Bangkok – I visited Bangkok late last year and managed to check out some of the new cafes and restaurants which opened in the past year. Here are some of the worthy spaces to check out on your next Bangkok holiday!
One of the most gorgeous cafes in Bangkok, at least for me. Modern design meets old school structure at this 150 years old building occupied by the popular cafe from Singapore, Sarnies Bangkok is located at a charming shophouse 5 minutes walk from BTS Saphan Taksin. The two-storey cafe has a good mix of brunch fares and coffee, along with a small selection of desserts like chocolate brownie. Both vibes and coffee on point.
Where: 101 Charoen Krung Soi 44, Bangkok, Thailand
As a relatively new cafe in Sathorn, I checked out Ground Coffee when it only opened for three weeks and fell in love with the spacious woody and industrial chic setting instantly. Coffee beans are sourced from various parts of the world like Brazil and regional beans, while the food menu is comprehensive too with a mix of sandwiches, burgers and eggs related.
Where: 22 Soi. Sathorn 11 Yannawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Phak Cafe & Crafts
Located in Thonglor, this two-storeys cafe opened early this year with level two being a lifestyle retail space. I like the setting where you can remove your shoes and sit on the elevated platform, a little of Japanese touches less the tatami. Mark this down if you are looking to chill over coffee near Thonglor BTS.
Where: 1 Sukhumvit 51 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
The brand probably needs no further introduction, which started out in Thonglor before opening in Emquartier. I checked out it’s gorgeous duplex space at the newest mall in Bangkok, Icon Siam. Level two is a dedicated coffee bar space where you can pick from the wide coffee menu and sip your drink while people watching.
Where: 299 ICONSIAM Shopping Center, G, UG Floor, Unit no. VG01, VUG, Charoen Nakhon Rd, Klongtonsai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Roots at Sathorn
There are a few Roots cafe around in Bangkok, but what really draws me to one of their newest outlet is its wooden interior. Located near Surasak BTS, the space is zen looking and you can expect a good blend of local coffee here, from the likes of Chiang Mai region. There’s no food menu per se, though there are pastries and bread like croissants to order with your coffee.
Where: 33,31 Bhiraj Tower at Sathon, Unit No. A.1.2 1st Floor, South, S Sathorn Rd, Yannawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Brave Roasters: Space Oddity
As an established name in Bangkok’s cafe scene, I was surprised by the rather different look of Brave Roasters at Seen Space in Thonglor. Opened since September 2018, it is a co-space with a lifestyle concept and I can’t help but notice the strong monochrome interior. White sofa seats, raw touches of the floor and a black coffee bar and craft beer taps, this is a good space to be seen.
Where: 2/F, Seen Space, Thonglor Soi 13, Bangkok, Thailand
White Shuffle Thonglor 13
Another relatively new space which is right opposite Brave Roasters: Space Oddity, I was drawn to White Shuffle for its naturally bright and airport lounge looking vibes. The menu here is largely Western food, where I had one of the affordable breakfast set. Food is passable, unfortunately.
Where: 251/1 Thong Lo 13 Alley, Khlong Tan, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Opened for merely a few months, I walked to F.I.X Coffee for my caffeine fix during my recent stay at the SO Sofitel Bangkok. I love the duplex and industrial minimalist space of this Sala Daeng cafe. Expect some robust coffee, where I had the Flat White, Latte and Iced Americano on multiple occasions. Food menu is limited, though the cheese sandwich on the menu sounds tempting.
Where: 1, 3 Sala Daeng 1 Alley, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
One of the well-known Japanese coffee brands which expand quite rapidly over the past year, Omotesando Koffee finally opened on level three of Siam Paragon in the second half of 2018. Unlike the Tokyo outlet, the Bangkok kiosk lacks the Japanese zen vibes and feels more like a pop-up space within a mall. Regardless, it is still a worthy option to grab a coffee in the Siam precinct.
Where: 991 อาคาร สยามพารากอน, Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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