BANGKOK RESTAURANT

Rocket S 49

Bangkok’s stylish brunch-and-cocktail empire expands to Thonglor.

The first floor of Grease has finally been turned into something—and it has nothing to do with clubbing. It’s the third branch of Bangkok’s stylish brunch-and-cocktail café, RocketLike all Rockets, loads of natural light thanks to a glasshouse-inspired entrance. Inside you get that comforting, Scandinavian feel of blond-wood furniture matched with marble and a geometric lighting sculpture. As well as the traditional Scandinavian classics, expect a substantial dinner menu, quality coffee and cocktails.
The buzz: The first floor of Grease has finally been turned into something—and it has nothing to do with clubbing. It’s the third branch of Bangkok’s stylish brunch-and-cocktail café, Rocket
 
The decor: Like all Rockets, loads of natural light thanks to a glasshouse-inspired entrance. Inside you get that comforting, Scandinavian feel of blond-wood furniture matched with marble and a geometric lighting sculpture.
 
The food: Scandinavian classics such as gravlax (house-cured salmon) on dark rye (B300) and Swedish meatballs (B330) served with gravy, mashed potato, lingon berries and pickled cucumber. For the first time there’s also a substantial dinner menu. This includes slow-cooked salted pork belly with garlic mash, roast fennel, gravy and pomegranate (B300) and crispy duck confit (B285). Of course, there are plenty of eggy breakfasts, too.
 
The drink: Coffee is the star here. Their Rocket Fuel brand of bottled cold press starts at B105, while caffe latte is B90 and espresso B75. Healthy juices at B90 include slow-pressed watermelon and “roots,” a mixture of beetroot, carrot and ginger. This is Rocket, so of course there are cocktails, too. Try the Microjito—white rum, lime, spearmint, sugar and soda (B315).  
 
The crowd: Casual-yet-tastefully dressed expats and international high-schoolers. 
 
Venue Details
Address: Rocket S 49, 1/F, Grease building, Piman 49, Sukhumvit Soi 49, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: 02-662-6637
Website: www.rocketcoffeebar.com
Area: Thonglor
Cuisine: Western
Open since: October, 2014
Opening hours: daily 7am-11pm
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