Seattle's new Vietnamese eatery Phin serves culture in a cup

Nov 13 2020, 8:04 pm

Phin is a love letter to Vietnam and its culture.

As soon as you step into the cafe, you’ll feel the love and passion that went into making the spot a reality.

Each dish and beverage has been meticulously thought out, weaving culture into each and every bite.

You absolutely have to order a coffee when visiting Phin. Being an essential part of the brewer’s lives, they’ve shared on Instagram how therapeutic and meditative the process of Vietnamese coffee can be. “Phin brewing isn’t super complicated, but what we appreciate most about the process is how it’s mellow and slow-paced. You can’t rush a phin. Once the water is in, you just have to wait.”


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Next, you should try their flan topped with crushed iced coffee. The owners of Phin revealed that the theme of bittersweet runs through both café sữa and bánh flan. “Maybe it has something to do with how Viet history shaped our worldview but we don’t turn away from the bitter things we are given, instead turning it into something lovely.”


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Besides drip coffee and flan, Phin serves up iced coffee, mocha, yogurt coffee, orange juice, limeade, lime soda, plum soda, teas, pandan waffles, and more.

Phin is currently open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.


Location: 913 S Jackson St, Suite D, Seattle

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