Drinks and delicacies — these two will always hit all the right notes. They are what we crave for breakfast, the essentials for lunch and on our minds for dinner. Most important of all, they are the must-haves for a little afternoon pick-me-up or midday indulgence session. Yet if you’re a little tired of your usual tea or coffee joints, we’ve curated a roundup of newly-opened cafes that deliver ultimate caffeinated satisfaction along with a side of sweet fulfilment.

Featured image credit: Sweet Chef Café; hero image credit: Unsplash/Emily Wilson

Sweet Chef Café

It is very rare – in fact, near impossible – for a cooking show to allow you to taste and take delight in all the dishes they cook on air. Sweet Chef Café, however, makes a miracle happen by serving unique dishes selected from a television dessert contest called “Sweet Chef Thailand.” The café situated in Siam Square Soi 3 boasts a semi-Victorian design touched with modern decor and painted in a purple shade throughout. The interiors perfectly mirror the type of desserts they serve here, which are a blend of the modern and the classic altogether.

Sweet Chef Café, Siam Square soi 3, +6661 614 6666
Open: Mon-Sun, 12-9 pm.

Y’EST WORKS Coffee Roastery

Collecting all types of beans harvested from both near and faraway lands across the world, Y’EST WORKS Coffee Roastery is a coffee museum that has amassed all the top-notch beans for locals to drink and buy. The cafe also roasts its beans on-site, so expect to revel in its aroma every time you come in for a quick coffee run.

Y’EST WORKS, 41/1 Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, +6664 014 9020

HOLMES

Hankering for all things homemade, HOLMES will bring a sea of excitement to cafe hoppers through their repertoire of caffeinated drinks, from-scratch baked goods, house-made syrups, and salted caramels. Featuring three dining areas spanning a cafe on the first floor, working space on the second, and a rooftop bar area on the third, diners surely can expect even more than just a cup of quality brew from HOLMES.

HOLMES, 69/30 Phayathai Road, Thanon Phayathai, Bangkok, +6695 925 2995

Open: Wed-Mon, 10-12 am.  

thanwaa

Jungalow-themed cafes never go out of style, which is great because we do need more of these green-y cafes in Bangkok. So as soon as we spotted thanwaa, a new plant-packed café situated within Theerawan Place, we knew we had to keep you jungle-minimalist cafe goers updated. Whilst the coffee shop offers a selection of coffees, thanwaa is also studded with home decor and crafted goods for patrons to shop, just in case you get inspired by the outlet’s stylishness.

thanwaa, Theerawan Place, 38/4, Lat Phrao 94 Alley, Phlabphla, Wang Thonglang, Bangkok, +6697 967 7155

Open: Mon-Sun, 8 am-8 pm.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.