This selection is only the tip of the iceberg for a neighborhood which has embraced brunch culture more than any other. Order up a flat white and enjoy!
There are imitators and then there are originals. Casa Lapin may not have started life at this bright and open temple of exposed brickwork and dangling light bulbs, but it has turned into something of a mother branch for these coffee culture innovators’ ever-expanding little empire. Sniff out your preferred Ethiopian blend then order up a juicy pork burger followed by the chewy almond brownie.
Sukhumvit Soi 26, 064-586-6035. Open daily 8am-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong
Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get 10% discount when spending THB 400 or more /sales slip 01 Aug ’19 – 31 Jul ’20
We love the cool-but-ramshackle feel at chef Ploy Chatalong’s organic-leaning all-day breakfast spot. The open layout feels like dining in someone’s loft-conversion kitchen as you tuck into hearty plates of shakshuka, full English breakfasts spotlighting local produce, and filling roasted veggie salads. There’s also lots to enjoy here if you’re vegan.
235/5 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 02-662- 2510. Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat-Sun 8am-6pm
You don’t need to be vegan to appreciate the decadent plant-based goodies at this airy, fern-filled diner. Shirk your diet with the Vegan Banana Nut Butterscotch Hotcakes, or stay on track with a Green Fresh smoothie bowl with nutritious kale, kiwi, banana, pineapple and goji berry. If you're ravenous, you can even opt for a vegan pulled pork burger or a massaman curry with vegan "chicken" (grilled mushroom) and roti.
35/2 Soi Methi Niwet, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-258-8489, 087-443-3728. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong
Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get complimentary drink valued up to THB 110 when spending THB 300 or more /sales slip (limit 1 drink /card / table /sales slip) (Only for Veganerie Concept, Veganerie Silom and Veganerie Mercury Ville) 01 May ’19 – 31 Oct ’19
Grab your morning bread fix at this early-rising bakery where the bread and pastries are made from scratch, highlighting the use of unbleached flour, house-made sourdough, glaze and frosting. Don’t miss the Phet Mak Mak sourdough (kalamata olives, sharp cheddar and pickled jalapenos) or the NYP sandwich (Sloane’s beef pastrami, whole grain mustard, pickles and cheddar cheese).
245/12 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 091-720-1074. Open daily 7am-6pm
Breakfast dreams come true at this intimate spot above a craft beer bar: buttery pancakes drenched with syrup; three-egg omelets; country potatoes and bottomless drip coffee.
2/F, Hair of the Dog, 593/27 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-258-1461. Open daily 7am-11pm. BTS Phrom Phong
Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get 10% discount on food and beverages 01 Jun ’19 – 31 Dec ’19
If you’re not drawn to the leafy, Daikanyama-worthy facade of this two-story diner, you will be by the display of French pastries inside. Pick a book from their library shelves and park up for the afternoon, or simply enjoy the properly stocked bar. Food is a cheap and cheerful mix of Thai classics, breakfast staples and sandwiches.
27/1 Sukhumvit Soi 33, 02-005-0026. Open daily 7am-9pm
Exclusively for Citi credit card members Get 10% discount when spending THB 300 or more / sales slip (Only for Thonglor, Kasetsart University, G Tower and Matichon Academy branch) 01 May ’19 – 31 Dec ’19
Despite the name, Brekkie goes well beyond breakfast to serve healthy, hearty dishes all day long. Buzzwords like quinoa, avocado, spirulina, flaxseed, acai berry and chia seed dominate the menu in dishes like fried quinoa tom yum with diced salmon, avocado toast and homemade cold pressed juices. Expect a farmhouse ambience from all the warm hanging bulbs, garlic strings and milk-jugs filled with wheat.
6/9 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 083-656-6141. Open Mon-Sun 9am-6pm
1/F, The Helix Quarter, EmQuartier, 693,695 Sukhumvit Rd. 094-176-3870. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong
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.