There are countless cute coffee shops in Saigon for adults, but there is another coffee shop phenomenon that moms and children will absolutely love! It’s darling little cafes that cater specifically to babies and toddlers. Imagine if Chuck E. Cheese and Starbucks combined into Instagram-worthy plush pink cafes – that’s what you’ll find in these “premium baby cafes”.
I love the baby cafes in Saigon for a few reasons. First of all, most of them have designated diaper changing areas (you’ll find that this is most certainly not the case in most restaurants around Vietnam). Second, it’s not unusual to breastfeed here whereas you’ll find that it’s very uncommon to see Vietnamese women breastfeeding in public. And third, there’s no shame in having an unruly, screaming baby at any of these baby cafes because you’ll be surrounded by other moms who get it.
Some of these “premium baby cafes” are better for small babies and some are more suited for toddlers. There are cafes with great outdoor play structures and others with fun indoor ball pits. You’ll find that the quality of food, drinks, and services differs between each, as does the level of cleanliness. I break down the pros and cons of each Saigon baby cafe below. Enjoy!
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The Best Baby Cafes in Saigon
Best for Babies: BAMA Kids Cafe
Many of the kid cafes in Ho Chi Minh City are great for older kids who can walk and play, but not so great for little babies. But BAMA Kids Cafe is awesome for babies because they have a long, wide, padded bench that is perfect for laying little ones on. Plus they have short tables that they place on the bench for you to have easy access to your food and drinks.
The menu at BAMA Kids Cafe is no-frills – some sandwiches, hummus, fries, coffee, and juices. If your baby is under 1 years old you just need to order a drink and you can skip the hourly play fee. Menu prices are really reasonable and I can personally recommend the BLT and french fries.
Older kids will love that BAMA has dress-up clothes, dollhouses, and a variety of other fun toys to keep them occupied. It’s a great place to get together with your mom friends and enjoy a coffee while your kids run around. The friendly staff members often play with the kids so you don’t have to.
BAMA Kids Cafe has a bathroom with a changing stall for your baby. They don’t provide diapers or wipes so be sure to bring your own.
Cons: BAMA Kids Cafe is a bit older than the other cafes so it doesn’t seem as pristinely clean. Plus it’s cash only!
Location: 41 Đường Số 41, Thảo Điền, District 2
Hours: Open Monday thru Sunday from 9:00am until 7:00pm
Cost: Babies under 1-year-old are free as long as adults order 1 item from the menu. Children over 1 year will be charged 85,000 VND per hour to play.
Most Instagrammable: Peekaboo Premium Kids Cafe
When you walk into Peekaboo Premium Kids Cafe, you’ll be immediately greeted by the host at the front desk where you’ll leave your shoes and take a number.
Inside you’ll find a darling little cafe area filled with plush pink chairs. Beyond that is a large ball pit on the left and a kids’ kitchen area on the right. Up the stairs, you’ll find a big slide, some bean bag chairs, a yurt, and an assortment of toys to choose from.
There is also a cute little kids spa area for manicures and pedicures.
The menu at Peekaboo Kids Cafe has various salads, sandwiches, and other western dishes as well as yummy smoothies and fancy coffee concoctions. It’s a bit pricier than some of the other cafes but it’s still less than you would spend for the equivalent in the states.
One great thing about Peekaboo is that they have a very nice, quiet room for changing diapers and for nursing. If your baby needs a quiet place to settle down for a nap, this room is ideal.
PeekabooKids Cafe is great for kids who can walk. They’ll especially love using the slide and playing in the ball pit. Unfortunately it’s not as ideal for small babies as there are no padded areas to lay your baby down. If you do come with a small baby, either bring your stroller or try to get the one bench seat in the cafe.
Cons: No area for small babies.
Location: 91 Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh, Phường 22, Bình Thạnh
Hours: Monday 10:30am – 9:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Cost: On weekdays the price is 100,000 VND per hour per child and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays the price goes up to 120,000VND per hour per child. Children under 12 months and adults are free to enter but adults are requested to order food/drinks to avoid the 100,000 VND service charge.
Best for Both Babies and Toddlers: Lilliput Kids Cafe
Lilliput Kids Cafe is also very Instagrammable – the first thing you’ll notice when you enter is the white carousel in the center of the room that kids can actually ride on!
You might think that Lilliput is only meant for bigger kids based on the carousel, the ball pit, and the play structure, but if there’s a little room just before the changing room that is perfect for small babies. There are several chairs as well as some great toys suitable for little ones.
Tables line the side of the room with a long bench running between them which works great if you need to lay your baby down. The seating is limited so you’re best off making a reservation in advance through their Facebook page.
The service is kind and attentive and the food is quite good. Portions of both the food and the drinks are large so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
Cons: It gets really busy and it’s a bit pricier than the other kids cafes.
Location: Oxygen shopping mall of Anphu Vista apartment, 628C Xa lộ Hà Nội, An Phú, District 2
Hours: Open Monday through Thursday from 9:30am – 8:00pm, and from 9:00am – 9:00pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays.
Cost: The fee for children to play is 100,000 VND per hour per child (+VAT) and each adult is required to order 1 drink or 1 item of food.
Best for Mom Meet-ups: La Rosa Bistro
La Rosa Bistro is my favorite premium baby cafe in all of Saigon! There is an adult coffee shop on the main floor that is covered in plush turquoise chairs and dim mood-lighting. You should definitely come for a coffee and a snack someday, but while you have your baby in tow you’ll want to head downstairs.
The entire left wall of the baby cafe has a long bench seat in the same beautiful turquoise velvety fabric as the upstairs. It’s perfect to lay your baby down while catching up with friends. Plus there are large playhouses and plenty of toys for the older kids to run around. The floor is covered in a mat so you don’t have to worry about new walkers taking a spill.
Prices at La Rosa are much more reasonable than you might expect. The menu is large but we’d recommend sticking to the Vietnamese classics like pho. Children’s nursery rhymes play in the background while you sip coffee and chat about your life as a mom in Vietnam.
You’ll love relaxing on the comfy bench couch while your kids run off and have a blast together!
Cons: No diaper changing area. One mom recently complained that they don’t clean and sanitize the toys as frequently as some of the other kids cafes.
Location: 76 – 78 Đường Số 66, Thảo Điền, District 2
Hours: Open from Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00am until 10:00pm, closes one hour early on Mondays
Cost: No cost for kids to play
Best Outdoor Play Area: The Snap Cafe
The Snap Cafe isn’t a “premium kids cafe” per se, but they have dedicated a large part of the restaurant to being family-friendly. All of the rustic-style tables are outdoors and the family-friendly area has comfortable couches for your baby to lie on and plenty of room to store your stroller.
The real draw of The Snap Cafe for parents is the nice outdoor play area that kids will love! You can sit under the covered seating area and enjoy lunch while your kids run off to play on the wooden play structure.
The Snap Cafe has an incredibly extensive menu that includes Vietnamese classics, Mexican food, burgers, pizzas, salads, and more. Plus coffee, tea, juices, smoothies, beer, and wine. It’s impossible not to find something to suit your palate here!
Another great thing about The Snap Cafe is that it is located in a little courtyard that is filled with cute boutique shops. So you can browse after enjoying lunch and some playtime. In fact, our favorite baby store in Saigon – Albetta – is here so you have to stop in to have a look!
Cons: All of the tables are outside which means no air-conditioning and mosquitoes during the rainy season.
Location: 32 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền, District 2
Hours: Open daily from 7:30am – 10:30pm
Cost: There is no cost for kids to play but you may feel a bit awkward if you sit here without ordering anything because it is primarily a restaurant.
Other Cafes in Saigon that are Great for Kids
There are two other restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City that are not premium baby cafes, but they have a small room for kids to play. Au Parc has really amazing food and has a space on the third floor to entertain toddlers (it’s not meant for small babies). You’ll definitely want to check out Au Parc’s happy hour – it’s one of the best in HCMC!
And Bep Vo Kitchen in Thao Dien has a room on the second floor that caters to children. There are a few cushions for smaller babies and wooden toys that toddlers can play with. Bep Vo is great because the food is delicious and really reasonably priced. Plus everyone on staff is super friendly and accommodating, especially to moms!
Neither of these are specifically meant to be kids cafes, but are great options if you want good food and some entertainment for your little one!
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