Four Cafes in Bangkok Worth Your Baht


Say ‘Bangkok’ to anyone and they’ll likely cue images of gridlock, or a crazy party scene. They may even think of the city’s beautiful temples.

Chances are, they won’t mention a great cafe culture.

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Visiting Bangkok for the first time, I had a list of things to do that read like any first time visitors’ must-see’s- temples, rooftop bars, a floating market and Chinatown explorations.

On my second visit (out of several layovers), I decided to look up cafes. On a whim, I Google’d ‘Bangkok, cold brew’.

Call me pleasantly surprised to discover a whole slew of trendy, hipster-esque cafes. Why was I so happy?

Because, those kind of places often mean great coffee and delicious brunch.

Are these places ‘Thailand cheap’?

No, but they are still more affordable than any brunch or cup of artisan coffee I’d have out in New York City or London.

I haven’t even scratched the surface of great cafes in Bangkok, but these four were so great I’d visit them again given the chance. 

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Four Cafes Worth Your Baht in Bangkok

Gallery Drip Coffee: Part art gallery, part coffee shop, Gallery specialises in single-bean drip coffees with beans sourced from around the world. I loved their Thai beans, grown in the hills of Chiang Rai and roasted in the cafe. Out of all the cafes I visited, this one had some of the best coffee, and the most relaxed scene.

Toby’s: A beautiful space on Sukhumvit Soi 38, Toby’s specializes in Aussie breakfast dishes and creamy flat whites. Here, I had pumpkin eggs, roasted vegetables and guava apple juice. So delicious, and served up in a relaxing space- the inside of Toby’s is cool and calm. If you prefer outdoor seating, there’s also a charming front porch.

Rocket Coffeebar: Specialising in artisan coffees, Rocket sources its beans from Central America and Africa. The food menu looked good, but I was tempted by an orange cocoa cold brew- bitter, sweet and savoury. Somehow, the flavours worked well together, making it a great cool down treat for a hot day in Thailand’s capital.

Not Just Another Cup: Walking distance from Rocket (only about five minutes), I popped in here for a delicious avocado, pomegranate, mango salad and you guessed it, cold brew. Not Just’s cold brew was everything I hoped for- crisp, slightly bitter and refreshing. And just about everything on the menu cued health. An excellent (and much needed) reprieve from the usual Thai market fare.

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Have you ever been to Bangkok? Are there places you’d add to this list of four cafes to visit in Bangkok? 

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