The month's most exciting places for a Mediterranean brunch, Brooklyn-worthy pastries, family-recipe Thai dishes and more. 


Cagette Canteen and Deli

Good news if you live around lower Sathorn: you no longer have to trek to El Mercado for your produce-driven Mediterranean brunches. On the chalkboard menus of Cagette Canteen and Deli you’ll find a similar bounty of fresh seafood, stinky cheeses and simple French comfort dishes. Start with the foie gras on brioche with onion marmalade or a tartine of roasted pears goat cheese and walnuts as you sip on a nice glass of Fleur de France bubbly. Then tuck into the “seafood bouquet,” including oysters, mussels, whelks, cockles and prawns. Still not full? Try the French classics such as beef tartare (B590) and a heart-warming cassoulet. They also have an assortment of homemade sweets, including a French favorite, canele. 
Yen Akat Rd. See full details here. 


Delices de Capoue


Located in a back alley off Ekkamai, this French-owned restaurant serves only pizzas made using 72-hour raised dough. Heard that before? That’s because Delice de Capoue is aiming its billowy-crusted pies at the same pizza-snooty audience as local heavyweights like Peppina and Massilia. Go for the traditional, wood-fired margherita for its classic mix of tomato sauce, mozzarella, and Italian basil, or indulge in the house-named Delices de Capoue, whose layers of fresh cream, mozzarella, rocket, cherry tomatoes, pesto and ham won the praise of local Michelin-studded chef Jason Bailey (Paste). There’s a modest dining space for you to eat in, but they also offer neighborhood delivery. 

Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai). See full details here



Holey Kitchen

Good news for Sathorn breadophiles. After serving up Phrom Phong with some amazing sourdough, Bangladesh-born bakery Holey has moved to a second Suan Phlu location. Holey Kitchen presents the same masterful sourdough and croissants alongside stomach-busting paninis filled with NY-style pastrami, and porchetta and jalapenos in a coffee-shop setting just ripe for lazy Sunday mornings. Also grab the hot chocolate made with a pinch of salt. 
Soi Suanphlu, See full details here.  


Link Cuisine


After two years as Koh Samui’s institution of classy Asian-Italian fusion, Link Cuisine has opened a Bangkok branch in the leafy oasis of Yen Akat Road with a vibe somewhere between warehouse, greenhouse and your friend’s backyard. "Fusion" has a broad range here, the menu sporting cuisine classics like burgers and pad Thai alongside more ambitious and ethnically mixed-up dishes, like the tuna tartare that uses teriyaki sauce, pomegranate seeds and shredded mangoes. The favorite in the Italian corner is the mascarpone-stuffed ravioli bathed in a truffle sauce. There are also pizzas galore and a globetrotting array of appetizers. There’s currently a Sunday brunch deal that nets you food and two cocktails for B995/person. 

Yen Akat, See full details here.  


Mad Cow

The stakes are high for Mad Cow, which, having spent its early years stacking up praise on Bangkok’s food-truck circuit, has settled down in Asoke beside burger veteran Chef Bar. The signature Madcow burger (charcoal bread, beef, cheddar, bacon and their secret sauce, B250) is up to the task. Providing extra support at the rugged, red and black venue is the Fatcow (B350), a feat of food architecture that doubles up on paddies, bacon and gooey layers of cheese. 

Sukhumvit Soi 23,  See full details here.




The family-recipe dishes of this Lad Prao cafe and restaurant will transport you right back to childhood dinners. The specialty is a pad kaprao with juicy and crispy pork belly, but don't miss the yam nuea (beef salad) that comes with surprising bursts of grape. Throw in a charming house of crochet mats, vintage Thai furniture and retro accoutrements, and a drinks menu of coffee classis, and you've got a place to sit all Sunday afternoon.

Lad Phrao Soi 8, See full details here.  


Viva Thonglor


Former Opposite Mess Hall head honcho Jess Barnes has taken the reins at Viva Thonglor, a sprawling five-story building undergoing a Commons-like metamorphosis. For now, the Edison bulb-strewn ground floor serves up the kind of produce-forward, casual plates pulling from global and Asian influences for which Barnes made his name. These include comforting old faves like bone marrow dumplings in a prawn broth and a beastly buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, while even heftier sharing fare comes in the form of Chonburi goat braised in milk and wine served with gnocchi made from its own milk (B750)—absolutely delicious. Get a taste with the daily lunch deal that’s the talk of in-the-know Thonglorites: B375 for three courses with a coffee, tea or cool drink. 

Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), See full details here. 




Between Wholly Cow, Jamie’s Burger and Flat Marble, Ari-goers are spoiled for choice when it comes to beef. Add to that juicy list Wagyuism’s classy-industrial corner spot boasting an entire wall of fine wines and sakes to pair with the steak centerpieces. Expect Japan's signature melt-in-your-mouth marbling with the menu of Kobe and Hokkaido wagyu in grades A4 and A5. The grilled wagyu marinated in Saikyo white miso sauce adds a subtle savoriness to the beef, but get the wagyu rice bowl or wagyu soba for a heartier meal. 

Ari Samphan Soi 5, See full details here.