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10 Bangkok spots for a great brunch with an equally great view

It’s hot, it’s rainy, but you can still have breakfast overlooking a park or garden.

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By BK-PROMOTED | Jun 28, 2017

  • 10 Bangkok spots for a great brunch with an equally great view
    Bangkok Trading Post

Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli

137 Pillar Suites, the luxurious 34-suite hotel by Chiang Mai’s boutique resort 137 Pillars House, has opened with a hip all-day-dining cafe in front called Bangkok Trading Post. The original Chiang Mai property belonged to East Borneo Trading Company (1856-1960), from which this Bangkok restaurant takes inspiration, playing around with Colonial-style tiles and old-school explorers' equipment—compasses, reflectors and field chairs—amid high ceilings, wood and marble. A private garden sits in front, providing extra tables and a nice green view. In addition to baked items and sandwiches from the deli counter, you can also find international comfort dishes, namely Thai congee, farmer’s omelet (Spanish-style pan omelet with boerewors sausage, goat cheese and roasted pimiento pepper), tuna tataki salad, pasta and pizza. Don’t miss their one-of-a-kind purple sweet potato cake, either.

G/F, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-079-7133.  Open daily 6am–11pm

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Lady L

Amid a lush green landscape, where dangling ferns meet natural light, this elegant glasshouse offers the favorite European dishes of Lady Lursakdi, daughter of business mogul Nai Lert Sreshthaputra. Indulge in onion soup under a puff pastry top, slow-cooked lamb shank, beef wellington and cobb salad. Or drop by for an afternoon tea, which features housemade scones and fine tea.

Nai Lert Park Heritage Home, 4 Soi Somkid, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-655-4446, 095-425-1424.
 

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ONEDAY at a time

Located under the same roof as ONEDAY Pause and Forward hostel and coworking space, the casual dining place serves up comforting bites from breakfast until dinner. Western and fusion food headlines the menu,including quinoa salad with roast pumpkin, leek soup, grilled salmon steak with red curry and rice and spicy carbonara. You can also order up some burgers or calamari and get a good coffee from Casa Lapin x 26.

51 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 089-834-5546. Open daily 8am-10pm

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The Gardens of Dinsor Palace

This oasis in the middle of Sukhumvit used to be a royal residence for Her Royal Highness Princess Ramphai Prapa. Set in a two-story colonial house, the restaurant retains all the original parquet flooring, teak-wood doors and windows, and antique oil-on-canvas maps. The surrounding luxuriant tropical gardens are populated with swans, peacocks and rabbits offer a peaceful atmosphere in which to enjoy Western classics, including pasta, pizza, salads and steaks.

Between BTS Thonglor & Ekkamai, 02-714-2112, Open daily 8am-11pm.

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Quince

The dining area, trussed out by neighboring Casa Pagoda, brims with a comforting-yet-faddish faux-vintage style. But years have been suprisingly kind to Quince, which has graduated from hip kid to perennial favorite. Specializing in fuss-free plates, its Mediterranean-tinged menu places local, seasonal ingredients center stage. The little garden is arguably the best spot in town for a laid-back brunch and the wine list is particularly inspired, with lots of smaller, organic, European domains.

Sukhumvit Soi 45, 02-662-4478. Open daily 8am-11pm, 10:30am-11pm. BTS Phrom Phong

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Siwilai Cafe

Following a shopping spree in Siwilai, Phloen Chit's hippest boutique, pull up a mid-century modern dining chair at this blissfully light-filled cafe. A produce-driven menu is matched by excellent cocktails. Get the chicken schnitzel and the fresh and inviting salmon salad, washed down with a glass of Re-charge—gin,  melon, cucumber and vanilla. Come the cooler months, it has an outdoor terrace, too.

5/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd, 02-160-5836, Opening daily 10am-10pm. BTS Phloen Chit

Vanilla Garden

Set in a spacious, leafy compound centered on a fountain spewing a dome of water, Vanilla Garden is actually three independent buildings. Vanilla Cafe sits in a charming low-rise house replete with vintage toys, Japanese comics and elegant wooden furniture. The food there is a mix of modern Japanese and Italian, so you can have gigantic tempura crispy rolls along with fried cheese with tomato salsa and linguini pesto with prawns and zucchini. If dim sum is your cup of tea, drop by for a pot of puer and some succulent dumplings at Royal Vanilla.

53 Ekkamai Soi 12, Bangkok, 02-381-6120/-22, Opening daily 11am-11pm.

The Blooming Gallery

With its glasshouse setting and forest-like decor of dangling ferns and flowers, The Blooming Gallery is a new tea spot with an artistic edge. The menu takes influence from Monet’s impressionist paintings, serving 22 teas and five house blends such as Original Mommy’s Nursing Tea (banana blossom, ginger, black pepper) and My Dear Rose (rose fruit tea). There's also a selection of comforting dishes like home fries made from Japanese purple sweet potatoes, kaprao quinoa and fettuccine with truffle sauce. Desserts include A Path in The Forest (soft cheesecake topped with matcha green tea mousse fresh cream and matcha powder) and scones with imported English clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam.

LG/F, Eight Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 55, 02-063-5508. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Thong Lo

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Freebird

Chic yet relaxed, on trend yet original, the restaurant sits in a mid-century house and introduces Bangkok to a weekend brunch that takes inspiration from Melbourne with produce-centric dishes to share. Complementing it all is a beautiful garden where chickens are left to roam freely and the only noise is birdsong. Thanks to excellent coffee and some wonderful cocktails, brunch here is a rare treat indeed.

28 Sukhumvit Soi 47, 02-662-4936, Open daily 5:30pm-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong 

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Toby’s

The light and airy, sun-drenched dining room of Toby's has brought brunch nirvana to the leafy Sukhumvit Soi 38. Crowds pack out the blond-wood chairs for Aussie-inspired, produce-driven plates of zucchini and avocado salad and baked eggplant with crabmeat. Leave room for the succulent brioche soaked in beaten eggs and coated in cornflakes—as well as all the coffee and cold pressed juices.

75 Sukhumvit Soi 38, 02-712-1774, Open daily 9am-10pm. BTS Thong Lo
 

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