There’s no denying, desserts come with a dose of happiness.

And for those of us who are currently dealing with a new wave of stress, if you ask us, the best remedy always lies in the sugar-laden foodstuff – say. chocolate chip cookies, pecan pie, fudgy brownies, cinnamon buns, and more. 

So if you have a big sweet tooth or low-key need to break free from all the pandemic tension, even just temporarily, get (sugar)high with our selection of best treats from around Bangkok. These dessert shops are here to tackle your sweet strike and keep your mental health in check through tough times.

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The Twins – Of Feast and Folks

The Twins – Of Feast and Folks is all about sourdough-based desserts – and crumble. Led by twin sisters slash bakers, the online cake brand delivers untypical banana bread with a ton more going on than the OG banana bread. We mean it incorporates sourdough starter made from home-cultivated wild yeast, and an afro-like crumble which lends ultimate crunch to the moist, banana-speckled cake.

Order via Instagram

Cafe SOU

Desserts at Cafe SOU looks like they’ve just transported from an old-school American cookbook. They boast this vintage look with colours so vibrant that they would cheer you up just to look at. And although the shop is yet to open to the public from 30 May, you can now place your order through their Facebook page to get the goodies delivered right to your door. We recommend going with the plain yet amazingly toothsome Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie. It’s divine.

Cafe SOU, 72 Charoen Nakhon 7 Alley, Bangkok, +6694 885 8999; open: Sat-Tue, 11 am-6 pm. 

Oh Vacoda Cafe

Oh Vacoda is all about avocado and nothing but avocado. The Ari cafe dishes up everything with the green goddess fruit like Pad Kapao (THB 190) served with deep-fried breaded avocado and the Avoothie (THB 150) which is a smoothie made entirely from avocados. Their new menu features Avocado Cheesecake, which is highly instagrammable and almost too cute to eat. They’re open for delivery.

Oh Vacoda Cafe , Soi Ari Samphan 4, Samsen Nai, Phayathai, Bangkok, +6690 986 4779; Open: Mon-Wed, 10 am-8 pm; Thu, 9 am-8 pm; Fri, 10 am-12 am; Sat, 9 am-12 am; Sun, 10 am-12 am.

Orange Bliss Cafe

Who needs a plain sunny-side-up egg when you can gorge on the sweeter, more scrumptious version like this Sunny Up Cookie from Orange Bliss Cafe. Head over there for a blissful blast of sweetness and caffeine. The menu items here are injected with fruity notes from tropical fruits for a splash of bright flavours and playfulness.

Orange Bliss Café, 202, orange Bliss Cafe, Bangbon 4, Bangkok, +6697 921 2463; open: Mon-Sun (close only on Thursday), 8:30 am-6 pm. 

DROP BY DOUGH

If you haven’t dropped by to try the new-ish doughnut shop “DROP BY DOUGH” then this Durian Cheese Dough should be your reason to visit. It’s pre-order only but other flavours like Nutella & Hazelnut, Lemon Meringue, Salted Sugar & Cinnamon and Classic Vanilla are also available. Although the shop is yet to open, delivery is available everyday Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and you can easily order your treats via Line (@dropbydough). Easy peasy.

DROP BY DOUGH, 3131, 4-5 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, +6685 306 3883; Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-6 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.