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Cafe Diem

Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1031 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
+1 215-923-8347
08:00 - 19:00
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

i have eaten many vietnamese places but this one is the best, english isnt very good here and its cash only! get the spicy noodles, i ordered small but more than enough, and at less than 10$ a bowl its a steal! also the ice tea in the summer is a welcome addition. if you are looking for vietnamese come... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A friend of mine recommended this restaurant. upon entering the restaurant I can immediately tell the food is great because it reminds me of the family-run restaurant in Arizona where i used to live. The restaurant is small but always crowded. I ordered the famous "bun bo heu" extra large bowl and boy I was in for a treat. The... More 

Thank thisis4ads
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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170 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Take it from someone who loves to hunt for good food and eats in Phila at least 1x per week. This is a no nonsense bear bones type of place. You come here to eat and then you leave. The bun bo hue is awesome, filling, and the right type of spice. So come eat and leave completely satiated.

Thank Mark G
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

The bun bo hue here is very very good...not as spicy as all the reviews you find would lead you to believe...but very very good, and there are plenty of spicy condiments to dress it up...super clean and fresh noodles a plenty, the RIGHT herbs on the side and very good fresh beef. I hear the chicken pho is also... More 

Thank Adam C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-8347

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?