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.

5,249 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

    1. Haven’t seen Heather in a while. Glad she’s back, she tends to liven up the place.

  1. Trump will be the first president to win an election after being impeached.

    Vote Trump 2020

    1. So you think he is not guilty? You think he was not trying to leverage the money to force Ukraine to do what he wanted?

      1. 50 billions Usd is sending abroad as “aids” to other countries. Finally the politicians got a lot back by leverages or money. Are Congress really want to impeach the President? No, they only want to give a warning to anybody trying to investigate their source of money.
        I don’t want to support any sides, just want more details to be in public.
        Lol, the more we can see, the more we can be turned on, right?

        1. Got it. He was investigating corruption. And congress is trying to stop him from doing that.

          1. He wasn’t investigating corruption, he was trying to get dirt on the person he thought was most likely to to be running against him.

        2. Mr Innocent and whoever else:
          When the president using half billion of dollars as a “bait” to force an investigation, nobody will trust that investigation.
          Both Trump and Biden should be investigated, lol, yes. But while peasants are thinking that they are in democracy, they can’t really vote for anybody. The elites people pretend to fight each others, but in reality, they take turn to vote for each other and share a lot of benefits through “aids”, through “wars”, through “policies”, …
          It’s easy and free to be a peasant, but it’s nearly impossible to join the elites, need to learn and work from generations to generations to reach that level.
          Good luck.

      2. What’s the importance of protecting the Bidens? We should ALL want to know what Vice President Biden was up to with regard to Ukraine and why worthless Obama did not put a stop to it. Biden demanded the quid pro quo Shifty has claimed the president did. Biden said he would hold up funds unless Ukraine did not fire the prosecutor looking at his son’s company, and he publicly bragged about it.

    2. Trump will win the election again in 2020!

      Keep America Great!


      1. Got it. You don’t know. You don’t care. You don’t even understand. He loves voters like you.

  2. Does any servers from EM or NE have a Snapchat or Instagram account? I’ve seen Deanna taking snaps. Pls share if there are any.

    1. Ask them for their account and if private ask to add you. I follow almost all on Instagram except couple wouldn’t add me. One told me outright no adds.

  3. @Queyn. It would be great if EQ switch things up a little rather than the same.
    Michelle Yo, Nikki Chim, Deanna Yo, Jessica Chim.

  4. Loving Nguyen Expresso again! Don’t ask why, you just have to go and enjoy the ambiance yourself.

    1. Thanks for sharing… last few times there have been a little quiet. May have to go again soon.

      1. You betchur butt I would. Everyone luvs yr future wifey. Tina’s a kick too though.
        Lately EQ’s had little to offer, imho. Boss should bring back Hong (super Cindy) & teach the others how to entertain & thus get tips from customers.

    1. EQ: The Sensational Sisters (Gabby & Michelle), Latina Heat Deanna, and Nikki the Spinner

        1. Normal. I’m not going there unless Mel or someone as hot and team player as her is working.

          1. It ain’t happy hour when messed up with ink and cheese 🙁

          2. I could NOT have said it better myself. Truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Due to popular demand (mostly from InZayne), I will perform the world famous Dildo show Dec 12 at 11:00AM! Tell your family, friends and enemies about this most amazing act! Free coffee for the first 5 customers, nothing to lose here gentlemen.

    1. I was believing this until the free coffee offer…that will never happen.

      1. Boys, this is highly unlikely but I will sacrifice myself for the team & report back. If I become a sexual casualty, someone please report back in my place. Have u seen her body? It’s worth the risk.

        1. The post was from Luvtran not Tran, so he will perform and treat the first five customers.

          1. Jdog1234 is correct. If you guys are wondering who I am, I’m the asian guy who drinks a lot of coffee and drool over Tran.

          1. All of a sudden Tran becomes a boss and hella people hating. Lol get a life

  6. Erica is back at fantasy! She is fat now all that Alcohol and chlamydia really got to her

        1. Tina? _€ was doing happy hour but when I walked in she stopped rushed out just now. No idea why.

  7. I am so sad, I can’t help but cry . I put on a dildo show and only two guys watched me. One of them is the kitchen cook. I will have to close my Cafe if you guys don’t visit me. Waaaaaaa!

          1. I told my girl Tran to stop showing her goods to perverts such as you. That fishy smell belongs to me ONLY! I wear that to work each day.

  8. If you visit luvcafe wt exactly 2:00PM, I will perform adildo show for you all.

    much love,

    1. Oh my. “Hey boss, I’m calling out sick the rest of the day. ” see u soon tran!
      ┌(; ̄▽ ̄)┘

  9. I’ve only read one post I thought was written by Tina. All other posts read like guys trolling

    I’m going to EQ soon I’ll post if it’s decent.

      1. Froggy take one for the team and bring up the blog to all the girls & tell us what they say

  10. Everyone shut up and enjoy coffee and chim, why do you argue over these girls ^_^

    1. Actually, many girls already know that it’s Tina who’s beens starting shit via multiple usrler names on this site, bad mouthing girls at not just other shops but also EQ. Word has gotten around already.

      1. It would be great if Tuna as well as all girls post their schedules at least a day ahead so people who like to see (and tip) them can plan better. That would bring more money to the girls and the shop, and happier customers. But fake posts praising yourself is a big turn-off IMHO.

        1. Nam and Alina was reading too s9’you think any of them care?
          So what if they read. How do you actually know Luv girls and tuna are posting ?
          How do we know @CafeCafe and @Veteran is not one of these ladies ?

          1. Agreed. But when there is a trend of correct postings of schedules, readers will feel and appreciate it. On the other hand, Tuna’s fake posts boasts that she’s super nice and hot. Nice … yes. Hot … totally not.

          2. Hey Cafesuaminh…errrr Tina. Stop posting and pour me my tea.

  11. Who is working at NE & E EQ this winter Sunday?
    Tattoo suck when they deface đep skin.

    1. People who have problems with cute girls and tattoos are little bitches 🙂
      It’s about to be 2020 grow up

      1. I don’t have problem with cute girls and tattoos, but your comment change my interest to Tina from ‘no’ to ‘dislike’.

        1. you are correct olala. I’ve seen tina and luv girls reading and posting on this site.

          1. Reading & posting!?!

            I’m shocked to find that out!

            I understand why they read comments on this site, but posting..?! How do we know they post and what do they post?

            Don’t tell me the poster named “ME” is one of them!!!

          2. Who cares. You all horny men that tips them
            Take a pic next time you see them
            Posting. Faggots
            I just want to see MEL

        1. Doesn’t matter what they do…. they make money period :)))
          Trash or not, everyone will tip girls who show chim at EQ :)))
          Are u guys mad ? Mr Lee u sound like a girl posting too hating on tattooed girls

    2. Em Quyne was Nikkei Jessica gabby quyen
      Nikki looked nice. It was crowded for niner game.

  12. NE = Jasmin & Kristi just came in & Thao is cashiering so will probably stay. Heather & Lisa may leave. I dunno. I think Lisa left.

  13. Hey, Ninjas, let us know who works EQ & NE today? . . . . Tell other shop owners they should learn what brings ne & eq almost all the attention 😉 They are missing big money by not competing.

    1. From what I’ve seen, there are at least three types of VN cafes.

      Type 1: EQ and NE
      Type 2: Hot Spot and Paradise
      Type 3: Dạ Thảo, Goc Pho, etc.

      Despite what you might think, the type 2 and 3 shops are also doing very well.

      Most of the people on this site are only interested in the type 1 shops, so they tend to think the other shops are not doing well.

  14. Heard Mel got put on probation b/c she kept missing her shifts. Booo!! Nam and Quyen – bring Mel back. And get some new younger talent! What’s the magic phrase to get with Nam’s tits?

    1. Huong is fired. Mel has new man now so shes busy. Nobody can put her on probation dude.

      1. Even if mel leaves it’ adds to long line of departures this year

        Ngoc ahn

    2. Mel really brought the fresh air to EQ, but I would be happy if she is out of this business.
      Unfortunately, I feel that people around Mel keep encouraging her to use the body instead of her energy and skills. Mel should learn from Alina before it’s too late to fix.

      1. Mel was sick on thanksgiving and left early. She looked skinny and malnourished. EQ boss told her she cannot work until February. She doesnt have a man in Vegas.. that’s a rumor from other waitresses so that you dont miss her. Sad. I heard shes going to work in OC now

        1. OC is more open culture for fun. There’s more gals doing side work after they get to know and feel comfortable with you and acceptable.

          1. Go Girlz or Starz if you seek fun. Not always but sometimes.

        1. Mel is in Vegas party at clubs every night with her sugar Daddy…she is having now…lol

          1. Sugar daddy won’t bring sugar baby to casino or Vegas party, my friend. Time should be used in the more private places.

  15. That’s right JustLooking, it’s boring because the Coffebraker’s not there yet. Who is working at EQ now and can anybody help us out with NE’s line-up?

      1. Disappointing day for such a long drive, should I stick around for shift change? Will Janet or Drama be in today?

        Is everybody at Luv?

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