The neighborhood’s business and nightlife reputation means it’s no match for Phrom Phong when it comes to cafes, but there are plenty of interesting spots if you know where to look.


Chu gets its name from its churros, a traditional Spanish fried dough which they serve with chocolate or dulce de leche. Order them with the velvety, dark hot chocolate (best in town? We think so) and arrive before midday to get one of the couches by the window. It’s not all about sweets, either. Egg fritatta, chorizo scrambled eggs on sourdough bread and bangers and mash fill the hungriest stomachs.

2/F, Exchange Tower, 388 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-663-4554. BTS Asok. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-9pm; Sat-Sun 8am-9pm.

Other branch: Sathorn, 02-636-8685

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Chunky throws a brioche-shaped punch at Bangkok’s healthy-eating trend with a lineup of decadently OTT burgers. Those in the know get the sliced sirloin burger with beef jus and mushrooms. And this is no cheap-looking fast-food—the smell of fresh bread fills a dining room that’s light, sophisticated and well-versed in coffee shop cliches.

110/1 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 091-742-4094. MRT Sukhumvit. Open Tue-Sun 11am-10pm

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Gastro 1/6 (RMA Institute)

Mark this one for the cooler months of Nov-Feb thanks to its beautiful garden adjoining the gallery of photograher Piyatat Hemmatat. Bo Songvisava of Bo.Lan fame is currently in the process of giving the whole menu a turn-around, ready for a relaunch this August. Expect food to remain devoutly produce-focused (Bo.lan’s one of the most sustainable restaurants in the city) and with a Western slant.

RMA Institute, Soi Sai Namthip 2, 238 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 080-603-6421. Open Tue-Sun 8:30am-3:30pm

It’s Happened to be a Closet

This gypsy fashion brand has been on the Bangkok scene since 2004, traveling around town from Siam Square to Khao San Road. Its latest incarnation matches eclectic fashion finds with a bohemian dining room dishing out chicken salads, pot pies and other Western comfort food. As well as having a garden terrace, they also run workshops from time to time on DIY fashion and jewelry making.

Sukhumvit Soi 23, 081-565- 2026. Open Sun-Thu 8am- 11pm; Fri-Sat 8am-midnight


Sofas take precedence over dining chairs at this lounge-y, decade-old brunch mainstay. The menu is much the same as it always has been, crowded with vast salads, delicious stone-baked pizza, and comfort food classics from duck confit to crispy pork knuckle. Also don’t miss the cheesecake (impossible to finish on your own), or the coffee—roasted in-house long before everyone else.

39 Sukhumvit Soi 16, 02-663-0450. Open Tue-Sun 10am-11pm

Paris Mikki

This little cafe in Asoke does some incredible sweets and pastries that truly compete—and often better—the dishes of big French imports. Chef Carol Boosaba worked in Paris for several years. All the cakes and pastries use top-quality seasonal ingredients to achieve a taste that we vouch for as authentically French.

1/F, Metha Wattana, 27 Sukhumvit Soi 19, 088-870- 0020 MRT Sukhumvit. Open Tue-Fri 10:30am-9pm; Sat-Sun 9am-9pm.

Other branch: Open House at Central Embassy

BK's Cafe Society 2017 guide gathers Bangkok's coolest hangout spots for brunch, coffee, sweets and all-day bites. Download your PDF copy at here