Cafe Camon is a Vietnamese cafe that takes its coffee seriously. The way they make their drip coffee is just like they traditionally do it in Vietnam, so not only is tastes amazing but it is a full experience!
At Cafe Camon, you can find a very beautiful, new, and well-designed interior. Spending time there was a great way to destress and enjoy some drinks.
I sat right by the window, so I could see the sunset while enjoying my beverage. Other than this, you can also enjoy your time at Cafe Camon on their rooftop, which has a nice view from the cafe street, close to Daejeon Station.
The decorations of the cafe all reminded me of Vietnam. I could see that every corner of the place had some sort of decoration. It was nice seeing how well thought out the owner was in designing the place.
Additionally, for those with fur babies, dogs are allowed both in the cafe and on the rooftop patio.
Their menu was filled with Vietnamese classics. It was very surprising seeing not only Vietnamese coffee but also other drinks as well. There were so many things I had never tried before!
Under the Vietnamese menu, there were selections such as Sihn To (yogurt smoothie with or without fruits), Tangmo Pan (watermelon drink), Cafe Trung (egg coffee), and Vietnamese coffee.
In addition to this, other types of coffee and drinks are offered. I found their signature menu very interesting. Other than the egg coffee, they also had Kaya Jam Toast and Coconut Coffee. Although I did not try them this time around, really got me curious, so maybe next time!
The price of the whole menu, including the signature drinks and desserts, ranged from 6,000 Won to 7,000 Won.
Other drinks that are not on the menu may differ in price, but more expensive items are bottled juices or Vietnamese beer.
Vietnamese Hand Drip Coffee
In Vietnam, an apparatus called Phin is used to make coffee. It is a mix of a pour-over and french press techniques. While the water comes in from the top, like a pour-over, a thin filter screen pushes down the liquid like a french press.
Coffee in Vietnam is not only about the taste, but also there about the social aspect of it. When you make coffee, you drink the beverage and also take your time to talk and take a step back from your stressful and fast-paced life.
In many countries, especially in Korea, everything is made fast and on the go, but not Vietnamese coffee. Since it takes 3 to 5 minutes to filter, and with a Phin, you are “forced” to sit down and wait. This is the time to talk and enjoy your time.
Cafe Camon was a great place to experience some Vietnamese coffee culture. I tried the Sinh To (yogurt smoothie) and it was delicious. The condensed milk mixed with the plain fresh yogurt was the perfect combination for a sunny and hot Sunday afternoon.
The hand-drip coffee was also very nice to try, so if you stop by, please order it.
Camon (까몽) Address: 299-120 Soje-dong, Dong-gu, Daejeon Korean Address: 대전 동구 대동천우안5길 38 1층 Opening Hours: 12:00 PM - 09:30 PM
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