At Driftwood Cafe the food is sensational and the authentic woodfire oven produces world-class, thin-crusted pizza – crispy on the edges and softer in the middle. We had a pepporoni and a vegetarian of our own creation; the toppings were perfectly blended and we stuffed ourselves. Not normally a pizza fan, this visit I jealously guarded my share.
At Driftwood Café it’s like a small Australian beer garden with fold-up slatted wooden chairs and tables and out front, the most prominent sign proudly proclaims ‘Cold Beer’ (yes, it’s icy cold). A bit like at an informal Sunday picnic, the distinction between customer and staff feels occasionally blurred so you might have to scout out your own plates and utensils. But none of this matters because you feel at home right from the get go. Mind you, while the friendliness of the Vietnamese staff can’t be beat, it won’t hurt to double check your order as some are still learning on the job.
There are chairs on the nearby beach and you can order from there as well. Meanwhile, back in the ‘beer garden’ you can check out the sport TV if that’s your fancy.
Visitors and residents to An Bang Beach are the lucky recipients of this keenly-priced new eatery cum beer garden that’s the brainchild of Simon Connon and his wife, Huong.
Hours: 10am – 9pm
Add: Duong 7, An Bang Beach
Tel: +84 (0) 38 6474 341; +84 (0) 967 722 360
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Driftwood Cafe, WoodFired Pizza