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Bangkok's 40 best cafes and restaurants to get breakfast

Where to start your day all across the city.

By BK staff | May 06, 2016

  • Bangkok's 40 best cafes and restaurants to get breakfast

LANGSUAN/PHLOEN CHIT

1. Black Box

The brekkie menu (available daily from 7:30am-4pm) includes straight-up fare like two eggs cooked any style, served with toast, sausages, potato, grilled tomatoes and mini salad (B150). Still hungry? Order the Hungryman (B350), which adds bacon and pancakes to the regular set. The star, though, is probably the pulled-pork Benedict (B220), a contender for the city’s ultimate hipster breakfast.
Mahatun Plaza, 888/8-9 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-651-5188. Cafe open daily 7:30am-4:30pm; Bar open Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm. BTS Phloen Chit  
 

2. Crepes & Co

Sweet and savory crepes are the order of the day at this popular restaurant set in a charming white house. Great service and a nice garden complete the picture. Try the savory crepe supreme (B310), filled with bacon, mushroom, cheese, Bechamel sauce and topped with an egg. The brunch set is a very reasonable B518, which gets you one hot drink, one fruit juice, yogurt and muesli, two eggs, pancakes and more. There's second branch at Eight Thonglor.
59/4 Lang Suan Soi 1, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-652-0208. Open Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 8am-11pm. BTS Chit Lom
 

3. Cafe Tartine

We love this family-friendly spot’s French sandwiches made with crusty baguettes and simple but high-quality ingredients. But you can also get a proper breakfast (eggs, croissant, sausages and coffee, B179) or treats like the croque monsieur (B200) and chocolate pumpkin pie (B100)—delicious, even for breakfast.
1/F, Athenee Residence, Soi Ruamrudee, Wireless Rd., 02-168-5464. Open daily 7am-8pm. BTS Phloen Chit
 

4. BKK Bagel Bakery

Situated right beside BTS Phloen Chit, this is Bangkok’s go-to bagel spot. The New York-style bagels are boiled and baked daily. We dig the classics Reuben (corned beef, sauerkraut, gruyere cheese, Russian dressing, B240) and Breakfast Epic (egg, sausage or bacon, brie, mustard and gouda or gruyere, B185). Follow it up with some NY-style cheesecake (B155).
G/F, Maneeya Center, 518/3 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-254-8157. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am-5.30pm. BTS Phloen Chit
 

5. Brooklyn Baker

A great place to escape the hustle and bustle, nestled down a quiet soi at the entrance to Retreat on Vitayu spa. Grab a seat in the small garden and go classic with the American Breakfast (pancakes, bacon, sausages and eggs, B250) or try something a little more adventurous like shakshouka (Arabic style poached egg, sausage and tomato, B250).
51/7 Soi Polo, Wireless Rd., 081-855-7090. Open Thu-Tue 8am-5pm (last order 4.30pm)

ASOKE

6. Chu

Chirayu na Ranong’s Chu started out with a humble mission to churn out churros and hot chocolate (still our favorite things on the menu), but it also packs in the crowds with its breakfast offerings. Top picks include the eggs Benedict with bacon (B250), scrambled eggs with cherry tomato salsa and Joe Sloane’s chorizo (B260). The creamy, velvety, dark hot chocolate (B135) is one of the best in town. Chu is now in Sathorn, too.
2/F, Exchange Tower, 388 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-663-4554. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-9pm; Sat-Sun 8am-8pm. BTS Asok
Trinity Complex, Narathiwas Soi 3, 02-635-8685. Open Tue-Fri &;30am-9pm; Sat-Sun 8am-9pm. BTS Chong Nonsi
 

7. Kuppa

For consistency and comfort, this brasserie is still a solid place to spend a slow Sunday. The coffee hits the spot, as do the brunch staples like French toast (with berries, whipped cream and maple syrup, B195). Don’t forget you can also try its younger brother, Kuppadeli (Asoke Towers, Sukhumvit Soi 21, 02-664-2350).
39 Sukhumvit Soi 16., 02-259-1954. Open daily 10am-11pm. MRT Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre

SATHORN

8. Not Just Another Cup NEW

Taking on the brunch royalty of Sathorn Soi 10, this airy, two-story restaurant deals in a familiar combination of egg-focused dishes, prettily poured coffee and cold-pressed juices served in a daytime-friendly dining room. Order the Moroccan-style skillet of eggs in a richly spiced tomato sauce, served alongside some deliciously fluffy bread for dunking (B320).
75/1 Sathorn Soi 10, 02-635-3464. Open daily 7am-7pm
 

9. Matcha Ten NEW

The Tenyuu empire has opened a new cafe right next to its flagship sushi restaurant on Sathorn Road. The crisp, white Matcha Ten serves desserts from all the group's Japanese outlets alongside all-day breakfast items. Led by chef Sasitorn Charoensuk (previously of Let Them Eat Cake), the kitchen rolls out dishes like egg skillet (duck eggs with chorizo, salami, mushrooms and cherry tomato, B185) as well as healthier choices like granola chia yogurt (B160).
66 Sathorn Soi 6, 02-632-2559. Open daily 9am-10pm
 

10. Kumi Restaurant & Healthy Corner NEW

Taking over the spot on Sathorn Soi 10 that used to be deli-slash-Medi-
terranean restaurant Moko, this cafe puts strong emphasis on healthy food. The clean bites go beyond salads to the likes of sesame tuna Arabic quinoa (B400), goat cheese vegetarian mille feuille (with roasted eggplant, bell pepper, asparagus and pesto dressing, B310) and wraps (B230-320). They also do breakfast sets (B440-490) with fresh juice, hot drinks, a choice of eggs and items like toasted avocado, cherry tomatoes, rocket salad, fruit salad and yogurt cornflakes.
71/2 Sathorn Soi 10, 02-635-3673. Open Wed-Mon 8am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-9:30pm
 

11. The Corner

This humble Mediterranean and French restaurant will make you feel like you’ve temporarily left Bangkok for the islands with its open-door seating and freshly made juices (B60-70), croissants (B40), bread and varying condiments. Aside from the all-day brunch sets like Healthy (toasted muesli and yogurt served fresh fruits, juice, homemade bread and condiments, B160) and Le Frenchy (baguette, croissant, homemade condiments and your choice of coffee, B130) we dig the sandwiches—go for the croque monsieur (B190) or Le Provencal (roasted vegetables, olives, parmesan cheese and pesto on homemade ciabatta, B140).
27/39 Soi Sribumphen, Sathorn Rd., 02-679-8438. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-11pm
 

12. Rocket Coffeebar

Following the success of its first branch on Sathorn Soi 12, the stylish brunch-and-cocktail cafe has since opened another three branches—in Siwilai (a fashion store in the luxe mall Central Embassy), Sukhumvit Soi 49 and, most recently, 72 Courtyard. The winning formula remains: wholesome food, freshly baked goods and artisanal coffee. The highlight has to be the delightful breakfast menu which includes dishes like house-made granola served with yogurt (B165) and the now-mythical Rocket’s Benedict (B210), pretty much the best version of this overdone dish in town.
149 Sathorn Soi 12, 02-635-0404. Open daily 7am-9pm  
1/F, Grease, Piman 49, Sukhumvit Soi 49, 02-662-6637. Open Mon-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat-Sun 7am-11pm  
5/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploen Chit Rd., 02-635-0404. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Phloen Chit  
72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55, 02-392-7635. Open daily 7am-10pm

SILOM

13. Luka NEW

Situated on leafy Pan Road, which runs from the Hindu temple on Silom to the Myanmar Embassy on Sathorn, Luka has fast become a favorite with the local office workers. The menu zeroes in on down-to-earth comfort food like chicken sandwich (B310). Sauces, juices and pickles are homemade, while the produce comes from reputable names like Adams Organic, the Royal Project Foundation and Sloane's. Another must-try is the breakfast burrito served with quinoa, scrambled egg, cheese, sausage, tomato salsa, avocado and "Thai chipotle" salsa (B280).
Casa Pagoda, 64/1 Pan Rd., 02-637-8558. Open Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am-7pm

SUKHUMVIT

14. Brekkie NEW

Despite the name, Brekkie goes well beyond breakfast to serve healthier options of hearty dishes all day long. Ingredients like quinoa, avocado, spirulina, flaxseed, acai berry and chia seed dominate the menu in dishes like tom yum fried rice with quinoa (B285), avocado toast (B240) and acai smoothie bowl (B260) topped with house-made granola and chia seed.  We particularly like the the wholewheat pancake topped with housemade ricotta cheese and coconut butterscotch (B200).
6/9 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 083-656-6141. Open Tue-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm
 

15. D'Ark NEW

During breakfast and brunch services, the restaurant rolls out pancakes (B160) soups, burgers (starting at B240) and other more fancy dishes inspired by local ingredients. He also incorporates coffee into some of the dishes, like Georgette's soup (B160), in which an espresso shot is added to balance out the sweetness of the onion creamsoup and rich whipped cream. Don’t miss the muffins (B60) and croissants (B60) ready for takeaway.
Piman 49, 46 Sukhumvit Soi 49, 02-662-7900. Open daily 8am-10pm
G/F, Emquartier, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-003-6013. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong
 

16. Organika NEW

Thai spa brand Organika has taken over the top two stories above D'Ark (see above) and transformed the space into a white-washed, botanical haven. The top-floor cafe features health-focused food created by Chalee Kader (of Surface, The Beer Bridge and Knock), including the hearty chicken garden salad (chicken breast, avocado, poached egg, tomato, beetroot and subtle Indian curry powder, B400) and backyard garden carrot salad (with wild arugula and aioli, B320).
Piman 49, 46 Sukhumvit Soi 49, 02-665-1899. Open daily 10am-9pm
 

17. Gastro 1/6

With its adorable garden and hanging greenery, this is one of the city’s best places for a lazy, long brunch (make the most of it because service is pretty slow). The sweet dishes like the fluffy French toast (B215) are delightful, but so too is the poached egg with mushroom, asparagus and truffle oil (B352). 
RMA Studio, Soi Sainamthip 2, Sukhumvit Soi 22, 080-603-6421. Open Tue-Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
 

18. Gram

Sure, service can be patchy, but that’s mostly because this cute garden spot is usually packed out with Thonglor’s stylish set. The brunch-focused menu is filled with eggs, pancakes and sausages, all cooked behind a small kitchen counter. Highlights include the salmon scrambled eggs (B260) and barbecue pulled pork burger with coleslaw (B340).
1/F, 49 Terrace, Sukhumvit Soi 49, 081-884-8554. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm  
 

19. Simple

Chef Natcha Chatlaong’s charming organic restaurant not only looks the part but also makes for a healthy start to the day. Dishes like the full English breakfast (B300), which is served in a big pan, and the quinoa, cauliflower and pumpkin frittata (B260) don’t always get full marks, but we love the refreshing juices and granola.
235/5 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 02-662-2510. Open Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm  
 

20. La Creperie

This beautiful white house sitting amid a lovely garden is the perfect spot for a laidback Sunday. For breakfast, try the savory crepe with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon (from B220). You can’t go wrong with some French cider on the terrace, either.
86 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-662-6499. Open daily 10am-9:30pm

THONGLOR

21. Toby's NEW

Decked out with an eye-catching red brick and wood exterior, Toby’s rolls out all-day Australian breakfast staples and specialty coffee. Recommendations include the Egg Mikado (B320), sourdough topped with two poached eggs, cured salmon and yellow hollandaise sauce, and corn fritter (B390) with bacon, cherry tomato, baby spinach and avocado salsa.
68/1 Sukhumvit, Soi 38, 02-712-1774. Open Tue-Sun 9am-6pm
 

22. Warm Wood Cafe NEW

This cozy little venue lives up to its name. The homey interior comes courtesy of Be Gray (who else?) and is dominated by warm brick work, worn wood and pot plants. In addition to eggs Benedict, served here with pulled pork (B240), all-day eats include tuna salad (B240) and ebiko cream pasta (B280). Don't miss the airy churros accompanied by spot-on yuzu and chocolate dips (B220).  
137/1 Thonglor Soi 10, 02-714-9974. Open Tue-Sun 9am-1am
 

23. Taper

Chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn, of Le Du, teamed up with his former classmate from the Culinary Institute of America, Tatchapol “Toon” Choomduang, to open this Asian-inspired brunch restaurant. The exciting menu is headed by the likes of congee with mushroom, pork belly bacon, sous-vide egg, ginger and soy reduction (B330) and the Taper Benedict which includes a homemade biscuit, eggs drizzled with hollandaise sauce and either grilled mushroom, thick cut bacon or smoked salmon (B260-320).
44/11, Soi Akkapat, Thonglor Soi 13, 099-929-5464. Open Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
 

24. Roast Coffee & Eatery

Roast remains high on most brunch-goers’ checklists, which means that, come the weekend you can face some crazy queues. It’s with good reason, too; on top of the great coffee, the menu packs genuine crowd-pleasers like the crab cake Benedict (B360) and smoked salmon with rosti matched with lemon creme fraiche (B320). 
The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 02-185-2865. Open Mon-Thu 10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm and Sun 9am-10pm  
Emquartier., 094-176-3870. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong
 

25. Tribeca Restobar

Since changing hands last year, Tribeca has seen quite a few changes, but thankfully its all-day breakfast sets remain. Load up on brunch-style cocktails like Tribeca Mary (bacon-infused bourbon, black pepper, lime and tomato juice, B280) while digging into the kurobuta Benedict (buttermilk pancakes, poached eggs, kurobuta pork belly and asparagus covered with hollandaise sauce, B315) or Presidential breakfast (two eggs with smoked and cured bacon, maple sausage, sauteed asparagus and  Iberico ham or Norwegian smoked salmon (B385).
G/F, Nihonmura Mall, 85 Thonglor Soi 13, 02-712- 9209. Open daily 9am-10pm  
 

26. Calin Cafe

This quaint, Parisian-style venue does one of the best eggs Benedicts in town, served with salmon and zucchini (B250), while the oeufs en cocotte (eggs in pot with spinach and parma ham, B180) are another must-try. The brioche here is baked on-premises twice a day.
G/F, Eight Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 55, 081-586-7305. Open daily 8am-11pm. BTS Thonglor  
 

27. Little Home Bakery

The restaurant does a very cheap American breakfast set at B200 and a solid fried rice at B100, but their specialty is pancakes. The fluffy buttermilk pancakes come served with a scoop of creamy butter in an array of awesome combinations (banana, pineapple, bacon—you name it, starting from B120).
413/10-20 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-185-1485.
Open daily 7am-9pm Sathorn Nakorn Building
 

28. Plearnwan Panich

Run by the same people as Hua Hin tourist hot-spot Plearnwan, this vintage-style eatery is just the place for anyone tired of eggs Benedict. Try old-school bites like the simple egg pan with minced pork and Chinese sausage (B80), rice with roasted chicken (B80-90) or steamed bread with sangkaya (egg custard, B60).
Thonglor Soi 13, 084-541-4565. Open daily 7am-9pm  
 

29. Tiny Cup Cafe

This unassuming, vintage nook focuses on all-day breakfast, with highlights like tuna melt (B290) and egg with chorizo (B220). The full English breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, whole-wheat toast, salad and coffee or tea (B420) is very servicable. There’s another branch on Wireless Road.
411/2 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), between Sois 21 and 23., 02-712-5112. Open daily 7am-7pm. BTS Thonglor  
83/4 Sutavong’s Places, Wireless Soi 1, 061-382-7001. Open Mon-Sat 7am-5pm  
 

30. Eatdustry

This photogenic all-day dining spot is a bit of everything, but the breakfast reigns supreme. The coffee, available as drip (from B150) or siphon (B300 per pot for local beans/B380 for imported), is pretty decent, too. Try the light and airy strawberry waffles (B280), which sit somewhere between the crunchy American version and the super-soft Japanese style.
555/55 Thonglor Soi 19, 081-567-5544. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-9pm; Sat-Sun 7:30am-9pm

RATTANAKOSIN

31.Farm to Table, Hideout NEW

Nestled in a century-old Rama 5-era house, the space may require some effort to find, but the result is well worth it. Duck behind an old fresh market and you'll find a cozy, contemporary-yet-rustic cafe that preserves the charm of the original building while playing up to the fresh market location with vegetable baskets and metal food carts. The menu spans simple European dishes like roast chicken salad with housemade dressing (B112) pluss Asian desserts such as coconut rice dumpling paired with coconut-butterfly pea ice cream (B112).
15 Soi Tha Klang, 02-004-8771. Open Thu-Tue 10am-8pm
 

32. Elefin Coffee (Wat Pho) NEW

Elefin coffee roaster marked its 10 years of operation by opening a third branch opposite Wat Pho down by the riverside in the Old Town. Like previous venues at Museum Siam (Old Town) and Hansar Hotel (Ratchadamri), the cafe sources its coffee beans from Doi Chang, Chiang Rai, and works with Seattle’s Lighthouse Roastery to achieve the perfect roast. Breakfast sets run from B90-185 and include khao tom as well as Western breakfast dishes like pancakes.
394/1-2 394/1-2  Maharaj Rd., 02-622-1115. Open daily 7am-10pm
 

33. On Lok Yun

What more needs to be said about this classic? The 80-year-old spot has a loyal following who come for the kanom pang sangkaya (bread with Thai-style egg custard, B85) and Thai-style American breakfast (from B75), and stick around for the old-world atmosphere. The no-frills decor only adds to the charm, with wooden cabinets filled with tins of Milo from the ‘80s. Drinks like coffee and milk start from B22. Driving? Park at The Old Siam or Saranrom Park and take a stroll through the old town.
72 Charoenkrung Rd., 02-223-9621. Open daily 6am-4pm
 

34. Kopi Hya Tai Kee

Another old-school shop that serves up Thai-style breakfasts, the 60-something-year-old Kopi may lack the charm of On Lok Yun, but still makes for a good stop-off. Sit at the counter and order signature dishes like kai kata (baked egg) with minced pork and ham (B85).
37 Soi Samran Rat, Siriphong Rd., 02-621-0828. Open daily 7am-8:00pm (except the last Tue of every month)

EKKAMAI

35. WWA Cafe x Chooseless NEW

WWA, a cafe-cum-fashion shop on the third floor of the now-defunct Swensens in Siam Square, partnered with select shop Chooseless (of the same crowd behind Cocue in Siam Square Soi 1) to open up a cafe at Baan Ekkamai. Here, English chef Davina Pickering and a partner Harutai Nitipanon serve up a longer menu with the focus still on all-day breakfast items like pancakes and egg dishes, plus Thai comfort dishes. We can't go past the maple nutmeg butter pancake (B350).
Baan Ekkamai 77 Ekkamai Soi 21, 02-660-4349. Open Wed-Fri 12pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am-9pm
 

36. Bourbon Street

Claiming to be the only genuine Cajun and Creole restaurant in Bangkok, this expat favorite does New Orleans-style treats like eggs Benedict with crab cake (B310) and shrimp bisque (B195). Beware, these portions are huge.
Sukhumvit Soi 63, 02-381-6801-3. Open daily 7am-1am. BTS Ekkamai
 

37. Theera

This healthy, gluten-free, non-dairy cafe rolls out a rotating range of bakery treats like the tasty carrot cake (B150). Another pick is the salmon sandwich on gluten-free, house-made bread (B280).  Do try the smoothies, made with soy milk and coconut yogurt.
Sukhumvit Soi 42, 090-506-2222. Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 10:30am-6pm. BTS Ekkamai
 

38. Vanilla Garden

Comprising Vanilla Cafe and Vanilla Bakeshop side by side, this is one of Bangkok’s hottest breakfast destinations. At the cafe you’ll find Japanese and Italian dishes, including the salmon tempura crispy roll (B290), and more standard morning fare like the Nutella Banana crepe (B220). Come in a group­—these dishes are big.
Ekkamai Soi 12., 02-381-6120. Open daily 10am-10pm  
 

39. The Coffee Club

Sure, it’s an Australian chain. Sure, it’s popping up all over the country. But it’s hard to deny that The Coffee Club does a fine, no-frills breakfast menu that’s focused on egg dishes. Order any of the omelet dishes (B170-175) or the poached egg with avocado (B220). Save the coffee for Ink & Lion just down the road, though.
Near Major Ekamai., 1239 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-381-2736. Open daily 7am-11pm. BTS Ekkamai  
Soi Convent, Silom Rd, Bangkok., 098-250-9047. Open 6am-10:30pm
Maze Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 55

SRINAKARIN

40. Amatissimo Cafe

Best known for its outstanding coffee, made from their own blend of beans, and delicious pastries like the bacon cheese roll (B85) and almond croissant (B80), Amatissimo is your spot for a quick grab-and-go breakfast.
Behind Paradise Park, Srinakarin Soi 55, 081-898-0070. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 9am-6pm 
 
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