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Basilico at The Intercon

Basilico's interior furnishings is made of light wood which gives a very "airy", warm feeling. Note the nice overhead chandelier.

One quiet but sultry Sunday morning in Saigon, I decided to go walking around District 1, the central and business district of the city of Saigon. Well – partially walking though ; )

Café Lounging. It was such a hot day, I remember. I think I decided against walking all the way from my humble abode in District 1 to check out again a new café that my colleague had introduced to me one weekend. It was called Basilico, a new coffee place on the corner of the new Intercontinental Hotel on Hai Ba Trung street.

Decided to take a cab there instead, and when I alighted from the cab at the side entrance of the hotel, I accidentally stepped on my pants leg with my sandal and ripped the seam of my pants leg. Zounds! So much for alighting with panache and flair at the entrance.

Anyway, having looked around that someone didn’t see the little mishap except for the bellboy, I got into the entrance and positioned myself against one of the floor-to-ceiling glass windows of Basilico.

The food was largely Italian with oven-fired pizzas and a fairly good array of coffees to choose from. It’s a great place to lounge around on a Saturday afternoon with your friends — your intellectual friends — so you can lazily deliberate on the future economy and your future ex-boyfriends – har har har!

Basilico - At the patio

Basilico's patio overlooking the side street.

 

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