When people think of Bangkok, the first few things that comes to mind are probably Tom Yam Soup, Pad Thai, Wanton Mee, Platinum Mall and Chatuchak Market, etc. However, those are not the only things that Bangkok has to offer. One area that is starting to gain popularity amongst Singaporeans, other tourists and also the locals is the Cafe scene in Bangkok. The popular items on the menu topped with meticulous decorations and unique ambience are the main factors that entice patrons to go back for more. In this Bangkok Cafe Guide, you can find the Must Visit Cafes in Bangkok and also the Must Try items on their menu. Bangkok Cafe Guide Bangkok Cafe Guide Bangkok Cafe Guide Bangkok Cafe Guide Bangkok Cafe Guide
Bangkok Cafe Guide
1. Mr Jones Orphanage
One thing that I absolutely love about Mr Jones Orphanage is the way it is decorated. The teddy bears, toy soldiers, wooden horses and colorful pastries in the cafe makes you feel like you’re transformed into another world where all your childhood fantasies came true.
Mr. Jones Orphanage
tea set deco
I tried the signature Chocky Mud Pie, the Strawberry Sponge Cake and the Brownie. All three desserts were perfectly to my liking. Not too sweet or dry. I left a very happy customer.
Other signature desserts include Custard Cow Poo – a custard dessert that is baked till chewy and slightly brown and Mr Jones Giant Marshmallow – a giant marshmallow torched to perfection is served with a biscuit and chocolate sauce.
The cafe provides free flow of iced water. If you wish to try the drinks, Chunky Monkey, Tangy Mummy and homemade milkshakes are recommended by the cafe.
Seen Space, Thong Lor Soi 13, Ground Floor
Open: Daily, 10AM – 10PM
Siam Center, 2nd Floor
Open: Daily, 11AM – 9PM
note: Mr Jones Orphanage has 2 outlets. The one at Seen Space has nicer decoration and ambience although Siam Center is more convenient.
(Seen Space) The Cafe is quite a distance from Thong Lor BTS Station. You may want to take a taxi from Thong Lor Station.
2. Greyhound Cafe
This cafe has 8 outlets in Bangkok to date and is very popular amongst the locals. Greyhound is popular for the fusion of both asian and western flavors in their dishes. Besides knowing that the cafe is popular, I did not do any additional research on the restaurant. So I asked the waiter for his recommendation at the cafe. These were the dishes that he recommended:
This dish is a good example of fusion of asian and western elements. Of all the spaghetti that I’ve eaten, the closest to this dish would be aglio olio. The salty anchovy and spicy dried chili adds a unique twist to the dish that we are familiar with. Definitely worth the try.
Greyhound is famous for their deep fried mini chicken wings marinated with fish sauce. The way the chicken wing is served (with one bone removed) makes it more hassle free to consume. Another must try!
This happy toast concept is plain genius. I would say I enjoyed this dessert the most. The lightly toasted bread with butter comes with 5 different sauces for you to choose from. The 5 flavors are : Coffee Caramel, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Thai Tea Custard, Sea Salt Caramel and Marmalade. Of which, the thai tea custard and sea salt caramel are my favorites. What I love about this concept is that it solves the problem of not knowing which toast to order and also it allows you to “drown” your toast with the sauces. Must Try!
Address: (refer to the website for address of the other outlets)
Siam Center, 3rd Floor
Take the BTS to Siam Station. Exit 1 for direct link to Siam Center.
3. After You Cafe
This cafe mainly serves desserts. Personally, I love their desserts so much that I went back to the cafe again before returning to Singapore. After You Cafe is a popular choice amongst Thai students and the middle class. I ordered their Signature Shibuya Honey Toast and Signature Chocolate Lava cake during both my visits.
One would think that a toast THAT thick could be a little too dry on the inside. At least that was what I first thought. BUT it was LOVE AT FIRST BITE. The toast has a buttery interior. When topped with the ice cream and honey, it literally melts in your mouth. Highly addictive! (which is why I ordered the same thing the second time I went back)
In my opinion, chocolate lava cake can never go wrong. It comes with a nice combination of ice cream and strawberries. The refreshing ice-cream matched with warm molten chocolate that melts in your mouth is just heavenly.
After you serves free flow of cold tea that helps to soothe your sugar rush. (also so that you can continue to eat more sweet stuff) ;D
Their hot chocolate is also one of my favourites. The drink is topped with whipped cream and is served together with a square piece of marshmallow (yes, that is marshmallow. not butter) and cookie.
Siam Paragon, Ground Floor.
Open: 10.00AM – 10.30PM Daily
Take the BTS to Siam Station. Siam Paragon is within walking distance from the station. (Exit 1)
Filled with plush, velvety chairs and chandeliers, you would expect no less from Magnum. There is even a “tea party” on display right outside the store. Just like the kind that you would expect to see in Alice in the Wonderland.
Just like the Magnum Pleasure House pop up stores in Singapore recently, you can also make your own magnum at this store. They also have their collection of interesting desserts.
My favourites all in one! (marshmallow, macaron, strawberry, ice cream). Overall, I love the atmosphere of the place. If you happen to be around Siam Center, drop by to soak in the nice ambience.
Siam Center, 1st Floor.
Open: 10AM – 10PM
Take the BTS to Siam Station, Exit 1.
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