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. Money is very important than people and it is everything. If anyone who fuck with my money or intend to they will know the consequences will come to them. I choose money over stupid friends and love.

    2. Updates for Sunday–NE, EQ and QC? How’s the new girl look @ QC?

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  1. guys the other site members is indicating that lilly has left the coffee scene… is that true?

    1. It might be true. I was told a couple months ago she was going to quitting. What other site you talking about?[ Yourcoffeegirls]

      1. yes yourcoffeegirls. does anyone know the main people over there? some have good knowledge of “things” we guys would usually like to know…

          1. No registration tap on that site, is it lock? Can they open registration? Can you send registration invitation?

    2. Lily left few weeks ago and out of coffee. The mods and regular posters on other site have some knowledge of the girls. It’s pretty uptight over there

      1. I see this user “grasshopper” over on the other site. Is he the same grasshopper from this site? or an impostor? I haven’t seen “grasshoppers” post here in quite a while. He seems to know a lot and have insights. I’m just not sure who is who on this or the other site.

        1. Same grasshopper. Trolls drove him off this site. There’s couple others that left. They didn’t talk crap, only gave daily reports

    3. Lilly is gorgeous, but needed a new line of work. What a sourpuss! She simply ignores even customers who have been long-time regulars (except a very few favorites). Mamasan would increase her business and the girls would make more money if they were all friendly like ANGEL & Jessica.

    1. Don’t know of public places but there’s underground events and it’s wild fun. You need to be in the loop to get invited. I don’t visit coffee shops much and don’t know names or locations. But i recognized one coffee girl that works the underground.

      1. Yeah i heard of underground spots but never been. Would be interesting to check out if i coiuld ever get in the loop. Lol.

        1. One of the MCafe girls invited me to an underground months ago, but I never went. I dropped by the location during day light hours, and it looked like of shady. I didn’t think the atmosphere would be any good, and no need to compromise my safety!

  2. QC Does Tiffany ever go topless anymore. For the last month just seen her with those plastic nip covers things. Not worth going there now.

    1. Haven’t seen it couple times I went. Did see it somewhere else and it was very

      1. 1313 You did see it somewhere else. Were did you see her at. Can you tell us. Thanks

      2. Did see it somewhere else! I am not sure what you meant by that. Please explain

        1. If you’re on other coffee site, we can trade info thru PM. I got some good goods and always looking for new adventures

          1. After you register, Make a post on yourcoffeeshopgirls site about CQ and I’ll PM you.

          2. 1313 what is your id over there? I want to share some good houses with you?

        1. I forgot my password over there and the mods aren’t responding to my request for it. Once I get it, I’ll get with yo

    2. Tiffany must be reading this site. She got rid of the plastic covers today. You can feel her little nips now.

          1. I keep missing tiff. Had an interesting convo there the other day comparing the shops in San Jose to the ones down south. Told them the shops in OC have more shows that drive in more traffic and the girls actually talk to the customers.

      1. Cheap ass bitchess bai dat doi an nha hang. Day la nhung gi hai con dy nay noi do quy vi. Dung la cheap va low.
        Góc bốc phốt! Giận quá là giận!
        Hôm nay Mama thèm ăn ốc, vậy là đèo Mama đi ăn! Ngày xưa hay đi ăn ở Ốc Cây Dừa ngon và giá cả hợp lý, nhưng đã đóng cửa nên chở Mama đi ăn Nhà Hàng Đồng Quê ở Alum Rock! Mọi người nhớ
        Đây sẽ là lần cuối cùng ăn ở cái tiệm đó!
        ✅ Kêu có mấy món cho 2 người lớn và 2 đứa con nít ăn. Bill tính tới gần $80
        ✅ Ok nếu ăn ngon thì k nói, đằng này món nào cũng dở đến nỗi phải bỏ về vì ăn k nổi! Món nào cũng mặn mặn k có vị riêng, cảm giác như làm sẵn rồi hâm lại xong đem ra cho ăn! Riêng món hủ tiếu xào thì dở k tả dc, nhạt nhẽo, the the k có thịt gì, chỉ có 3 con tôm và 2 miếng chả cá cùng 1 đống rau mà gần $15/ dĩa
        ✅ Mình order 1 dĩa ốc nhưng đã cancel, họ vẫn đem ra! Lỡ thì ăn luôn vì lần trc họ cũng “lỡ” đem ra món mình k order. Khi mình muốn return lại, họ bảo phải ăn vì đã làm rồi, nếu k thì họ phải móc tiền túi ra mà trả nên đành ráng mà ăn dù ăn k nổi
        ✅ Lúc tính tiền thấy mắc quá tưởng đã tính service trong đó rồi nên tính xong đứng dậy đi về thì chỉ vừa bước chân ra cửa thì “chị” nhân viên trong quán chạy ra chặn lại và bảo rằng: “ bill tính chưa có tip đâu, nhớ bỏ tip” what the hell?
        Ngay cả Brendon còn nói rằng: bộ nhà hàng là require tip sao, mình thích thì mình bỏ chứ sao lại ra nói như vậy hả Mẹ??
        Vấn đề tip thì khỏi phải nói, lúc nào mình cũng bỏ 10%-20% tuỳ theo service nhưng lần đầu tiên thấy nhân viên chạy theo khách đòi tiền tip! Mình đi ra trc còn mẹ mình ra sau nên khi cô ấy nói mẹ mình nghe k rõ cứ hỏi lại hoài! ( mẹ mình bị lãng 1 bên tai). Mình thấy lâu quá nên đi vào xem thì thấy cô ấy đang đòi tiền tip mẹ mình và Brendon đứng kế bên! Oh well, đồ ăn thì dở, phục vụ thì tệ và quá mắc! Hy vọng mọi người khi đi ăn nhà hàng này thì cẩn thận! Mình hết nổi nỗi luôn! Trả tiền để mua về cục tức!
        Đăng bài này để cảnh báo các anh chị em bạn bè tránh xa cái nhà hàng cà chớn này ra để tránh mang cục tức vô người nha! Mình là cạch luôn k bao giờ bước chân vô nữa! Nói trước ai mời tui đi ăn sinh nhật quán này là tui k đi đâu nha

    1. Seen Evon today. She not want me to give out were she is working now.

    1. Money is hard earned . Steve Jobs had every right to be stingy because he worked his ass off to get all those money . His daughter should be ashamed of herself when she asked him to her his hard earned money . That is right , you will get NOTHING when you didn’t work hard for it .

    1. They keep changing the schedule. Need to get some new talent. Tiffany needs to go TL more often. Only see her couple of times TL a month ago. BL would be good to. The new Mex girl can go.

    2. Then what day does she work there? Anyone knows ?! Maybe she takes a day off today! If she doesn’t work there, then no point of going there.

      1. After trump if anyone who is running for president and go against Mexican low-life then I will vote for them .

      1. Aww my 1,500 dollars LV bag unlike other bitchess who is so poor can’t afford one like me and have owns a fake one. This is a real bag. Lol.

  3. HH – where’s Holly at these days? Still deciding where to work at?

      1. Be a bro and let me know. Dying to see her and lost my chance when Golden closed.

        1. Money is very important than people and it is everything. If anyone who fuck with my money or intend to they will know the consequences will come to them. I choose money over stupid friends and love.

  4. Nobody at CQ this morning. Cashier mindy was serving. Shes cute but all covered up.

    1. Thanks Mindy is cut and very friendly but never shows like the rest of them. Was hoping Tiffany was working today TL again.

        1. Could someone ask one of these shops to open up an SF location, SJ is so far away 🙁

          1. There was one in japantown sf. It was in business for a very short time. They didn’t show any skin!

      1. Think I figured out where she works thru rubmaps forum chatter. She uses a diff name. I’ll go over there this weekend and report back if I’m right.

        1. Failed in finding Lena. Took a fun lady that gave me her cell number to see her at her home so it worked out and she makes me forget about seeking Lena

    1. They are all over in the San Jose area. What works few me might not work for you. You just have to go in tip nice. She will open up for you.

      1. Dear Cheap HappyHunter aka ‘Cheapshit can’t afford 220’,
        This is a coffeeshop blog, not a MP board. Go to somewhere else to brag your MP experiences.

        1. I have no problem with HH’s comments! Sharing is caring!
          Nothing happens in cafe world anyway.

        2. I don’t go for the old hags at 220 and under. I go for the prime young college girls. Yes I pay more. Once they know you. You will get to do many of there friends. Happy Hunting

  5. Does anyone know where the girls from golden are working now? My phone was stolen and lost 2 numbers I had from the girls.

    1. Yes they have found new shop now. If you kept the same number and you was a good customer. They will be calling you.

      1. Yesterday I was at QC I seen Nancy at one of the massage places by QC.

          1. Nancy is 1/2 French 1/2 Viet girl that worked at TT and Golden spa. She look and like a 1970s porn star.

  6. Paradise- rachel, molly, trista, kelly, lucy and looks like janet is back!

  7. How is the new girl at QC Boss tell me new young beautiful girl start Saturday.

    1. Thank for the help. Made the drive over to QC Only to See Tiffany in Pasties no TL this time and the other two doing their stuff.

        1. Its hit and miss. Depends on what customers are in there. If unknown customers are there. Nothing will happen

  8. Spearmint Rhino was worth a second visit, but 90% of the girls weren’t my type.

    1. I never know Spearmint Rhino in San Jose. I used to go to one in City of Industry. The girl would always meet my needs. How is SJ do they have private booths. Thanks

      1. SJ club is new. It’s bikini. They have private booths, but they don’t seem too private for the 15 minute dances.

        1. I checked it out last night. No nude just topless. I not consider it a strip club. Private booths a joke. Maybe give it some time to see what happens.

  9. Whst ladies @ QC this fine Friday? Lena put the new life into QC, but now she’s gone:(

      1. of course not… MP makes quick and more $$$ than being a cafe girl…

  10. At QC yesterday It is starting to get dead again. I was starting to get some life back.

    1. With the same rotation they used to have, I don’t see how they can generate more business.
      They need new faces!

      1. Tiffany showing is only thing worth it there for me. But since she doesn’t, I rather hit the other shops.

          1. I have just seen pasties lately. It would be nice if she would go back to playing again like the others.

      2. Tell mamasan QC needs Lena back. She is what brought that place back to life.

          1. Its very boring..all the girls just sit around yelling in sits with the same guys all day literally in n out in 10 mins..paradise cafe is a better scene imo

  11. Anyone go to the new Spearamint Rhino club? Need more fun in the South Bay. We’re down to massage places and bathrooms at cafes.

    1. Pasties. Tiff, Jessica & Ha today, all looking good. Linh left, at least temporarily. Wish Lena were still there:(

  12. Yesterday at CQ Han is back Jessica and Tiffany Quiet not much happening I not been there yet today. Does anyone knows working today? Thanks Happy Hunting

        1. Are you joking? Is she still the new owner?
          Same people work there, so it makes no difference even it is under new management!!

          1. It went back to the old owner. She is trying to bring in more customers. Making the girls show and do more.

    1. She must have opened another parlor somewherw…do you by chance know the name?

  13. Want to CQ yesterday just before closing. I like the new the new setup. Each table is block off with fake trees to make them more private. Seen the new girl she is a blast and it takes less money to have fun with. Tiffany still the best looking. Have not seen her go BL yet Just TL but too expensive for my budget. If you want to go see stuck up girls walking around just filling you drink go to EQ If you want to leave happy Try CQ Happy Hunting

      1. HH u r a shithead. QC stank! Tiffany is there, that’s true but otherwise boring as hell. Other gal today looked like messed up plastic surgery.

        EQ women in long dress WTF?!

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