Recent trips to Bangkok have given us a new insight to the bustling f&b scene in the city, making it even more attractive beyond its reputation for tourism spots and shopping.
Thanks to Skyscanner which brought us the cheapest preferred flight to Bangkok, we were able to fly to the city just to explore its exciting cafe scene.
In the past two years, Bangkok’s cafes have been mushrooming at possibly the same speed as in Singapore. There are numerous quality cafes testified by our personal experience this trip, and yet, still many more to be discovered.
Most travellers head to Bangkok for a short weekend trip, and squeezing in a cafe or two is almost difficult. The good news is that, cafes probably make the best (if not only) options for breakfast in Bangkok, and you will be reading about only the best cafes below in our Bangkok Cafe Guide. You can be sure to waste no time but enjoy the best of Bangkok, including the cafe culture.
To see the best of the cafe scene, stay in Sukhumvit / Thong Lor area. Sukhumvit is one of the most happening area with its outburst of upscale restaurants, modern cafes and hidden nooks.
Scroll to the bottom for more tips and a Bangkok Cafe Map!
If there is any neighbourhood I would stay in, it would have to be where The Commons is my backyard. The Commons is a very modern indie concept that brings the idea of community to life, more than being just a “f&b hangout”. Housed in this complex are numerous cafes and an upscale food court similar to Pasar Bella in Singapore.
Roots Coffee was previously tucked at Ekkamai but has since moved to The Commons, along with its parent cafe Roast. Roots serves up really awesome coffee and is perfect for all coffee snobs. Find this cafe at the ground level food court.
Roast is probably one of the most popular brunch place in Bangkok. It has a very promising food menu and it was packed when we visited. Be prepared for a delicious breakfast.
BRIX DESSERTS CAFE
BRIX has a lovely interior and has a variety of cakes, ice cream and plated desserts. It is probably the best dessert option in this complex, not to mention very photogenic as well.
If you have extra time on hand and have absolutely no idea what to do, check out The Bloc, which is yet another hipster Neighbourhood with a container market and cafes like Simple Day Cafe and Think Cafe. Note, this is very far off from everywhere.
How to make sure you don’t get lost cafehopping?
Cafehopping in Bangkok can be slightly more tricky as cafes are tucked in secret corners and getting directions from locals is almost impossible. Hence, it is important to have a travellers datasim and tools like Google Map, Uber and our Bangkok Cafe Map to ensure you waste no time being lost!
How to find the cheapest preferred flight in the shortest time possible?
Check out Skyscanner travel search engine and its awesome app. Finding my flight this time round was a breeze despite being super last minute as Skyscanner’s intuitive interface and super useful filters quickly sieved out the best options according to my criteria from multiple travel agent and airline websites. I could then swiftly compare the options that matched my preferred timing, class and airlines at the cheapest price. There are also no extra costs in this service, as verified against the independent agent site as well!