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.

3,987 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

    1. spitz, why are you guys so secretive? people know about your secret website. share the information b*tches!!!

      1. I just looked at that site (YCG) and their last post was couple weeks ago about NE. Not much postings.

        1. huh? How did you just check? the site is down today. there were postings yesterday. also im talking about some secret information they are posting that site that only certain people can see.

          1. 7/6 is last post about NE. Janet and Thao

            Contact Rocket to get secret info.

          2. There is no secret info in that site; unless some posters share their private info via private messaging of the website.

            Usually, they post about which girls work at the coffee shops.

          3. Joe2567, wrong… there has been confirmation from previous post on here that there is secret information about the cafe girls on that site (videos and pictures).

          4. Now I can’t access the site. I have some peoples contact and will see what’s up.

          5. I had access to that website, and I have been checking posts on regular basis. I didn’t see anything discussed openly in there.

            The unique feature of the website is you can send private message to any poster. It is like the good old days of Redbook.

      2. I use to have access to that website but I lost my pw and for some reason the forum didnt allow me to reset a new pw.

      1. Was Quyen once a cafe server in her younger days. If so that would have been a sight to see. Any historians out there??

  1. Has anyone on here ever been able to get in touch with hectorbanales88 on xhamster? Friend was able to chat and view I have not had any luck.

      1. when last I went, you had to be part o a group of AT LEAST 3 an be willing to buy a whole bottle of booze. Still true?

        1. I think they’ll let you in by yourself so long as you buy a whole bottle of booze (the $100), whether you can drink it all or not. 🙂

          Coffee shops don’t have lap dancing, so are cheaper.

  2. EQ – Mai and Deanna
    Nice to see Deanna back, her and Mai both are fun to watch. They both look like they enjoy their job, and interact more than most.

  3. I’m thinking about going to NE this weekend. Does anyone know which servers normally work on the weekends there?

  4. Hey ninjas, just thinking again about how the coffee shops won’t show the RT channel — not fair and balanced!

      1. Russian, Republican = communist propaganda/fear mongering.
        Commie Viets need to be deported!
        Brainwashed fools!

        NO politics on the TVs are best.

  5. finally went to check out paradise after reading about it here. Here’s my review

    Girls were definitely hot. Bikinis and lingerie, nothing too revealing. All nice and working hard but didn’t give that much attention because it was crowded af by noon. And smokey. Outside was even smokier than inside. Plenty of parking in their lot when I got there. But it was almost all full by the time I left, and you can’t park in the motel across the street (guard there to make sure of it)

    Food was actually decent. Had a banh mi.

    One interesting thing – I saw a guy go into the kitchen area and was in there for like 15-20 mins. Don’t think he got any special service like CQ days but wtf was he doing in there? Maybe a regular

    1. Holy crap! An actual review! And appears legit too! As a community we should be actually doing reviews like this. Thanks Caman. Your review is pretty much the same for my visits.

      1. Remember when the boss brought in all the fake trees and plants. She put around the tables to block the view from anyone seeing what the girls were doing. Some of the great days at CQ

        1. Yes. I used to go CQ during the table dancing days til they got busted. I returned years later and the boss lady
          came up to me and unveil her bottom while reaching down over my pants. Then Jessica came over and game on. Yeah those fake plants made it feel like you’re in jungle with bushes.

          1. With bushes!?!

            You meant “bushes”!

            I miss CQ as well.

            I wish the owner of CQ can open up another cafe like CQ. Someone once mentioned Linh had a little problem with SJ City when she applied for a business license or permit.

            At one point, I thought CQ was moving a couple door down! But it never happened.

            It is time for City of SJ to relax their rules!

            I’m curious if anyone ever ran into ex-CQ girls on the street. They have to work somewhere!

          2. I only saw some additional “views” of the girls at the tables whenever I was there but never an extra service. Heard about it though. Too bad. Although I was never a frequent customer. Maybe that’s why.

    2. I saw that same dirty mofo walk into kitchen. He doesn’t work there and just a customer. Why do they allow that shit? Disgusting mofo with his cigarette ash in the kitchen getting hand job from kitchen lady.

    3. Paradise right now is the best place to visit, can’t wait until they start serving beer again.

    1. I wish I did but I didn’t. all I got was whatever I got at the table. I miss that place. 1st one i ever went to and dint stray much til it closed.

    1. NE




      These are gals I seen often at these places.

    2. Paradise:
      Rachel, Lilly, Jessica, Jessa, Kat, Kelly, Jen, jerresa, Veronica, Janet and so many more to list

      Luv cafe:
      Tran, everyone else is ugly


      Lilly, Jessica, Sarah, Anh, Amy, Sophie, a few more hotties.

  6. If you wanna talk to a HS girl, hand tip them $10. They don’t care if you’re a regular, if you want them to talk to you, pay them to.

    No one at HS is worth hand tipping. Paradise took all their best girls. Paradise took all their regular customers too. HS has a dude cashier to cater to their gay customers.

    1. The gals at HS can’t sit down with customers. Overall they’re not interactive. My complaint is their pork belly sandwiches don’t contain pork belly but BBQ pork.

  7. was @ HS Cafe in NSJ.
    no greeting and seems like girls only talk with regulars. if your new, not friendly.
    my friend that suggested this place says they only friendly to big tippers, wont matter if ur a reg.
    i thought the girls were nothing special.

    1. viet hos are like that! we live in man jose. i see stupid girls tip girls at NE and EQ like idiots and smiling like they just got a new girlfriend.

        1. Some info is better than no info. But would really like to know more about this “blonde.” Did they finally find another white girl that knows how to make good coffee?

    1. I’ve gone. Don’t bother. Girls are like robots there. Not friendly, they don’t interact with anyone. There are better places to go.

        1. Any of the other listed shops listed here have girls with more personality. Some actually enjoy their jobs or at least look like they do! Haven’t seen that at Remedy

          1. From your comment I can only say you prefer to go to any other shop but Remedy. Surely, if you come and post on this board, you then must be interested in the topic and have a couple of favorite/preferred spots. So, what place do you recommend? Can you pick one? Or two?
            Or maybe you dislike a couple of other shops and you would like to contribute to this board that way?
            You also don’t have to answer any of these questions…

          2. SrCafe, I really don’t have a favorite. The top shops are different. Food or beer served in some, others are more risque, others just have girls that at least appear to enjoy their jobs, which I understand takes a special type of attitude. I definitely couldn’t do their job! And the place would clear out pretty quick of i tried! I do try to share info when i can, or if asked. Whats your favorite and why?

      1. just looking, just like any other cafe shop, the girls are stuck up. but if you tip them good then they pretend to be nice to you and smile and maybe give you a hug… that’s how it is with viet hos.

        1. Tran, agreed. Some are just better actors i suppose. Ever see a Remedy girl laugh while working? Nuff said!

          1. I’ve been to remedy and the girls there don’t smile much. only positive experience is that they would say hi to you when you walk in but that was along time ago. I don’t know if they do that anymore. Whenever I handtip at least $10 then the girls would smile and chat for a couple of second and then off to their regular customers table.

        1. I think she is owner or co owner. She doesn’t smile much either. Really pretty though.

  8. its warm outside and many malls opening up. why not go to a starbucks or peets?
    many sexier and hotter bods that will be more willing than a cafe girl!
    y stare @ frzn fish?

    1. Do girls dress like viet coffee shop girls at starbucks or peets or the mall?

      Don’t you look like pervert in public if you stare at them or you don’t care?

        1. EQ yes. Known a few that did outside work but idk if they’re still there, haven’t gone since pandemic. Costly.

          NE yes but only know of two all these years of going. Again don’t know who works here nowadays.

          Takes lot of effort not worth it unless you like games.

  9. Very upset that the coffee shops are not showing RT on their TVs! I demand honest coverage of the news! Sad!

  10. disappointing in the cafe scene these days.
    you think post-pandemic girls will want to see more customers but they just lazy and ignore customers.
    the flip-flops are not helping their looks.

    1. Well said, what a waste of time these days. Throw your drink down, throw a fake smile at you and run back to their cell phone.

  11. Went to Remedy
    Girls: thin/cute
    Outfits: very good
    Service: very good

    Haven’t been going for a couple of years but made recent visits:
    NE: Disappointing
    Paradise: Maybe I just went on the wrong day, but cashier was hotter than the servers

  12. I remember this site used to provide references to Vietnamese night clubs with lap dancing. Through the references, I discovered my favorite place, Ngu Long. Ngu Long is long gone, but have any comparable clubs re-opened?

    1. I saw on the news that an AAMP in Milpitas was raided as part of a nation-wide human trafficking ring. Hope that none of the contributers here got caught with his pants down (so to speak).

      1. I left before the cops busted in. I’m not going to go to AAMPs or AMPs anymore. I don’t want to fuk another asian women because they support BLM and love BBC!!!

    1. Is the owner the guy flexing watches/cars and shit? I rather see cafe related stuff than his stupid flex.

      1. They posted the definition of “philanthropy” in the same thread as his Richard Mille lmao

        1. Hahahahahahhahahahahahhahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahuahauahahahauauhahahahahauauauauahahauau You are such a hater my guy

      2. Flights sold out. Why do we have to explain? Do you really think you deserve an explanation? Because you pay $6 dollars for a cup of coffee?

    2. Does Paradise have new owners? All that flash flash bling bling bring bring wrong wrong crowd. I don’t wanna get robbed in parking lot by BLM. I just go to see hot servers. Nobody care about ghetto rich dudes.

      1. Some recent instagram post by cafe paradise mentioned some mental health stuff. Owner probably losing his mind.

  13. Is there an ip restriction? When I’m outside of southbay I can’t access this page.

    1. There should not be any ip restriction, but some public libraries/cafes block access to certain websites if they are deemed inappropriate.

      Many years ago, I tried to go into “Redbook” in my local cafe, but it didn’t allow me.

      1. Wow Redbook. Now that is a name I haven’t heard in a long time. I remember when it was shut down, I lost access to all of my private forums and girls lost a lot of contact info.

      2. There are no IP restrictions. I have checked the site overseas before. Interestingly, you can’t check the site while on the Hotspot Cafe wifi.

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