This vintage-themed cafe covers all the nostalgic Thai classics.
The buzz: With the new expansion of Central Embassy’s basement food market comes the addition of this full table-service dining restaurant just in front.
The decor: Wood and brass take the spotlight at this vintage-themed cafe with its polished Plearnwan-evoking vibes. The drinks counter features a small old-school metal shutter along with everything you would find at a local Bangkok coffee shop in the ‘60s—reused condensed milk cans, soda-brand glasses, enamel plates. Here though there’s an upscale touch the classy brass styling details.
The food: The vintage atmosphere makes you think of the likes of kai krata (Northeastern style fried eggs on a pan, B160) and kanompang sangkaya (bread with pandan custard, B110), and you’ll find both—but the food here also goes a whole lot further. A former chef from Mandarin Orinetal’s Sala Rim Naam, Uemporn Yuayaipong, helms the kitchen, rolling out the kind of delicious Thai comfort food which everyone loves. Not-to-miss snacks include stuffed chicken wings with shrimp (B190) and crispy chicken cartilage (B170), which sit alongside several kinds of Thai salad, soups and curries. Some of these dishes are drawn from one of the Central owner’s family recipes, including a pad ped gai (spicy stir-fried chicken with curry paste, B180) that uses holy basil instead of the more typical Thai basil. We especially like the red curry (B240), which features beef rib fingers (the meat between rib bones) with a beautifully yielding texture. You’ll also find highlight dishes from Eathai like fish cakes (B150) and mee pad krached (fried rice vermicelli with water mimosa, B170), as well as other Thai desserts. Rice and noodle dishes are also available.
The drinks: On top of herbal drinks (B60) and fresh juices (B120), the menu also has some inventive Thai-influenced cocktails like a pomelo daiquiri (B260) and pandanus sour (B280). Also try their soda mixes like vanilla-lemongrass (B120) and lychee-ginger (B120).
Why you should care: Eathai Cafe lets you get all your favorites from the Eathai food court brought straight to your table.
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|Address:||Eathai Cafe, G/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd., Bangkok, Thailand|
|Open since:||July, 2016|
|Opening hours:||daily 10am-10pm|
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