Looking to get out of central Bangkok? There’s a lot to like about Lat Krabang. The area is emerging with a wave of cool openings, but it still has an old-style charm, too
All Six to Twelve x En/r/oute
Coffee & Breakfast
Kickstart your day with a shot of espresso (B65) at Cuppers
, a light-dappled cafe that uses imported Brazilian beans for its brews. You can also opt for a signature iced coffee with milk in the cozy, mid-century modern confines of MASON and friends
. For breakfast, fuel up with the Energy Breakfast (B285) or kai kra ta
(fried eggs served with minced pork, ham, sausage and Viennese bread, B85) at All Six to Twelve x En/r/oute
, a spot popular among bicyclists in the morning that transforms into a bar at night. Looking for something light? Try the honey toast (B110) or sweet potato tart (B100) at The Catch Up Bakeroom
Lan Suk Pork Noodle
Lunch & Dinner
Lat Krabang has several excellent mid-range spots and street food stalls. Go for authentic khao soi gai
(B85) at Lanna Origin
, or try the dry tom yam
noodles (B40) at Lan Suk Pork Noodle
. If it’s western fare you crave, score a seat in the garden at Varvana Cafe & Bar
and order the tasty truffle fettuccine with seared scallops (B340). For even better al fresco dining, visit Ploen Ploen
at the golden hour to catch sunset over its lake while you tuck into classic Thai dishes like stir-fried sea bass in red curry with salted egg (B220). If you’re a meat lover, get the grilled rib eye served with mashed potatoes (B550) at Eat Drink Love
, a handsome bistro in The Park Nine Suvarnabhumi Hotel
Sky Bar 64
Though this neighborhood is no Thonglor, there are several spots to quench your thirst. True to its name, All Six to Twelve x En/r/oute goes from early-morning cafe to late-night bar with live music. You can also hang around at Eat Drink Love for the free-flow house wine and local beer (B599), or go for craft beers at low-key bottle shop and bar Rest Up. Drinks with a view? Visit Sky Bar 64, a rooftop bar at the Suvarnabhumi Ville hotel, which overlooks the airport runways.
From Airport Rail Link Lat Krabang station, you can reach all these sites in less than 10 minutes by taxi.
Explore Hua Takhe, a canal-side community dating back to the Rama V era, which has been reinvigorated as an art market. Then relish the green space at Suan Pranakorn or hit the bike lane at Suvarnabhumi Airport before pampering yourself with a signature Aromatic Tyme Massage (B1,200/60 mins) at Tyme Spa. If you want to shop, take a taxi to the newly opened Central Village luxury outlet mall.
Your baht goes a long way here. Three-bedroom houses at Supalai Suvarnabhumi can be rented for less than B40,000, and multi-bedroom townhomes go for as low as B15,000 at gated housing projects like The Thamm Village. When it comes to condos, B7,500 will get you a 26-sq-meter one-bedroom at Lumpini Ville Onnut-Latkrabang. If you want more space, iCondo Green Space Sukhumvit 77 offers 47-sq-meter two-bedroom units for B16,000.
What do you love about Lat Krabang?
Akkara Siriplungkanont, owner of MASON and Friends
“Obviously, it’s near the airport. Many well-known restaurants and cafes are opening branches here, too, and we’re near the bike lane.”
Polthep Na Songkhla, owner of All Six to Twelve x En/r/oute
“It isn’t urbanized yet. Lat Krabang people are pretty down to earth. They don’t care about trends on social media.”
Nattanan Kiratikornyossanan, owner of Tyme Spa
“It’s a destination where local or international travelers can indulge before or after their trips with good food and luxury spas with affordable prices.”