Home to diverse restaurants, quaint cafes, old-school bakeries, a cool photo gallery and an iconic Hindu temple, this pleasant little street is a hidden gem. Here’s what life is like on Pan Road. 

Luka
 
Warm Window Silom

Coffee & Breakfast 

Head to Luka (64/3 Pan Rd., 02-637-8558) for espresso (B70) and comfort dishes like bacon and butter French toast (250) and breakfast burritos (B310). Hip hostel Warm Window Silom (50/18-19 Pan Rd., 02-235-8759) offers all-day American breakfast (B150) and Thai-style breakfasts of soft-boiled eggs and kaya toast with traditional Thai coffee (B100), while Printa Cafe (36/2 Pan Rd., 095-542-4575) serves potent Vietnamese coffee (B80) and eggs Benny (from B190). Generations-old D.K. Bakery (741 Silom Rd., 02-233-8352) and Ama Bakery (745 Silom Rd., 02-635-2278) make incredible kaya buns.

 

Krua Aroi Aroi
 
Wander
 
Persian House
 

Lunch & Dinner 

Don’t miss the lusciously rich massaman with chunks of simmered pork on rice (B50-70), served alongside naam prik lohng reua (ground pork and cured egg yolk fried with chili and shrimp paste relish), from the long-established Krua Aroi Aroi (4 Pan Rd., 02-635-2365) or the generous servings of fresh spring rolls (B30) and tasty yentafo from Yen Ta Fo Wat Khaek (8 Pan Rd., 02-236-4393). The newly opened Wander (64 Pan Rd., 02-235-6848) doles out Thai fusion dishes from mama kua gai onsen (B130) to tom yum spaghetti (B260), while oldie-but-goodie Chinese restaurant Taitong (50/39 Pan Rd., 081-566-8856) whips out braised abalone (starts at B3,000), guay tiew Shanghai (B260) and stir-fried fish maw (B300-500). For Indian and Middle Eastern food, Chennai Kitchen (107/4 Pan Rd., 02-234-1266) serves tasty panjavarna uthappam (“Indian pizza” with chutney, B140), Suananda Vegetarian Garden & Ayurveda (109 Pan Rd., 080-805-4318) cranks out Southern Indian-style dosa with spinach paneer (B195), Annapurna (50-48/6 Pan Rd., 02-365-2211) goes the north Indian route with aromatic mutton rogan josh (B200) and Persian House (48/2-3 Pan Rd., 02-635-2674) makes a mean khoresht ghormeh sabzi (slow-cooked beef stew with fresh herbs, B220).

 

Opus
 

Drinks 

Enjoy a bottle of Chianti from the walk-in cellar at stylish Italian wine bar and restaurant Opus (64 Pan Rd., 02-637-9899). Continue your wine journey while enjoying towering views of lower Silom and the Chao Phraya at neighboring Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant (37/F, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 188 Silom Rd., 096-860-7990). For cocktails, Wander offers all the classics, from Negronis and margaritas to whiskey sours and mojitos (all B300).
 
 
 

Transport 

BTS Surasak is less than a 10-minute stroll away.
 
 
The Room Sathorn
 

Accommodation 

Pabhada Silom (111 Pan Rd., 02-267-8881) starts from B20,000/month for a 60-sq-meter one bedroom apartment, while The Room Sathorn (78 Pan Rd., 02-343-8900) offers 49-sq-meter one bedrooms starting from B24,000/month. A 65-sq-meter two bedroom apartment at The Treasure (91 Pan Rd., 02-238-6555) starts from B33,000/month.
 
 
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
 
Kathmandu Gallery
 

Visit 

Get cultured at sacred Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (2 Pan Rd., 02-238-4007), or Wat Khaek, Bangkok’s most important Hindu place of worship, before checking out some of the finest photography exhibitions from top local artists at Kathmandu Photo Gallery (87 Pan Rd., 02-234-6700). Planning to redecorate? Casa Pagoda (64/1 Pan Rd., 02-258-1917) offers tasteful industrial-chic furniture and home decor.

BK ASKS

What’s special about Pan Road?

 

Manit Sriwanichpoom, founder of Kathmandu Photo Gallery
“It’s a cultural melting pot—at the start you have the popular Wat Khaek, while down the road you’ll find diverse cuisines, from Thai and Chinese to Indian and Persian.”

 

Tanawat Phoocharoensil, owner of D.K. Bakery
“I have to say Wat Khaek, as it’s the heart of the community. There’s lots of great eats here, too—my top picks go to Aroi Aroi and Taitong.”

 

Kulsiri chaiyanoppakul, founder of Wander
“Although it’s located right in the city, Pan Road is still very peaceful. It has the right balance of residential and business, while also offering a great mix of cultures.”

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