Too much time to spare in Bangkok? Ran out of places to visit? Go café-hopping! But this is no ordinary café-hop guide. This is how you do it the fancy way!
The café-hopping culture is stronger than ever! Now, popular BKK establishments are adding food theatrics to their menu! Here are some spots you MUST VISIT!
Breakfast at Audrey’s
Forget Tiffany’s, Audrey Café has eight locations throughout Bangkok and Nonthaburi province in Thailand. What is making Audrey so popular? It has a French character in its Thai dishes and the marriage between the cuisines have brought about dishes like their grilled Thai-French Tenderloin served with café de paris sauce and fries. Sounds intriguing? How about a ‘spaghetti kee mao’ that is made with Thai spicy herbal sauce? Their coffee and beverage menu spans six pages on its own and Audrey has many concoctions inspired by illy coffee, ranging from mocha frappe to macadamia affogato. Coffee or not, their beverage presentation (which includes alcohol and mocktails fruit slushes) is worth a snap.
Audrey Café & Bistro
Address: 136/3 Thonglor Soi 11 Vaddhana, Sukhumvit 55 Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 712 6667
Opening Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm daily
Audrey Café Glamour
Central Embassy, 5th floor
Siam Center. 4th floor
Audrey Café Des Fleurs
Emquartier, 8th floor
You will exclaim that way when you see their delectable selection of sweet and savory crepes that come in different styles for breakfast or lunch: Greek, Moroccan and Spanish. This all-day French eatery is a wise choice at any time of your day, before or after your cuppa. They have two locations in Bangkok now, one in Langsuan and the other in Thonglor. The crêperie’s ‘Supreme Crêpe’ that comes with ham, cheese, bacon, egg and mushroom is a crowd favourite, but many save their stomachs for their sweet offerings such as the ‘Crêpe Sahara’ that has a generous scoop of orange-flavoured ice-cream wrapped in thin, crispy crepe that’s sprinkled with flaky icing. Enough reasons for celebrating joie de vivre (joy of life) over there yet?
Crepes & Co.
Address: 59/4 Soi Langsuan (Langsuan Soi 1) Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Patumwan
Tel: +66 02 652 0208
Opening Hours: 9:30am to 11:00pm daily
Hottest star of Bangkok
Greyhound Café may have already popped up in your city if you live in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia or even in London. It first opened at Emporium Shopping Complex in Bangkok and because of its innovative ‘basic with a twist’ approach, their success allowed outlets to blossom over the globe. It’s sleek and trendy design leaves Greyhound timeless, although it has been around since 1980. Their menu includes the Super Elvis Burger, spaghetti with dried salty fish and pad thai, not forgetting Hainanese chicken rice and vegetarian Tokyo soba. Seems like they have conquered the globe on their menu even before they built their brick and motar stores offshores!
Source: Greyhound Café
Source: Greyhound Café
For a list of their branches, visit their website.
Not about the books
This is a library you’ll visit to do everything but borrow books. Maybe you will read, since there is a collection of books and magazines and the space is really cosy, but the main draw is their coffee and grub. There’s a tinge of Japanese influence in the interior and even in the menu design. Of course that means they have dishes like gyoza soup, but their mains span from curry to carbonara. Do order the ‘library waffle’ even if it’s just for instagram’s sake. Apart from that, they have your regular selections for coffee to accompany the many hours you will spend your arvo there.
Li-bra-ry Cafe @ Soi Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok
Address: 2 Soi Methi Niwet, Sukhumvit 24 Sukhumvit Road Khlong Ton, Khlong Toei Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel: +66 2259 2878
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 8:00pm daily
Mi casa o tu casa?
None, it’s Lapin’s casa, or correctly speaking, Casa Lapin. They beckon coffee enthusiasts, and now that they have five outlets, there’s definitely enough space for all you self-proclaimed coffee connoisseurs. They do their coffee seriously, with beans from renowned roasters such as Pacamara and P&F. Even though their coffee game is strong, their food doesn’t pale in comparison. The burgers and pastas, together with their breakfast options, are the bomb. This hip café expanded their empire by adding a hostel, co-working space and flower shop to one of their branches. Looks like it could be nuestra casa (our house) after all.
Casa Lapin X49
Address: Soi Songphinong Between Thonglor 13 and Sukhumvit Soi 49/7 Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 81 261 2040
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 7:30am to 8:30pm; Sat & Sun, 10:30am to 8:30pm
Casa Lapin X26
Address: 51 Sukhumvit 26 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 000 5546
Opening Hours: 8:00am to 10:00pm today