This quaint cafe in Ho Chi Minh City with double bunk beds literally lets you drink your breakfast in bed

This quaint cafe in Ho Chi Minh City with double bunk beds literally lets you drink your breakfast in bed

This quaint cafe in Ho Chi Minh City with double bunk beds literally lets you drink your breakfast in bed

This quaint cafe in Ho Chi Minh City with double bunk beds literally lets you drink your breakfast in bed

Tucked away in an old apartment building in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City is the quaint and cozy cafe Chidori. Designed by Studio Anettai, the cafe is miles away from the typical trendy cafes you find these days, instead it is a warm and welcoming space that allows you to rest, relax and take a deep breath away from the hectic city life. It offers younger generations an inviting and safe space to connect and engage.

Designer: Studio Anettai

The cafe is surrounded by quintessential Vietnamese houses on both sides and is built in what was once a conventional subway house. The entire cafe is marked by beautiful modern materials – you can see wood and brick being used extensively, as well as soft ambient lighting. The café’s most interesting and pleasing feature is the rows of spacious double bunk beds that have been integrated in place of typical café seating. Studio Anettai has ditched the traditional tables and chairs and instead created semi-private capsules that allow clients to relax and spend some quiet time. Zigzag brick walls are interspersed with a series of openings, which lend the space a sense of privacy. The spacious bunk beds are laminated with wood, while the interior of the capsule is finished in faux leather, creating a truly comfortable and cozy space.

The cafe location is quite isolated and separate from the rest of the city. It is defined by several narrow alleys that are called ‘sheaths’. These hems are responsible for creating urban blocks that are quite fragmented and separated from the city. By creating a café in such a location, the studio attempted to reconnect this fractured space with the rest of the city, encouraging old and new to merge and merge. Chidori aims to be a ‘home away from home’ for today’s young people, providing them with a modern yet welcoming space.


The outside of the café was designed to blend in harmoniously with the surroundings. Materials such as brick tiles, beige stucco plaster and ventilation blocks were used. These materials are seen quite often in traditional Vietnamese construction, allowing the structure to blend in very well with the urban landscape. The cafe is a cozy space to just lay in bed and have a cup of coffee, especially if you need a break from the constant hustle and bustle of city life!


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