Kaset university students now have a new trendy café to try out.   Fuel in the Blank boasts an up-to-the-minute decor of black panels, wooden crates and a green terrace.   Coffee starts from B55 while there are also sweet treats like chocolate sponge cake (B85) and blueberry cheese cake (...
The new Ampersand Boutique serves up gelato ice cream amid a setting of Western-style country furniture, marble and big cushions. Choose from 14 flavors (B79 per scoop), including earl gray, butterfly pea and lime, and mango and passion fruit. Otherwise, opt for dessert platters like Fleurer...
Coffee-loving workers around Sala Daeng have a new counter to try.   Flair, tucked in the golf-centric Thaniya Plaza, offers espresso (B50), sweet treats like banana yoghurt cake (B35) and cocoa fudge brownie (B45).   The place itself is tiny but on-trend with a décor that goes heavy on...
The buzz: Located in Ekkamai’s newly opened community mall Qiss (get the low-down here), Alice is co-owned by Chef Skanda Manibhandu, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Australia and has been working in kitchens for 10 years. Having worked with Chef Norman Thanakamonnun at Blanc Bistro...
Gallery and restaurant Amantee, founded by Gilles Sandre in 2003, has relocated from Chaengwattana to the inner city with the new intriguing addition of a bakery. French bread craftsmen Jonathan Valdman and Benoit Fradette have perfected their techniques over the past decade. Their creations...
The buzz: Located in the soi right next to The Nine Community Mall on Rama 9 Road, near the lovely 99 Rest Backyard Cafe, this new bar goes for homey, Thai and retro—and it’s already a hit with a good mix of people. The décor: This is a pretty basic Thai-style bar. Despite being new,...
The buzz: Owned by Anthony Kranepuhl, whose been working on the service side of things at Four Seasons Hotel, Melange is a new family-friendly restaurant serving up comfort dishes on the lively Ekkamai Soi 10. What sets it apart is that Anthony and his partner have converted a house complete with...
The buzz: Thonglor institution Niche Nation is known as Bangkok’s go-to shop for specialized premium eyewear from a range of influential designers. It’s now opened its second store at Central Embassy and along with a new optical collection includes collaborations between fashion...
A new addition to Phra Arthit, the two-story café Carbony boasts a stylish decor of black panels and wooden furniture.   The shiny Spirit Triplette coffee machine at the front hints at what’s in store, with most of the coffee beans here roasted on-site.   Order an iced coffee (...
Appresso Cafe, over on the Thonburi side of the river, not only serves up coffee (from B35-B70) brewed from P&F beans but also offers training courses on latte art.   Those riding their bike to Bang Krachao, can take a break with some crepe cake topped with Thai tea sauce (B50) or...
The buzz: Located in Khao San, Mango is dedicated to healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes. Owned by devout vegetarian Wachiraya Suebsang and sculptor Wonlop Nimesanong, the restaurant is already packed with tourists in search of a healthy meal and the homemade kombucha (tea fermented with yeast and...
Aoi’s Silom branch is something of an institution. Opened in 1988, it’s one of the granddaddies of the Japanese dining scene in Bangkok. Branches followed in Emporium and Paragon, but we don’t like them nearly as much. The original, though, while fairly basic, is one of the most...
Another new addition to the Ekkamai neighborhood is Tenkatzu, which serves up comforting Japanese dishes amid a red and blue décor bursting with Japanese pop culture references.   Their signature tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) comes in dishes like katsukare (curry rice), katsu soba (wheat...
This ice cream cafe, opened last month, is the latest addition to the multi-venue The Jam Factory. It's owned by Krithera “Khem” Inpornvijit, who draws inspiration (and ingredients) for her recipes from many sources.   Set looking onto some nice, lush greenery, it's just...
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Chu landed in the Exchange Tower with a humble mission from its freshly minted Cordon Bleu graduate owner: churning out churros and hot chocolate. Chef Chirayu na Ranong then attempted to do old-school boat noodles next door before noticing that half of the town is making a killing poaching two...
The buzz: Men’s grooming is a trend sweeping Bangkok, as evidenced by the new wave of independent barbershops like The Three Brothers, Blue Harbour and, the latest, Black Amber. Now Central Embassy welcomes the city’s first branch of England’s oldest barbershop, Truefitt &...
The buzz: The dining hub that is Sukhumvit Soi 39 has welcomed a new neighborhood Thai restaurant, Kram. After many years working for his family’s business, the famous chain Baan Ying Cafe & Meal, Supreecha Junsunjai has converted a retro house, complete with spacious garden, into a...
The new Maison Blanche serves up French and Asian dishes created by Chef Bruno Serre.   The minimal, white-themed restaurant comes with a large terrace looking onto the bustling street.   Try the tuna tataki with wasabi and citrus (B460) or pan-fried goat cheese with sesame and vegetables...
Over on the Thonburi side of the river, Tip Top Café  just opened, offering a homey vibe courtesy of some faux vintage furniture.   The place serves up espresso (B50), waffle with banana and caramel (B75) and brownies (B65).   Proper dishes include spaghetti with green curry (B95)...
New Thai restaurant Manorah Royal Cuisine has taken residence in the beautiful Grand Postal Building.   Seat yourself amid the traditional décor complete with window panels and Thai patterns to enjoy authentic regional dishes like yam som o (spicy salad with pomelo, B120) and gaeng liang goong...
The buzz: RCA has become a bit of a hotspot for bike lovers. Not only is it home to the giant Triumph bike showroom and 808 Café offering bike accessories, but it’s now welcomed the Vespa empire, with the Go Ves scooter showroom and Vespa Bar right next door. The showroom displays the latest...
Sribumphen’s popular Caffe 352 just got a minor revamp with the upstairs area now doubling as a secondhand bookshop selling some pretty esoteric offerings, from Kafka to Kant and some intriguing Southeast Asian studies. While you’re rummaging, grab yourself a caffeine hit (starts from...
The buzz: French-born fashion house Isabel Marant started off as “Twen,” a line of knitwear, before establishing itself as a go-to brand for Hollywood celebrities. With ready-towear bohemian-inspired clothes, shoes, and accessories like scarves and bags, the brand puts the emphasis on...
Located near Khlong Prapa, this 30-year-old Thai restaurant offers homey dishes in an old house tucked down a deep soi. The quirkily decorated place has been made to resemble a European cottage, the walls decorated with old clocks, kerosene lamps, even a lute. There are also press clippings...