Who doesn’t like a lazy afternoon filled with scrumptious scones? Whether you’re looking for a teatime break or a fine high tea session, these stylish cafés and quaint tea lounges will definitely satisfy all your wishes. Scones may appear small but they boast rich, buttery aromas and a pillow-like texture, making them more supreme among other afternoon treats. Generally speaking, they are made of flour, butter, milk and egg, but there are also plenty of new variations in the Bangkok market right now. We did you a favour and sampled them all to bring you the best selections. From traditional tastes to inventive flavours, these are the city’s best scones.
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For those who love matcha green tea, check this one out. Over at The Blooming Gallery, they offer these lovely matcha-infused scones in the afternoon tea set. And not to mention that they’ve also got a selection of exquisite rare teas for you to choose from. We must say, the matcha scones pair wonderfully well with the café’s exclusive Mr Caramello tea. Fragrant and flavourful, the scones boast a creamy, vegetal taste. With potted plants and native blooms placed at every corner, this luxe tea café is also highly Instagram-worthy.
Keen for an indulgent high tea set? There is no better place to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea than at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok’s Author’s Lounge. With a white and green colour scheme, the tea lounge lets you savour delectable scones in an elegant colonial setting. Just like the photo featured here, the afternoon set is served in a gorgeous three-tiered tray, showcasing petite fours and freshly baked plain and raisin scones. With a generously heaping of clotted cream, seasonal homemade jam, mascarpone and butter, the crumbly scones are such a delightful treat.
It’s crazy how soft and crumbly these scones are. It’s hard to believe that the desserts at Veganerie Soul are all 100% vegan. Scrumptious and healthful, all the baked goods here are dairy- and egg-free. And the scones are no exception. With a little magic — they say — they’re able to put forward these deliciously fluffy scones. To our surprise, they’re soft and pillowy inside and gorgeously tanned with a crisp on top. The café serves the scones with a side of brown sugar strawberry jam and coconut clotted cream. Drop by and steal a bite. You won’t regret it.
Well known for their batch of unique baked goodies, Little Sunshine Café offers a different spread of homemade scones every day. From its signature cream and honey roasted banana scones to ones studded with sweet dates, all of them are an afternoon delight. Here, you get to choose your own condiments with your scones, from mulberry jam and golden maple syrup to lemon curd and honey butter. Situated in a quaint alley of Soi Witthayu, this cosy café is a real hidden spot. If you’re looking for a cute place to read and savour some lovely scones, Little Sunshine Café is perfect.
Little Sunshine Café, Soi Witthayu 1, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum WanBangkok, + 66 91 889 8327
Vanilla Brasserie’s almond sugar scones are pretty hard to beat, too. The scones boast a soft, moist texture, and delicately nutty flavours, making them incredibly difficult to resist. We also adore the lovely touch of caramelised sugar on the top, which perfectly complements the rich, roasted almond notes. With a side of luscious mascarpone cream and strawberry jam, these almond sugar scones are worth every calorie.