The UK’s largest coffee shop chain Costa Coffee is now serving its handcrafted, Rainforest Alliance-certified brews right here in Paragon. Not only do they boast about their trademark Mocha Italia blend, but they’re also pretty proud of their eco-friendly cups made using only certified...
A place lovers of cats and interior design who also have a sweet tooth, Chico is a charming little café where countless felines roam freely while customers browse the unique range of products from floral print clothing to mobiles and wind chimes. Outside you’ll also find an endearing patio...
The place: Built in 1908, Chakrabongse Villas was formerly a royal residence. Located by the riverside, the boutique hotel features a beautiful colonial house surrounded by a lush garden, as well as a traditional Thai house complete with a terrace. The dishes: The vegetarian set menu (B2,300)...
The story goes that the owner here, Surapan Tanta, an architect, was frustrated that he couldn’t find a good enough cup of coffee to start his morning. This led him to Chiang Mai, where he spent a year seriously studying how to make a cup of Joe and fell in love with the slower brew methods,...
Cakewalk Café is a vintage-style bakery decked out in cute white and purple décor--great spot for hi-so tea parties thanks to the girly surroundings and the sheer range of cakes on offer, which are artfully displayed on glass covered plinths. Try the strawberry shortcake, Charlotte royal, orange...
The Intercontinental Hotel's flagship restaurant Bawarchi is set in a contemporary Indian space decorated with Indian art and with Indian music playing the background. Having been open 13 years now, their concept is clear, serving up traditional Mughlai cuisine. The menu offers an extensive...
If you’re in the mood for something a little more ethnic, then this might be the place for you. With its Bali-Thai style décor, you’d feel like you were transported into a different world, especially if you go at night when the restaurant is lit up with twinkling lights. Every Wed, Fri...
Owner Patthrapon Ruangsuteerakit took a few coffee making courses in the US before opening this multi-faceted café. They do it all here, from weekly roasting and blending to selling coffee machines and equipment, and, of course, serving coffee. Sit yourself down in the nice, brick-dominated space,...
Inspired by New York’s west-side diners of the 50s, Buddy Boys’ Diner's interior and neon-lit exterior are wonderfully detailed to a fault. Owned by a musician who is obsessed with American retro culture, the place is decked out with the obligatory jukebox, checkered floors, red...
Besides the minimalist décor—all raw cement and wooden accents—we’re even more impressed that Pla Dib is now all the rage for coffee. Adopting all the third wave principles, they even do fresh roasting here, too. The selection is quite similar to other specialty cafés. Their drip...
Filling the wine and dine niche on party-centric Sukhumvit Soi 11, Cellar 11 serves mainly French and Italian cuisine in a lavish renovated house. Try dishes like pan fried Toulouse foie gras with mixed organic salad and a dressing choice of peach, raspberry or porto sauce before you opt for hearty...
Chairoj has pedigree—some 70 years under its belt, as you can tell from the pale green walls and vintage wooden furniture. The brief but lip-smacking menu includes the legendary pla krapong tod rad prik (fried seabass with chili and garlic, B80); the fish is fluffy inside yet wonderfully...
Ari
As promised, the team behind the oh-so-trendy cafe Casa Lapin have expanded to Ari. The new branch adds a proper food menu, so seat yourself amid the homey, industrial-tinged décor (not too different from the Sukhumvit Soi 49 branch) and enjoy Western comfort dishes like the breakfast burrito (B240...
If your mom is still into Khun Chai soap operas, surprise her with a trip to this café. Located in the Phyathai Palace, this colonial-style venue is said to be an homage to the very first Thai café dating back to the reign of Rama VI. The grand atmosphere is sure to be something she brings up in...
Baan Khamin claims to serve traditional Southern food that’s not only the domain of heat-seekers. Recommended dishes include pork stir-fried in shrimp paste (B120), Thai-style salad with vegetables (B120) and pineapple curry (B150), all of which you can enjoy in an all-white house beautifully...
Anna’s Wine & Bistro is ticking all the wine lounge boxes: ceilings with decorative moldings, tufted leather couches and a warm palette. Chef Thanesuan Chuenchom cooks a mix of Thai and inter favorites, from deep-fried chicken and stir-fried spaghetti with seafood to yam pla duk foo (deep...
Bangkok coffee and tea lovers have another venue to check out, 2B Café, founded by the folks behind the tea brand No. 57. The airy hangout is defined by lightwood floors, potted baby ferns and extra large windows overlooking the park and Sukhumvit. Dishes include eggs benedict with salmon (B150),...
Just in time for the summer heat, here comes another indoor somtam restaurant with the opening of Kai Yang Sua Yai in Piman 49. This colorful shophouse transports the dishes of the legendary grilled chicken joint of the same name on Ratchapisek into a proper dining setting. Tuck into a whole...
It would be hard to overstate just how adorable this standalone house serving delicious French crepes is. Deep in the labyrinthine Soi 39, its clapboard interior and exterior are both painted a muted grey, with a sprinkling of yellow pillows providing the only touches of color. The palette’s...
In the historic area Arun Amarin, across the river from Phra Arthit, the cozy and cool Bryter Layter Cafe is a hipster's wet dream. Named after a classic album from 60s folk singer Nick Drake and owned by the same folks behind the very hip vintage store The Trapeze Swingers on Phra Arthit, the...
Serving up Chinese cuisine on the riverside, Chef Pom is headed by Thai Chef Thanarak Chuto, who has been cooking for more than 30 years in places such as the Shanghai Mansion Hotel in Yaowarat. The classic menu covers dim sum (B70-B250) and dishes like Hokkaido scallop with garlic, Szechuan sauce...
Thai fine dining restaurant The Celadon serves very, very artfully presented Royal Thai-inspired cuisine. The good news is it’s now somewhat more affordable, with the announcement of three new set lunches (B650-B850) including two mains and one appetizer. Signature dishes include pad Thai...
New eatery Calin Café offers up a French-influenced dining experience. The Parisian-style venue serves dishes like razor clam with garlic and chili (B390), eggs benedict with salmon and zucchini (B260), and croque monsieur (B260). There’s also bakery offerings and six choices of coffee using...
As if you needed another excuse to visit Phra Arthit, the new Bean & Us has transferred a 30-year-old soy milk recipe into a cozy cafe setting.  The owner, whose parents sold soy milk for three decades, continues to serve up soy milk (B45), as well as adding dishes like roasted chicken...
This place makes the best cream cheese bagels, and crispy bacon sandwiches stuffed with moist chicken and bread (Chicken Club Sandwich). With its all-glass walls looking out to Thonglor and the Frank Sinatra sountrack playing in the background, Au Bon Pain at J-Avenue is a great place to just sit...
At first glance An An Lao looks like a typical Chinese restaurant with the usual décor of round tables, banquet style seating and red tablecloths. But they do offer a few hard to find dishes including southern Thai specialty gai betong and mountain frog – the biggest species found in Thailand...
Busu, which describes itself as “Ginza Sushi” on its menu, came highly recommended to us by a Japanese reader: “This guy is a legend. He ran a place for 40 years in California. This is real sushi!” And it is true that walking up to this sushi bar, and being served by a...
The 100-year-old Japanese bakery brand Donq has now arrived in Thailand. Offering up to 80 items baked fresh a day, the kitchen delivers Japanese takes on French classics. Signatures include the cheese cookie (B55), corn pan (sweet bread with corn, B45) or you can grab a batard (similar to a...