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“Good Food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of V Cafe (Restaurant/Bar/Live Music)

V Cafe (Restaurant/Bar/Live Music)
Ranked #22 of 255 Restaurants in Da Lat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The V Cafe is the home of LIVE MUSIC and great food in the central highlands of Vietnam.The story...Opened in 2002 by long-term Vietnam resident, Dr. Michael Sterling, the V Cafe carries on the tradition of good food and good value, and is now adding a "taste of the blues," as Curtis King and friends light up the V Cafe with their live blues and acoustic music.The menu... A great mix of Western favorites (including some of the best Mexican and tastiest pizzas in Vietnam), a smattering of Asian dishes, including a few Vietnamese all-time favorites (pho, spring rolls, etc.) Vegetarian? You'll enjoy a full selection of Vegetarian dishes, including some great curries. Good selection of local and imported beers and wines. (No MSG added to our food.)We've added a great breakfast menu, and are opening up early for travelers wanting to get an early start before heading out to see Dalat.Nightly live music - acoustic, rock 'n' roll, blues, folk, country, international.Free WIFI.Delivery within Dalat!Smoking section outdoors. Location: The V Cafe is about 200m from the lake (Xuan Huong Lake) up Bui Thi Xuan street. Opening hours: 7:00 a.m. until about 10:30pm (a bit later on weekends and eves of public holidays)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Good Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

A friend and I spent a week at Dalat and noticed V Cafe as it was very near the place we where staying at. V Cafe is a small, intimate place, with live acoustic music. We like the ambiance too, as it is warm and can be romantic. They also have a few tables outside where you can here the live music as well. We had a pepperoni pizza and pasta and it was delicious! The owner, who is an American, is really nice and friendly. We had the night of our lives when we ate late dinner here and had the chance to jam with some of the musicians. The owner who happens to also own Escape bar (which is a 2 minute walk from the Cafe) also invited us to play there too! We almost skipped our night bus back to Ho Chi Minh because we were enjoying the music and the lovely crowd. Would love to visit there again!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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“Excellent lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We came in here looking for a western lunch in the pouring rain, and they provided the most delicious chicken enchilada that I have had for a long while, with olives and tasty guacamole and salsa. Probably the best western meal I had in Vietnam, and mostly prepared while the power was out. ,y husband had pumpkin soup which was good too. Reasonable atmosphere, nice staff.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Great food, nice ambience and fantastic live music.

You can often catch Curtis King performing, there doesn't seem to be any instrument we won't have a go at playing.

Had a guest guitarist playing when I was there, a fellow called Johnny Guitar. Best live guitarist I've ever seen, a life long musician who's played with many of the top rock and roll acts.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
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“Best pizza in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

When I travel, I always eat local cuisine, but occasionally I hunger for a good pizza. Finding good pizza in Asia is a big challenge. Most places just don't get it. Not Olivia. Their pizza is crispy and very good. And their ingredients are very authentic and real and fresh. A great place to eat reasonably in a good atmosphere.

Visited May 2014
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Hamburg, Germany
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“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We dined here twice and enjoyed the food so much. Nice restaurant, brilliant food and very friendly staff and great live acoustic music. The service was extremely nice and efficient and the level of English more than correct. We will recommend this place to our friends going visiting Dalat Thank you guys.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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