About The Old Compass Cafe and Bar
We opened The Old Compass Cafe to be a little refuge in the heart of Saigon offering good simple local food, coffee, wine and local hospitality. We want The Old Compass to be a place for locals, expats and visitors to hang out, read, catch up with friends over a glass of wine and tasty local food - or get some work done.
We also needed a base for our author's talks and events about history, art and contemporary issues.
We’ve had some superb evenings with authors and historians - including Bill Hayton (Vietnam Rising Dragon and The South China Sea - The struggle for power in Asia), Denise Chong (The Girl in the Picture), Larry Berman (Perfect Spy - The incredible double life of Pham Xuan An), Nguyen Qui Duc (Where the Ashes Are), Jim Laurie, Andrew Lam and others.
The Saigon home of Rusty Compass and Old Compass Travel in Saigon
The Old Compass Cafe is the Saigon home of the independent travel guide to Vietnam, Rusty Compass.
We also operate a walking tour of Saigon history and heritage each day.
See you soon.