Our big breakfast list is back for 2023! Shumai, sweets, coffee, dosa, sandos, bagels—up and at ‘em, Bangkok.
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It can be tough to find a place to have a quiet breakfast in Nana—especially on Soi 4. Brainwake Cafe is a rare pro breakfast spot and cafe in the Nana whirlwind featuring both international and Asian breakfast dishes. Get something local like the Isaan fried eggs with Thai and Chinese sausages alongside minced pork (B215), or go for something heartier like the salmon eggs Benedict (B285) and the Brainwake Big Breakfast (B425) which is a full brekkie, complete with ham, potatoes, mushrooms, beans, and more.
Breakfast Story NEW
Look, Breakfast Story is everywhere these days—Ploenchit, Asoke, Phrom Phong. But, now the Soi 11 crowd can get in on the action. Opening earlier this year, this favorite Bangkok spot for all-day breakfast is still serving up breakfast bites (with a few burgers thrown into the mix). It’s a big menu with everything from breakfast wraps to a three-egg omelet. And you don’t have to go in the morning; carbo load before you hit the Soi 11 clubs.
Nothing beats a warm bowl of congee in the early hours. This restaurant in Old Town does Asian comfort food justice, marrying the base ingredients of smooth porridge with its signature smoky aroma and toppings such as century eggs and pork balls. The shop’s attention to detail uses high quality produce and in-house seasoning, making it worthregularvisits.PricesstartatB50-70 per bowl.
Established in the 1950s, this is certainly one of those breakfast spots that cater hangover dishes for party-goers and the early-risers. The hidden gem also goes by the name “Thewet Boiled Rice’’ and is popular for its rare authentic Thai-Chinese cuisine. Stop by for the cinnamon braised stir fried pork intestine (B100), minced shrimp stir-fried in Chinese olives (B140), and have it with a bowl of boiled rice.
This art-inspired diner is made for all-day hangouts, delivering creatively upgraded handmade favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The space also holds motivational workshops and functions as a gallery exhibiting works of art by both up-and-coming and seasoned artists. The options for food and beverages are extensive, but these are our picks, the sweet and salty stax (B320) with crispy bacon, maple syrup, crispy bacon, and sunny-side- up pancakes, or the lobster rolls with lobster (B990), tiger prawns, mayonnaise, celery, lettuce, and a handmade shokupan roll for a more substantial lunch option. For a little indulgence, be sure to try the cruffins.
Featuring their famous premium fluffy egg sandwiches from Korea, Eggdrop Bangkok’s store has shiny chrome accents and a red-and-white color scheme reminiscent of an American diner. The store takes orders via kiosks, and we suggest the Mr. Egg (B89), which comes with a crunchy brioche, fluffy scrambled egg, and sriracha mayo. For something more filling, try the garlic bacon cheese (B129); the smell of the toasted garlic brioche alone will have you drooling.
Holiday Pastry has opened a new branch at Central World with a “Dining Room” concept, flouting Wes Anderson vibes with its sunshine yellow color scheme, archways, and large-scale lighting. They serve an all- day hearty brunch and a dessert menu; brunch includes the New York spicy rigatoni vodka (B320) which seems to be all the craze lately (and for good reason). But save room for dessert and try their No.1 Signature Pancake or the Best French Toast Ever.
Hia Buay Ancient Noodles has been attracting office workers, celebrities, and tourists for 23 years, but the modest store recently received a boost from politicians, notably After Move Forward Party’s Pita Limjaroenrat, who ordered the Rich Tom Yum. The yentafo (Thai pink noodle soup), dry rice porridge, and braised pork kaprao are crowd-pleasers. Hia Buay also prepares dry meals for takeout, which are wrapped in traditional banana leaves to enhance the dish’s natural scent. Best of all, the restaurant is noted for its enormous portions and reasonable prices (B60-120).
Siam Brasserie serves a broad Thai and International menu with a Thai twist in a charming yet spacious setting. The menu is influenced by many cuisines from the founder’s grandmother, and it serves simple, no-frills meals. So check it out whenever you want to eat like you’re spending time at grandma’s.
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For the early riser, Cafe Tartine is a perennial favorite, open an hour earlier on the weekdays. It’s a family friendly, French, breezy atmosphere. The provencal omelette (B180) comes with eggplant, zucchini, onion, tomato, garlic, and emmental cheese, but don’t forget the Tartine Avocado (B310) with fresh Avocado puree, goat cheese, walnut, and poached egg.
It’s not just classes and workshops at this chic spot for the next generation of chefs. This Nai Lert cafe opened with the school last year and features, as you might expect, an array of French dishes to zhuzh up your commute. Overseen by the spot’s head pastry chef, you’ll find surprisingly affordable bites here, from the croissants (B100) to the croque monsieur (B180).
Guss Ploenchit NEW
That’s right, Bangkok’s favorite ice cream shop does breakfast now. Guss Damn Good opened this shop in September. Along with their unique ice cream flavors and ingredient mashups, this Guss Damn Good is taking things even farther with a menu with sundaes, milkshakes, waffles, coffees, and savory slides. There’s the breakfast slider (B280), which is made with steamed egg custard and soft poached eggs, veggies, ham, and dijonnaise. For something classic, get a good ol’ PB&J (B135).
Tucked in Woodbury Common on Ruamrudee, Nick is a design forward, open- early spot for breakfasters in Ploenchit. Opening late last year, Nick’s chic look and big menu make it a must-try for breakfast lovers. They boast a French (B420), American (B450), and full (B480) breakfast alongside their spicy chorizo shakshuka. Pair all that with an iced yuzu matcha (B140) or a passion fruit sparkling float (B150).
Treehouse Cafe.Bar is a new hidden gem in Bangkok, where you can enjoy Thai family- style dining in a venue that transports you to a tropical desert island. Share delicious dishes from their all-day breakfast, brunch, and lunch menus – a celebration of the best local produce and ingredients that are lovingly prepared – and sip their playful and seasonal beverages. Stay a little longer and relax at their treetop bar or alfresco terrace, where you can bring your furry friends along. Treehouse is the perfect spot to escape the bustle of Sukhumvit on Soi 31. It may be slightly eccentric, but it’s always fun, memorable, and affordable.
Sukhumvit 71’s intimate cafe has become quite the rage, and the crew has finally launched their second location—this time, right in the middle of Sukhumvit. If you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, choose the Big Brekkie (B380), which comes with fried eggs, chicken sausages, smoked ham, spinach, mushrooms, and bread. Drinks-wise, consider the Black Coco (B130), which combines a shot of premium black espresso with coconut water and crunchy dates on top.
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Chef Radek Zarbiski joined forces with chef Adrian Klonowski, formerly of Gaa, to open Larder, serving all-day sandwiches and coffee in an industrial atmosphere right in the heart of Phrom Phong. Earlier this year they launched a breakfast menu, dubbed Brekkie 2.0. Though simple the menu has depth and is infused with the chefs’ personal touches. Their guacamole topped with gooey poached egg and crispy rye crackers (B260), for instance, distinguishes itself from the regular mashed avocado by mixing it with coriander oil.
Phrom Phong foodies, head here to grab your morning bread fix. The Bangladeshi owner, Nasirul Alam Porag, is a sourdough lover, and his unbleached flour loaves have a chewy, airy feel. After a butter croissant (B200) or beef pastrami sandwich (B800), make sure to get a slice of the dark chocolate cake (B600). The bakery also serves coffee and cold-pressed juice, which you can enjoy on the sidewalk in the deck chairs.
Obviously we had to include at least one Kay’s in this breakfast list. Be prepared to indulge in a chill and relaxing white-themed all-day breakfast cafe. Take a seat at one of the cool marble tables and grab the eggs Benedict prosciutto (B290) with poached egg, prosciutto, asparagus, and hollandaise sauce, or if you like a sweet brekkie lover, then you’ve got to try either the banana walnut pancakes (B270) or the ultimate french toast (B230).
It’s hard to find a better bagel joint in Bangkok, and now they’ve got a spot in Phrom Phong. Choose from a number of different kinds of bagels and schmear for B50. However, the Breakfast Epic with Bacon (B215) which also comes with gruyere, gouda, or cheddar cheese is our favorite breakfast item—that bacon is just insanely good. You can also add some plain bagels and schmear of your choice. If you want something a little higher end, try the Lock, Stock, and Bagel (B250), which has house-cured salmon.
D’ark has made a name for its quality coffee and hearty brunch food. With its dark wood furniture paired with the brand’s signature leaf-embossed steel motifs. The brunch menu (available till 6pm) features eggy dishes like the smoked salmon eggs Benedict (B450) and Nordic breakfast (B490), with smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, avocado, ricotta cheese with lemon vinaigrette. For a more substantial lunch, try the baja fish tortillas (B590) or the jumbo tiger prawn spaghetti (B690) with romesco sauce, garlic confit, and jalapeno pesto.
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Founded by the iBerry Group and famed Bangkok chef Chalee Kader, this Instagram- ready location is a departure from the company’s usual mall-located and niche Thai restaurant. The project is peacefully tucked away from the bustling Sathon streets, offering diners picturesque brunches that seem like they fall straight out of a cookbook. The most visually arresting dish has got to be the generous portion of bacon and scrambled eggs on toast (B390) drizzled with male syrup.
This humble noodle shop remains a hit among locals in the Sathorn area. The titular kuay jup bowl (B80) features rice noodles in some rich peppery broth, topped with generous cuts of crispy pork. Customers can order the kao lao version (B80)—the same ingredients without the noodles. Also check out their list of chinese buns (B35), steamed dumplings (B30), and crispy pork (B80).
Teaory Teahouse NEW
This organic Taiwanese tea-themed cafe is decorated in a minimalistic style and presents an array of treats to soothe the senses. Stop by for the Japanese-style layered uji matcha cheesecake (B159) or the visually intriguing sesame milk mochi (B119) made from an authentic Taiwanese recipe. The drinks that you try are the “cloudy” selection which is basically tea topped with fresh in-house cream cheese.
Situated not so far off Chong Nonsi BTS station, this artsy cafe is decorated with colorful tiles, arched doors, and curved furniture. It is famed for the caprese bagel (B160) made from the six-hour fermented Chiang Mai sourdough and the Japanese pudding (B130) topped with cream and cherry. Due to the owner’s personal love of literature, the spot is an attractive hangout for bookworms.
Sathorn-Silom natives might recognize this blue-navy hang out spot as a casual bar specializing in concocting gin-based drinks. After a temporary shut down due to the pandemic, this cozy venue is back up with a customizable breakfast menu. Start your day with a classic bagel sandwich. The G.O.A.T’ in particular offers a rich layer of cream cheese under crispy bacon, sunny sides, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese.
Coming on the scene last year, Nico Nico in Japanese means “a smile,” and the spot is decorated in a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian, you’ll find fusion comfort breakfast dishes like curry scrambled eggs (B260) with soft bacon and homemade bread. For something lighter, try their wasabi crab toast (B260) combining chunks of crab meat with wasabi mayo. Try their Signature No.1 (B110), an espresso shot made with beans from Chiang Mai mixed with icy cold milk.
This one’s a must-try for anyone who wants a distinctly Japanese brekkie. At the two- floor Okonomi, there are two types of ichiju sansai options (B550 each): Misozuke Hamachi, featuring miso-marinated hamachi (amberjack), and Konbujime Madai, with red seabream in a seaweed marinade. Each comes with a soup, pickled vegetables, rice, and tamago (Japanese omelet). To drink, choose from a selection of tea-based drinks, like a hot matcha latte (B140) made with Uji green tea or an iced hojicha latte (B140).
From the minds behind the unstoppably brilliant L’Olivia comes Caffe Olives, found at the same space. The all-day brunch fare here is good for an early breakfast too, with the likes of maple bacon sausage and eggs (B320) featuring greens, potatoes, and toasted focaccia or their Italian egg shakshuka (B320). If you’re there on the weekend, opt for the focaccia eggs Benedict (B350) with poached eggs, ham, and Hollandaise sauce. Coffees start at B390, and you can grab yourself a little brioche filled gelato for that morning sweet tooth (B220)
Packed every weekend for breakfast on the “other” side of Thonglor, this space fills diners into an airy, sun-drenched spot for flat whites (B100), cold-pressed juices (B180), and egg-centric fare, all prepped with good produce and an eye for detail. Try the Egg Mikado (B320), sourdough topped with two poached eggs, cured salmon, and yellow hollandaise sauce. Don’t miss out on their “junkie” smoothies with the likes of strawberry banana date yogurt chia seed and banana espresso cacao nibs.
New to Thonglor this year is Earth House, formerly Earthling Cafe, founded by Samantha Häberli. You’ll find natural, ethical, and local ingredients with little or no processing. They feature favorites like avocado toast (B298) and a sweet smoothie bowl (B300) with bananas, seasonal fruit, homemade granola, and cacao nibs with shredded coconut. There is also a selection of pastas and salads alongside comfort dishes—including a signature burger (B320).
Herringbone has helped diversify the breakfast lineup in Thonglor with its line- up of fusion and international cuisines. Sit in its shaded outdoor zone and have a cup of drip coffee (B160) with beans locally sourced from Thai provinces. Also, check out their modernist indoor space and enjoy the welcoming vibes over the Indonesian Mie Aceh (B290), Burmese Chicken Oops! (B290), or some good old Eggs Royale (B350).
This newly opened coffee shop is a great pick me up before and after exercising at thenearbyRacquetClub.Ithasgotasocial media-ready stylish all-black interior design and is helmed by a head barista with over 10 years of coffee-making experience, including a stint in Australia. For an ideal combo, go for the signature Gusion Mocha (B150) and the smooth orange cake (B120).
Easily distinguishable by its green-painted walls and homey feel, the two-floor cafe is most known for its finely curated artisan pastries: Italian donuts, croissants, cakes, macarons, and more. Our breakfast menu recommendation is the cream of truffle mushroom soup (B280). The broth is boiled for 48 hours and served with a classic in- house buttered croissant. The Good Vibes (B280) is another classic brekkie set that arrives with the buttered croissant (again), scrambled eggs, grilled sausages, crispy bacon, beans and tomato sauce. ●