Bangkok is now home to not one, but two cafes all about avocado. Because too much is never enough, here are the city’s absolute best dishes to star the creamy, green fruit.
Order this: Avocado Toast (B240)
Sitting on a dab of balsamic sauce, a slice of rye toast is topped with smashed avocado, smoked salmon, poached egg and sprinkled with chili flakes. Here, you get the real taste of healthy food—less-seasoned ingredients with just a touch of saltiness from the smoked salmon, richness from the avocado and grainy rye bread.
6/9 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 083-656-6141 Open daily 9am-6pm
Order this: BAB Sandwich (B250)
An expat haunt from way back, this brunch fave is beloved for its simple yet satisfying French fare. They let you custom-build your salad, omelet or baguette—but you can’t go wrong with this sandwich oozing with brie cheese, avocado, crisp bacon, red onion jam and mustard. Decadent and delicious anytime of the day.
65 Wireless Rd., 02-168-5464. Open daily 7am-8pm
Order this: Guaca Sandwich (B400)
The bread here is testimony to head baker Porag Alam’s neurotic obsession with good baking. He has the flour especially milled to his requirements, which is evident in the chewy-crusty sourdough and earthy grain breads. Our favorite sandwich, The Guaca, is loaded with creamy diced avocado, chopped tomatoes, briny red onion and some diced jalapeno for a little heat, and sandwiched between toasted multigrain bread.
Two branches: 39/17 Soi Suan Phlu 02-286-1549. Open Tue-Sun 7am-7pm
Order this: Guacamole and Tortilla Chips (B210)
When it comes to the ultimate Mexican snack, La Monita has it down pat. Creamy avocados coarsely smashed with fresh onion, finely chopped tomato and coriander makes the perfect dip for the crunchy homemade tortilla chips.
26 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-9581. Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun 10am-11pm
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Order this: Smashed Avocado Toast (B420)
This all-time brunch classic is the obvious choice for this list. Roast’s perfectly smashed avocado sits atop a thick cut of country rye bread accompanied by roasted tomatoes and a salad. Topping it all off is feta, sunflower seeds and a balsamic vinaigrette—lazy Sunday perfection.
4/F, The Commons, 335 Thonglor Soi 17, 02-185-2865. Open Mon-Fri 10am-11pm; Sat-Sun 9-10pm
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Order this: smashed avocado with a poached egg and bacon
Aussie-born, Thai-owned coffee chain is good for everything from pancakes and French toast to eggs Benedict and smashed avo—the menu reads like a greatest hits of Western brekkie dishes. There are a bunch of smashed avocado dishes on the menu, the best arguably being the full-meal-deal avocado on sourdough with two poached eggs and crispy bacon on top. Right now, you can snag this before 11am and get a coffee on the house.
Order this: Complicated Avocado (B290)
Nestled down Sukhumvit Soi 38, this airy, sun-drenched spot serves up an all-day menu of comforting classics, but breakfast is where Toby’s truly shines. Top of the Australian-style brunch hits, the Complicated Avocado sees sourdough bread slathered in smashed avocado, accompanied by sweet corn salsa, jalapeno, poached egg and a small side dollop of earthy beetroot feta goat cheese puree. Needless to say, it hits the spot.
75 Sukhumvit Soi 38, 02-712-1774. Open Tue-Sun 9am-10pm
Order this: Avocado Smoothie (B160)
If you prefer your avo fix in a more liquid form, head to this chic coffee and breakfast joint in Chinatown. No tasteless tourist fare here—chef Phunchita Kamonto draws on 15 years spent living in Melbourne to whip out the kind of bold flavors Australians take for granted. To complement your choice of eggy dish, order this rich and creamy smoothie made with fresh avocado, dates, spinach and almond milk, topped off with fresh fruit or granola.
4/F, 149-151 Rama 4 Rd., 083-046-8647. Open Sun-Fri 10am-4pm