2016 saw a bumper crop of new spots to embrace the slow life with a slow-drip coffee or plate of fluffy pancakes. Here are our favorites.

Paris Mikki

Meet the people making life sweet in Bangkok. 

A guide to quality coffee and tea in this happening neighborhood. 

It's raining, it's pouring—but life is never boring with these rich and velvety hot chocolates.

Where Scandinavian chic decor meets super-local dishes. 

A new spot to escape the searing heat in the ancient capital. 

Kaizen

These designer cafes look (almost) as good as the coffee tastes. (In no particular order.)

Doppio Ristr8to, Chiang Mai

Today's apparently International Coffee Day. But you don't need an excuse to grab a quality cup of Joe from these coffee shops all over the country.