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.

3,060 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

    1. Gina “just gina beanie tran”? She’s hot. Her face & ass-ets is what originally got me addicted…to Viet coffee. (。•̀ᴗ-)✧

  1. What’s the interaction like when both Alina and Mel are at EQ? Do they ever rub titties together and do happy hours? who gets more tips?

    1. You need to set your time machine back 5 or 6 years to Chot
      Noi 1. Tips galore for best days ever

      1. Yeah man, I agree. Felt so boring last week even when both Mel and Alina were there. I’m gonna go full veteran mode now, setting my time machine to 2011-2012 lol

  2. Everyone here has different tastes that’s why lovely boss lady hire different types of rosters
    Every guy here talking bad about certain girls must be a virgin or been rejected by one of them.
    Every puzzy is the same. It’s how they use it.
    Move on with life cheers

  3. Barbie coming back from Vegas. She back at work Wednesday gents. If you like a bright smile and giant peach come by. You’re welcome !

    1. Alina has lazy eye and Mel looks like a little kid. So for anyone who thinks little girls are cute….

      1. You must be one of those little boys who like Dolly Parton and Sophia Vergara – women with big fake tits. Mel is a petite woman with all the curves necessary to make any grown man know she is all woman.
        But wait – I thought you were a woman! You probably weigh 200 lbs.

          1. Bé Mel so pretty. Luv to see Bé Mel & Bé Tina work together. Forget Alina she’s old and used up.
            Tina & Mel still in their early 20s
            I would marry Nam tho

      1. That’s funny as phuc! Dishwasher’s name is Dung (Yoong). How do I know her name? So I have this friend who told me. (≧◡≦)
        Come on, tell me you haven’t daydreamed about Nam or Dung. They got some sexy curves.

      1. The recall is a waste of time. Alex Jones is a con. Trump supporters are not too bright. The ones that are know this is true.

        1. This happened up in Oregon. Two organizations circulated their own petitions to recall the governor at the same time and neither got enough signatures. If they had been bright enough to unite, they would have gotten enough signatures. Almost certainly the recall would have failed at the ballot box, though – Oregon is almost as liberal as California.

    1. EQ is crazy busy! Melanie & Alina playing around. Jessica. Boss lady lovely.

      Sign the petition! Radical Newsom Dems are ruining the state & your kids will not be able to afford to live here.

      1. For the record democrats don’t make the state expensive. Tech companies do. That and the inflow of money from other countries. This Will happen no matter who is in charge.

        1. By imposing onerous building restrictions and zoning restrictions the democrats stifle new housing! hence, prices skyrocket; basic supply and demand.

          1. True, but who do you think is actually doing the imposing. It is too simple and easy to just blame the democrats.

    1. If you care for the girls’ safety, Pls don’t discuss the girls’ schedule.

  4. She’s here again.

    If she keeps working regular schedules, you guys are going to stop pining for her. 😉

  5. Does NE Heather go BL like the other girls? Would love to see it for a change than the usual TL.

    -Nancy’s nephew

      1. The happy minute is a great time if you’re lucky, I’ve been there for Heather once. Does drama every go TL? seems like each girl sticks with one or the other.

        1. My guess is Drama will wear see thru tops once she saved enough money for implants.

          1. I’d like to see drama unclothed. Bet she’s tight body with nice natirals. Unlike others who are GMO

        1. DUH! we know it and accept ourselves as what we are. why are u here? writing a term paper?

  6. Your “future wife” is here. For some of you, she is your “next wife.”

    Better get here fast. The line to propose to her may get longer than the line for chicken sandwiches at Popeye’s. 😉

      1. Thank you Chuck and Froggy. I will be there soon. In the meantime, please keep her smiling with all the greens. You can tell her that we will have huge sexy honeymoon trip that you all are coming 🙂

        1. I bring a guest to your wedding. I’m ask Alina or Barbie . Most likely they’ll say no. In that case, I’ll ask dishwasher.

          1. Jet i was all over dishwasher this morning n she said willing to go extra miles..u know what mean…lol

          2. She’s actually not that bad. But then again, we are all pervs who don’t stand a chance with any of these beautiful women. Unless they can be bought. \|°▿▿▿▿°|/

      2. You guys know when barbie’s shift ends? Think I can get there by 12:30 but might be too late!

          1. I didn’t go to NE today but from the name could be return of gal that use to work there. If she has straight long hair and cute face.

          2. She’s actually not that bad. But then again, we are all pervs who don’t stand a chance with any of these beautiful women. Unless they can be bought.   \|°▿▿▿▿°|/

  7. Bob’s wrong about Melanie today. NO MELANIE at EQ. Now I’m sitting here missing Thao at NE 🙁

        1. Hey Veteran! My intel told me ur future wife will start working this wed-Sunday…i will be there on wed morning and i gonna talk to ur wife about you…lol

          1. When you talk to her about Veteran calling her his future wife, make sure you show her a picture 0f Veteran because if you just tell her there’s a guy calling her his future wife, her reply will be, “That’s what all the men in the shop call me.” ha-ha-ha

          2. I’ll be there to watch the proposal. Maybe I’ll sneak into the kitchen and talk dirty to the dishwasher lady, she likes nasty comments

          3. Dishwasher doesn’t show anything, but it is possible that she can satisfy your needs!

  8. I’m seriously contemplating about doing the long drive to see my future wifey tomorrow early in the morning. Any of you good friends here know if the sunshine’s gonna be at EQ? I’m sure you all are also missing her smiles for a long time! 😉

          1. does thao work 7 days a week. I always see her at nguyen. so tired of seeing her.

          2. B is mistaken about EQ. NO MELANIE! Only Jessica & Gabby, so I am missing Thao while i sit in EQ

  9. Has anyone seen Tiffany or Jessica? They used to work at Quyen Cafe? The one that was shut down

    1. I was told that Jessica works out of her home, now; only seeing long-term customers. Quite some time ago, someone on this site said that Tiffany had moved.

      1. Tiffany of CQ had moved!! That’s news to me.

        I used to go to CQ, but I don’t know if Jessica will see me now.

          1. Where? I’m dying to see her.

            I was thinking there are a few cafes that would work for her, Luv cafe could be the one. Any non-smoking cafe would work for her.

      1. thx for the heads up on the bad service. All the more reason I tip well when there is good coffee/service… let the girls know that team players are appreciated 🙂

  10. Went to remedy to eat. Girls dresses in tennis outfits. Friendly several gals. One of my favorites there. Ate caramalised pork belly and shrimp.

  11. Tried Luv Cafe for a late afternoon sandwich, which was good, bread=fresh
    Everyone’s usual restaurant friendly but not like the ladies at EQ or NE. Waitresses too young. There’s probably some beautiful young skin on them if you could see it between the tattoos. (Why ink up nice skin? Nothing to commend re. attire. Music volume=low enough one can hear what friends are sayng:)
    Clean & spacious, no smoking inside

    1. Luv is ok for a change. Some gals from Palm work there. Good sandwiches. Cute girls talkative

  12. NE cast of charactors today? Of course the waitresses were lovely, but the boss yesterday was stunning dressed as an airline pilot!

    1. Spinners are the reason I go to EQ Nikki Melanie Deanna Ngoc And many more through the years.

          1. Bé có thể làm thứ Sáu hay thứ 7 nếu tôi gặp thì sẽ cho bạn biết.

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