The Commons (Saladaeng)
Thonglor's hip community mall gets a sister branch.
After six weeks of soft opening, the much anticipated Commons Saladaeng held its official launch party on Feb 27, 2020. Located on leafy Sala Daeng Soi 1, the three-floor community mall was designed by Department of Architecture (DEPT) and bears resemblance to its sister venue in Thonglor with a tiered outdoor seating area, an indoor communal dining space and the platform, a multipurpose space intended for community use. Additional touches like the striking red roof pay homage to Sala Daeng’s history (the district owes its name to a red-roofed pavilion that stood in contrast to the area’s rice paddies back in the Rama V era). The highlight, however, might be the towering banyan tree the firm was able to keep intact.
There are over 20 food and drink vendors. These include familiar names from The Commons Thonglor like the huge branch of brunch favorite Roast and its sister coffee specialist Roots on the ground floor, alongside florist and plant shop Plant House and matcha teahouse Seven Suns.
Meanwhile, you'll find food from across the world upstairs in the market area. If you want Asian fare, you can choose from Hainanese chicken rice (B95) at Boon Tong Kee; Thai street food at Dink Dink; northern Thai fare at Isan & Grill; meat and vegetable bowls (from B189) at Bowl Journey; contemporary dim sum at Yumcha; or build-your own stir-fry at Padpad (rice, noodles and pasta bases from B100, plus toppings from B10).
For American eats, check out The Lobster Lab for Boston rolls (B690) and pocket-friendly lunch sets (from B155); Homeburg’s accessible offshoot, Bun Meat & Cheese for burgers; Crackhouse for drool-worthy breakfast burritos and egg sandwiches reminiscent of LA’s Eggslut; Hunter Poke for Hawaiian salmon and mango poke bowls (B280); Fowlmouth for awesome fried chicken; or Soho Pizza for New York-style pizza by the slice. Prefer Italian pizza? Head to Cantina.
If you’re craving sweet stuff, head to QQ Dessert for jelly bowls (basic taroball, B95) and brown sugar milk tea (B90) or Guss Damn Good for a classic brownie ice-cream sundae (B160). For something a little healthier, head to Lykke Yogurt, or try the vegetable-based smoothies at Paak (Bangkok Summer: mixed green salad, tom yam herbs, chili, coriander, lime, passionfruit and coconut water; B180).
For drinks, you can grab beers (from B140 for Oranjeboom) at Tap Room, wine from Cloud Room, sake at Moto or cocktails on tap at the third outlet of Angus Zou’s Draft Land, which is overseen here by The Rabbit Hole’s Suwincha “Chacha” Singsuwan and company.
You can also expect plenty of classes, workshops and events for the whole family, including your furry friends—The Commons Saladaeng is pet-friendly. For the latest event news, visit The Commons’ Facebook page.
|Address:||The Commons (Saladaeng), 126 Sala Daeng Soi 1, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Opening hours:||daily 7-1am|
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