When looking for a space to work, either writing, designing or having a business meeting in Danang, any chain café like Starbucks or The Coffee House or a nearby local café will be sufficient enough. But to be honest, anything that exceeds the basic needs for a working space (such as fast wifi and quiet atmosphere) will greatly boost your working performance.
This can be the delicious aroma of coffee harmonized with the fragrance of wood interiors, the artistic background, relaxing music, and even the beautiful sceneries of Han River just out the window.
In this article, I have gone the extra mile, moving away from my expertise writing about night venues and onto some caffeinated spaces in Da Nang which are more suitable for working. But of course, you can also work on something in a nice and quiet bar, so please check out this article about great places for drinks in Danang and expand your options. Alright then? Let’s get some coffee!
The Joi Factory @Seahorse Hostel – Coolest Place in The Town!
One of the newest players in Da Nang, The Joi Factory really does manufacture joi through their menu, team and space. Using organic ingredients sourced locally, the team here has crafted a menu of delicious drinks and snacks. Their banana coffee and coconut caramel coffee already have amassed raving reviews, as have their ban-mini’s – a playful fusion take of the local banh mi (Vietnamese baguette sandwich) and the panini.
This cafe is also wonderfully themed. Being part of the Seahorse Hostel, the sea theme carries on in the cafe. Artwork of boats, lights that resemble fishing nets, and wooden tables and chairs with brick interiors and bamboo ceilings, everything has been given detailed thought. The tables are the right height, the chairs have the right arc, and you can spend hours inside, getting lost in your work. The delicious menu will certainly give you that extra motivation too.
The Joi Factory also cares about the environment and the locals. By utilizing environment-friendly materials when serving, together with those healthy treats which are made from organic locally sourced ingredients, this cafe does their part in helping the environment. Full of smiles and energy, the team will also go out of their way to make your experience as comfortable as they can.
Make sure you also head over to the cafe’s Facebook page for even more enticing promotions and events.
Address: 7 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hai Chau District, Da Nang.
Hours: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Prices: 20,000 VND – 60,000 VND
Six on Six Cafe – A Hidden Working Paradise
Six on Six Cafe is secretly located in an alley on Che Lan Vien street, near the east coast of Danang. Just after walking through the gate, a fresh breeze from the green garden welcomes you in, encouraging you to leave behind the busy atmosphere from the street. There are plenty of seats outside and inside, so take a bit of time and choose a place that works the best for you.
Six on Six has a wide selection of coffee, from the strong and basic espresso to the iconic drip Vietnamese coffee, and even some special options like cold brew, pour over, and aeropress. All the drinks are prepared by the hands of experienced baristas, 100% from the organic Arabica beans from Da Lat. The pristine beautiful tastes of the coffee beans are thoroughly extracted and enhanced via different methods. These drinks surely satisfy the most demanding coffee drinkers.
Since you will be working for up to a full day in the cafe, convenience is also a decisive factor. Apart from a whole range of coffee to keep your mind awake and focused, Six on Six also offers a big menu of healthy dishes and fruit smoothies for an energized body. So you don’t have to cease your creativity flow and find a place to refill your belly! I highly recommend the falafel wrap.
Address: 6/6 Che Lan Vien, Ngu Hanh Son, Danang
Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM (opens at 8AM on weekends)
Prices: 40,000 VND – 130,000 VND
Website: Six on Six Homepage
Danang Souvenirs & Café – An Inspiring Working Space
Working in a souvenir shop sounds a bit counterproductive, you might say. All the pretty distractions can ruin your focus on your office work. But if you are a designer or an artist, this place surely quenches your thirst for inspiration.
Imagine being surrounded by contemporary-style interiors and endless creations of local art, would that be enough for you to feel creative? Not just that, the spacious and peaceful atmosphere of Danang Souvenirs & Café is completed with a touch of greenery in the center – a blooming starfruit tree next to a radiant bouquet of bougainvillea flowers. Adding to the experience, the café overlooks Bach Dang street, which is the most beautiful street of the city, with a harbour and a view to the many eye-catching bridges.
The menu is also pretty impressive with many pages and many options, from traditional coffee drinks to international cocktails and homemade cakes. There aren’t many unusual or creative food and drinks, but hey, the sheer number of choices is enough to impress you!
Address: 34 Bach Dang, Hai Chau, Danang
Hours: 7 AM – 10:30 PM
Prices: 25,000 VND – 110,000 VND
Website: Danang Souvenirs & Cafe Homepage
Gozar – A Living Room away from Home
Gozar may not be the most popular name when you are looking for a good coffee shop in Danang because it caters to a niché group of guests. Integrated into a spacious old villa in An Thuong ward, just a few hundred meters to the beach, Gozar is literally “the bazaar of digital nomads”. If you have just settled down in Danang, this is a must-go place if you want to expand your network. The wifi is superb, so making an online conference call is perfectly seamless.
The space is vast, both indoors and outdoors. While the indoor area looks basically like a living room with sofas and air conditioner, the garden will blast you away with a green and fresh atmosphere from hand-grown plants, flower beds, and even a fish pond. The drinks are also a big plus. They are just basic, nothing creative or trendy, but the quality is going to blow you away. Not to mention, this cafe has good home-cooked dishes that will keep you on your toes while working.
Address: 104 Hoang Ke Viem, Ngu Hanh Son, Danang
Hours: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Prices: 30,000 VND – 75,000 VND
Website: Gozar Coffee Facebook page
Rafew – Open-air, Rooftop, Sofas & Containers!
Rafew was designed with big metal shipping crates, just for your ultimate solitude. Those who have been working in Danang long enough maye be familiar with this unique café. Since five years ago, Rafew has taken care of workers who deserve an isolated, silent working space for themselves, away from the hustle of the city life. This is just another peaceful place to lay back and get your job done. While there aren’t any dishes for a full meal, the menu consists of 100 drinks, snacks, and desserts for a quick refill of your energy.
The selling point of Rafew is its unique design and different sitting areas, most of them are open-air. As you walk through the long passageway leading into its building, the café brightly welcomes you with a giant skywell right in the center and a large Hon Non Bo (a Vietnamese miniscule garden consisting of a man-made mountain, a bonsai, and running water), encouraging a relaxing atmosphere.
From there, you can find the best corner to setup your workstation. The most desired area is the rooftop, with the infamous open-air container chambers. Just set up comfortably on one of the sofas in these metal boxes, enjoy Danang’s skyline and you will be done with your projects in no time.
Address: 58 Hoang Van Thu, Hai Chau, Danang
Hours: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Prices: 10,000 VND – 50,000 VND
Website: Rafew Danang Facebook page
Goom – Stay Green & Healthy!
For those green nomads out there, I proudly present to you a vegan café! Goom – Healthy Food & Beverages is a café project by green lifestyle-driven young lads who want to spread the importance of organic food and drinks. And what better way to fuel your brain and energy on a busy workday than with the healthy benefits of organic ingredients?
It doesn’t stop there. Goom is also a pioneer of using only nature-friendly materials in the hospitality industry of Danang, such as fiber bags and containers, paper cups, and bamboo straws. Try their homebrewed Kombucha as well! For those who haven’t been informed yet, Kombucha is a fermented symbiotic tea drink that is on the rise amongst the healthy products, and has been proven to bolster your digestive and immune system.
Located right in the center of the city, with a spacious and quiet environment, serving healthy food and beverages, you should already be here by now.
Last but not Least, for the Chain Coffee Lovers
Sometimes you just need a well-made fast coffee or drink, a well-designed space with an easily accessible location, and nothing too special. Without taking too much time to consider the best options, just pick a brand coffee house.
There are many well-known chain cafés in Da Nang, such as the Starbucks by the Han River, or the Highlands Indochina, but there is a high chance that these places are packed with people all the time. Fortunately enough, I have found the good locations that are best for work! They might become your favorite coffee houses for general purposes also.
The Coffee House – Pasteur Street
For a long time, The Coffee House has been one of the most chosen places for white collar workers and students to do their work or hang out, because of the brand’s signature drinks and warm atmosphere. Nick-named the “ Vietnamese Starbucks”, they have the best price-for-value, and their drinks are surprisingly good, especially the tea drinks. My favorite is the peach tea and the black tea macchiato.
And among their locations, The Coffee House on Pasteur street is most ideal for doing work. The shop is situated near a park and surrounded by office towers, so it is pretty discreet, hidden away from the crowds. Guests are also usually nearby office workers so the quiet is maintained throughout the day. If you like to sit high up in a peaceful place, watching the people and the streets while working, The Coffee House on Pasteur street is for you!
Address: 80 Pasteur, Hai Chau, Danang
Hours: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Prices: 39,000 VND – 65,000 VND
Highlands Coffee – Nguyen Huu Tho Street
Highlands Coffee is undoubtedly one of the top Vietnamese coffee chains, together with Trung Nguyen Coffee, having over 100 franchises all over Vietnam. It retains a special place in everybody’s mind when thinking of a place for doing business, hanging out, or just enjoying a peaceful time for yourself and a coffee.
For those reasons, many Highland shops are always full. Not this one though. As the latest addition to the chain in Danang and situated in the Ricco office building, Highlands Nguyen Huu Tho is uniquely built to cater to those who want to spend time working in a café. Only there, will you find the silence that no other Highlands in Danang can provide. So why not set up your station, get a signature Phin Sua Da, and work things out?
Address: 363 Nguyen Huu Tho, Cam Le, Danang
Hours: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Prices: 29,000 VND – 50,000 VND
Are you sold on one of these coffee shops yet? Pull up this list and try a new one every week! And if you find another good option in your journey to find the perfect workspace, do not hesitate to comment below and help your fellow workers. Give these a read if you want to know more about coffee shops across Vietnam:
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