21 Sep The Best Coffee Shops in Bangkok
We’ve been around the city to bring you the best Coffee Shops in Bangkok: loved by us for great coffee, awesome atmosphere, good location and quality baked goods. Bangkok cafes have come a long way in the last decade. Whether you are looking for happening and hipster, to quaint or vintage, there’s something for all coffee lovers. There are hundreds of cafes and coffee shops in Bangkok. Coffee is taken very seriously here. With Thailand upping its baking game too, there’s also plenty of choice if you are in need of some sweet refreshments. But where should you part with your hard earned baht? Take a look at our list of ( in our humble drinking opinion), the best coffee shops in Bangkok.
Old Town Cafe – Wang Burapha Phirom
Old Town Cafe, Bangkok is a gem in the crown of Bangkok’s most majestic area. It is handy for tourists being situated so close to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Brick walls, clocks aplenty and other vintage loveliness adorn the walls of this cosy little place. You will find it easy to relax here with smooth, laid back jazz accompanying you on this coffee trip.
This peaceful haven is tucked away in the old town between the Palace and China town. It is small but charming with friendly service and a decent cup of char. Open every day except Thursdays and Fridays.
Mr Jones’ Orphanage – 3, Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan
Calling all sweet toothed readers! Be prepared for a cutesy quaint experience! Mr Jones’ Orphanage is packed with teddy bears and toys, hanging from the ceilings, on the tables – everywhere! If you are in need of a delicious slice of cake and a cuppa then this is the place to be. The cake selection here is unbelievable.
You will find all your favourites such as Red Velvet Cake, Victoria Sponge and Oreo Gateau alongside some more unusual sweet treats. In fact, it’s probably best to go with a few friends and then you can all share different ones as you absolutely won’t be able to choose!
Wonderwall – the Kaffebar – 28, Sukhumvit, Soi 31
Wonderwall is a fabulously trendy spot with indoor and outdoor seating areas. They source their coffee from Northern Thailand and it certainly packs a punch! They also feature beans from Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. There is a decent brunch menu where you can order dishes such as Eggs Benedict and Thai dishes too.
The chilled out music really adds to the ambience in this relaxing space. Wonderwall is a great meeting place and you will find both Thai locals and expat foreigners alike sat at their laptops making use of the excellent Wi-Fi.
Rocket Coffee bar, 149 Soi 12 Sathorn, Silom
Located in the hip and happening area of Silom, Bangkok cafes don’t come much more urban than Rocket Coffee Bar. The elegant Scandinavian design coupled with extremely friendly baristas make for this a truly joyful place. To really appreciate the full experience you should try their cold brew coffee called Rocket fuel. It will blow your head off. With such great nightlife on the doorstep, Rocket Coffee bar is a really cool way to start off your evening with some food off their tasty menu and a cocktail or two before you hit the clubs.
If you’re just after a quiet cosy night you could go for the decadent ‘Rocket House Exclusive’ Hot Cocoa where you slowly melt a stick of Ecuadorian chocolate over a warm cup of milk.
Baker Gonna Bake, Sukhumvit Soi 26
In the popular district of Phrom Phong, Baker Gonna Bake is not just an online bakery any more. It is now an utterly fabulous Bangkok Cafe as well. The same delicious cakes are still available but their menu offers savoury dishes too. Everything from Brunch to more traditional Thai dishes is available and delicious! Their coffee is locally sourced from Somersault at a very reasonable 70 baht per cup.
The vibe here is homely yet cutting edge with beautiful wooden interiors and clean lines in a light and airy setting. Baking workshops are available too.
Gallery Drip Coffee, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Pathumwan
If you are looking for an arty vibe then look no further than Gallery Drip Coffee. It is located in the Art and Culture Centre in Pathumwan and run by two photographers who are crazily passionate about coffee. One of their legendry drinks is the Drip Coffee Jelly which is a refreshing sensation that you just have to try! Another quirk that we love about this place is that you will get a discount if you bring your own mug.
You can even keep it on the friends’ shelf to use next time. This Bangkok cafe attracts all kinds of artists; photographers, painters, writers and illustrators. You can see a lot of their work adorning the walls and shelves of this lovely bar.
So, there you have it. Our favourite Bangkok Cafes, encapsulated in a handy blog. We hope this has been useful to you whether you be a local, tourist or expat. A decent coffee and place to relax is always a welcome respite on the journey that we call life. We love this exciting city almost as much as we do our caffeine buzz in the morning. Our lives wouldn’t be complete without Bangkok cafes.
Don’t forget the creativity that exhumes these wonderful joints too. JK Rowling herself wrote most of her acclaimed Harry Potter series in a coffee shop.
So here’s to finding love and inspiration in the cosy (cool) Bangkok cafes.
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