Da Lat offers you the best weather to enjoy the food as well as the romantic landscape. Locating 1,500 meters above the sea level, this city has cool weather all year round (from 15°C to 25°C). While most the Vietnamese is sweating like hell in the summer, people in Da Lat just chill every day. I know 2 days are too short to explore all the tasty foods in Da Lat. But if your time is limit, I would suggest you the best places to eat and make sure you would miss any Da Lat’s hidden gems.
You may need this: A quick travel guide to Da Lat – City of Eternal Spring
The romantic one – Wooden House
Wooden House is the most unique restaurant in Da Lat. When enjoying a pizza and a dish of BBQ spareribs, I saw one staff was making the pizzas in the front garden, another staff was collecting some vegetables in the backyard, and the other waiters were smiling and welcoming all the guests. 10 out of 10 for this restaurant!
- Address: 26 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Dalat
- Price: 35.000VND – 900.000VND/dish (about $1.5 – $39)
The refreshing one – An Cafe
I can totally add this cafe to the list “where to eat” as they serve a lot of foods and drinks in An Cafe. I was amazed at the design (both interior & exterior) of this place. So creative! An Cafe attracts not only the young Vietnamese but also the tourist with its open green space as well as the variety of choices in their menu. Overall, I had a leisurely breakfast here. Only one complaint, s-l-o-w service!
- Address: 63Bis Ba Thang Hai, Dalat
- Price: 30.000VND – 50.000VND/dish (about $1.30 – $2.20)
The fast-food one – Lotteria
Lotteria is my favorite fast-food chain in Vietnam, their hot & spicy chicken is soooooooooo yummy!!! The chicken is really crispy and it tastes more sweet than spicy. I had a quick lunch in a Lotteria store in Da Lat before heading to the magnificent sights. If you’re also a busy traveler who wants see many places and doesn’t have a lot of time to eat, check out this one!
- Address: 1 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Dalat
- Price: 25.000VND – 251.000VND/dish or combo (about $1 – $10)
You may also need this: Eat like a local in Ho Chi Minh City
The bakery one – Lien Hoa
Lien Hoa is the most famous bakery in Da Lat and they sell all kinds of bread, baguette, sandwich. This bakery is near the night market which is in the city center so you can go there and take a look in the evening. When I was in the shop, I just wanted to grab everything there and take a bite from each one.
- Address: 19 Ba Thang Hai, Dalat
- Price: 10.000VND – 500.000VND/item (about 50 cent – $22)
The lake one – Thanh Thuy Restaurant
Sitting in this restaurant, you would have a great view of Da Lat while eating or drinking. Thanh Thuy restaurant locates on the edge of Xuan Huong lake and it has been here since loooooong time ago as I remember. The morning before I left Da Lat to go to Nha Trang, I had a late breakfast in this restaurant and I immensely enjoyed the wonderful view (and of course the foods).
- Address: 2 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Dalat
- Price: 50.000VND – 132.000VND/dish (about $2 – $6)