Every mother likes to indulge in a sweet treat now and then. These new dessert cafes and tea rooms are the perfect choice.
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European-inspired cafe Bonnie Dolly’s Tea Room is all about afternoon tea. Twee decorative features like teapot-shaped lighting, French-style windows and a greenery-covered ceiling set the scene for baked goods synonymous with teatime. They offer over 30 kinds of tea with chocolate and fruit covered tarts, pastel-colored macarons, an assortment of scones, and dainty finger sandwiches.
34/1, Sukhumvit 26 , 080-080-0003, Open daily 10am-7pm
Ari's new vintage cafe stems from a fashion brand of the same name. The three-story Chuanpisamai cafe lets you browse through vintage-style accessories and wedding dresses while also indulging sweet treats. Order up a plate of waffles (B228), topped with fresh berries and honey, or go with the blueberry cheese pie (B88) and Oreo Nutella shake (B148). For something savory, they do hearty plates of Japanese curry (B138).
Ari Samphan 3, 095-554-0638, Open Tue-Sun 10:30am-9pm
Get 5% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages when spending THB 500 or more /sales slip Today – 31 Dec 17
The most buzzing cafe in Bangkok right now sits tucked away from it all in the Old Town, and is the vision of former Lips Love magazine creative director Niram Watthanasit. With its New York and French bakery-inspired facade and painting-perfect rustic interior, Eden's evokes a warm and cozy bakehouse vibe. The menu highlights rotating house-baked goodies (B90-160) like beer cake, carrot cake and lemon pie, as well as an English breakfast plate (B260/B490).
7/1, Lan Luang Rd., 086-445-5554, Open Tue-Thu 9am-5pm; Fri-Sun9am-8pm
Established in 1880, Fauchon is a French delicatessen that’s been brought to Bangkok by the company who runs Simply W (Whittard). Quite stylish yet definitely girly with a glittery bar and ceiling, and an emphasis on the brand’s trademark mix of pink and black. Inside, you’ll find its famous éclairs and vanilla millefeuille (B180), which are beautifully decorated, imported macarons (B880/8 pieces, B1,640/16 pieces) from the mother branch in Paris, Danish pastries and croissants.
Gourmet Market, G/F, Siam Paragon, 02-610-7802. Open daily 10am-10pm
G/F, EmQuartier, 02-003-6033. Open daily 10am-10pm
Get 5% discount when spending THB 500 or more /sales slip or get 10% discount when spending THB 1,000 or more /sales slip (except retail products, promotional products and macaroons) Today – 31 Dec 17
Osaka-hailing dessert brand Gokoku presents its light and fluffy fresh cream whipped from Hokkaido milk with no cream or fat. Taste it in the star cream roll (from B165/piece) with soft cake made from France-imported flour or in the fluffy chiffon cube (B165). The real highlight is the heavenly soft daifuku, filled with cream, white bean paste, a layer of cake and your choice of strawberry or melon (B165).
G/F, Siam Paragon, 02-551-0022, Open daily 10am-10pm
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Fruit-focused dessert cafe Homsuwan Pina Pina is all about one ingredient: the eponymous breed of pineapple developed and grown in Prachuap Kirikhan. Taste it fresh with the Homsuwan Rubik (B105), which features a cube made of 27 smaller pineapple cubes and served with three dipping sauces: dried lemon, strawberry and the regular mix of salt, sugar and ground chili. Or try the Homsuwan Granita, made with pineaplle shaved ice with pineapple jelly and granola (B180)
Get 10% discount Today – 31 Oct 17
Nestled in the Ban Nam Kieng Din restaurant space on far-flung Utthayan Road, the new Viennese-style Kaffeehaus cafe entices java heads with its classic wooden panel accents, hanging chandeliers and refined yet casual vibe. If you make it out here, try the tarte bourdaloue with a soothing cup of hot chocolate or an espresso shot with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
60/1, Utthayan Rd., 02 441 3837, Open daily 12am-9pm
Set in a glasshouse surrounded by lush greenery, Patom is an organic oasis in the heart of Thonglor. This spin-off of Suan Sampran riverside eco-park is all about certified organic ingredients sourced from the Sampran network of farmers, meaning fresh fruits and vegetables feature in lunch boxes (B130), salads (B70) and even skincare products and sample their mon rose soap (B120) and jasmine shower gel (B120) before taking some back home.
9/2 Sukhumvit Soi 49/1, 098-259-7514, Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-7pm
With its glasshouse setting and forest-like decor of dangling ferns and flowers, The Blooming Gallery is a new tea spot with an artistic edge. Several of the desserts take influence from Monet’s impressionist paintings, like A Path in The Forest (soft cheesecake topped with matcha green tea mousse fresh cream and matcha powder, B380) and The Blooming Garden (pistachio chocolate lava cake, pistachio gelato, B350). Enjoy all of this alongside 22 imported teas and five house blends.
LG/F, Eight Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-063-5508, Open Sun-Tue 10am-10pm; Wed-Sat 10am-midnight
Get 10% discount and get a complimentary glass of apple mint soda valued THB 105 when spending THB 900 or more /sales slip or get 10% discount when spending THB 450 or more /sales slip (limit 1 glass /card /table /sales slip) Today – 30 Apr 18
A Hua Hin import to Thonburi’s hot new creative club Chang Chui, the Victorian-style Thé Tea House is packed with vintage knick-knacks and off-the-wall ornaments that give it an affectionate hipster feel. Regulars come here for the Mariage Frères tea blends. Our favorites are Marco Polo (aromatic notes of Chinese and Tibetan flowers and fruit), Blanc & Rose (subtle white tea with Oriental rosebuds), Thé sur le Nil (citrus fruit scented green tea), and Rouge Bourbon with a charming touch of vanilla.
Chang Chui, 460/8 Sirindhorn Rd., 081 817 2888, Open daily 11am-11pm
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