2. I should stop spend money . My Vegas and Canada trip I already spent $ 6,000 dollars for both . Really happy that my bank still have over 100,000 dollars .

        1. Can we call ICE on this crazy transvestite? Hope they can send him back to Ho Chi Minh City.

    1. QC is definatly worth checking out since the new owner started! She is a great addition to Tiffany & Jessica. She sayz she is also looking for new talent if you know someone 🙂 Having been there twice since she started, I’m impressed.

      1. I have been there twice also. Some have told me Tiffany is showing now. She was not when I was there. Was she when you was there. Thanks

    2. Worth going to (QC). Gordeous new owner is great and says she is looking for new talent if you know of any available.

      1. I was at QC yesterday. I realized who she is. I did not recognize her with her clothe on. I hope she does a better job keeping talent at QC. Than she did at the massage places she owned and worked. None of the girls like working for her. Always trying to cheat them out of their money. For you that are RUBMAPS members she went by the name JESSICA

        1. Well she is screwing over the girls at CQ as well. Shes making the girls pay out $50 to kitchen person then another $50 to the cashier (ie the owner). So basically, the girls are out $100 as soon as they clock in. I know girls at all shops tip out the kitchen person but $50 each is ludicrous. Then another $50 to the cashier who is the owner is just low life stuff. Girls will be abandoning this place quick even if she is able to recruit others.

          1. That does not surprise me. I caught her going through my pants. When I came back from taking a shower. She say she was just moving them for me. Tell the girls to watch the tip money.

  5. Every cafe packed for World Cup semifinals. Only Palm has ample seating. Good luck to those trying to find a seat late.

      1. Money is everything in this life. Only stupid , ugly , and low life bitchess wouldn’t take money not important. No wonder those bitchess always stay home , can’t eat yummy food , and buying nice clothes for themselves because they don’t have the money. All of their money goes toward raising their low life and idiot children.

  6. Hey Happy, what’s with all of these massage parlors clisong down in SJ? Cutie, Deja, TT, Sweet, others? Holly said there’s a crackdown lately. Heard anything? Just wondering what’s next for my ATFs.

    1. Dong vi is has closed too. I drove by many others just to read signs like “remodeling” or “opening soon”. Where are the girls working now?

        1. Roman spa is next to CQ now..cops are busting these places for the therapists not having cmt licenses

        2. Money ,nice clothes , traveling , expensive restaurants , and expensive handbags are the only stuff for me wanting to be alive. Other stuff like people are NOTHING to me.i

      1. Not many. Most places only offer relaxing hand. If you are lucky to find a full service, will most likely run by milfs.

        1. For those bitchess out there , if you can’t afford to buy designer handbag or shoe please don’t post up your fake china designer handbag for shoes or cheap ass shoe from Payless . You should always brag your real designer stuff not from China . You just embrassed yourself telling the world how poor you are .

  7. hello everyone, I heard from my friend Café Quyen have a new owner? how is the vibe there? any updated anyone? thanks Im looking to go back? Bich still work there?

    1. I don’t know why this ugly &stupid bitch and her low life children still alive. It would be great if they would kill themselves. Fuck you bitch don’t mess with my money. Look at you bitch. You don’t have money so you and your low life children always stay home. The other day I heard this bitch was sad and I feel happy to hear it.

          1. Tiffany was working today with the, evidently new, owner who says a new girl starts tomorrow, evidently with Bich/Jessica.

          2. Tiffany must be doing good. She just rolled up in. It looks to be a new car.

    2. From what I have been told. Bich/Jessica will be the only one still be working. The others are gone as of today. New girls start tomorrow with show.

          1. What time was she there today? If there is a new owner, she should let Hanh and Linh go. Keep Tiffany and Jessica.

  8. Been to Em Quyen, Wave (palm) cafe and Nguyen Espresso today. Twas pretty lame at the first two, girls were wearing short skirt in EM and it was jam packed there were 2 girls serving? At Wave/palm cafe, the girl was wearing a full sized t-shirt, not even lingerie? 2 girls and a dude. nguyen was better imo and definitely not PG-13 like the other two. Am I missing something? aren’t these places supposed to be more like NE (enticing)?

    1. Ahhh… I know who you are now Happy Hunter! Always sitting in the corner. Fat white guy, blonde hair, with a tow truck. Really makes me wonder how desperate Tiffany was. You following her around to the back and all makes it obvious. Tiffany you deserve better.

      I could take you away from this profession if you call me. 😉

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