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

2,926 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

  1. After this trip. New York City , New Jersey , Philadelphia , and Washington DC will add to my traveling list .


    1. To “Me”. That was me who got the ticket for parking on the red curb. I know exactly who you are now.

    1. Went to EQ earlier. Rebecca gabby Angel. Stop off at a lesser noted place and ask if the girl can see me after hours. She put up 3 fingers pricing, think I’ll try her out.

  3. Can anyone let me know the current location of Tylan Café. It seems to me they have new location. Thanks !

      1. Within 24 hours I will get to see the east coast of this country. Sooo happy to escape all the boring stuff of San Jose.

    1. Calling the cop to report some idiot park on the red curb infront of my house so the stupid ass will get a ticket.

  4. Only venue worth going for me is Centerfolds in Rancho Cordova (near Sacramento). Wished it was closer!

    1. My father will be my traveling partner on every trips in the future. He will go with me without paying anything.

    1. My dream is to have a lot of money coming in and out every months so I can spend it all for myself without worrying that i will run out of money

    1. Money is hard earned. Fuck anyone who doesn’t take money is important when they can’t even earn a single dollar or / and have to live depend on others. Family and people are the least important than money. It should be at the bottom of the list. Unlike money is on the top of the list. Fuck you why don’t you earn yourself money.

    1. Fuck anyone who cares so much about love and shit. To me love are nothing comparing to money and material stuff.

      1. it depends on the time and day too. she was in pasties and then changed into a bra one time

        1. Yes that is true. I think it depends on the customers that is in the shop. Always looking for the undercover cops. I have seen her go from bra to topless then pasties back to bra. all within an hour.

          1. Money is hard earned and it goes to all type of careers that you hold even if you are a whore. Really hate anyone who is poor and/ or doesn’t make a dime do no respect and take money important.

  5. CQ Tiffany looking fine this morning. She was topless for a short time. Then she put on her usual pasties. Not as friendly as she used to be. Not much action from Jessica and Ha anymore either. No reason to go to EQ now

      1. HH, what gives? back on nov 17 you said tiffany only works Thursdays and every other wed. Now you say you saw her on sat. What’s her new schedule?

          1. Well… With the recent closing of the fun barbershop and the 3 of 4 day spa places in that area I would keep a low profile too for awhile.

          2. no_fun_now
            is roman or “man” spa the only one left. How/Why did the others closed down?

            IF you guys are desperate for old hag, linh at nguyen expresso can be had.

          3. I noticed that the barber shop was closed, but I didn’t know if they closed it on their own or LE closed it down!

          4. I got one of the gals cell to see her outside. Will ask when i see her this weekend

          5. Can’t the sisters or one of them work at CQ? They can offer off-campus activities!

            Just hope Summer is doing fine.

    1. Any Rebecca sightings on the weekend at EQ? I’m in SF and would travel down to the SJ but only can on Sat/Sun. Thanks in advance for any updates.

        1. Viet__MP_sucks, I bet you do too. Linh’s a doll who knows how to treat customers.

    1. John–Linh works at NE. Always has a smile. The guy who posted the vile comments just has a bad attitude.

      1. Both of you are exaggerating it.
        She is nice to men she thinks she can get side business from.
        the rest she ignores pretty much.
        She is getting older and all she cares about is money and it shows.
        She’s back in the cafe scene because her massage services aren’t good enough for repeat customers. She’s not ugly but not pretty either. But she does have a nice set of tits if you see them in all their glory!

        1. idiot! what part am i exaggerating? She is old and ugly (maybe you are 60 years old and like old (young) lady so she’s “descent” looking to you)? She has herpes. I’ve seen it! Yes, she is all about the money. She talks to people who hand tips her and i assume like you said, can give her side business… yes, her massage services sucks… I’ve only gotten a HJ from her. I have no doubt she provides more services but I was not interested.

          Coffeebraker, yes i have herpes to. thank you very much…

  6. is rebecca back at EQ? The idiot faggot kutz mentioned it on the other site.

    EQ 11/28
    Postby kutz » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:00 pm

    Just Nam but Becca is back

    1. I agree. Update the ranking. Add a date at the top of the ranking so we know when it was last updated!

      1. Saw linh last werkend. I barely rubbed her bush when she walked by and she told me not to touch get. Caught me off guard because I’ve seen her before at her old mp parlor

        1. Haha… Just because she got intimate with you at massage parlor doesn’t mean she will let you finger her in public without asking. 🙂

          1. You fingered her in front of the other patrons at CQ?! That’s hot!

        2. Bangkok, catch her when she goes to the restroom. you can get a BJ in the restroom. be careful of herpes though…

          1. Is the herpes thing confirmed..ive only heard of it on here but not from her reviews on rmaps when she was doing massages

  7. Boss looking gorgeous in her gray dress @ EQ. Angel at her best & the 2 Filipino sisters playing backup.

    1. Hi everyone ,
      Please don’t buy diet tea from this woman because I know someone just died from the product that they bought from her. I just want everyone to know so you won’t loose your loves one.

    2. It’s a new cafe on Senter Rd. opened by Phuong, who formerly worked at Wave a long time ago. It’s a clean cafe, non-smoking, good food, $5 coffee. It has a Vietnamese bar feel to it. Definitely go check it out.

    3. I happened in there last week to grab a Viet sandwich to go–$7, not the cheapest but good. The waitresses were cuties and very friendly.

  8. CQ – Tiffany was looking good in her pasties today.

    the girls at the barber shop next door is worth checking out, just bring cash

          1. Thursday and every other Wednesday. I hear she on vacation this week.

        1. It was better a few month ago she was going topless. When the new owner took over for a short time.

          1. Gotcha… went on Saturday and wasted my 6 dollars.. Thanks for the dates

  9. EQ girls very pretty and nice. One is whoa so hot. Other two beauties. Love their outfits.
    Will return next week

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