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.

4,477 thoughts on “Latest Ranking – Cà Phê

  1. Hey – where do you guys go to get hair cuts with friendly service from way hot girls? Places that need appts don’t tease – provide a business name. TIA.

    1. I recommend Randy or Tony from Kim’s Hair and Nail a few stores to the right from EM. They give the best haircuts.

    2. Your comment reminds me of the hair cut place a couple doors down from Cafe Quyen. I wonder if they work anywhere now.

          1. Use to visit the parlor next to CQ after coffee. There was another parlor also. Yeah the haircut gals next to 408.

          1. YCG = The discussion are now on discord coffee channel.

          1. there is some dude “mspitz” that can add you. hopefully he sees this message and responds to you..

  2. Hey, does anyone know where Jane is working? She used to work at 408 cafe with Jessica. Thanks

  3. Don’t understand the interest in CQ Jessica. At CQ found Jessica Han Nam Linh unappealing and I know how these gals operate. Only Tiffany was sexy demur and hot.

    1. Disagree. Some of the funniest and most entertaining stuff occurred at CQ. Like the time the crazy lady from next door came in and danced on table for example. Yvonne was a sweetie also. Jessica before moving to the shop two doors down was great. Jessica and Tiffany together was a good duo. I do agree about Linh and Han, greedy and fake.

    2. Tiffany was at her best the last few weeks before closing. Dressed and doing things like the others were doing. In the past I had only seen her do for a selected few.

      1. I wish i had seen it. Missed the last few weeks I guess. Their closing was a surprise to me, no one there said anything. A little out of character for Tiffany to go further than pasties and thong. She looked good in anything.

        1. The girls did not know ahead of time. The boss told them last day after closing. Surprise to them also. That is what Jessica told me back then.

          1. when, exactly, did CQ close? there should be a memorial on the anniversary.

          2. I believe what Jessica said.

            At first, I was thinking CQ was moving to next door or something. The closure caught me by surprise.

            I wasn’t the same person ever since!

            If anyone knows Jessica’s fix schedule at NE, please share.

  4. Does Jessica of CQ really resurface at NE?

    No one says anything after the initial sighting and posting.

    1. I posted about her 2 days ago but i guess i was blocked.. she is back but shes greedy. Expects tips for anything she does. The other girls are much nicer. Im avoiding her now whenever i go

        1. Yes meaning just talking to you, flashing you etc… all the other girls already do that stuff and are much nicer and dont beg for tips like jessica… i dont think she is doimg anything else

          1. yes I agree. Jessica is greedy like when she was at CQ. She is greedy and hungry btch!

          1. Actually thao is much nicer.. ive never seen her be greedy.. maybe years ago she was but since the last couple years, shes been very chill.

          2. Bangkok, thao is definitely nicer but she’s just as money hungry as Jessica. Thao might not show her greediness like Jessica!

    2. I’m trying to picture Jessica. Is she the Latina with a shapely body especially the top?

      1. jaketran, she is the hungry btch from CQ! She’s Viet. had a hairy bush at CQ. She’s shaved at NE.

    3. Hey Joe2567, this is just for you. I was in NE when i read your post but my phone took a dump. Jessica said maybe Friday but Saturday for sure. they did not tell her a.m or p.m. On another post i did not see Jessica as a money hungry b. she would walk around like normal and guys were digging for there wallets to thow money at her. No begging on her part.

      1. Cafe Lover, thank you for the info.

        Even when she worked at CQ, she didn’t act money hungry. I might try Saturday morning.

        I miss her; she was playful.

      2. cafe lover/Joe, I think it depends on how comfortable she is with you. I know her since CQ days so she expects me to tip her even if I don’t want to. the other day I handtip her $5 to grab her a$$. immediately she pointed to my money on the table to ask me for $5 more. by the end of my stay, I ended up tipping her $20.

        1. Exactly what i mean.. none of the other girls do that.. im gonna ask what days she works so i make sure i avoid that day

  5. Noob here. What are the names of these girls at EM?
    1. Tall asian blonde
    2. Spinner asian with dyed red hair
    3. White spinner
    Also what is the SOP for tipping/contact?

    1. Hand tip. Go a few times and you’ll get the hang of anything beyond that. Depends on many factors.

      1. What’s the recommended hand tip amount? I usually leave a couple bucks at the table as I’m leaving

          1. Is it possible to fingerbang these chicks or does $5 just get you some titty action?

  6. Looks like someone was rubbing their lamp…

    Jessica sighting at NE….

    New girl Nikki at EQ

      1. She lost some weight. She looks the same as she did 5 years ago before gaining the weight. As friendly as ever.

          1. Holly also works at this salon too? Damn, talk about a good 1, 2 punch. Some of the best times of my life were with those girls at Deja Vu……….

          1. Can’t find Cuong doing a google search. Could you share a link? Or address?

          1. Anybody know the answer to this question? Where Jessica and Holly work?

    1. I heard Mai is in Vietnam until Chinese New Year. I don’t know if she will return to the cafe. Ngoc is gone. She was vague as to when or if she will ever return.

  7. where are the parties at now a days? I know a girl at em who want to dance at tq but how?
    be great to see her do both..

  8. Does any of the servers at EM have a Onlyfans account? I’d join if any of them have an account. Thank you ninjas.

  9. It has been almost 3 years since Cafe Quyen closed. Does anyone have any idea of where Jessica & Tiffany are?

    We need to have more posts on this site.

    1. The “where did Jessica and Tiffany go” theme crops up every few months. Either no one knows or no one cares to share. Its been 3 years, probably need to get over them! Tiffany was great though….

          1. Lost contact with both awhile back. One is or was out of country. Other not sure

          2. I miss Tiffany. Remember walking into the place the first time and saw her wearing a bikini. I heard the other girls tell her “Du”. Tiffany obediently went to the back and removed her top and came back out. My heart skipped a beat seeing that for the first time. She had a great rack and had to walk around working with no support whatsoever. Seeing Tiffany in that state while all the other girls were still covered made it that much hotter. Hope she is doing well. Miss her.

          3. Yes she was obedient. Seen her several times without the bikini bottom. Boss would YELL TIFFANY take off instantly come off. Only seen this the last couple of weeks. The Rack was bare a lot of the time. I think they was trying to make the most before closing.

          4. In looks, Tiffany’s rack was probably the best I’ve seen in any shop. Her surgeon needs an award for that job. Personality there has been quite a few girls, since Tiffany was a bit reserved, but a sweet girl. I missed her last few weeks so i rarely saw her out of the bikini, or pasties.

          5. Damn I miss CQ. Its so rare to walk out of a shop anymore with the same feeling as at CQ. Most of the time anymore it is rather boring, regardless of tip amount.

          6. Tiffany attractive demur gal. Jessica didn’t find attractive but she possessed a willingness for pleasing

            CQ was few levels above the other shops, looking back and remembering bewilderment

          7. Does anyone remember Jasmine? She also worked a couple of doors to right of CQ.

          8. I remember both of them. Han was probably the most outwardly greedy coffee shop girl I’ve ever seen. Saw her help herself to a few dudes moneys. One of them freaked out and created a scene. It was hilarious, but i woulda been pissed too. Jasmine was a sweetie, but had a few issues. Hope she’s doing ok. I liked the place best when Linh wasn’t there, and her sister Nam ran it. Good times.

  10. What happened to Mai and Ngoc? They used to be working almost every day the last few months. I barely saw them there the last 2 weeks. During New Years, even at 5 deep, they weren’t there.

    I asked Ngoc about Mai not being around for a while, she said Mai is down to 1-2 days a week.

    1. before Christmas Mai was put on time out for breaking rules or being naughty. Last time i saw Ngoc was on Dec 24,25 and 27. She was taking almost all tips to the hand only.

      1. Yeah, Ngoc told me the same thing about Mai.

        Last week it was mainly Becca/Katie/Jayden (aka girls who are much more subtle)

        1. Jayden subtle? Ngoc maybe. I’ve never seen Ngoc do anything that wild. Mai is a different story. Sounds like a tame start to the new year.

          1. What’s too naughty, that boss would object? She needs some naughty to keep us coming.

    2. Today Becca Jayden and new girl.

      New girl was getting lectured by Becca to not let guys run her for more than 5 seconds or else Boss would get mad.

  11. The cashier at EM is an extremely beautiful lady. I think her name is Quyen. Was she a server before wearing (or not wearing) sexy outfits? She just seems so quiet and dressed conservative. Did she have a wild side before? Calling out the historians.

    1. Quyen is the boss lady/mama-san at EQ. Gorgeous indeed. She used to help her sister Linh at CQ but did not show anything. What a pity.

      1. Thank you Historians. If Quyen wore sexy tops I’m pretty sure she would be one of the top tip receiver in the cafe. Just saying to help cover expenses due to inflation.

        1. Back then CQ had a number of young gals more attractive and provocative looking Than Quyen

    1. Breaking the rules? Being naughty? I noticed last time Ngoc Ahn was only taking tips to the hand.

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