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 (Closed.)
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.

3,276 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

  1. Anybody knows if Mel will be back to EQ if it reopens? I missed that Mel-Alina Halloween show

    And, is Mel doing same in Starz? If yes, maybe I will stop by in next OC trip.

    TIA boys!

      1. Some of the paradise girls are a little hotter but their personality sucks bad. I only go to paradise when all other shops are closed or I want tacos from the truck.

        Tran and her girls and much more friendly and better.

  2. Drove by Fantasy yesterday. Still closed with garbage bags covering the windows and homeless camping out in front… not looking good…

  3. Em Quyen was open today (2/1/2021). However, I saw a Sheriff car in the parking lot so I did not go in. I was told it’s the County giving citation, not the City Police.

  4. I miss seeing Mel and Alina’s tits. Wonder if EQ is closed for good after their $5K fine

    1. Never closed for Good, boss lady ask too much for her shop, Her business is base on her mobile Barista’s

  5. Rumor has it that Mary in Nguyen Exp tested positive for Covid… anyone knows if this is true?

    1. I would not be surprised. I caught covid to from NE. Nguyen exp should really close like there are suppose to instead of staying open.

    2. i also heard that old lihn caught it too but she and jessica were turning tricks at a motel

    3. Maybe that is why she has not been responding to my texts and calls. Good luck to her She was a lot of fun.

  6. If you want the coffee shops to be opened like the good old time, then go recall governor Gavin Nuisance.

    We still have until of March 2021. We don’t have much time left. So go to recallgavin2020 dot com and sign the petition to recall the Gavin Gruesome.

    Let’s kick that b*stard out of office!

  7. Covid make happy ending no no. went to a gloryhole instead. I yelled out ohhh tran. They think i’m into shemales. I changed name to ohhh mel. they said I can be your Melvin or Melanie. I said, ohh alina. no more misunderstanding.

    1. Only know of one, but she isn’t very active on it anymore.
      The shops shop open on like they do in SoCal

      1. I was wondering if Alina, Nikki, Mel, Lisa, Isabel or Janet had an OF. I’d support any of the coffee girls during these closures.

          1. Her OF is not worth the 10 she asks for.. no nudes, no face shot.. its boring.. asian barbies mom has better content on her OF and even she doesnt get nude either but at least shows more .. waste of money imo

        1. Sorry it was two Mel and jasmine have one
          Gina started one when she quit too

          Does anyone know of any others?
          Would love to see Lisa, Isabel or Janet!

      2. I was subscribed to Cafe Lu’s only fans for 2 months and it was decent. A majority of the photos and videos are PPV but they did have a lot of nice teasers . It’s too bad they shut it down due to people reposting content.

        I have asked EQ Mel about her OF and she was only active on it for 2 months.

        Jazmine from NE is an OF but from what I heard it was not worth it.

        Who is MelMeow? I have tried searching for her but came up short.

      1. Wow, I just heard “Cafe Paradise” on the news, and it wasn’t for a police crackdown. I heard the ticket is not claimed yet.

        1. I saw that on the news last night. I was hoping they would show some servers of the cafe, but they didn’t.

  8. Now that cafes are closed down, let’s trade some info @ coffee girls who do extra work. hmu if you want to trade – bigtitlover171 at gmail

    1. Unfortunately I don’t know of any to trade but if you’re feeling generous, I would be grateful if you can share me a few :))

      1. Exclusive VIP underground club with Sayla and friends as hosts with former CQ ladies would be the most excellent NYE party.

        1. Sayla got really thicc during shutdown. She isn’t the slim Sayla you know from Roman barber next to CQ. She’s like straight up fat with rolls on her back and working out of a hotel in Santa Clara / Milpitas area FYI.

      2. The only one I know consistently hosting is Becca. And there are some former and current names. Hmu if interested.

        1. Has the talent and service got Any better at her parties. It’s been like a roller coaster up and down for action.

          1. sadly, it’s hit or miss. some nights it’s great and other’s it’s not. recently the talent has been getting better b/c of the 2nd lockdown and girls being out of work whatnot, but it’s also much bigger risk of catching covid too

        2. Curious how do you know get an invite to one of these parties. Heard of them but never been.

    1. Fantasy rarely disappoints these days but I missed it’s CN1 heyday from what I heard.

      1. Is it different than in the last few years? The few times I’ve dropped by, there are few people and the girls were mainly behind the counter.

    1. Was at Fantasy today, they do not need Alina, the girls there today were both stunning.

  9. I don’t know about her hating Fantasy as she was planning to work there after EQ closed.

  10. The man that is fining the shops is all the same guy at the moment. So what does that have to do with her?

  11. Pretty pathetic of you losers to even think that without knowing nothing about her.
    Nothing to do at home but talk bad!

    1. huh? The owners and girls made bank. They are shutdown only for 1 month. they can just take a vacation and it won’t hurt them.

        1. Only the rich guys tip that much. Big tables only leave 5 sometimes or less. I think they make like $200 from tips at most unless they are having some fun in the back

          1. it’s not so much wealth as culture. Mexicans are notoriously bad tippers and old Vietnamese don’t seem to be very generous. Viva young Viets and us white losers – we tip big!

  12. Fantasy Cafe is open – I think nearly all other shops closed or complying with the take out only except Fantasy. No social distancing at all.

      1. I wouldn’t doubt it. She had a pretty face and a great set of tits but I bet she has a viscous streak a mile wide.

        Probably mad that other girls are making money and she isn’t. I wonder how long till she ends up on her back like Jessica and becomes “escort” then?

          1. She’s back in Vietnam now but before she left she made a buck or two on her back with a 2pump chump.

          2. oh no… is she coming back. She gave me a very good BJ. i miss her mouth more than her psy…

          3. I didn’t get a chance to try her. I like her double DD. Let us know when she comes back.

          4. Speaking of Cafe quyen, does anyone know Tiffany’s whereabouts?

          5. I haven’t seen those fantastic tits of Tiffany anywhere working. But Dan do they feel nice. Maybe she’s with that old white guy with the weird hair.

          6. Miss the good old days of fun at Quyen Café and Jessica mouth. The first time the boss wanted to see my D—. Headed to the restroom. Jessica did her think so the boss could watch. About 6 years ago. Tiffany was interacting a lot at the end. I found if you tip the boss. Tiffany would do what she was told even TL I had a lot of one on one contact with her. Nothing like Jessica though.

          7. CQ was a warmup for the other fun places there (may they RIP) Had a little fun with Jessica but never went to the back. Never had time with Tiffany.

          8. same w/ me re: Jessica and Tiffany. Had some fun but never went to the back… too expensive. I thought Jessica was giving hj’s back there. Didn’t know she was doing bjs. Uncovered CIM Happy Hunter?

          9. Jessica – hand action
            Tiffany – gave up
            Boss linh. – tried but too difficult

          10. Yes and she charged a little more. But still less than Sayla a few doors down at the barber shop. Miss those girls also. Tiffany was a good warm up. Always knew was more to be had from her. A few times when i got there the place would be empty like always. Then i would see Tiffany coming from the RR few minutes latter out comes a customer. One time she was in there 20 minutes with customers . I think she only did older guys. Was not me only got to mess around up front. Boss would say RR broken broken No idea what she was doing. Maybe someone else can chime in.

          11. Yeah it was tough being JustLooking at EQ. Tiffanys plastic surgeon deserves an award , her tits are fantastic. Never was much of a Jessica fan though. That place was fun though.

          1. Oh I’m no knocking escorts at all. Just knocking the girls that think they are better than escorts. They all be selling it some how, escorts are just more honest about it.

  13. If you want the coffee shops to be opened like the good old days, then make an effort to recall the tyrant Gavin Gruesome.

    We still have until of March 2021. So go to recallgavin2020 dot com and sign the petition to recall the Gavin Nuisance.

    recallgavin2020 dot com

    Let’s kick that b*stard out of office!

  14. NE has good coffee this morning. (slightly) older Asian and younger pretty Latina. Sorry didn’t catch their names. Never been here before and they don’t come around the tables often

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