If you are visiting Saigon, you will inevitably spend some time on Bui Vien st. It is the busiest street in the heart of the backpacker area in District 1.
“SOZO was established in 2005 to help underprivileged Vietnamese families & their kids break the cycle of debt, be trained for employment and have the opportunity of a new start in life. 100% of all proﬁt is used for staff training, development and education.”
They have lots of delicious cookies, cakes, western and Vietnamese food. You can get a great coffee, a fresh coconut, smoothies. Everything I have tried there so far is great.Their Oreo truffles are to die for!!
And the best part is, that they are working with families and children who used to be on the street. They send the children to school, and the older ones to college. They teach them how to bake, handle money, and basic business skills. The currently have around 15 staff training at their cafe. Sozo work with Cacet (Child Abuse, Consultancy, Education, and Training) to make sure the children are safe and properly cared for. They create a safe and happy environment for the kids. All volunteers and staff must have a police clearance check before they can work at Sozo and are required to familiarise themselves with Sozo and Cacet’s child safety policy.
Delicious, affordable food for a good cause!