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Lifestyle Asia Playlist December 2019: Roast

The perfect way to soothe you into that sweet Friday feeling: meet the Lifestyle Asia BK Playlist

Taking inspiration from our favourite venues about town, every last Friday of the month we’re inviting a Bangkok cool cat to curate an exclusive playlist for our readers (and listeners) to tune in to. Whatever your jam, consider it the ideal pre-game, house party, solo party, or even casual commute track list at your handy disposal. We only give our guest DJs one prerequisite: make it really, really vibe-y. 

Whilst some may know it from the morning after the night before, and others happily skip in without a hangover but an even greater appetite, there’s no denying that Roast has become somewhat a Bangkok Brunch Institution of sorts. 

[All images courtesy of Roast]

All-day dining at Roast

Whether you’re one of the cool cats that knows the trek and climb to the top of Thonglor’s theCOMMONS is well worth it to sit in the breezy environment of Roast Thonglor, or whether you’re one of the post-shopping need-a-milkshake cool cats that enjoy the cityscape at Roast EmQuartier — Roast has long been a favourite amongst the savviest of the savviest in this city. Especially those that like a mean magnificent breakfast

Brunching at Roast

The first restaurant that is not a bar (what a phrase) to appear on the Lifestyle Asia Playlist, we actually visited Roast Thonglor very recently to try out their new brunch menu. Much praise is to follow for it, yet as we munched away on rigatoni pesto and truffle alfredo, we couldn’t help but bob heads a little and shimmy shoulders a bit more. 

A nice and smooth prelude to the opening of the CentralWorld branch that is coming soon (Roast is killing it, really), the playlist this month is as soothing as the new brunch menu is to eat.

At the decks for the month of December, and just in time for those morning-afters during the festive season: Roast’s very own photographer (and moonlight DJ) Methasit Kittikullayoot — or DJ Kaitod — has made the Lifestyle Asia Playlist for December. 


The all-day restaurant now steps into its eighth year; a testament to its success. If you’re wondering why the new French Toast is low-key to die for, blame it on the challah bread, vanilla batter, and honey. If you’re looking for something light yet hearty, the grilled seabass is a fine and refined option. And if you’re the complete opposite of the previous person, take it from us: Roast’s carbonara will never break your heart. Top it all off with a really, really good chocolate shake (if you like ‘em thick and chunky, this is your calling), and get a listen of this to complement below.

DJ Kaitod takes it away with a lot of old-school favourites. Jam along a feel-good wave with The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The O’Jays, but keep it contemporary with a bit of Amy Winehouse, Snow Patrol, and Glass Animals. Stevie Wonder will get you to sing along with For Once in my Life, whilst the Arctic Monkeys prove why British pop-rock is still hot with Mardy Bum (a personal favourite). The whole setlist is very sunshine-inducing, and just the right casual vibe for a weekend even on a weekday. Here we go: 

Like what you hear? Follow us on Spotify and stay updated with all the best tracks about town, and head on over to Roast for more.

Roast Thonglor, 335 Thonglor Alley, Watthana, Bangkok, +66 2 185 2865; Roast EmQuartier, 1 Helix Building B, 693 695 Sukhumvit Rd., Watthana, Bangkok, +66 9 417 63870.

Lisa Gries
Creative Content Director, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.
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