Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

Once upon a time, Da Lat stole the heart of one Hanoian. Since then, this highland city has kept him under its bitter-sweet spell called coffee. 
Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

Phong Coffee sits on the slope of Tran Nhan Tong Street, with its Vietnamese name painted on a life-size milestone. On the other side is written "0 kilometer", boldly implying this is the start of Da Lat, despite the cafe's recent appearance.


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

All the colorful furniture was hand-selected by the Hanoian owner, who once shared that: “I don’t know what brought me to Da Lat, but the first time I was here, I knew that I would stay with it.”


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

A corner filled with half-assembled motorbikes and guitars, a vehicle and an instrument that are no strangers to backpackers.


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

Hovering bikes help keep the nostalgia of the mountainous city afloat.


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

A colorful bar suggests a diverse menu.


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

The walls are a graphic diary of the owner where every memory of places he has visited finds itself between bookshelves.


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

Customers here are mostly regulars who love the vibe, but young travelers attracted by the local scene also stop by to check it out.


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

This stage has heard many voices during live shows.


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

Old-school cameras have also found a home in Phong Coffee, unofficially turning the cafe into a hub for photographers.


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

The farther you travel south, the more popular white iced coffee (‘ca phe sua da’) becomes.


Da Lat's off-road milestone for coffee lovers

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