I can’t believe no one seems to have reviewed Cafe 58 Vietnamese on Johnston St. It’s been on my list to try for years, as I always receive positive verbal feedback about it, and I finally ate there with a friend on an impromptu Wednesday evening out. They provide fantastic food and friendly service.

cafe583 dinner at Cafe 58 Vietnamese, Johnston St

We ordered vegetarian rice paper rolls to share (bottom), my friend had a vegetarian rice noodle soup (below) and I had hot chilli sizzling kangaroo with coconut rice (above), which was amazing.

cafe582 dinner at Cafe 58 Vietnamese, Johnston St

The menu is eclectic and diverse compared to many Vietnamese places and the wine list is extensive by the bottle, though small (but reasonable) by the glass. I had a good South Australian shiraz to complement my kangaroo. Cafe 58 exceeded my expectations and is somewhere I look forward to returning to.

cafe581 dinner at Cafe 58 Vietnamese, Johnston St

dinner at Cafe 58 Vietnamese, Johnston St

4 thoughts on “dinner at Cafe 58 Vietnamese, Johnston St

  • 25 February 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Looking back at this post from 2010, it’s interesting that Cafe 58 still remans a little under the radar. We’ve been regular diners at 58 for over 3 years, and the fabulous fresh, food never disappoints – I think that out of all of the places in the area, this is the most consistent with food and service. A warning though, once a true regular, you won’t be able to leave without owner Van providing a requisite complimentary shot of mekong whisky, or a VB (Vietnamese Beer) stubby or three…

  • 15 May 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Sad to report that Van, the much loved owner of Cafe 58 passed away last week after suffering a stroke. He’d been on dialysis for kidney failure for a number of years, but was still working hard, up until some friends visited a month or two back. A convivial host, we will miss his hospitality dearly. Unsure as yet whether the restaurant (which featured the wonderful cooking of his wife) will continue.

    • 15 May 2017 at 7:02 pm

      He’ll be missed. He and his family ran a good and welcoming restaurant.


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