Brisbane’s Best Vietnamese Iced Coffee

By Laura Francis
12th Oct 2016

best Vietnamese coffee Brisbane

To all you coffee connoisseurs out there that can tell the difference between your Robusta and your Arabica, where to find Brisbane's best Vietnamese iced coffee is for you. After Brazil, Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee in the world, but we didn’t need to tell you that.

Coffee paired with condensed milk is the stuff of caffienated dreams, and one you won’t find at Starbucks. If you haven’t tried Vietnamese ca phe sua da (iced coffee) before, we’ll have you converted quicker than caffeine can raise pulses!

This cup of glory is not widespread on the Brisbane coffee scene, but the Brisbane café’s serving Vietnamese iced coffee have a cult-like following. We're blowing the lid right off of this one; here’s where to find the best Vietnamese iced coffee in Brisbane.

Simply Duo


“North side gem” and “Nundah’s best kept secret” is how locals refer to Simply duo in Nundah. The incredibly loyal customer base speaks for itself, and they make the smoothest Vietnamese iced coffee. You’ll be hooked. 

Café O-Mai 


Café O-Mai in Annerley is a Brisbane institution, and not just because they have one of the best breakfast menus going. Need a coffee stat, but can’t bear to sip on a scolding hot drink in our subtropical climate? Cafe O-Mai's Vietnamese iced coffee is the answer to your sweaty dreams, so grip your clammy hands around this beauty.  

Phat Pho


This bustling city fringe Vietnamese kitchen will satisfy all your spring roll and coffee needs. If you like strong coffee that’s full of flavour, you can get it at Phat Pho in Teneriffe. They make the traditional cup both iced and hot, so take your pick.

Chop Chop Chang’s

West End

How do you like your coffee? If it’s with alcohol or coconut ice cream then you must visit Chop Chop Chang’s in West End ASAP. Sip on a Vietnamese coffee martini, have it on ice, traditional Viet style or even an affogato, they do it all. Good luck deciding!

Mrs Luu’s


Great things take time, and the Viet drip-filter coffee is one. At Mrs Luu’s in Milton, you can watch the brewing take place—don’t worry it only takes about five minutes! If you’re in a rush grab the Viet iced coffee, ready for gulping on the go!

Scotts Rd Deli


Scotts Rd Deli in Darra is essentially Vietnam in a kitchen on the outer subs of Brisbane. This takeaway joint makes sensational, traditional Vietnamese iced coffee, and for those of you that have ever been to Vietnam and have had an iced coffee, you won’t be able to tell the difference. Promise!


Brisbane CBD

Roll’d uses Trung Nguyen brand coffee, which is the famous Vietnamese robusta beans you can only get online (and kind of a big thing in Vietnam), so expect authentic Vietnamese flavours here.

Need some sustenance to balance out that caffeine rush? Tuck in to any one of the delicacies at Brisbane's best Vietnamese restaurants!

Image credit: Yaseera Moosa

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