Miss spending a relaxing afternoon at a coffee shop with glorious scents of coffee wafting through the air? You’re in luck. There has been plenty of new coffee shop openings lately, and every single one of them boast its own unique character. Go ahead and drop by these coffee shops for a cuppa or two.
Casa Lapin x Badmotel
Casa Lapin closed down its original branch in Thonglor four years ago, and now, it’s up and running in this funky neighbourhood again. This lovely coffee spot is making a terrific comeback with its urban-chic setting, sleek design concept and of course, sophisticated selection of coffee beans. Located on the ground floor of Badmotel, Casa Lapin features vintage-style interiors with raw concrete flooring, exposed white ceiling, and walls adorned with scattered papers and opened books. Entrepreneurs who enjoy a serious cup of coffee will be happy to know that this branch also operates as a co-working space. And for those who’d like a cold brew in the warm breeze, pick a seat on the patio.
Casa Lapin x Bad Motel, 331/4-5 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, +662 712 7288
Flower in Hand by P. Weary
Best known for its stunning bundles of fresh blooms, Flower in Hand by P. Weary is a lovely florist café nestled in Ari. Aside from floral banquets, this charming café features a wide selection of floral-inspired baked goods, as well as aromatic slow-drip coffees. Dessert lovers will love the pastries as every piece is adorned with edible flowers. The coffee shop also offers flower arrangement workshops, and while you create floral arts, you can also snack on intriguing flavoured scones. Decorated with native blooms and wooden furnishings, the space is warm and welcoming, which is probably why the coffee tastes exceptionally better here.
Flower in Hand by P. Weary, 1/F, Royal Park Condo 3, Ari Soi 2, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok, +6662 758 2233
Soi Ari has plenty of coffee shops but One Dee is a petite café that particularly stands out. Here, your usual cup of coffee is served in lavish benjarong ceramic ware, which are traditionally reserved for royal families. On the menu, you’ll find locally sourced coffee beans and Thai-inspired desserts. Don’t leave without trying the coconut ice cream with crispy roti or the toddy palm cake with tong muan rolls. For something different, try the violet milk which gets its lavender hue from butterfly pea flower or palm sugar caramel macchiato topped with salted coconut cream.
One Dee, Ari Soi 1, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok, +6694 146 4049
Early Bird Gets Coffee
There is probably no better place to get your caffeine fix in the morning than Early Bird Gets Coffee. Like how the coffee shop tweaked the classic idiom of ‘early bird gets the worm’, the coffee shop altered an old house into a stylish bistro. Nestled within a serene garden, the quaint café is also adorned with a flowing water fountain, making al fresco dining especially relaxing. If you’re up for some art, you can head upstairs to Montien Atelier, an art space dedicated to the works of Montien Boonma. For lunch, they’ve got wholesome dishes like salt-crusted salmon fillet with roasted vegetables and pork chops with truffle oil in their signature sauce. As for drinks, order the iced dark roast named ‘midnight brew’ which is served with butterfly pea flower ice. If you can’t choose between tea or coffee, there an aromatic earl grey float.
Early Bird Gets Coffee, Art Space and Montien Atelier, 408 Ngam Wongwan Soi 25, Bangkok, +6681 714 3075
Chata Specialty Coffee
The name Chata literally translates ‘destiny’ in Thai as the shopkeeper believes that everything happens for a reason. And we are most certainly thankful we found Chata Specialty Coffee because we adore this new coffee spot for so many reasons. For starters, this cafe offers an impressive selection of specialty coffee beans from Thailand, Indonesia, Ethiopia and Brazil. Here, you can savour brews served in your regular latte form, petite piccolo, slow-drip or a simple pour-over. Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, the café is practically like a glasshouse with plenty of natural light shining in. Not to mention that Chata is tucked away within the boutique hotel Baan2459 on Yaowarat Road; surrounded by old colonial buildings of Chinatown, the café lets you enjoy a warm cup of coffee in the most relaxing, laidback setting.
Chata Specialty Coffee, 98 Phatsai Road, Bangkok, +6696 154 5049