They’ve whittled out the Chinese dishes usually found on lengthy Vietnamese restaurant menus and expanded on the Vietnamese offerings, which means you’ll find not-everywhere dishes here
I am willing to suspend reality and go with the Saigon alleyway vibe they’re going for here, but the service is too good, the drinks and desserts too polished, and the place too spotless to make me think I’m hearing the buzz of Honda scooters
I recently returned from Vietnam where I learnt that pho is the country’s blandest noodle soup. Sacrilegious, I know, but it led me to Hem 27, which specialises in regional noodle soups.
Sleek Vietnamese cafe with top shelf noodle soups, hefty hawker snacks and a chilled approach to bringing you own? Lock it in. They do a mean iced coffee, too.