Named after a rare buffalo species, Bosgaurus Coffee is located in a French-style villa on the banks of the Saigon River right off Nguyen Huu Canh. Keeping to its name, speciality coffee store Bosgaurus Coffee serves mostly Arabica Coffee. Bosgaurus Coffee is one of the only speciality coffee stores in Ho Chi Minh City to serve their Vietnamese ca phe sua da by Arabica beans. When you visit and speak with the staff, you can see why Bosgaurus Coffee is the home for the 2016, 2017 Vietnam Barista Championships sanctioned by the World Coffee Events. The shop has won cup of excellent awards from the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and it’s easy to see why. The transparency and quality of their seed to cup process is unmatched in this city buzzing with coffee culture.
Bosgaurus Coffee, specialty coffee and craft beer hang out spot on the river banks
Aside from their coffee however, we recently learned that the coffee specialists at Bosgaurus also share a passion for craft beer. Bosgaurus’ owner, Hung, showed us a few of his favorite homemade brews that they recently introduced to their lineup. Bosgaurus now offers five different types of beers, two of them are served randomly each day (read below for the descriptions). After a quick taste of their lineup, Bosgaurus is on the top of our list for low key craft beer hangout spots, an especially interesting one given the location near the river.
Why We Like It
Located right on the banks of the Saigon River, Bosgaurus is an ideal spot to relax in the evenings without the bustling sounds of the city. Sticking to its casual style, there are no staff uniforms which helps set the tone for a relaxed, casual atmosphere. From sourcing, washing, sorting, roasting, and brewing their own coffee, Bosgaurus’ open floor and cafe bar emphasizes the transparency of their coffee making process. The design is meant to be public and activated, where customers can socialize with the staff and see the whole brewing process. The design aesthetic is black, white, stainless steel. Minimalist and intentionally designed to allow patrons to focus exclusively on the coffee.
Tips For A Great Experience
Bosgaurus has a spacious interior and outdoor seating, which means you’ll never feel cramped for space or style in this specialty coffee spot. The all-glass walls helps introduce a feeling of openness in the space. If you’re a fan of their coffee beans, they retail an assortment of their products for 300,000 VND per bag. Finally, if you’re keen to utilize the space for groups, they offer their second level or the entire space for private bookings.
Need To Know
Location: Saigon Pearl, Phường 22, Bình Thạnh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hours: 7:30 – 21:00, daily
X-factor: Located right on the banks of the Saigon River, the atmosphere is meant to allow customers to enjoy the breeze
Craft Beer Information
Bosgaurus now offers five brews in total:
- Amperor King: Black, natural cinnamon, chocolate, licorice and cinnamon smoked
- IPA: yellow color, distinctive flavor from nine houblon flowers
- Brewmaster: black and bold with a distinctive flavor
- Blond Queen: Easy-drinking with a pleasing citrus and hop bitterness.
- Amber Passion: A widely available, seasonable craft beer style that showcases both malt and hops.