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 mind for dinner. Most important of all, they are the must-haves for a little afternoon pick-me-up or midday indulgence session such as high tea. But if you’re a little tired of your usual coffee joints, we’ve curated a roundup of newly-opened cafes that deliver ultimate caffeinated satisfaction along with a side of sweet fulfilment.
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In the 21st century, a plant-based diet is beyond trend. It’s a lifestyle. So if you’re someone who has a keen interest in veggie-centric meals or has long been practising the diet yourself, Vistro Bangkok is the new spot in town to check out. Nestled within Sukhumvit 24, the venue offers up everything from refreshing, green-spiked beverages like smoothies, cold-pressed juices to hearty bites like Jackfruit Laarb Taco (THB 280) and Avocado Portobello Steak (THB 320). For those who can’t resist the sight of sweet delicacies, Vistro Bangkok also has a long line of nutrient-rich sweets like doughnuts, cakes, and ice creams to fix your sugar craving.
Vistro Bangkok, 46/1 Sukhumvit 24, Klongton, Bangkok, +6665 998 2201; Open: Tue-Fri, Sun: 10 am-9 pm; Sat: 10 am-9:30 pm.
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Matcha aficionados will be very pleased with Tealily Café, a matcha-focused haunt that has got everything from Matcha Latte (THB 130) to Uji Matcha Granita (THB 195) and Matcha Ice Cream (THB 225). Now celebrating their three year anniversary in a bigger, warmer house within Ekkamai 12, Tealily Café is still going strong with their matcha game. Want a caffeinated burst of green tea flavours? Their signature Matcha Brownie (THB 130) or the matcha-studded Hoijicha Banoffee (THB 225) will do the job.
Tealily Café, 15/25 Sukhumvit 63, Ekkamai 12, Bangkok, +662 162 0996; Open: Thu-Mon, 10:30 am-5:30 pm.
Woolloomooloo Café & Bar
A minimalist in style doesn’t mean a minimalist in taste. Tucked within Soi Vibhavadi Rangsit 16, Woolloomooloo Café & Bar is part brunch café, part wine bar inspired by Australian brunch culture with an air of ease that makes it an approachable and unpretentious space. The all-day brunch menu includes substantial dishes like Garlic Prawn Pasta (THB 280) and Mushroom Soup (THB 180). The not-to-miss items are their Cutesie Cupcake (THB 140) topped with a cloud of frosting and Lemon Cake (THB 95) which oozes out creamy and tangy sensations.
Woolloomooloo Café & Bar, 145, Soi Vibhavadi Rangsit 16, Din Daeng, Bangkok, +6695 757 4990; Open: Mon-Sun, 10:30-8 pm.
Brioche from Heaven
If a full-fat diet is more your thing, then Brioche from Heaven will definitely match your standard. Spotlighting butter-enriched dough, the new Silom bakery boasts an impressive array of French pastries like tartelettes with different fillings, and, of course, canelé. The true showstoppers, however, are their brioche buns bejewelled with various types of toppings –think classic glaze, pecan & caramel, chocolate frosting and even spinach & cheese. Helmed by Chef Thanunya “Gai” Wilkinson, the one and only female chef to be crowned Iron Chef Thailand, diners can expect no less than a fine-taste, trophy-deserving dessert.
Brioche from Heaven, 156 Narathiwat Ratchanakharin Road, Sathorn, Bangkok, +6664 847 0049; Open: Mon-Fri, 10 am-8 pm; Sat-Sun, 10 am-7:30 pm.