Snippets: The definitive guide to must try Bangkok cafes | 8 best cafes to check out in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand – It’s not just about Thai food in Bangkok. The café scene in Bangkok has been increasingly exciting the past year, as we checked out some of the noteworthy ones in our article! With a flight time of merely two hours from Singapore, Bangkok is one of the most popular short weekend getaway for many in Singapore, with no excuse given the competitive air ticket pricing from budget carriers (Scoot, Airasia, Jetstar) to full-fledged airlines (Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific or Thai Airways). I love Bangkok for its food and massage, and I do make it a point to head down yearly. While I would much love to cover as many cafes in Bangkok, there is only so much we can stomach each trip, but be rest assured we visited all of the below cafes personally. From After You cafe to Karmakamet Diner or the most hyped Nana Coffee Roasters in 2018, here are eight of our top picks for your cafe hopping food trail on your next trip to the land of smiles – Thailand!


After You

Possibly the birthplace of Shibuya Toast, making a stop at After You whenever I am in Bangkok has somewhat become a SOP. With more than ten outlets in Bangkok, we count the Siam Paragon and Siam Centre ones the most accessible. Do not leave without trying the signature Shibuya Toast for sure. As for the rest of the cakes, I will say it’s merely passable. The queue is usually quite fast moving, which anyway will be worth the while for a nice sweet treat.

Where: Various outlets including Siam Square One, Ground Floor
Tel: +66 2115 1949
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm to 12am

Nearest Train Station: BTS Siam


Audrey Café

Audrey Café is a princessy theme café in Bangkok famous for its cakes and desserts. While it serves savory food as well, it seems like the Thai Tea Crepe Cake is drawing most of the customers instead. We tried the Fried Omelette, which was satisfying beyond words – surprisingly. Unfortunately, the highly anticipated Thai Tea Crepe Cake failed to meet our marks as there was a lack of strong thai tea flavour. Despite so, it was no doubt a pretty plate of cake to have on our table.
L5-03/1R Central Embassy, Ploenchit Road
Tel: +66 2 160 5876
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 10pm

Nearest Train Station: BTS Chit Lom


Casa Lapin

There are four Casa Lapin outlets in Bangkok, but the one at Sukhumvit Soi 26 boasts the nicest space of all. With an alfresco garden setting to the long interior wooden space, the spacious layout here is an integration of café, hostel and work space. Enjoy a nice cup of coffee from beans sourced from the likes of Pacamara and Brave Roasters. Give the Eggs Pan & Mix Sausage from the breakfast menu a try if you only have space to try one item. A wide range of selection such as fish and chips, burgers and pasta are also available in the main course menu.
Where: 51 Sukhumvit 26 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 000 5546
Opening Hours: Daily 7.30am to 10pm

Nearest Train Station: BTS Phrom Phong


Karmakamet Diner

Karmakaret Diner is a hidden gem in Bangkok tucked away from the busy Khlong Toei District, within five minutes walking distance from Phrom Phong BTS right behind Emporium mall. I walked through a small lane, which signalled me to Karmakaret Secret World. Brunch fares are the highlight at Karmakaret, even though the dinner menu is rather promising as well with a focus on European cuisine. Feeling greedy, we went for the Big Breakfast set which comes complete with a latte, coconut drink, yogurt salad and toast bread. This is a hearty option for the ravenous soul. [Read more here…]

Where: 30/1 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2262 0700
Opening Hours: Daily 9am to 11pm

Nearest Train Station: BTS Phrom Phong


Nana Coffee Roasters

Nana Coffee Roasters is the one of the most hyped up cafés in the city right now, which only opened officially in early 2018. Located in the heart of Yaowarat, Chinatown near Hua Lamphong train station, the 3-storey shophouse café is tucked away at a small, rustic lane decorated with plenty of flowers at its entrance. Indeed, level one of the building is dedicated to florist brand One Day Wallflower, while Nana Coffee Roaster takes the space at the back of the house as well as levels 2 and 3. Order a coffee and immerse yourself in the gorgeous space. [Read more here…]

Where: 31-33 ซอย นานา Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 7pm (closed on Wednesdays)


One Ounce for Onion

Tucked away in an alley of Ekamai 12, One Ounce for Onion is as indie a café can be. The location is quite inaccessible, hence I will recommend taking a cab from Thong Lor station. With limited seating capacity and mainly outdoor seats, the café is also adjacent to its multi-brand fashion shop, Onion. Yeah, shopping while eating also sounds dreamy. I was impressed with the Grilled Croissant with Tomato Sauce and Runny Egg I had, as well as my coffee which uses beans from Brave Roasters. The grilled croissant, buttery and crispy, blended so well with the tomato sauce. I can have this for breakfast every day. IMG_0859e
Where: 19/12 Ekkamai12, Sukhumvit 63 Road
Tel: +66 2116 6076
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday to Sunday 9am to 8pm

Nearest Train Station:
BTS Ekamai


Roast Coffee & Eatery 

Located in upscale Thong Lor district, Roast Coffee & Eatery has long been regarded as one of the best cafes in Bangkok. It is about 15-20 minutes walk from Thong Lo BTS, therefore I will recommend taking a taxi from the nearest BTS station instead to save time and arrive in style and comfort. The café is not big and it is always packed, even on a Monday afternoon. Reservations are highly recommended. Brunch is one of the main draws and there are the usual Egg Benedicts with varying versions such as the more exotic Foie Gras Benedict or the usual Eggs Florentine Benedict. Try the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict and Iced Espresso!

Where: Various outlets, including 251 Thong Lo 13 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 185 2865
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 11pm; Friday to Saturday 9am to 11pm; Sunday 9am to 10pm

Nearest Train Station: BTS Thong Lo


Rocket Coffee Bar

Rocket Coffee Bar at Sukhumvit 49 is easily one of my favourite café hunts in Bangkok. It was extremely inviting to step into the predominantly white, sleek café with a cosy Mezzanine level. This is the newest and biggest outlet for Rocket Coffee Bar. Expect a mix of expat crowd, tourist and locals at the cafe, which can get quite busy. We didn’t manage to try much of the food here as we were too full from our previous meal, hence merely had both the coffee and local coconut juice. However, was satisfied we managed to check this out, as the space is so gorgeous for a cafe that I wish we have something like this in Singapore.

IMG_0838eWhere: 46/12 Sukhumvit Soi 49
Tel: +66 2662 6638
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7am to 9pm; Friday & Saturday 7am to 11pm

Nearest Train Station: BTS Thong Lo


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