With any luck, the rains will be here soon to cool us all down, but for now, check out these hot new restaurants. 


A little slice of Brooklyn in Bangkok? Okay. Roberta’s is a pizza shop in a city that’s famous for its ‘za and they’re now open on the third-floor of Flavor Lab, only the second ever Roberta’s outside of the US. The shop’s pizza comes from owner Carlo Mirarchi, and boasts locations around the US. Try their Bee Sting pizza for something sweet and spicy. 

Roberta’s, 3/F, Food Lab, Siam Discovery. Open daily 11am-10pm.


Fatboy Izakaya Amarin

It’s about time. Fatboy Izakaya is an easy brand to love. It’s quirky, it’s fun, and the food is incredible. For the new spot at Gaysorn, you can expect modern Japanese with a fun twist, good for drinking and socializing, and there will be DJs everyday. Riding the line between resto and nightlife spot, this new venue stays open until 1am. 

Gaysorn Amarin, 3, 496 Phloen Chit Rd., 083-949-5646. Open daily 5pm-1am.

La Cabra

Earlier this month, La Cabra, the beloved coffee roaster cafe which originated in Denmark and with loyal fans in their Talandnoi and Ari branches, expanded with a bakery launch in Silom. La Cabra Coffee Roasters is known for their curated list of seasonal coffee beans tailor made for the palettes and resources in each country. Their bakery follows the same blend of international standards with localized touches. Stepping into the store, you get a whiff of the fresh oven-baked goodies coming out of the open kitchen counter area. A signature pastry unique to Thailand is the mango sticky rice tart (B250), a seasonal sweet made from locally sourced ingredients: a toasted biscuit topped with a layer of refreshing mango and rice moose.

1F, The Fifth Silom, 5 Silom Soi 3, 084-246-2295. Open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm; Sat-Sun 8am-6pm.


Shelly House

Bangkok loves its Mediterranean food. Shelly House is serving up brunch fare with Australian cafe style on Sathorn Soi 2. Featuring bright white interiors and ample seating, the new space features plenty of pasta dishes and Italian fare for a good brunch to pair with a brunch cup of joe. 

Sathorn Soi 2, Open Mon 9am-5pm; Wed-Sun 9am-5pm. 


Siansear and Wahn

Aromkwan might not be at their current spot for much longer. Good news for fans of Chef Bank: He’s got two new spaces in Khaosan. Bad news: They're not quite ready. That said, the charismatic owner tells BK that both new venues will be up and running soon. First off is their new Siansear, a called the “Notorious Asian Tapas & Bar.” It’ll be a change from the batik tablecloths and chill vibe of the current Aromkwan location. Next up is Wahn, their brunch space. Now, BK actually had a chance to sample Wahn at the old location, and you can expect a heady mix of impeccably prepared meat and fun twists on brunch faves. The Amerikwan Fried Rice (we see what you did there) is a fried basmati rice with sriracha drumsticks and pig cheek, and the Scrambled Wahn comes with sourdough, eggs, and barbeque pork neck. Keep an eye out for both of these spots in Khaosan. 


Good Roots

Co-founders Nisha Phongpetra and Prima Pattaropong opened Good Roots, a delivery-only natural foods brand based in Sathorn, last year, and now their healthy eats are available at their brick-and-mortar restaurant. The brand focuses on nutrient-dense ingredients and food is made from scratch in their kitchen, boasting “100% natural ingredients” which are minimally processed. Healthy doesn’t have to mean boring; just try their cauliflower mac and cheese. 

1/F, Sathorn Square, 98 N Sathon Rd., 080-920-7778. Open daily 7:30am-7:30pm.


Bath and Buns

No, there aren’t any tubs. The "bath" in Bath and Buns is for the British city, and the resulting Bath Buns are fluffy, golden buns you can find in Ekkamai. It’s not about the coffee or tea; here, the pastries are the main event. Bath and Buns was opened after a two-year endeavor inspired by three friends: Kajohnsak “Boy” Udomwattanachai, Nicha “Jaa” Thongkhawphurg, and Nakamol “Mild” Innuang, who studied together in the city of Bath and fell in love with both the city and their famed buns. Now, they’ve taken it, twisted it, and made it their own. 

1, 41 Pridi Banomyong, 089-489-3292, Open daily 8am-5pm.