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

3,121 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

    1. Damn Thao girl love to take tips away from customers. My friends n I was there today I left 10$ tips on table as soon as my friends left Thoa come by and asked did they leave I said yes..She took the tips money walked away but I still drinking my coffee…WTF!

    2. NE needs Janet back. That would be bigger news than Bryce Harper going to Philly (or DC).

  1. EQ is a sad place today. Only 2 girls; Gaby and a Mex. girl (Jessica?) …anyone has any news on CN?

    1. I went to NE today.

      Two Asians and one white girl. Do you guys happen to know their names?

      I can’t wait for CQ to open!

  2. EQ is a sad place today. Only 2 girls; Gaby and a Mex. girl (Jessica?) …anyone has any news on CN?

      1. This is the first time I heard of this place, Remedy. I Googled Remedy Cafe and sure enough it is a Viet Cafe. They are on Facebook.

      1. Deanna gave a great little butt wiggle a couple of days ago at EQ.

        Late crew at NE today = Sweet little Ivonne & Isabella.

        1. It is so funny for any bitchess and asshole out there would never cherish and value their money then these people are extremely wealthy and they take their money serious when they even print out money .

  3. Fyi guys, supposedly jessica is on vacation for 5 weeks. I texted linh to see jessica today and she said ok. When i get there, she then realised who i was yalking about and she told me jessica is on vacay and that linhs nickname is jessica as well so dont get bait n switched. The other girl name is victoria. Looks kinda like linh. Linh told me she victoria is more fun then her lol

    1. Khong co an hoac lay tien cua Toi duoc dze dau nhe quy vi o ngoai doi. It is not easy to take or get my money. You have to swear your pant and put a lot of effort in order to earn my money understand people in life.

    2. Men are asshole and dog. The only reasons I would be with them is because they either have money or famous or generous ( give me their money without expect anything for return ) other than that hell no I would want to be with them. I wish I can scam their money and run away.

    3. of course linh will also be jessica….her greed tells her that everyone has been asking for a girl named jessica so she will use that name too….im not patronizing linh’s place anymore. used to give her the benefit of the doubt but no more…greedy lady should go back to serving coffee when she’s unable to make her 7000 a month rent…lol

      1. Yeah, i probably wont go back there for a while…can get way more at other places for the same amount i pay linh

          1. I won’t just because linh is a bitch and a couple of the girls (at coffee shop) read this forum don’t like her AND I AM TRYING TO GET WITH YOU! 🙂

          2. besides why would you go to her and pay 70 house fee for a weak massage and min 100 HJ from an older RA when for a little more you could get great service from a young korean RA who will take care of you

          3. Girls at coffee shop read this forum!?! Are you kidding me?

            Hey girls, you need to offer more!

          1. Yes, Haha, I didnt know she was in HS. She wasnt dressed sexy, now I know why…

      1. May as well stay home. She doesn’t do any cute butt wiggles like Deanna just did at EQ. You should’ve been here. Rebecca and boss here.

    1. EQ: Angel , Gabby and Rebecca . No Ngoc Anh . I ask the owner , she says Ngoc Anh will be back next week.

  4. Does anyone know what happened to the new sweet viet girl (Ngoc Anh) at EQ? She wasn’t working yesterday or today!!

    1. I didn’t go there yesterday nor today!

      You can ask boss lady about Ngoc Anh.

      If anyone knows Ngoc’s whereabouts, please share info.

      Has CQ opened yet?!

  5. Jacketran, Thao is worth meeting. Evidently she worked NE before. Pretty Viet, slightly beefy with great equipment:)

    Jessica & Rebecca at EQ. Boss lady.

    1. San Jose is so small. Just saw the stupid and ugly bitch with her low-life kids. San Jose sao ma nho cu thay con dy cho va hai dua con cho de cua no.

  6. of course linh is stealing tips…..

    me: linh what days are you open, do i need to make an appointment? your door is always locked
    linh: yes you like appointment for when
    me: how about tomorrow around 11:30-12pm….but can i see jessica
    linh: jessica no work tomorrow
    me: oh when will she work? can i make appointment with her?
    linh: she no wants to see you, you see me or new girl
    me: who is the new girl?
    linh: you have to give me the tip and pay for massage and then i will bring her in when you have appointment
    me: shouldnt i just tip her
    silence……..

      1. linh’s customer service dictates a fast closure….she hides who everyone wants to see and her massage is terrible….she charged a customer 100 for hj and another 140 which was supposed to be for a bbbj which she “blew air on my dick with her lips while jackhammering me….thinking i would be able to tell?”
        I will trade the name for jessica’s number so i can call her direct and make an appointment
        I will never see linh or patronize her place otherwise

        1. chubby, my experience is worst than yours. Before my massage started, I asked to head to the restroom to take a quick piss. I went quickly since I only had a towel on. This is when I believe she stole $40 from my wallet. when i came back. She didn’t “massage” me for my than 5 minutes and demanded $120 for a BBHJ and was asking if i wanted a BBBJ for $200!! I said no thanks! My still little head wasn’t thinking and I thought its a coffee girl experience/price, so gave $120 for a mechanical jack hammer. She wanted the $120 upfront to. When I went to eat afterwards is when i notice i somehow “lost/drop” $40… thats when i knew she stole from me… avoid her at all cost. I haven’t been able to see jessica.

          1. also i would not have take her BBBJ offer for any price as people here and other places have mentioned that linh has herpes 1/2 and breaks out often…

        2. Ive seen linh 3 times and its actually been ok..no haggling and i do get an ok massage. I pay 100 total and she never told me anything..maybe she is picky with customers? Not that im trying to make her sound thr best, she still hasnt let me seen jessica yet

          1. Bangkok, did you get bj from Linh like other posters tried to get?

            If you haven’t seen Jessica, then I think it is an empty promise by Linh.

            Did anyone in here have sex with Jessica? I haven’t but I’m curious.

          2. Jdog, no bj from her and ive already saw jessica at the location but she said she was busy even though she was eating and playing on her phone..i think these girls are just selective with customers..

          3. just received a harsh email from friend i sent to see linh….she, according to him, went into his pants and took a 100 bill and “literally would not give it back to me…..this was after I tipped her ahead of the HJ”
            I have had enough of her games and greediness
            I think yes selective but this is bad

          4. letting others know not to waste their time with a particular massage establishment is desperate? hmm not sure how

  7. Anyone knows who is working at NE or EQ this morning? Took a drive to CQ last night and it doesn’t look ready for business. The sign has been moved slightly to the right. Seems like they are getting further away from the weed shop.

    1. Deanna and the sweet, new, Viet are working EQ. Nam cashiering.

      QC’s still closed & sign suggests EQ.

    1. Angel, Gabby, Jessica & the sweet new Viet @ EQ. But Jessica is leaving.
      Gabby’s lost just enough weight to look good:)

    1. I drove by yesterday and it did not look like it was ready to open yet. The sign has been switched to the right to the business next door but no other sign of it opening now. No tinted windows just some closed blinds. Anyone drove by today or has any other info?

  8. EQ–Angel & Jessica, both friendly & looking great!

    A sign is up at QC. Bet they open soon.

  9. We now know were Jessica from CQ is working now doing massage. Does anyone know were Tiffany is working? Is she doing massage some were?

    1. Chuba himself isn’t sure how Jessica of CQ looks like!

      When CQ reopens, Tiffany will be there.

      In the meantime, EQ is the place to go. At EQ, customers can’t go behind the counter. Ngoc Anh smiles and talks when she is behind the counter! DeAnna and Angel are good too!

      1. I’m sure now, really just did not remember her being that body type, but the perfect breasts…..and she first said her name was tracy but also told someone else her name was jennifer….same girl different name….same sweet disposition

          1. and linh might be kim or lina lol…..either way she is shutting down jessica’s game most of the time

          1. She was doing limited extras at CQ of course she is doing extras. No limit on what she will do now.

        1. Một ông gốc Việt ở thành phố Minneapolis, tiểu bang Minnesota, từng nhận tội do ghen tuông đã dùng dây sạc điện thoại siết cổ vợ cho tới chết, vừa bị tòa tuyên án hôm Thứ Ba, 12 Tháng Hai.

    2. Yes it is jessica from CQ but linh is hating on her…unless you were getting extras from jessica prior, good luck seeing her at the MP..linh will guide you to the other girl Angel when she starts working there

    3. Yeah Linh is a royal pain. In order to see Jessica I told linh I’d take her after Jessica so she can make money too. Ended up spending a Kings ransom but now I’ve chalked up three CQ ladies on top of couple random other baristas.

      1. Is it worth seeing jessica? Ive already tried a couple times and was shut down by linh..i mean shes good too and nice to me but definitely a blocker

        1. For me it’s about being with a coffee gal, guess I’m a bored customer and wanted something different. Jessica is very tender and sweet. Good luck in trying to get her, bring a lot of cash.

  10. M Cafe is open again, and there’s a new Playa lounge? I had given up SJ scene, but maybe there is hope?

  11. If “El Chapo” hadn’t been a bad boy, he could be at NE right now seeing Kristi Isabel (looking extra great) and the blond.

    Who’s working EQ?

  12. Global warming? Good. Maybe it will make Boston & Chicago warm enough that “Me” will move there. Ha ha.
    Most the land where people can live is up north anyway. Too many people in sunny CA anyway.

    1. For any men out there , if you want to have sex so bad why don’t find a chick to rape them . I know I will not get myself in trouble . Aiding or creating plan for the rape are consider felony . Talking or advising others are nothing . If you men are stupid enough to listen to me then you men will clean your butt ready for prison time. I’m out here all laughing so hard for your stupid action .

  13. Anyone know if Anna still works at cn1 and 2. Haven’t seen her the last couple times I been there.

  14. Has anyone checked out The Playa Lounge at night time yet? Wanted to see if it’s worth the visit since M Cafe is not the same anymore.

    1. At this point, I don’t give a fuck about anything but trying really to find myself a good paying job so I can earn a lot of money to fulfil my needs. I don’t understand why this low- life still bothering after I dropped him a long time ago. I told him if he needs sex or need girl he can go find some to rape them.

        1. Team player!?!

          I don’t know what you meant by team player. Girls at EQ don’t allow touching like CQ.

          I was there yesterday. Ngoc was very comfortable when she was behind the counter. She was a little bit uncomfortable when she was serving customers. It will take time for her to get used to it. Ngoc had the see-through dress on and she has body and legs. If she offers service off-campus, I’ll participate.

          1. Is she BL every day now. I seen her last week BL just for a short time. You say comfortable behind the counter. Do customers go behind the counter.

        2. She was wearing a very nice outfit. Her outfit was similar to yesterday’s outfit. I agree with JDog, she still seems a bit uncomfortable when working the floor. She is a beautiful woman; hopefully she sticks around for a while

    1. To me friendship and love are NOTHING but shit from the toilet. Money are everything. Don’t fucking mess with my hard earned money. I can careless whether you are hungry or not. Don’t fucking come to me and use friendship to ask me to pay for you. It is going to work with me . I’m not stupid like other bitchess out there who would use their hard earned money for stupid little friends.

  15. Anybody knows who is working at NE? Also, whatever happened to Fantasy and Dream shops? They use to be amazing with amazing girls, and now they seem to be going through really hard times!

    1. Yes She is doing massage full time now. In San Jose Remember these girls are always changing names.

          1. CQ Jessica! Doing massage together!

            If Jessica offers extra, let me know.

          2. someone describe jessica please, am terrible with names…last time i saw a jessica at qc i thought she was different looking….also yes this one will open menu

  16. Angel and Rebecca at EQ at 12:30. Deanna had left. Mamasan classy, as usual:) Angel at her best:)

    Sorry I didn’t report earlier.

    1. I spent money on things that valuable . Money is not for free to anyone or anything. It is hard earned. Hell no I would give no one a cent without a valid

          1. Yesterday I saw this stupid and low-life bitch at grand century mall. Hopefully I won’t have any bad luck throughout the year . Ngay hom qua thay con DY CHO nay. Cau mong minh khong gap dieu xui ca nam.

          2. What?! The new girl went BL!!

            I wonder what time she starts working there. Is it early in the morning?

            EQ is the place to go.

    2. The new EQ girl told me her name is “ai”. Such a sweetie!

      Those 3 were so much better than the old girls. Of course, Jessica is always great, much better than unfriendly Lily and the sisters.

      Somebody please tell who is working EQ & EQ Wednesday. My apologies for not posting about the fine ladies today.

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