This slick operation aims to be more than a coffee shop.
This bright and airy temple to brunch culture covers all the bases, from lazy eggy breakfasts to burgers to elaborate multi-course dinners. Most come for the kitchen’s house-baked muffins and croissants, complemented by coffee made from the beans of specialty Australian roaster Di Bella. Claim a table on the second floor for spectacular views of the dangling-bulb-strewn cafe scene.
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This review took place in October 2015 and is based on a visit to the restaurant without the restaurant's knowledge. For more on BK's review policy, click here.
This oversized, crisp white coffee shop inside the Piman 49 complex serves brews so good they’ve made local office and brunch crowds migrate over from Rocket S49. But D’Ark looks upon itself as a whole lot more than a coffee shop. In fact, there’s not much they don’t do.
We have tried the coffee before and can confirm that D’Ark does an amazing latte, but don’t go looking for an after-dinner espresso. By the time our last visit ended at 9:45pm, the coffee machine was switched off and none of the consistently uninformed staff members were willing to switch it back on. We took some consolation in the sticky chocolate brownie with coffee ice cream (B160) and the rest of a glass of Gruner Veltliner (B260), but these small pleasures are far from enough to ever recommend D’Ark for a dinner date—mark this one for coffee and croissants only.