• By bkintern1
  • | Jun 17, 2019

Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli 


Nanglinchee wakes up early at this second branch of Phrom Phong’s brunch darling. The airy venue echoes its sister spot—cool gray marble, colonial details—while the all-day menu touts eggs Benedict, wagyu burgers and pizzas. Level-up with affordable wine and cocktails.

Market Place, 27/1 Nanglinchee Rd., 02-287-4165. Open Mon-Fri 9am-10pm; Sat-Sun 7:30am-10pm


Exclusively for Citi credit card members:
Get 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages
01 Jun ’19 – 31 May ’20


Not Just Another Cup


You’ll need to wake up early if you want to beat Sathorn’s breakfast-brunch crowd to the prime seats at this airy, two-story cafe. Good job, then, that they open at 7am to offer a reliable lineup of French toast, egg dishes, smoothies and salad bowls. The “Mexican Breakfast” with its hearty portion of quesadilla, refried beans, grilled chicken and guac’ might be one of our favorite hangover cures.

75/1 Sathorn Soi 10, 02-635-3464. Open daily 7am-7pm. BTS Chong Nonsi




If B400 avocado sandwiches have a place in your heart, then take it from us: there’s none we’d rather eat than this Bangladesh-born bakery’s oozing treat of toasty brown bread and citrusy, creamy guacamole. Founder Alam Porag’s fanatical approach to baking results in some wonderful sourdough, as well as more-affordable puff-pastry, treats from English sausage rolls to Latin beef puffs.

39/17 Soi Suanphlu, 02-286-1549. Open Tue-Sun 7am-7pm




From the eclectic rustic-industrial decor to the menu of down-to-earth comfort food (with nods to local producers and seasonality), Luka holds Sathorn’s crown for cafe culture. Twinned with a French-leaning furniture boutique (Casa Pagoda), the space is light, bright, and just perfect for enjoying a long black with an acai bowl (for when you’re feeling healthy) or chicken and waffles (for when you’re not).

64/1 Pan Rd., 02-637-8558. Open daily 9am-6pm. BTS Surasak





Find your way to this deli-bistro for a bounty of fresh seafood, stinky cheeses and simple French comfort dishes. “Cagette” is French for a crate, the wooden sort that evokes the fresh markets of yester-century France, and the decor is thusly themed—farmhouse transmuted by the industrial revolution. They’ve got all your grab-and-go needs covered too.

15 Yen Akat Rd., 02-249-1684. Tue-Sun 11:30am-10:30pm


Exclusively for Citi credit card members:
Get 10% discount and get complimentary Burgandy Snails valued THB 320 or get 15% discount when spending THB 5,000 or more /sales slip (limit 1 dish /card / table /sales slip)
01 Jun ’19 – 31 May ’20




There’s only one spot Sathorn’s French community (and resident Francophiles) head for petit dejeuner and it’s this grab-and-go bakery down a largely residential soi. French bread craftsmen Jonathan Valdman and Benoit Fradette service a who’s who of Bangkok cafes. Organic flour and a laborious fermentation time result in beautiful baguettes and buttery croissants.

2240/12-13 Chan Kao Rd., 02-678-1300. Open Tue-Sun 7am-7pm


El Mercado Grocery & Wine


This second coming for El Mercado's bistro-slash-deli focuses squarely on stuff to take home, with a whole range of dry products, wines, charcuterie and baked goods that’ll knock the pants off what you’ve until now been rushing to Tops for. We reach straight for the Brie de Meaux AOP, the 24-month-aged Iberico ham, and the stacks of ready-to-eat sandwiches and salads.

GP House, Suanphlu Soi 1-3, 02-046-2442. Open daily 8am-10pm


Akart Day


Taking over the well-preserved 90-year-old wooden house once belonging to Coffee Craftsman, this early-opening cafe is all about caffeinated specialties like Happy Day, coffee with candle-smoked coconut milk, along with the Super Star All-day Breakfast (homemade toast with ham and cheese served with sausages and vegetables). Save room for some carrot cake.

Yarden, 30 Yen Akart Rd., 02-249-0182. Open daily 7.30am-6.30pm



The Corner 


Good service, decent portions and consistency explain this unassuming indoor-outdoor restaurant’s popularity. Around since before most of the modern coffee-shop fads (and probably here to stay for a lot longer), The Corner leaves its mark with delicious omelets, Middle Eastern specials, decadent pasta and house-baked bread.

27/39 Soi Sribamphen, Sathorn Rd., 02-679-8438. Open Wed-Mon 9.30am-3.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm


Exclusively for Citi credit card members:
Get complimentary dessert valued THB110 when spending THB 800 or more /sales slip (limit 1 dish /card /table /sales slip)
01 Jun ’19 – 31 May ’20


BK's Cafe Society 2019 guide gathers Bangkok's coolest hangout spots for brunch, coffee, sweets and all-day bites. Download your PDF copy here.