Best Place to Order Hot Vietnamese Coffee

Bambu Desserts & Drinks
6771-B Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, (571) 437-1445
There aren’t as many places to get hot Vietnamese coffee as you’d expect at Eden Center in Falls Church, a strip mall renowned for its collection of specialty markets, restaurants, and bakeries. Looking for iced? The more popular way of serving the drink can be ordered nearly anywhere, mostly pre-made. But if you want it hot—and you do—head to Bambu Desserts & Drinks, the only regional outpost of a California-based chainlet. They serve it scalding, caramel-sweet, and amazing for $3.75. French roast coffee and two ounces of espresso are lightened with an unhealthy pour of sweetened condensed milk and a bit of half and half. Just smelling it makes me vibrate.