This New York-style bagel spot serves bagels done the right way: hand-rolled, boiled and baked. Offering everything from house-smoked pastrami to specialties like the Verrazano (roast beef, lettuce, cheese, stone ground mustard) and Lox Stock (smoked salmon, dill, red onion and cream cheese), the menu is filled with sizable sandwiches. Want dessert? Try the NY-style cheesecake, classic apple pie and salted caramel brownies.
G/F, Maneeya Center, 518/3 Phloen Chit Rd. 02-254-8157. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-3pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am-4pm
Nestled in a quiet corner by the huge picture window in Siam Discovery, this cold brew specialist offers dreamy views overlooking the BTS. Run by one of Bangkok’s best coffee roasters, the cafe features all the classics, as well as awesome cold drinks, from single-origin filter coffee to almond milk lattes, that you can pair with sandwiches, pastas and cakes.
3/F, Siam Discovery, Rama 1 Rd., 095-947-2813. Open daily 10am-7pm
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Escape the hustle and bustle of city life at this quaint Paris-inspired cafe. The extensive menu offers a great selection of wholesome dishes, from quiche lorraine and melted brie sandwiches to loaded Caesar salads and decadent desserts like creme brulee. Pop in early for breakfast (croissants, toasted baguettes, ham and cheese omelettes) on the terrace.
1/F, Athenee Residence, 65 Wireless Rd., 02-168-5464. Open daily 7am-8pm
The cozy, warmly-lit first floor of this lifestyle store and cafe rolls out Karmakamet’s signature aromatic and beauty products, while the second and third floor feature hip stationery items and a range of menswear and womenswear staples. The fourth floor, meanwhile, houses a photogenic cafe, where you can while away the hours sipping on coffee paired with desserts like the Apple Shape Mousse.
Siam Square Soi 3, 02-237-1148. Open daily 10am-10pm
As the name suggests, this artsy yet minimal cafe is all about the drip brew method. The owners take their coffee very seriously, sourcing single- origin beans from Chiang Rai and coffee-rich countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Costa Rica and Honduras. Meanwhile, the down-to-earth vibe and bright natural light make this a great place to fuel up before exploring BACC’s vast gallery space.
G/F, BACC, Rama 1 Rd., 081-989-5244. Open Tue-Sun 10:30am-8:30pm
Lido Cafe by Coffeelism NEW
The revamped Lido Connect has given us this attractive cafe, serving drinks curated by Sathorn’s hippest coffee stand, Coffeelism. Get your caffeine hit with their specialty coffee blends in a hot Americano or latte. Don’t like coffee? Go for the best-selling iced black cocoa, which makes use of defatted cocoa powder for a creamy taste. The cafe also makes for a great Instagram backdrop, thanks to the stylish decor provided by Gelato Ceramica by Boonthavorn (the tiles are available for purchase).
1/F, Lido Connect, Rama 1 Rd., 084-664-5564. Open daily 10am-9pm
Tucked inside charming mid-century Siri House, the picturesque Luka serves salted caramel green tea lattes and cold brew coffee alongside downto- earth comfort food. Think hearty all-day breakfast dishes, salads and sandwiches—the French toast, acai bowls and buttermilk fried chicken with Sloane’s bacon, emmental, ripe avocado and spicy chili mayo served on a brioche bun totally shine. Before you leave, be sure to check out their curated selections of books, clothing and records from Olympic Digger.
14/2 Soi Somkid, 094-868-2639. Open daily 8am-5pm
Gleaming metal accents, black mosaic tiles and big windows combine at this Hong Kong coffee chain’s first Bangkok branch. Here you’ll find world-class coffee, utilizing only the top five percent of specialty arabica beans from a variety of sustainable farms around the planet. Star drinks include the four signature latte selections, which incorporate natural sugars sourced from different cities.
Velaa Sindhorn Village, Langsuan Soi 87, 02-164-2500. Open daily 8am-6pm
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