The buzz: Restaurateur Pitchayada Treetipbut, of Chicago-based Thai restaurant Green Basil, and five other partners have opened this new establishment tucked inside the little soi beside DM Home in Thonglor. On offer is a little bit of everything—an all-day breakfast spot, a cafe, a bakery and a bar.
The decor: Modern rustic, dominated by straight lines and rectangles. You know the drill: bare concrete walls, reinforced bars, incandescent bulbs, gunny sacks and a floor-to-ceiling black chalkboard. The bar is a rectangular box of wood and black steel, as is the open bakery zone, where the bakers are genuinely at work, not just adding decorative touches to cakes. If you can’t be seen without your dog, do note man’s best friend is welcome at one of the outdoor tables on the terrace.
The food and drinks: Californian-inspired American comfort food. All-day breakfast is king, namely the eggs Benedict (from B250), with the bestselling option coming with crispy crab cake (B290). The rest of the menu is full of soups, salads, burgers, pastas and steaks with minor tweaks. Their clam chowder is not overly creamy, only lightly seasoned and served with side condiments in a housemade bread bowl. We also like the light and airy strawberry waffles (B280), too, which sit somewhere between the crunchy American version and the super-soft Japanese style, and come piled with fresh cream and strawberries. Coffee is made with both imported and local beans, available as drip (from B120) or siphon (B340 per pot for local beans/B380 for imported). The bar serves some classic cocktails like kiwi mojito starting at B260 and fruity virgins at B180.
Why you should care: There's nothing new about what Eatdustry's trying to do—but they don't skimp on ingredients here, as evident in the crab meat of the crab cake, and the fresh fruits of the desserts and drinks.