District 1

Au Parc

15

23 Han Thuyen St.,
Ho Chi Minh City,

Vietnam,

Just yards from Reunification Palace, this airy café makes an agreeable stop for breakfast, lunch, or a simple snack and coffee, especially on hot afternoons. High ceilings, Deco tile floors, and terracotta-topped tables give Au Parc a distinctly European ambience; not surprisingly, it’s owned by a French expat, Noelle Carr-Ellison. Excellent sandwiches (such as avocado, bacon, and lettuce) are served on fresh baguettes and accompanied by cucumber-and-tomato salads; a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern plates and mezze round out the all-day menu.