BANGKOK RESTAURANT

Casa Lapin x Ploen Chit

One of the first niche coffee specialists in Bangkok has gone full restaurant for its Phloen Chit venue. 

One of the first niche coffee specialists in Bangkok, Casa Lapin, has gone full restaurant for its Phloen Chit venue. 

On top of Casa's familiar focus on seriously good coffee, you'll now also find a menu of breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner favorites.

Dishes like Croque Madame with Parisian ham and spinach, fruit pancakes or waffles and granola highlight the morning menu--with a convenient grab-and-go window for busy office workers--while heartier lunch and dinner dishes include panaeng curry, spicy seafood spaghetti, salmon teriyaki and whole roasted chicken in orange sauce.

There are also happy hour drinks promotions: 7pm-8pm daily get one hour of free-flow wine for B550 from, or buy-two-get-one-free on beers starting at B100. Live music plays every Friday from 8-10pm.

Decor-wise, you'll find the familiar Casa Lapin hallmarks of unrendered walls, neon signage, cutesily positioned dried plants and acres of naturally treated wood. But since they were doing it first, we can hardly complain. 

 
The buzz: This sixth venue (if you include the now-closed original hole-in-the-wall) by one of Bangkok’s first niche coffee specialists Casa Lapin has gone full restaurant, with a list of well-executed if predictable all-day-dining dishes.  
 
The decor: Easily spotted from the signature brick wall, neon-lit signage and hanging lamps, this is Casa Lapin to a T. The front of house boasts a small take-away coffee counter where you can also grab croissants and muffins at rush hour. Inside, a long wooden bar takes up half the ground floor, while there is a cozier and more private space on the mezzanine, featuring large fabric sofas and some cushions. 
 
The food and drinks: Open early for your morning caffeine fix, this Casa does all the expected coffees: classic espresso (B70/single shot, B80/double) and its derivations made using a house blend, and drip coffee, French press, syphon and Aeropress (all B140) made with Chiang Dao single-origin beans. The large food menu covers every meal of the day, starting with the likes of the breakfast plate (egg, sausage, roasted potato, sauteed spinach and mushroom, crispy bacon and sourdough, B190), French toast (B190), pancakes and waffles (both B150). Healthier choices come in the form of fresh fruits with yogurt (B170) and granola with milk (B130). From 11am onwards you can order from a full menu of lunch and dinner dishes which plays things pretty safe, from barbecue chicken wings (B140), salads (from B180) and soups (from B100) to burgers (from B230), pork chops (B290) and whole-roasted chicken (B380). Also expect the usual baked items like croissants (B65) and brownies (B90). Aside from the coffee, boozy options include local beers like Singha, a few red and white wines (starting at B150/glass) and a list of signature cocktails (B250) created by Casa Lapin’s head barista Surapan Tanta. Try the Fill in the Blank (vodka, rose syrup, sakura syrup, apple and pineapple juice, B250) and Falling Slowly (rum, lychee liqueur, almond syrup, angostura bitter, B250).
 
Why you should care: Lowermost Sukhumvit was crying out for another serious coffee shop, especially one not in a mall. But we say stick to just that: the coffee. 
Venue Details
Address: Casa Lapin x Ploen Chit, 888/59 Mahatun Plaza Phloen Chit Rd., Bangkok, 10330 Thailand
Website: www.facebook.com/CasaLapin
Area: Ploenchit
Cuisine: Coffee shop, International
Price Range: B - BB
Open since: August, 2015
Opening hours: daily 7am-10pm
Nearest trainBTS Phloen Chit
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