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 fulfillment.
When it comes to healthy eating habits, juices often top the list. But for those who remain chaste to the bone broth experience, saunter over to genius bar, Bangkok’s first and only bone broth centre in town. Brimming with collagen, minerals and essential nutrients, the bone-enriched broth is treated like a vital juice that is drank to promote healthful digestion, bone formation, flawless skin and good immunity. The outlet offers three types of bone broth bases, spanning beef bone, chicken bone, mushroom and a trio of all three sumptuous ingredients. Visitors can also add fresh herbs according to their liking. So wellness buffs, let’s get some bone broth, shall we?
genius bar, 88/1 Eight Thonglor Building, B1 Fl, Soi Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok, +6663 624 4263
Open: Sun-Fri, 10 am-8 pm; Sat, 10 am-5 pm.
Pleased Yoghurt Bar
Ice cream and guilty feelings, these two seem to go together. But we are here to tell you now that the cool, cold, refreshing dessert doesn’t have to be linked with regret any more. Pleased Yoghurt Bar offers wholesome house-made Greek yoghurt with fun flavours like Death by Chocolate, Passion Fruit, Tea O’Clock (Thai Tea) and more. Much like a Froyo bar but without the sugar rush, the venue offers delightful toppings like berries, honey crumbles, granola and jam. Care to be a bit naughty? Get toppings like burnt marshmallow and red velvet cake pieces just to spice up your greek yoghurt session a bit.
Pleased Yoghurt Bar, The EmQuartier, Bangkok
Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-10 pm.
Co-incidence Process Coffee
Like a drive-through, here’s a Sukhumvit minimalist coffee haunt that brews up some delicious to-go coffee through its minute spot. The menu at Co-incidence Process Coffee highlights simple caffeinated beverages like Espresso (THB 80), Iced White (THB 80), Iced Black (THB 80) and Cold Brew (THB 100). But with a unique blend of beans from Chiang Rai and Laos, the pair sparks up excellent flavours that turn some normal-seeming coffee to an excellent cup that’s worth sipping.
Co-incidence Process Coffee, 1/4 Sukhumvit 49, Bangkok, +6663 425 6018
Open: Mon-Sat, 8 am-5 pm; Sun, 9 am-6 pm.
At Rintaro, the Italian-born gelato gets spiked with Japanese flavours. There’s no denying the legendary taste of original gelato, but considering Thailand’s love for all things Japanese food, we know this spot will soon be a big hit. The establishment offers a wealth of Japanese cuisine-inspired ice creams. For example, Hokkaido Red Beans, Japanese Pear Housui, Matcha, Yuzu and more. Those who are not very fond of the Nippon taste, get our favourite Café Au Lait & Baked Cheese Cake because it is heart-wrenchingly good.
Rintaro, 1595/521 Sukhumvit Road, Pridi Panomyong Soi 3, Bangkok, +6692 464 1644
Open: Tue-Sun, 12 pm-12 am.
Tea Factory and More
Bangkok never has a shortage of afternoon tea spots but to talk about a place that is truly dedicated to the aromatic leaves, the numbers are a drop in the ocean for the city that loves to drink and dine. Tea Factory and More, however, is now offering a communal space for tea enthusiasts to come and sip pristine teas sourced from all around the world.
For sippers who like the sheer, unblended tea, by all means, opt for the single origin teas. But those who like a myriad of flavours all in one cup, the tea blends here will do it for you. Last but not least, non-caffeine drinkers – we know you are out there – your go-to option should be their selection of caffeine-free teas the venue has on offer. And by the name “and More,” they mean the tea-focused menu here also includes delectable burgers, pasta and Thai dishes.
Tea Factory and More, 95 Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok, +6662 575 4411
Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-9 pm.