Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

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Here are Mr. Nguyen’s latest rankings (04/24/2023) for the San Jose coffee shops.   I decided to
change it up a bit as there are just too many cafes here, but really only a few worth going to, so I
have removed those that aren’t worth being listed. The rankings reflect the cafes as a whole
(girls, venue, coffee, food, service, girls, smoking/non-smoking, and girls). These are only the
opinions of Mr. Nguyen, and you may not agree with them.
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1. Remedy Cafe 
1150 Murphy Ave. Suite C
San Jose, CA
Remedy is located in San Jose 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.
Rosanna 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, Rosanna 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-three waitresses working, and their waitresses are top notch. They
are extremely friendly and have been known to sit down and chit chat. Typical attire includes
lingerie or bikini. Coffee is $7/cup. You can visit their Instagram site to get updates on who’s

2. Monterey Breeze Cafe
2400 Monterey Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111
Monterey Breeze (formerly Paradise) remains at the top 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. They have plenty of TVs for your sports viewing pleasure and a nice
outdoor patio with umbrellas and heaters for cold weather. 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. It’s a good place to come in the evening to hang out also, and they typically show boxing
and MMA fights.

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. 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 on the menu. Coffee is $8/cup. 
Visit their Instagram site to get updates on who is working.

4. Fantasy Café
1040 McLaughlin Ave
San Jose, CA 95122
Fantasy Café (formerly CN1) is a classic Vietnamese coffee shop to go to. I decided to move it
up because it’s actually been pretty good lately. It is 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.  This coffee shop is a great
place to take people who are new to the Vietnamese coffee scene.  Fantasy and has banned the
smoking inside all day and night.  Coffee is $8/cup. Fantasy closes at 9PM.

5.  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. 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.  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 and bring your food over to enjoy the games
on TV.  Coffee is $8/cup.  The shop closes around 5PM.


6.  DV Café
1947 McLaughlin Ave
San Jose, CA 95122
DV Café is the newest café in San Jose located right across from EQ and next to Palm Cafe.
Attire is on the same level as EQ. The venue is nice and clean, and it’s non-smoking. The girls
are extremely friendly, and a tip goes a long ways there. If you’re looking for risqueness, this
ranks high on that scale, and I suggest you check it out. Bring lots of cash. Coffee is $8/cup.
This place closes at 5PM.

7.  Palm Café
1969 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95122
Palm Café still make the list, but as usual, the smoking kills this place. The waitresses rank high
on the hotness scale, and their uniforms are excellen. I would like to visit this place more often,
but I can only stand the cigarettes for so long. Waitresses are generally hot. You can view their
roster on their Instagram. They do serve beer here, which bumps this place up a few spots. I’m
assuming the coffee is $8 here also. This place is open late.

8.  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.

1,483 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

  1. There is no real Mel and fake Mel. Both are Mel, just different people with same name. Both are hot. If EQ Mel is not working, goto paradise and visit paradise Mel. No fake news, just misunderstandings.

  2. @ AddictedToEQ, please spend your money for Space Trash at EQ. She likes your dirty mouths.

  3. >> RIPcafelu RE: DV – the owners don’t look like they have the math skills to launder anything. Consider that a busy shop enables you launder way more than an empty one. Which girls are even left there these days?

  4. @SpaceTrash,
    Yup, I’ll see you on friday too. EQ will be packed cuz all you love ugly, fat, expensive, stinky, fake pu$$y. EQ boss know none of you can take 1 day off to send a message. You all addicted to getting ripped off. you love it.

  5. For those asking about DV, it’s slow cuz they don’t allow computers. Some idiot was using his IPad as a laptop and since I pads have a front camera he was recording so they banned all forms of computers, to their detrement. So now few people go I, especially during the week. There is a better way to handle this, but of course the bosses don’t seem to care if the girls lost money. So If DV isn’t shut down by the end of the year it will be very clear it’s a laundering front. It’s sad cuz they have the potential of being #1., but are squandering it.

  6. @addictedtoeq this sounds like an eq waitress now, can’t handle the heat and competition. this forum used to be for customers, too many girls on here slandering other shops and waitresses in the hopes of boosting their own rep/bringing down competition. bet you it’s one of the white or mexican girls writing this

    what happened to Vietnamese coffee shop, eq used to be a sanctuary with hot sexy classy vietnamese girls. Now it’s a ratchet trash taking strip club shaking down customers. Boss lady can’t even hire girls that can keep it together enough to stay off this forum.

    @addictedtoeq you mine as well go work at paradise

  7. @BringMelBack, you gonna feel stupid when friday rolls up and EQ is packed. Its just gonna show boss lady that no one cares what people say on this forum. This forum has no power. Its gonna show we are addicted to EQ and we can’t get enough. Stop complaining and open your wallet bitch boy.

  8. @fakenews paradise would be out of biz if the owner didn’t use the place to launder money! Rumor has that they sold the biz? Paradise is PG13

  9. @melnotmel sounds like paradise needs some business. smells like fake news to me. paradise waitresses watch this forums like hawks ready to jump in and cuss out any critics. go check out @cafeparadise408 on instagram, paradise mel is on their story. tattoos everywhere and a little too chunky for my taste

  10. @MelnotMel damn, gotta check out this Paradise Mel! Paradise used to be PG only, is this new Mel wearing high heels only like the original full-view EQ Mel in 2021-2022?

  11. @ Stuart LOL wrong Mel Bud. There’s a Melanie at Paradise she’s differnt from the Mel from Eq. Don’t worry I thought the same originally. IMO paradise Mel is way hotter and younger…

  12. This morning I spoke with my future-ex-wifey the legendary EQ famous super hot sexy gorgeous and courteous at the same time real Mel, and she’s not even in San Jose this week. Whoever is imagining her at Paradise Cafe or at any other SJ cafes, please chill and know that your Mel sighting maybe true but that’s another girl. But good news is real Mel says most likely mid to end of April she will be here for a few days. So please hold your horses, save up your $$$ for her visit and your enjoyable views.

  13. Taco Tuesday! At paradise is spinner Tina, tram, molly & Melanie. Good coffee!!!

  14. I was at DV and saw a customer come in to support the girls. He had to leave and asked for a cup to take his smoothie and they’re refused. I get that you want the customers to stay but sometimes I come in durning my lunch break and time is precious, I would rather go for a dance or two before I have to take off. It would be nice if I could take my overly expensive drink with me to enjoy.

  15. March 31st bros. Just one day. Lets all boycott EQ for one day. Let’s send a message to EQ boss Lady.

  16. Cannot agree less with chromedome.
    feel both NE and EQ also suck lately. NE the viet ladies are way too old. EQ the girls only care about getting tips and running away.
    service is terrible at EQ outside of just sitting down.
    ALL service and attractive ladies have gone downhill lately at the cafes. where is the new young women… on onlyfans??? dudes need to wake up.

  17. @Deng K – I noticed exactly the same thing. Energy is way down at DV, and poor waitress rotation compared to past weeks. I hope they can bring back some favorites to pump things up a bit. Management at DV doesn’t seem as engaged in the daily interactions… just sitting around talking to older regulars. Conversely, NE and EQ are really busy, with much more participation from the ladies. Nam and Quyen are right in the action ensuring good movement by the staff. I guess these things come and go in cycles… just a slow spot for DV, unfortunately.

  18. What’s up w/ DV these days? It’s usually packed at EQ and NE but last week, DV was like a ghost town. How’s the rotation there?

  19. Sorry for late post.
    Yes, Paradise was good today. Everyone went there to see Mel, but I’m in love with Erin.

  20. Sunshine./Rosanna….Are you referring g to the Uber hot Mel that used to work at EQ about 3 years ago??? If so I’m driving there right now.

  21. Sunshine./Rosanna….Are you referring g to the Uber hot Mel that used to work at EQ about 3 years ago??? If so I’m driving there right now.

  22. Sunday morning at Paradise, Tina, Erin, surprised to see Molly back & I think Mel? was the 4th girl. Good Coffee and finally some dam Sun!

  23. Another packed house at EQ. 2 Latinas, 2 Asians, and 2 white girls (although 1 stormed out around noon).

  24. There are some guys got paid from V cafe to say good things about them. Do not listen to that guys, he gave misformation

  25. Too many cheap and whiny guys complaining on this site. If you can’t afford it, then don’t go.
    No one complains $40 LD from DV and never called it a strip club. Eat a Snickers bar.

  26. Hi Dennmann1313 !

    I 1000% agree with you ! Space is a trash. Something is wrong with Yes Mam Boss EQ , she is crazy now.

  27. Quyen! If you’re out there can you get rid of Space? I’m sick and tired of her shaking us all down for tips. Yesterday I asked for change for a $20 and she only wanted to give me $10 back. She’s not worth the $5 I gave her. She does NOTHING for me. I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m avoiding EQ until she stops blatantly soliciting money for nothing. Fire her! Who’s with me?

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