Decked out in colorful murals created by Vietnamese illustrator Phu Anh Tran, metal coffee cups and wicker fixtures – some of which resemble the Vietnamese conical hat – Son of Saigon is Shaun Pham’s ode to his Vietnamese heritage.
Chef and owner Pham’s menu pays tribute to his mom’s recipes — the food he grew up eating and says he still makes for friends and family.
The cafe signatures include the timeliness bánh mì (THB260/grilled pork; THB250/grilled chicken), made fresh to order with homemade pate, locally sourced meats, and house mayo on crusty baguettes.
Son of Saigon also makes a special bún thịt nướng (noodle bowls with grilled meat), featuring char-grilled pork or chicken marinated in a secret family recipe alongside fresh veggies and a tangy dressing (THB260/pork; THB250/chicken).
For breakfast, try Vietnamese’s version of eggs and bread, bánh mì chảo, with two fried eggs (THB200), grilled pork (THB270), grilled chicken (THB260), or ham (THB260).
The drinks menu also reflects Vietnam’s tropical diversity with beverages like the coconut freeze cold brew (THB150), salted plum soda (THB135), tropical fruit tea, and more.
But don’t miss the traditional drip coffee (THB120/hot; THB130/iced), featuring smoky Vietnamese robusta beans.
Son of Saigon
Sky Residence, Soi Thonglor 25 (Soi Phrom Phak), Bangkok
Opens 11am-8pm (Wednesday through Sunday), 11am-8pm (Monday)