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
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.

3,825 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.


        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. 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.


    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.


  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. She is in Vietnam for vacation. No I don’t want a massage from you.

      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. EQ Friday–Jessica, Angel, Crystol and fantastic Nina, who’s back!

      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. EQ today–Angel, Jessica, Crystal and fabulous Nina, who is back!

    2. EQ today–Angel, Jessica, Crystal and fabulous Nina, who is back!

  5. Any updates on CQ? Is there a new owner? Who works there now? Is it worth going?

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 .

      1. Nina is indeed back at EQ!!! 🙂 Lookin’ good and friendly as ever:)

  8. 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.

  9. Paradise- kelly, lil jenny, jasmine, kitty, & other jenn thank goodness its friday!

    1. Sorry not going today. It should be Mindy Tiffany and Boss lady Linh

    1. Thks BobbyP! good to know Molly is back. Do You know when she is working again? Thks

  10. 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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