Bánh mì shop Mr Saigon opens on Capitol Hill

A new Vietnamese spot, offering bánh mì sandwiches, coffee, beer and more has debuted in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Capitol Hill, called Mr Saigon, is located at 734 12th Ave. in the former home of the University Market & Deli.

Bánh mì sandwiches are Mr Saigon's staple, and the eatery has classic and modern options on its menu. Try the Little Saigon or the tofu-filled sandwich on a freshly baked baguette. Pair your bánh mì with a Vietnamese iced coffee, bubble tea, imported bottled beer or one of the beers on tap.

The casual eatery is across the street from Seattle University and offers a 10 percent discount to students with ID. 

The counter-service spot is off to a strong start, with a 4.5 rating based on 13 reviews on Yelp. 

Monika D., who was among the first Yelpers to review the eatery on May 29, said, "Beautiful, modern, minimalistic and bright space; very welcoming. ...  Overall, each item was delicious and the bread for both the bánh mì and pâté chaud (Vietnamese puff pastry) were warm and flaky."

Yelper Ashley D. added, "Everything seems to be baked in-house, which is no easy task! All of the sandwiches I've had tasted 100 percent fresh."

Head on over to check it out: Mr Saigon is open from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m. on Sunday.