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Cafe Cardinal
Distinctive All Day Dining

The Reverie Saigon | Dining | Cafe Cardinal

At Café Cardinal, breakfast and lunch are buffet or à la carte, with made-to-order main courses such as buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup, black cod with chorizo, and wok-fried lobster with black peppercorn.

Come dusk, dinner is a fine dining affair, with à la carte and prix-fixe menus featuring dishes that are decidedly French, while the dessert buffet entices with the finest selection in all of Ho Chi Minh City as well as an array of imported cheeses.

In addition to its all-day dining offering, the artful venue serves up afternoon tea in high style daily, presenting selections from across the European continent, including favourites such as Austrian linzer torte, French éclairs and English scones.

    1. CUISINE Continental during the day & contemporary French in the evening
    2. CHEF DE CUSINE Paul Pettini

      6th Floor

    4. RESTAURANT Café Cardinal
    5. CAPACITY 100
    6. TELEPHONE +84 (0) 28 3823 6688
    7. EMAIL restaurant@thereveriesaigon.com
    8. DRESS CODE Smart casual or business attire
    9. ALL-DAY DINING 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
    10. BREAKFAST 6:30 am – 10:30 am (weekends until 11:00 am)
    11. LUNCH 11:30 am – 2:00 pm (weekends until 3:00 pm)
    12. AFTERNOON TEA 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    13. DINNER 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Chef Paul Pettini is a true student of the culinary arts. Previously, he was head chef at Jardin Des Sens, a French restaurant by three-star Michelin chefs Jacques and Laurent Pourcel.

Over the course of his career Pettini also at Hotel Marinca & Spa by Chef Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF) Jean Luc L’Hourre, and at Michelin-starred restaurant La Bouitte by Chef Rene.


Café Cardinal’s à la carte menu is a tribute to classical French cuisine, albeit with artful, contemporary aesthetics.

At breakfast, its marble counters are laden with first-course and dessert selections both visually appealing and sumptuous. The restaurant embodies the spirit of an all-day dining menu, with as many as a dozen main courses on offer and made-to-order.

The Restaurant

Flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, Café Cardinal’s impressive atrium dining space features an elegant landscape of gorgeous leather furnishings by Visionnaire paired with Italian marble and set against palatial, hand-laid mosaic art installations.

Decorative masterworks include distinctive chandeliers and light installations by Venini, including a colourful trio designed for Venini by Brazil’s famed Campana Brothers, made of an eclectic array of repurposed glass fragments and copper wires.

The Reverie Saigon | Dining | Café Cardinal


Available every Saturday | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Live Jazz music throughout the evening

Café Cardinal Seafood Dinner Table

From the coast of Normandy to the fish markets of Tokyo Bay, discover a bountiful array of seafood delicacies in a globetrotting presentation found only at Café Cardinal. Presented with flair in the most vibrant destination in the city, embark on a culinary journey overflowing with international seafood favourites with an emphasis on aesthetics and taste in the restaurant’s show kitchen.

Starting from VND 1,688,000++ per person
Including free flow Prosecco sparkling wine: VND 2,088,000++ per person

To book your table, please call +84 (0) 28 3823 6688 or email restaurant@thereveriesaigon.com

The Reverie Saigon | Special Offer | Seafood Fare

Café Cardinal

Business Set Lunch

Elevate your lunch with classic international favourites available for takeaway. Savour your choice of appetiser, main course and dessert with optional add-on dishes. From sustainable seafood to roasted chicken breast and much more, the Café Cardinal business set lunch is the perfect choice for dining at home or in the office.

2-course: 348,000++
3-course: 428,000++

To order, please call +84 (0) 28 3823 6688 or email restaurant@thereveriesaigon.com


Afternoon tea takeaway

Available daily | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Delight in a refined afternoon tea in the comfort of your own home. The Reverie Saigon’s Afternoon Tea Set for Takeaway presents classic French sweet and savoury favourites alongside a selection of Dammann Frères teas, enabling you to relax in style.

VND 588,000+/ takeaway set
The afternoon tea canapés are updated seasonally. Each order will require 30 minutes minimum to prepare before being available for collection.

The Reverie Saigon | Café Cardinal | Waiters


Tropical Summer Afternoon Tea

Escape the sweltering afternoon heat in the opulent Café Cardinal with a delectable tea set presenting tropical fruit delicacies featuring fresh flavours of mango, pineapple, guava, passion fruit, lychee, banana and coconut alongside a selection of Dammann Frères teas.

Available daily 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm for a limited time.

To reserve a table, please call +84 28 3823 6688 or email restaurant@thereveriesaigon.com

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