Cafes are where the best coffee resides. And coffee is an astounding thing: it keeps us going throughout the day and night. It is what we crave for breakfast, the essential for lunch and on our mind for dinner. Most important of all, it’s a must-have for a little afternoon pick-me-up or midday indulging session, which high tea can also help with too.
And now that the world revolves around the “coffee first” motto, it absolutely comes as no surprise that the streets are crammed with cafes where folks can munch on food, sip on some tea and — most importantly – indulge in quality brews. So as the new cafes keep dotting the land with their own unique takes on the cafe theme and all the delicious fare that comes with it, it keeps Bangkok’s cafe scene ever so refreshing and spirited. Tired of your typical coffee joints already? We’ve curated a roundup of newly-opened cafes you need to check out this February for some ultimate caffeinated satisfaction, along with a side of sweet fulfillment.
The Singaporean-native coffee roaster “A Stimulant by Sarnies” has finally launched its first Bangkok flagship cafe “Sarnies Bangkok,” with an ambitious coffee list and savoury and sweet food selection. With the goal of bringing the “seed to cup” in mind, the cafe roasts its own beans before transforming them into a top-notch, umber-coloured liquid fit for coffee aficionados to enjoy in the rustic setting of a former boat-repair shop. The must-try items here include Espresso Martini (THB 250), Cold Brew (THB 100), Orange Mocha (THB 140) and Chai Latte (THB 100). Situated within the old neighbourhood of Charoenkrung, the bare concrete-encased cafe will undoubtedly keep the old town excited with quality cups of java and also its far-famed delicacy, the F*cking Good Brownie (THB 140).
Sarnies Bangkok, 101 Charoen Krung Road 44 (Charoen Krung Soi 44), Bangrak, Bangkok.
Open: Mon–Sun, 8 am–5 pm.
Kenn’s Coffee & Croissant
Croissants always go hand in hand with dark brewed coffee. Somehow the sweet, butter-laden pastry just seems to cut through the dark heavenliness of the coffee just right. With the opening of Kenn’s Coffee & Croissant, Bangkok’s pastry scene just got even hotter with its fresh take on special coffee blends made using beans from Doi Chaang and an assortment of croissants. Want a high-carb and high-caffeine meal? The venue offers everything from Plain Croissant (THB 65) to Chocolate Croissant (THB 70), Almond Croissant (THB 85) and coffee-spiked drinks like Iced Latte (THB 80).
Kenn’s Coffee & Croissant, 163/2 Sathon 7 Alley, Bangkok, +6666 149 5451
Open: Mon–Fri, 7:30 am–3:30 pm; Sat, 8:30 am–2:30 pm.
Baan Kanom Pang Khing
Thai desserts, coffee and Italian sodas come in a perfect union of tastes here at Baan Kanom Pang Khing (the gingerbread house). Aged over 106 years old, the bygone residence has now been transformed into a Thai-style vintage cafe situated behind a temple in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. Go there for classic Thai desserts like Lod Chong and Coconut Ice Cream (THB 120) or the Bua Thong dessert set (THB 599), which is a golden brass tray filled with 8 Thai-style sweet bites, ice cream, two cakes and a pot of hot tea. Although the traditional Thai desserts here have won many dessert eaters’ hearts, the establishment also offers drinks like Italian sodas and coffee that can be paired greatly with Thai confections. Want a sip that’s fresh and fizzy? Opt for the signature Mint Lime Soda (THB 95) that will freshen your tastes buds right up with bright, minty notes.
Baan Kanom Pang Khing, 47 Lang Bos Phra Raam Road, Sao Ching Cha, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, +6697 229 7021
Open: Tue-Sun, 11 am–8 pm.
Rue De Mansri
Literally translated to Mansri Road, Rue De Mansri is a country French-style cafe set on the old-town street by Mansri Intersection. The outlet makes beautiful pastries, like croissants and pepito (rolled pastry) stuffed with all sorts of fillings like pastry cream and chocolate — all of which get served in their effortless chic space decorated with vintage pieces. Crafted to be a slow bar, cafe hoppers can linger here and take full pleasure in their signature drink, Balck Cocoa Mint (THB 75) as well as their range of brewed coffee and tea.
Rue De Mansri, 417 Bamrung Mueang Road, Ban Bat, Bangkok, +6683 158 9999
Open: Mon–Sun, 7 am–5 pm.
It seems like the city couldn’t get enough of the butter–packed pastry this month. Opening its doors earlier in January at Singha Complex, the newbie French-style bakery Gontran Cherrier is fattening up city dwellers with their delectable selection of croissants, French desserts, light bites and Asian-inspired meals – think Beef and Basil Quinoa with Crispy Fried Egg (THB 185), Dry Aged Pork Belly Spaghetti (THB 185) and Three In-house Sauce Fried Chicken Rice Bowl (THB 185). Helmed by Gontran Cherrier, the far-famed French-born pastry chef, pastry devotees can trust that the quality of his baked goods here will be as heavenly as his culinary reputation.
Gontran Cherrier, 1788 Singha Complex, G floor, New Petchaburi Road, Bangkok, +6690 991 8999
Open: Mon–Sun, 7 am–9 pm.