Kay’s Boutique Breakfast
Coffee & Breakfast
Relax in the quaint Chibi Chibi
(112/4 Sri Ayutthaya Soi 2, Rangnam Rd.,098-743-8905) cafe with a plate of scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes (B195) paired with a rosemary latte (B120), or keep it simple with Let’s Say Cafe 24 Hours’
(440/19-20 Ratchawithi Soi 3, 02-245-6134) breakfast set of ham, bacon, eggs and toast (B80). For something sweeter, try the French toast (B299) at Kay’s Boutique Breakfast
(116/55-57 Soi Rangnam, 02-245-1953), or head to Peace Oriental Teahouse
(G/F, King Power, Soi Rangnam, 063-637-0521) for a tea set (B120) and some Matcha Extremist ice cream (B240). Bar by night but cafe by day, Peak-A-Boo
(5/F, Victory Mall, 6/2 Ratchawithi Rd., 086-399-5430) will fix you up with a latte shake (B90) or Thai tea granita (B119). When you return in the evening, don’t miss a game of jello shot chess (B450).
Baan Kuay Tiew Ruathong
Lunch & Dinner
You can’t eat in Victory Monument without stopping for boat noodles (B12) at Baan Kuay Tiew Ruathong (1/7 Ratchawithi Rd., 089-510-1648). Head to Pathe Antique and Restaurant (11 Ratchawithi Rd., 02-644-4321) for the stir-fried chicken with cashews (B132) or deep-fried seabass with fish sauce (B275), or hit up Mezzanine (107/10-11, Soi Rangnam, 02-642-4719) for a tuna salad (B230) or seafood pizza (B380). If you’re feeling like Indian food, stop by Everest Kitchen (48/8 Ratchaprarop Rd., 02-642-4070) for paneer makhani (B160) mopped up with garlic naan (B50). For meat, go to Eat Am Are (23/1 Soi Rangnam, 082-706-2503), where you’ll find everything from classic ribeye (B350) to barbeque pork loin (B99) and honey-glazed ham steak (B119).
Kick back and relax on the rooftop at Sky Train Jazz Bar
(5/F, 6 Rangnam Rd., 089-895-4299) while sipping on a sangsom, lemon and redbull (B120). Craft beer fans should stop by Mitr Bar
(3/F, 23/1 Phaya Thai Rd., 089-799-1123) to check out the New England IPA (B220 for 300ml) and the hazelnut chocolate stout (B190 for 300ml). You’ll be spoilt for choice at Heap Victory Monument
(449/2 Ratchawithi Soi 12, 02-354-8292), where the Brewdog red ale (B220) battles for attention with ikezo berry sparkling jelly sake (B250). Kick back at vintage-style Baan Bar
(4/13 Soi Rangnam, 094-664-2419) with a black Russian (B180) and a shrimp yellow curry (B250). Saxophone
(3/8 Phayathai Rd., 02-246-5472) remains one of Bangkok’s best jazz bars.
BTS Victory Monument, of course.
Just meters from Victory Monument, Ideo Q Victory (13/1 Phayathai Rd., 02-316-2222) features 348 units, with sale prices from B370,000-18.5-million. Maestro 07 Victory Monument (22 Soi Ratchawithi 7, 02-116-1111) offers 171 units from B16,000-50,000/month. Nearby, Rajvithi City Resort (452 Ratchawithi Rd., 02-245-2244) boasts 167 units from B14,000-22,000/month. M Phayathai (31 Phayathai Rd., 02-245-0011) has 215 units from B25,000-121,000/month.
King Power Rangnam
Shopaholics should check out King Power Rangnam
(8 Rangnam Alley, 02-677-8888), Bangkok’s largest duty-free shopping mall, or Center One Shopping Plaza
(1 Ratchawithi Rd., 02-246-1831). Afterwards, take a break at the green Santhiphap Park
(Ratchawithi Rd., 02-245-2461).
What’s great about Victory Monument?
Teerachai Limpaitoon, owner of Peace Oriental Teahouse
“It connects all of the important parts of the city and has almost everything you need for urban living.”
Wichit “Chit” Saiklao, co-founder of Mitr Bar
“It’s the center of many things: transportation, shopping and residential condominiums. For my bar, people don’t have to drive as it’s quite close to the BTS.”
Raiwin “Beam” Lewsakul, Co-owner of Peak-A-Boo Cafe
“There’s so much variety. It’s a major hub of transportation so we see many aspects of life and many types of people. You can also find cheap restaurants and fancy ones.”