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
www.instagram.com/cafeparadise408
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)   (www.instagram.com/hs_sj)
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
https://www.facebook.com/Fantasy-Cafe- 820415021345938/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dream-Cafe/1506502706241235
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  (www.instagram.com/remedy.sj)
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 (www.instagram.com/palm.cafe)
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. long blonde hair, taller skinny, tattoo on hip. half asian half? saw a post about new girl Kate that sounds similar but I talked to her for 5 minutes and she said her name is kate

        1. Got it!! I remember now.
          Yes, I have seen her a couple of times and I am glad she stops by at NE. By the way, thanks for the description!! it was well done!!

  1. Wow Bella Got fat…it’s too bad. Guess weed and the munchies will do that to you. LoL

    1. Celebrate!
      Buy the homeless man a drink at luv cafe parking lot. Invite more homeless to luvcafe. All homeless are welcome there. Thanks Tran for voting to keep newsom.

  2. Went to NE for the first time in a while. Great new latina/white girl, hot body, cute face, and friendly. EQ finally has some competition again 🙂

  3. Anyone remember who used to work with Jessica and Tiffany during the last days of CQ? Is she still around?

    1. Anyone that says there are smoking hot girls in the v-cafe scene right now is crazy.

      Maybe you also need to go socialize somewhere there are women also.

    2. It was Han. She was a lot of fun when she’d sit next to you. Anyone know what she’s up to now?

  4. EQ needs to step up the quality. 3 of the girls all look the same. Did they fire white girl Diana? We need Alina back.

  5. Went to NE today. Janet and Thao were amazing today. J was dancing a bit and really knows how to shake her a$$ets. The ice coffee was cold and the ladies were hot.

    1. You guys are probably death warmed over yourself. Ever seen some of the “dregs” that come into these coffee shops? Guys talk shit about the girls and they themselves look like they should have another donut or have not been to the dentist in 40 years.

      1. ok blowjoe. we have the money. we want hot girls. you are wrong, i have not been to the dentist in 41 years!

      2. Joe,

        if your looking at men… then maybe your LOOKING 4 men???
        i can give you sum c-men but ur not my type.
        but seriously if your looking for a guy maybe you can check out the gay forums???
        just a suggestion…

  6. EQ: Mai, NgocAnh, Angel, skinny Mexican girl(forgot her name).

    Top notch A crew! Also funny thing happens. Mai ordered DoorDash and DoorDash gal went inside lmao!

  7. Look, I’m an axe-murderer, and I’m sick and tired of going into these coffee shops and them not showing the Axe Murderer Channel on their TVs! It’s censorship and I demand fair and balanced treatment

  8. Ignorant is my condition until somebody tells what bodies are working EQ & NE today.

    I saw Linh at EQ too. She’s kept hee weight down nicely 🙂

  9. Gnoc Ahn, vicki, jayden today. No Mai so the other girls had to perform more. Good day to go overall.

  10. EQ: NgocAnh, Jayden. Felt like a hot yoga studio this morning. The girls doesn’t know how to turn on the AC or something.

    1. Did they get the AC on at EQ?
      2 great girls. 3 is good too but 4 is too mamy to tip.
      Anymore come in?

    2. Linh from QC came in & cashiered for her sister yesterday @ EQ.

      Jayden và Ngoc Anh indicated they would work today.

      1. She wasn’t wearing underwear flashed her furry at the register. Was both fun and gross at the same time

          1. Yeah I remember her putting it in my face when her place revived itself into raunch. Lot of vegetation served as partitions

  11. Who is laboring at EQ & NE today, the day after Labor Day?
    Probably Thao at NE as, I hear, she’s got a baby to support. But she’s pretty. She’s a little solid but not flabby at all. Tip her well for the baby.

    1. Is light-haired Jayden at EQ today?
      Another new girl at NE?
      Dr Oz–Maybe u can trade some of that toilet paper to mamasans for coffee 🙂

  12. Hey,
    Wtf am I suppose to do with all that toilet paper I bought last year cuz the science told me to be paranoid?

  13. Putin–Is “unknown” the blond/redhead with a lion head tatoo between her breast, Jayden?

        1. Sure was, Putin. One of the best days I have seen in a while. It is nice to have Ngoc Anh and Nikki together. If we had Mai, now they would have been a trifecta!

  14. Price,
    EQ is the best. Expensive but you get a lot for your money.
    Paradise, second place. Low prices, good food, hot girls.
    Remedy, third place. Reasonable prices, good food. hot girls.
    Luv sucks. Same price as EQ without the entertainment.
    HS, sucks. Expensive.

  15. Cry babies
    EQ: Fox
    NE: Fox
    Luv cafe: CNN
    Remedy: Fox
    Paradise: Fox/cnn/local news
    Palm: Fox
    HS: Fox

  16. Maybe if you attended Trump University (whatever that is) you’d know when to use “your” & when to use “you’re”. Did you attend Sleepy Joe’s School for the Ignorant?

  17. Are these coffee places democrats or republican run?

    I visited luv cafe today, they had CNN on. I left without tipping. I’ll never go back. Girls were ugly too

      1. Mr. NO2 Trump–No Afghan women can apply at the ca phe shops because your idiot in the White House left them to the mercy Of the merciless. He left millions of dollars of weaponry too. What a foul-up.

        Nothing of what you said about EQ in your 10:34 post is true, except about “a dollar in the air”, and that’s the nature of the business.

        1. your a dipshit and still don’t know anything.
          I wont waste my time trying to debate with a dipshit.
          but i like to point out… your a dipshit.

          if you support Trump why haven’t you attended his Trump University???

    1. thanks for the tip FirstTimer!
      we don’t want visitors that were angry before they came into our shop to begin with.

  18. I’m visiting from SoCal.
    Went to check out EQ. EQ is 5 stars baby.
    Then I went to luv cafe down the street. Luv cafe is 1 star.

    1. Next time you in town, check out NE.
      Don’t waste time and money at luv. No one goes there. Girls don’t want to work there either

        1. That fat bitch also insists on being tipped. I’m like bitch go to the gym and maybe I’ll tip you. Ugh

          1. Likdapearl, yes thao is money hungry and desperate for just $1 tip! me and my mexican friends didn’t leave a tip and while we are walking out she would yell out loud “NO TIP”, AMIGO NO TIP????? I felt sorry for her stupid fat axx so i came back and gave $1! dumb b**ch!

    2. Hands down to EQ, number one coffee shop in San Jose. As you can see it is ranked no. 1 on this site no doubt about it. Smoking hot servers and the gorgeous boss lady Quyen.

    1. Gnoc is a knockout. Super hot. Definitely as good looking as the Paradise girls. Really good coffee today too! Gnoc, Mai, Jaden

      1. Obviously to each his own, but to me it was meh today. Maybe I should start forgetting memories of Mel

      2. EQ sucks! bosslady has a bad attitude and the girls are mediocre at best.
        there’s no water/ice tea refills and they won’t pay you any attention unless you got a dollar in the air!

        their hottest girl left over a year ago and she was Mexican.
        wait a while longer and EQ will be the same as the old CQ.

        1. BS. U don’t know what ur talking about. Except for the money thing lol. What other coffee shop has more to offer? Wave a few bucks at ANY coffee shop and the service improves. Not just an EQ thing.

  19. Any Jayden sitings today? Happy Hunter & Stuart–You’ve gotta experience Jayden. And I’ve yet to see “Joannie” @ EQ. Is anyone at EQ?

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