Traditional Vietnamese coffee
Selected from the finest Arabica and Robusta beans grown in local farms in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, Càfê RuNam’s coffee uses 100% pure and authentic beans and is roasted using technology and techniques from Italian coffee masters.
At Càfê RuNam, the traditional drip brewing process with a “phin” – the coffee filter unique to Vietnam – is the preferred brewing method.
Càfê RuNam offers six different blends of coffee and each type varies depending on the percentage of Arabica and Robusta beans used. Please note that more Robusta beans in a blend will result in a greater caffeine content as well as a fuller body. In each cup of “phin” coffee, there are 20-25g of coffee versus 8-10g for each shot of espresso.
Menu and price
Plush bench seating downstairs, or a cosy lounge and garden terrace upstairs, are opulent settings in which to enjoy Càfê RuNam’s food. Like the colonial décor, updates on classic Vietnamese dishes (VND 120,000-VND 130,000) and mains (VND 300,000-VND 520,000) are presented in good taste, suitable for business lunches or weekly reunions with friends.
The restaurant’s banh mi thit nuong RuNam, or RuNam grilled sandwich (VND 120,000) is a popular item among locals at the café. Delicately tied in pandan leaf, portions of a sliced baguette were smeared in flour and filled with bite-sized beef and pork patties. It married well with light cucumber, coriander and a spicy sauce that evenly coated the soft dough.
For something more sophisticated, try the hai san nuong xa sot chanh day, or grilled seafood with passionfruit sauce (VND 350,000), a tower of mashed potatoes, golden scallop, fresh seabass and grilled prawn drizzled in a pool of passionfruit dressing. Every ingredient meshed into each other for creamy, satisfying mouthfuls.