vietnamese street food in london

CITY caphe - moi an

an invitation to eat


our journey

Our story began in 1978 when the Vu family were part of the refugee 'boat people' fortunate to come to the UK. We helped form a network of support for fellow refugees by founding a local Vietnamese community in London. We catered weekly to the Vietnamese community at social events and organised larger cultural events to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and Vietnamese New Year. Everyone loved our food as it was a taste of home in a foreign country- a comfort and reminder of our Vietnamese homeland and heritage. 


Our dream of sharing these flavours with others came true when we opened City Caphe in 2010 and started serving our traditional Vietnamese food right in the heart of the City of London to busy City workers.


The Vietnamese aunties in the kitchen at City Caphe met all those years ago in the Vietnamese community and are part of our extended family. They prepare all the food from scratch- taking care with our long simmered broths, marinating meats, pickling vegetables and chopping herbs. We have daily deliveries of all our ingredients fresh from the specialist Asian suppliers, greengrocers, butchers and bakery enabling us to freshly prepare and cook everything on our menu onsite. 

Our recipes have been developed from a backbone of family recipes that have been passed along. Our flavours lean towards those in Southern Vietnam, with slightly sweeter and well-balanced notes than Northern style, not as chilli spicy as Central Vietnam and brought to life with subtle spicing and vibrant herbs. 


Now in 2017 we are excited to introduce our sister cafe Moi An on Fetter Lane.


Moi An means 'an invitation to eat' and this phrase is warmly said to one another when sitting down to share a meal together. We have extended the menu here to introduce some more of our favourite dishes and are able to happily provide office catering and deliveries from this larger site. 


We look forward to welcoming you to try our food and I hope that you can feel the background of family and love that goes into everything we make at City Caphe and Moi An.                                                                                                      


Spiced soups, banh mi, summer rolls and noodle salads fly out of the door of this City venue – and prices won’t break the bank.




We provide a delivery service for corporate occasions, office meetings and group lunches. Order by 10am for delivery in 24 hours. Free delivery for orders over £100.


Corporate customers can also order through Seamless.


visit our restaurants

17 Ironmonger Lane, London, EC2V 8EY

Nearest tube: Bank

Monday - Friday 11:30 - 16:30

 84 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1EQ 

Nearest tube: Chancery Lane

Monday - Friday 12:00 - 16:00

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