Sunday, April 28, 2013

Café Mộc

Café Mộc is a unique place that serves many types of fruit drinks in addition to the traditional Vietnamese coffee. It is located inside the water park (Hồ Nước Ngọt) in Sóctrăng, Việtnam. My cousins Tín and his wife Tố Thanh are the owners. Tín's brother,Thành designed the floor plan. Tín actually hand planted all the trees in Café Mộc. There are quaint gazebos where you can enjoy your drinks in an intimate and romantic setting.  During the day you can sit in the cool shade of the gazebo and listen to the many doves. Tín loves nature and this spot reflects his love for the outdoors. Tín speaks English. He is the only one I know who can speak English well with almost no training and basically no practice. One year we visited he did not know English and a few years later we visited and he was speaking!  He amazes me!  He is a very hard worker. His day job is a banker. During lunch he comes home and helps his wife and staff in the cafe.  In the evening and weekends most likely you will also see him at Café Mộc working. If you are ever in Hồ Nước Ngọt in Sóctrăng please stop in and say "hello" to Tín.  He is known to the family as Siện.  Here are some photos that I took while I visited during my recent trip to Việtnam.  Thank you Siện and Tố Thanh for all the delicious drinks in a beautiful setting!  We are very proud of what you have accomplished!! Keep up the great work!

Café Mộc at night
Café Mộc--night view I
Café Mộc--night view II
Café Mộc--night view III
entrance of Café Mộc
Café Mộc
seating area
romantic seating area
surrounded by trees
small trail to more seating area
park your motorcycles in the shade
seating under the palm frond gazebo
(best type of shade for the tropical heat)
palm frond gazebo
beautiful palm frond ceiling
a cafe surrounded by nature
private seating area for you and your friends
the afternoon crowd starting to come in for cool drinks
Paul enjoying some cool drinks
Café Mộc
cousin Mien Lai--my driver!
Tin and his dove
dove #1
Paul and Tin
back to work at the bank!
light house
small friend
Hồ Nước Ngọt in Sóctrăng, Việtnam
Hồ Nước Ngọt in Sóctrăng, Việtnam

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