If someone asks us where we like to travel for a long vacation, our answer will be DALAT.
Remembering when I was a kid, for every summer vacation, Dad often took my grandmother and me to Dalat for about 2 weeks to stay in the villa with a big yard of Mr. Hien. Every day I could freely play with Mr. Hien’s lovely dog, sniffing the smell of the plants, picking up the dried pine cones, eating yogurt, lettuce mixed with beef, and noodles, drinking hot soy milk in the familiar stores. It can be said that Dalat had well performed the role of mending the childhood memories in my little soul.
As for my husband, Dalat is a designated place for couples. He said that coming to Dalat, people could not resist falling in love; it is cold at night, if wandering alone, the loneliness would suffocate you. Every time we go to Dalat, he would drive me around – to visit the old places and to discover new things.
Dalat has been a lot more vibrant lately thanks to a series of brand new business locations of young people from other places. Their common point is the intense love for this romantic place. Everyone has a different way of loving Dalat. Sometimes, there are ways of loving Dalat that make people fed up with, such as they put a Hoi An – styled yellow house in the heart of Dalat and think it is beautiful.
But we believe, and tell each other that it’s okay, Dalat is a girl with a strong personality. She will know how to choose the best for her and abandon the inappropriate – the process of growing up with the difficulties that everyone has to go through.
If you have the opportunity to visit Dalat these days, you can visit the places where we have spent our 2 weeks of youth! These are all the places we believe you will also like.
☘️ BIG APRICOT BAG COFFEE SHOP (TIỆM CAFÉ TÚI MƠ TO): A super cute cafe with lots of separate spaces, both indoors and outdoors, with many pretty corners. Anyone who loves taking photos will be able to take advantage of many beautiful corners here!
☘️ STILL CAFE: A lovely campus with various small stores inside. The Myanmar Milk Tea with rich, delicious and creamy cream. Stewed beef with artichoke of the Kosame beef noodle shop that made me fascinated after one try. There are also many corners for you who love taking photos.
☘️ CHEO VEOOO COFFEE SHOP (CLIFFY COFFEE SHOP): The shop is located in a cliffy location exactly like its name. Tiny space and a nice view to watch the sunset together!
☘️ LA VIET COFFEE (LÀ VIỆT COFFEE): Professional design. Large space. The cafe is famous for its quality, so I don’t need to recommend it?!
☘️ MARCH COFFEE SHOP (TIỆM CAFÉ THÁNG 3): The store is located on the slope with a view overlooking the romantic city of Dalat. Delicious coffee. Delicious Kombucha. There are a few outdoor seats that are quite romantic. In particular, the name of the shop and the phrase “let’s meet when the coffee flower blooms” are the cute reasons why I want to come back.
☘️ DearMOON: The small restaurant located on the terrace with an airy view. Lovely decor. The restaurant offers excellent European dishes at extremely soft prices. I believe if you come here, you will have a pleasant experience at the warm dining table, meticulously cared for every little detail.
☘️ CARDINAL FOOD-DRINK: A nice little restaurant located on a high slope in a small alley. Cozy and lovely decor. Delicious European food at cheap prices. Super cute staff.
☘️ ÉMAI DALAT: The restaurant is located in a splendid villa, with both indoor and outdoor tables. The food tastes a bit Vietnamese and the price is slightly higher than that of dearMoon and Cardinal but the villa itself gives a very sweet feeling. If someone wants a private, quiet, and romantic dinner, this is a great option.
☘️ LƠ-GHIM: Yay. A buffet-style BBQ for beautiful nights. You can make a reservation by calling. The BBQ space is outdoor, divided into many areas so people can sit together in small groups or organize large group parties. Beautiful garden. Good food. The weather in Dalat is great for BBQ!
☘️ FUNGI CHINGU: A Korean BBQ restaurant with high-quality food and a good price. I used to think that if I go to Dalat and eat barbecue like in Korea, it would be great. Now it is available here.
☘️ CHU BARBECUE SHOP (QUÁN NƯỚNG CHU): This popular barbecue shop is extremely crowded. Delicious baked goods. Good price. Guests coming to the barbecue shop dress up nicely like in Korean movies. I entered the restaurant and thought I was in Korea
☘️ BEER SHOP 13 (TIỆM BIA số 13): Late at night after having a full meal, you can come here and make a few beers before going to bed. The shop has pretty indoor and outdoor spaces. Many craft beers for you to choose according to your taste.
Anyone loving Dalat as much as we do, please raise your hands!