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. 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. Here are five new Bangkok cafes you should check out this December 2020.

[Featured image credit: La Cabra; Hero image credit: Unsplash/Tyler Nix]

Two do Something

For a minimal café that can’t get any more minimal, it’s Two do Something. Apart from its white-splashed setting that serves as the perfect backdrop for their vibrant array of pastries and drinks, their rooftop is decorated with all-white elements like chairs, an outdoor umbrella, and a table. It is a cosy alfresco spot to savour your treats and snap a few shots for the ‘gram, and really enjoy this end-of-year cool weather.

Two do Something, No.38/8 Mu1, Nakhon In Road, Bang Khu Wiang, Bangkruai Nonthaburi, +6684 292 4965; Open: Wed-Mon, 8 am-6 pm.

Little tulip cafe

Little tulip cafe looks like a page from children’s book has been ripped out and turned into a real-life setting. The pastel-coloured café with a big heart-shaped window boasts all things cute and cartoon-y from the dolls to a pastel pink sofa. Apart from coming here for the cutesy vibe, visit also for the house-made waffles filled with a cloud of whipped cream and topped with whatever toppings your heart desires.

Little tulip cafe, Chula Soi 5, Suanluang Square Room 117, Bangkok;  Mon-Sun, 11 am-9 pm. 

Mambo Studio & Cafe
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Mambo Studio & Cafe

A cafe slash photography studio, Mambo Studio & Cafe is a place to be enjoyed by both foodies and selfie-holics alike. The contemporary venue doles out caffeinated drinks to go with an array of sugar-laden treats. The studio area welcomes you to snap a few cool shots with adjustable lightings (you could even set up your own galaxy background) to amp up your feed.

Mambo Studio & Cafe, 59/28 Thanon Yannawa, Bang Phong Phang, Yan Nawa, Bangkok, +6699 335 5598; Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-8 pm.

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PORTS coffee

For a cafe that fits as a cosy reading nook, PORTS coffee should be your go-to. Not only does it churn out perfect brews such as their ultra-foamy Viennese coffee “Einspänner,” it is also a canelé guru, which is their signature dessert. Other pastries like the Classic Croissant and Hazelnut & Chocolate Croissant are also available to fulfil your dessert needs.

PORTS coffee, 392, 16 Maha Rat Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, +6683 973 1961; Open: Thu-Tue, 9 am-6 pm.

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La Cabra

From Copenhagen to Bangkok, La Cabra Thailand now brings their famed coffee blends to grace all coffee connoisseurs’ hearts and souls. With a mix of Thai and modern designs, the outlet represents Bangkok in its broadest sense, which is a commingled culture of old and new.

La Cabra, 813 Charoen Krung Road, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, +6684 155 4564; Open: Tue-Fri, 8 am-5 pm; Sat-Sun, 9 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.