What makes a trip to Thailand’s capital a fulfilling one, besides the shopping: Hitting up trendy Bangkok cafes that are big on character, whether it’s the innovative dishes they serve up or the chic minimalist interiors that make them 100 percent Instagram-worthy. Here are five cafes you should add to your travel itinerary.
Replete with retro fittings, this is the newest cafe branch opened by Bangkok-based beauty brand Karmakamet. How it’s different from other cafes in the chain: You get to shop cool homewares and clothing, apart from their house range of scented products. Note: Only light bites are sold here, so it’s best to head here for a spot of tea.
Address: 361/1 Silom 7 Alley, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak
Phone no: +66 2 237 1148
Opened by the same folks behind Everyday by Karmakamet, this branch has a more rustic feel, with dark wood interiors, old-fashioned lanterns, and an apothecary-themed store space stocking its popular perfumes and sprays. Head here for wholesome mains like linguine with a sprinkling of lemon zest and burgers served with Indian spices.
Address: Metheenivet, Klongton, Klongtoey, 30 Soi 1, Khwaeng Ram Inthra, Khet Khan Na Yao
Phone no: +66 2 262 0700
It’s hard to miss this Brooklyn, New York-esque cafe with its neon-lit signboard at the entrance. Snag a seat at its open-air courtyard and enjoy homey dishes and indulgent desserts – in particular, the Ovaltine Volcano pancakes, already sounds irresistible.
Address: 1/F, 49 Terrace, Sukhumvit Soi 49
Phone no: 081 884 8554
#4 Vanilla Cafe
Surrounded by lush greenery, this cafe is popular for its alfresco dining and Japanese-Italian cuisine; such as salmon and maguro salad maki, and angel hair with soft shelled crab, along with the usual all-day breakfast choices.
Address: 53 Ekamai Soi 12,Sukhumvit Soi 63
Phone no: +66 2 381 6120
The decor: Minimalist, with monochromatic posters on its walls and naked lightbulbs dangling from the ceiling. The food: Inventive, with creative twists on common dishes, like pancakes with bits of meringue and frozen cream and pork belly confit drizzled with crunchy pear and red wine sauce. With two Michelin-trained chefs behind the menu, you can be sure a meal here is worth every penny.
Address: Piman 49 – Sukhumvit Soi 49
Phone no: +66 2 662 7900
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