Bangkok's best new cafes of 2018 so far
The year's already half over, but here's where to spend a slow Sunday.
Taking over a grand townhouse dating back to the '80s, this photogenic cafe on the backstreets of Sathorn also hosts ceramics workshops. Order dirt-cheap coffee (B40-55) and light bites like the classic raspberry muffin (B30).
Sathorn Soi 8, 093-580-4291. Open Tue-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun-Mon 11am-5pm
This superfood cafe launched by the owner of popular health and wellness guide Ms Happy Diet serves smoothie bowls made from frozen acai pulp instead of powdered acai. For chocoholics, try The Unstoppabowl (B165) topped with house-made chocolate sauce.
B/F, EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Rd., 098-859-8747. Open daily 10am-10pm
The oh-so-trendy coffee chain unveils their largest branch yet. The all-day breakfast menu offers crowd-pleasers like the sourdough croque madame (B220), while beyond the single-origin brews there are also beers and cocktails.
3/F, CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd., 02-116-3308. Open daily 10am-10pm
The latest dessert cafe in Chatuchak dips into its Thai roots by serving a line of bite-sized, flavor-packed Thai treats such as kanom gluay (B15) and kanom pra pai (B80).
2/F, DD Mall, 631 Kamphaeng Phet Soi 1, 099-246-6954. Open Wed-Fri noon-5pm; Sat-Sun noon-6pm
This kiosk is a tea lover's dream: the basic cold-brew teas (B135) come packed with 24 hours’ worth of fresh-fruit-macerated flavor, while the decadent chocolate, cream cheese, caramel and sea-salt tea (B135) is like liquid dessert in a cup.
2/F, CentralWorld, 4, 4/1-4/2, 4/4 Ratchadamri Rd. Open daily 10am-10pm
Calling all avocado fans! This earthy cafe has an all-day-dining menu dedicated to the creamy green fruit. Their Hass avocados are shipped from New Zealand and are served in every imaginable form and flavor from deep-fried (B240) to smoothie (B155).
1/6 Sukhumvit Soi 49, 099-192-9626. Open daily 9am-9pm
Bangkok's first bean-to-bar chocolate cafe shows off organic cacao from around Thailand in a range of drinks and desserts.
Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 17, 083-684-3921. Open Thu-Tue 9am-5pm
The Old Town's dessert bar celebrates hard-to-find Thai treats like krong krang (B50) in a laid-back space.
5/F, Na Banglampoo Hotel, Phra Sumen Rd., 085-484-4044. Open Tue-Sun 11am-midnight
New Mexico coffee culture comes to Udom Suk with a picturesque setting. American co-owners Gary and Michelle Ford hwhip out creative offerings like the Snickers-flavored affogato (B180) and spicy orange mocha (B140).
7/2 Sukhumvit Soi 68. Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-6pm
This sweet-smelling bread house in Ari claims ties with Austrian pastry powerhouse Gragger & Cie. Enjoy the Austrian classic cheese bread stick (B40) with a frothy cappuccino (B70).
18 Phahon Yothin Soi 5, 081-902-9183. Open Tue-Sun 7am-7pm
Sathorn's brunch favourite arrives in Thonglor. Have your breakfast burrito (B310) and "Gangnam style" waffle (B270) while lusting over retro-style big bikes thanks to its collaboration with BMW.
Thonglor Soi 11, 02-050-0469. Open daily 8am-5pm
Asoke's Makai opens a second branch in Sathorn to serve their signature acai bowls (B160/260) and many more healthy shakes to gym enthusiasts and health-conscious office workers alike.
Silom Connect, Silom Rd., 02-077-4593. Open daily 8am-8pm
Soi Nana’s newcomer brings nightlife’s speakeasy-cool to coffee. A spiral staircase will take you to where award-winning barista Warong Chalanuchpong serves up his signature drinks.
31-33 Soi Nana, 089-775-0006. Open Thu-Tue 11am-7pm
Following the success of their Thonglor branch at The Commons, Roots has opened another joint right beside BTS Surasak. Here, coffee snobs can get their fill of fruity cold brews and coffee shakes, with beans sourced from the north of Thailand—you can even write on a postcard with a message for their farmers.
G/F, Bhiraj Tower, 33, 31 Sathorn Rd., 082-091-6175
Sathorn welcomes a dog-friendly cafe in the cutest of Japanese style. Bring your four legged friend to play around in a garden while you have lemon meringue tart (B150) with a cup of caramel macchiato (B120).
55 Sathorn Soi 10, 02-077-6144. Open daily 7am-10pm
Sathorn’s secretive new cafe whips out floral creations to match the photogenic setting—try the Peanut Butter Coffee (B135) or Matchalicious (B135).
9/F, Mukda Bldg., 78 Sathorn Rd. Open Tue-Sun 10am-7pm