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.

5,146 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

  1. Ngoc Anh did she work at a massage shop before nearby or am I mistaking for someone else

      1. They look very similar. If you have a son, grandson or nephew at least 18, take him to EQ & show him what a woman should look like before he ruins his life by marrying a fatty.

        1. One of the best life-coaching a dad or a grandpa can do for the next generation.

          Similar to how some French dads still take sons to his mistress for bedroom education.

          Great suggestion Goofy.

        1. Sounds like you’ve been out for a while. Mai is there almost every time I go now. Very friendly

          1. yeah i’ve been gone since the 2020 shut down. i live in the east bay and i’m not supposed to drive. now that my atf Ngoc Ahn is back i might have to break some rules.

      1. Get Ngoc Anh number now before she leaves again. You will be wishing you had when she is gone.

  2. EQ: 3(7 + 6 + 7) = 60
    NE: 3(2 + 2 + 2) = 18
    Remedy: 8 + 10 + 6 = 24
    LuvCafe = 9 + 2 = 11
    HotSpot = 6 + 5 = 11
    Paradise AM = 8 + 9 + 8 = 25
    Paradise PM = 8 + 8 + 7 = 23
    Palm = 7 + 8 = 15

    1. I got it. The weighted 3X is for the outfit only at those 2 places. Beauty is the eye of the beholder , so only 2 points for Jasmine, Janet and Bella , I would give them 7 or 8. I agree that Tran should be 9 or 10. I don’t know who is at Remedy that got the only 10.

    1. Ask if the new girl will be there tomorrow, I love seeing new girls (without training wheels).

  3. Has anyone signed up for Janets’s OF yet? This is the Janet from NE/Paradise fame. Looking to see if there are any reviews anyone wants to share.

    1. OF is removing adult content 🙁

      Their Insta profiles are nice but very tame in comparison

  4. Heard from a little bird today that Erica , part of the old og team at eq is coming back!!

    1. I don’t recall an Erica. I’m old school but maybe not that old school. Can you give the era and any descriptions??

      1. She work with Barbie, Nina, Roxanne and The Philippino sisters the old team.
        She’s Latina

        1. I remember Nina. Hottest Latina ever. I would make the trip from Oakland every week.

    2. Would this be the Erica that was hanging out at Barbie’s after hour parties

      1. Have you gone to those after hours party? I couldn’t find myself forking over $200 just for entrance fees.

          1. May I asked what you get for $70? I was hopping for more than just a nude show. I can get that at EQ for $7.

        1. Beccas parties are trash. Straight up ratchet girls mostly. Save your money and go wack off.

  5. Any reports of who is working at NE or EQ today? During to SJ now. Don’t know which one to go to.

      1. HAHAHA!! Thank you for the correction, Joe! I guess I am showing the number of years I have been a coffee shop enthusiast. I was thinking about the old CQ (Good ol’ days one) when asking my question. Thanks for the info, Spitz!

    1. Updated YCG forum is entering its next phase. We have regular reporting and general structure up and running and opening it up to more testers. If your interested in helping out please send an email to yocogi1234 Priority will be given to folks who can help with reporting, so please include what shops you visit. Thanks!

  6. I miss the former gals. Lynn, Kim, Tiffany.

    Did anyone ever collect/save their photos when they were young? Be nice to reminisce and look back.

    If only there was a website that had a collection of former Vietnam coffee girls. I’d pay to see that.

      1. Thank you for the link.

        The link didn’t have Bunny Linh. Did I miss something?

        1. Alina and Linh were the most sensual duo performers. If you saw them together, you’ll know what I’m saying.

    1. Post Alina’s tribute anywhere we can get to it. She was/is the best in my book

  7. Sunday (8/8) AM Lineup @ EQ

    Nikki: dark blue see-through bra with matching garter belt and lavender skirt
    Mai: black lace bra with pink skirt
    Angel: pink bra and matching bottom with only front and rear flaps (like an apron)

    Dress code: Very revealing!

    1. It’s a good show, watching the three girls working the crowd. Angel seems to be the wildest, then Mai, then Nikki. Why do the old viet guys get so much attention?

      1. Alina will be missed if she’s done at the shops. Will miss her strutting around. She is pretty hot still you must admit! And I’m no muppet lol.

        1. Alina from CN1 days… she was much more playful then (touching, dancing, legs between mine, etc). When she was done at CN, I thought she was gone for good so was happy to see her re-emerge at EQ. She remembered me but wasn’t playful at EQ like the good old days.

          1. Wish i would have seen her in those old days. That sounds like s good time.

  8. Monday (8/2) AM Lineup @ EQ

    Mai: white short-sleeve lace up crop top with yellow skirt
    Deanna v1: white satin bikini top and matching pleated skirt

    Dress code: Conservative at first then around 9:40a became revealing.

    1. Mai was a no show today 8/4. I haven’t been to EQ this year and not seen her.

      1. Who was there? Deanna v1 I believe was supposed to work today.

        Any Alina spotting?

  9. HI Gents I need some Advice,

    I Month ago I went to this Viet bar, and this bar girl showed interest in me and ask for my number, shocked you know, girls don’t usually ask for guy’s number, other way around. But anyways I texted her a few times, small talk, then finally hang out with her. But it’s always been tense. The last time we hanged out she invited me out to met her during the day, then when I got there she started acting aloof and wouldn’t even talk to me, then 30 mins she says she got to go and do run errands. She never tells me about herself and I am a complete extrovert but I am starting to get creeped out. Have you had this kind of experience? My friend told me some of these bar girls are just weird so best to avoid her.

    1. Keep seeing her as long as you can. This is a great unique experience that won’t last long. When one of you are done with the other, you’ll have some good stories to tell about dating her.

          1. “I think she either wants money or…..cock”

            That is a hoe.

          2. Y’all hella dumb. What woman doesn’t like cock and money. She ain’t stupid. Y’all go to coffee shops calling these girls hoes and talk all sorts of shit… just bc u can’t have them.. they’re there to serve u coffee, dumbasses. Men who can’t have certain women be talking the most shit. Why can’t they just be eye candy and be respected. It’s just a job. Calling these girls Viet hoes…. But u want them right. Yeah. Shut the fuck up and show women respect. If u don’t, u ain’t getting none back.

    2. Jitterbuged–She probably wants you to spend money on her. The more money the more funny.

        1. After this experience, all your future hookups will comparatively feel like a cake walk. I know first hand.

    3. Did you drive a luxury car when you meet her? Or did you give her an expensive gift when you meet her? You should buy her a channel bag. I am very sure she will change her attitude.

  10. Maybe after going to strip clubs, I should come back to coffee shops for a change.

      1. Really? That much worse than in the past decade?

        CH in SF is still on reduced schedule with the same limited set of girls.

  11. Friday (7/29) AM Lineup @ EQ

    Deanna v2 (Caucasian Blondie)

    Dress code: Very Conservative at first then around 10a became revealing.

    1. Is angel the blond Vietnamese girl who seems kind of aloof?

      I’ve seen her a couple of times and didn’t know her name

      1. I was wondering the same. Seen the blonde a couple of times. Necer really came by pir table so never goma chance to get her name.

        1. Blonde is Nikki. Angel is the viet with the natural black hair and goofy personality.
          Havent seen Alina in a while. She still working?

      1. imo, Mel was one in a million talent. No one like her since she left that I know of. There are a couple of standouts but Mel was special.

    1. Probably gonna be that way for bit…who’s the asshat that posted photos on yelp?

  12. Why aren’t the shops being forced to shutdown due to delta variant?

    1. The cafes close at night when delta is contagious and reopens when it isnt contagious

    1. Anyone willing to help with posting coffee shop lineups are welcome to join the discord.

      1. the spitz guy posted on the other site.
        Folks we are pretty much set with the migration to discord. We have a good team of folks posting regular reports there and as you noticed less and less here. If you want access to the Discord please email yocogi1234 @ and I’ll send you an invite.

    1. Deanna was as hot as ever today… Every time it’s like the first time. Isn’t she perfect?

    1. Has anyone had any luck after-hours with Deanna or any other girl from EQ?

        1. Several of them are outside workers. It’s up to you to figure out which and what

          1. I have with a few. I’m trying to figure out Mai, but it’s hard since she doesn’t speak much English.

          1. I know who does outside work by myself by talking to them . Didn’t need to ask anyone for help

            CQ: 3
            EQ: 2
            NE: 1
            Other places: 2

          2. CQ:3 , EM : 2 , NE : 1

            I didn’t have any experience with any of them, but I guess I know who this one person is at NE.

            CQ had 3. Jessica could be a lock, but who were the other two at CQ?

          3. Hi Joe2567 and Siri who’s the one at NE. Can you share the info? Thanks

          4. When B was working at EQ Many of the EQ girls were moonlighting at her parties. As for CQ So much action going on in there through the years. I know of at least 6 of them. Jasmine (not NE Jasmine) Worked at the massage place next to CQ some of girls would use the rooms. Jessica and Han would do you together. Tiffany I only seen her a few times come out of Restroom with old guys. NE still has some that are still working.

          5. When B was working at EQ Many of the EQ girls were moonlighting at her parties. As for CQ So much action going on in there through the years. I know of at least 6 of them. Jasmine (not NE Jasmine) Worked at the massage place next to CQ some of girls would use the rooms. Jessica and Han would do you together. Tiffany I only seen her a few times come out of Restroom with someone.

          6. When B was working at EQ Many of the EQ girls were moonlighting at her parties. As for CQ So much action going on in there through the years. I know of at least 6 of them. Jasmine (not NE Jasmine) Worked at the massage place next to CQ some of girls would use the rooms. Tiffany I only seen her a few times come out of Restroom with someone.

      1. Yes but not the best ones, ie Alina and Mel. Tried a couple years ago with both but no bueno (at least for me)

    1. Hand tip her. Tell her she’s pretty. Ask her if she’s available

      Thao is very friendly and is open to talk

      1. Which one is Thao?
        The tall one with a big tattoo at the back and braces or the shorter one with a tattoo on her belly?

        Thanks 😉

          1. The new latina (Gabri?) is hot too.

            Haven’t tried with Mary, will check next time 😉

  13. For the super secret handshake email me at yocogi1234 @

    PT, RT, Mason, etc. DM please.

      1. Really, how do we get in contact with Rocket? I had access to the old board and I’d like access to the new board too please.

        I also heard Rocket has the connections for the after hours parties and info on TQ and M.

        I’d rocket the guy with the red NSX?

        1. Look at any post on that site and it’s obvious who Rocket is. He posted at least 1000x or more

  14. Does anyone know what happened to Ngoc Anh from EQ? I haven’t seen her in a long time. I was hoping to see her back at EQ after everything opened.

      1. You should have gotten her number. She still comes to San Jose. Don’t ask I don’t give out numbers. If she wanted someone to have her number she would have given it to you.

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