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 November.
Whilst there is a vast repertoire of Italian restaurants in Bangkok, only a few really do age-old Italian cuisine justice. One of these is the newly-opened Caffè Olives. The outlet offers a wealth of Italian dishes mixed with a selection of American-style baked goods and fare. It’s an unpretentious restaurant with approachable yet elaborately-prepared food. Craving fine food in a chill, relaxed ambience? This one is for you.
Caffè Olives, Caffè Olives, 4 Soi Napha Sap 2, Bangkok, +6694 858 9868; Open: Wed-Mon, 9 am-5 pm.
CREAM by Flour Flour
Here comes a new Bangkok spot entirely dedicated to making doughnuts. CREAM by Flour Flour, a new sister store of Chiang Mai’s cool-hip bakery ‘Flour Flour,’ is not here to be another Dunkin’ Donuts, but a new haven for Bomboloni, an Italian dessert. Featuring over six flavours just for a stellar start – cinnamon, vanilla, kinako (roasted soybean flour), salted caramel, chocolate, and lemon meringue – dessert devotees can go to town and try all of them in the complete set (THB 350), too.
CREAM by Flour Flour, 399/4 Silom 7 Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, +6665 639 3899; Open: Mon and Fri, 9 am-3 pm; Tue-Thu, 10 am-3 pm.
Translating to ‘son and daughter’, filsandfille is a family-oriented café filled with home-style baked goods in a colourful mix-n-match setting. If you’re after something else rather than caffeinated drinks, craft beer could be your number one choice to quench your thirst here. All food and beverages are served elegantly with vintage dishware boasting antique charm, which is all the better for your Instagram feed.
filsandfille, 73, Soi Ladprao 84, Wangthonglang, Bangkok, +6681 010 1031; Open: Wed-Mon, 8:30 am-6 pm.
Watch out bubble tea, pao ping is coming in hot on the Bangkok food scene. And the hottest place to have it right now is here. Mimi Dessert is a café with a focus on Thai-Taiwanese drinks and desserts like pao ping, a Taiwanese-style bingsu with your choice of toppings like jelly, goji beery, tapioca balls, and more. With a Orient-inspired setting, the venue exudes an ambience that only enhances the menu they serve.
Mimi Dessert, 187/7 Sarasin Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan District, Bangkok, +6686 669 4453; Open: Tue-Sun, 11:30 am-8 pm.
Due to their popularity, acai bowls could be entitled their own food group. Making their acai bowls and all fruit-based smoothies and ice creams from natural ingredients, Chujai Station will assure that foodies can gorge on these bowls free from guilt and worry about calorie intake. Tuck into the Crunchy Nut, where a bed of acai gets covered in a blanket of house-made peanut butter (they literally blend it up on the spot), almond flakes, sliced bananas, perilla seed, coconut chips, and granola. If you’re lucky, they’ll even carve out letters out of dragon fruit to make your name on the smoothie bowl.
Chujai Station, 399 Interchange Building, UL Floor, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, +6684 355 3643; Open: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-7 pm; Sat, 10 am-6 pm.