Bangkok’s just welcomed The Hass Bistro (see below), a cafe all about avocado. Because too much is never enough, here are the city’s absolute best dishes to star the creamy, green fruit. 


Barrio Bonito 


Order this: Doraditos de Guacamole (B220)
From Koh Chang to Thonglor, this Mexican specialist is notable for its strict aversion to Tex-Mex shortcuts. Start with the Doraditos de Guacamole, in which little corn tortillas fried in the shape of a cone are filled generously with housemade creamy guacamole and topped with fresh crumbled cheese and sweet pomegranate. Served in a cute carton egg tray, these treats are not only tasty but portable. 
G/F, The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 092-331-5203  Open daily noon-11pm 

 

 

Brekkie


Order this: Avocado Toast (B240)
Sitting on a dab of balsamic sauce, a slice of rye toast is topped with smashed avocado, smoked salmon, poached egg and sprinkled with chili flakes. Here, you get the real taste of healthy food—less-seasoned ingredients with just a touch of saltiness from the smoked salmon, richness from the avocado and grainy rye bread. 
6/9 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 083-656-6141 Open Daily 9am-6pm

 


Cafe Tartine


Order this: BAB Sandwich (B250) 
An expat haunt from way back, this brunch fave is beloved for its simple yet satisfying French fare. They let you custom-build your salad, omelet or baguette—but you can’t go wrong with this sandwich oozing with brie cheese, avocado, crisp bacon, red onion jam and mustard. Decadent and delicious anytime of the day.
65 Wireless Rd., 02-168-5464. Open daily 7am-8pm

 

 

Holey Bakery NEW!


Order this: Guaca Sandwich (B400) 
The bread here is testimony to head baker Porag Alam’s neurotic obsession with good baking. He has the flour especially milled to his requirements, which is evident in the chewy-crusty sourdough and earthy grain breads. Our favorite sandwich, The Guaca, is loaded with creamy diced avocado, chopped tomatoes, briny red onion and some diced jalapeno for a little heat, and sandwiched between toasted multigrain bread. 
39/17 Soi Suan Phlu 02-286-1549. Open daily 7am-6pm

 

 

La Monita


Order this: Guacamole and Tortilla Chips (B180)
When it comes to the ultimate Mexican snack, La Monita has it down pat. Creamy avocados coarsely smashed with fresh onion, finely chopped tomato and coriander makes the perfect dip for the crunchy homemade tortilla chips. 
26 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-9581. Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun 10am-11pm  

 

 

Quince 


Order this: Avocado and Kale Tartine (B210)
At Quince, you can always count on casual European food that’s light and fresh, made using local and seasonal ingredients. Although dishes are typically served in portions that encourage sharing, you might want to keep this one all to yourself. Available on the lunch and brunch menus, this open-faced sandwich starts with a base of charcoal-grilled Amantee sourdough, on top of which is layered olive oil and lemon-marinated smashed avocado, kale pesto and a slow-cooked duck egg.
Sukhumvit Soi 45, 02-662-4478. Open daily 11:30am-midnight 

 

 

Roast


Order this: Smashed Avocado Toast (B420)
This all-time brunch classic is the obvious choice for this list. Roast’s perfectly smashed avocado sits atop a thick cut of country rye bread accompanied by roasted tomatoes and a salad. Topping it all off is feta, sunflower seeds and a balsamic vinaigrette—lazy Sunday perfection. 
4/F, The Commons, 335 Thonglor Soi 17, 02-185-2865. Open Mon-Fri 10am-11pm; Sat-Sun 9-10pm

 

 

The Hass Bistro NEW!

Order this: Deep-fried Avocado (B240)
Brand new on Sukhumvit, this cafe’s all-day-dining menu is dedicated to the creamy green fruit. Their Hass avocados are shipped from New Zealand and are served in every imaginable form and flavor. Tired of avo on toast? Try the breaded wedges of avocado deep-fried for creamy, crispy mouthfuls with a side of Sriracha aioli dip. A different approach to avocado that’s absolutely delicious. 
1/6 Sukhumvit Soi 49, 099-192-9626. Open daily 8am-10pm
 

 

Toby’s


Order this: Complicated Avocado (B290)
Nestled down Sukhumvit Soi 38, this airy, sun-drenched spot serves up an all-day menu of comforting classics, but breakfast is where Toby’s truly shines. Top of the Australian-style brunch hits, the Complicated Avocado sees sourdough bread slathered in smashed avo, accompanied by sweet corn salsa, jalapeno, poached egg and a small side dollop of earthy beetroot feta puree. Needless to say, it hits the spot.
75 Sukhumvit Soi 38, 02-712-1774. Open Tue-Sun 9am-10pm  

 


Wanderlust Coffee and Eatery


Order this: Avocado Smoothie (B160)
If you prefer your avo fix in a more liquid form, head to this chic coffee and breakfast joint in Chinatown. No tasteless tourist fare here—chef Phunchita Kamonto draws on 15 years spent living in Melbourne to whip out the kind of bold flavors Australians take for granted. To complement your choice of eggy dish, order this rich and creamy smoothie made with fresh avocado, dates, spinach and almond milk, topped off with fresh fruit or granola.
149-151 Rama 4 Rd., 083-046-8647. Open Mon-Thu 8am-8pm; Fri-Sun 8am-10pm