Breakfast doesn’t usually have an adventurous, off-the-road spirit. In one’s mind, it’s a noun that contains within itself a personal image that stays not off but on the beaten track, involving just a few staple dishes that have been tried and tested zillions of times — and still conquer a soft spot in your heart. And that’s exactly why we love it.
Here, we’ve curated a list of the best breakfast spots in Bangkok that always match our golden taste standard. They serve the best breakfast foods that we all crave for over and over again; think pancakes, eggs Benedict, biscuits, and so much more. Scroll down to see which one you should head to next for a crave-worthy morning bite in town.
Chu Chocolate Bar & Café
Breakfast can be made delicious anywhere but for a gold standard of flavour and ‘grammability, Chu Chocolate Bar & Café totally nails it. Although the name suggests it to be the master of chocolate (and it is), Chu is also a devotional guru when it comes to breakfast food. The venue offers drool-inducing morning meals like Brioche French Toast with Nutella Banana (THB 200), Eggs Benedict (THB 250) and Breakfast Tacos (THB 300). So apart from relishing their famed pancakes and hot chocolate, make sure you try a dish or two from their breakfast menu. Our suggestion? The Breakfast Biscuits, which come with house-own buttermilk biscuits, scrambled eggs, tomato jam, and maple sausage or smoked bacon.
Chu Chocolate Bar & Café, 388 Exchange Tower Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, +6691 545 4847; Open: Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-9 pm; Sat-Sun, 8 am-9 pm.
When it comes to breakfast food, Breakfast Story is one of the actual icons in the city. Don’t expect to find a Gruyère salad or chicken parmesan here because you won’t find it. Breakfast Story is making wonders out of old breakfast staple dishes, using quality and organic ingredients to elevate the goodness of timeless recipes. Egg out with their Great Eggspectations; a selection of egg dishes spanning fried egg, scrambled eggs, and omelette that all come with your choice of sides like bacon, sausage, country potatoes, and Texas toast. Pancakes are also one of their highlights. The hotcakes piled up on a plate always come with a side of butter and pure Canadian maple syrup.
Breakfast Story, 593/27, 2 Fl, Sukhumvit Road (Soi Villa), Bangkok, +662 258 1461; Open: 7 am-4 pm.
Situated on Pan Road in Silom, former 1950s shophouse Luka is serving up comfort food spanning Mexican delights, gourmet salads, and a variety of baked goods, alongside a selection of in-house brewed coffees and teas. And yet, whilst the menu is certainly rave-worthy, Luka pays special attention to creating scrumptious breakfast dishes like the ultra-eggy Luka Breakfast Burrito (THB 310), the Acai Bowl (THB 260) and the Truffle Mushroom Scramblette & Toast (THB 260). For a cool Korean take on breakfast, get the Gangnam-style Chicken & Waffle (THB 270).
Luka, 64/3 Thanon Pan, Silom, Bangkok, +662 637 8558; Open: 9 am-6 pm.
The morning gives us a big-fat excuse to eat like a king, so be sure to make your breakfast worthwhile and wholesome. Indulge in the all-day breakfast menu at Toby’s, a woodland home-style café nestled within Sukhumvit 38. Although the venue is known as a gathering spot for brunch sessions, we recommend stopping there right after the sunup to get your breakfast fix before the place gets jammed. For bacon buffs, tuck into the comfort of Bacon Rules (THB 350), a plate of two eggs of your choice, maple-glazed bacon, smoked belly bacon, bacon sausage, short cut bacon, and even bacon jam. For those who love to stay healthy for breakfast, the Complicated Avocado (THB 295) comprising of a sourdough topped with smashed avocado, beetroot feta goat cheese puree, and poached egg will still certainly energise you.
Toby’s, No.75 Sukhumvit 38, Bangkok, +66 2 712 1774; Open: Tue-Sun, 9 am-10 pm.
Although the Australians and Americans are known for their top-notch repertoire of breakfast dishes, the French folks also make mean morning fare – think, butter-loaded pastries like croissants and pain au chocolat, or the classic croquet madame, baguettes, and crepe. Cafe Tartine, a French cafe in Soi Ruamrudee, offers all of the above on their all-day breakfast menu. A read through their French food-focused menu will have you dreaming of eating like a true Parisian. Must-tries here are the Croque Madame (THB 220), Croque Monsieur (THB 200) and Provencal Omelette (THB 170).
Café Tartine, 65 Wireless Road, Soi Ruamrudee, Lumphini, Bangkok, +6621685464; Open: Mon-Sun, 7 am-8 pm.
The Hen and The Egg
Nothing screams breakfast like egg dishes. The fluffy, yellowy goodness conjures an image of a morning sun slowly showering the land. So for egg aficionados and breakfast devotees, The Hen and The Egg should definitely be your next move. The all-day breakfast spot situated in Langsuan boasts a boatload of egg-loaded dishes. For the most stellar order, opt for the Eggstrodinary (THB 235), a scrambled eggs dish crammed with smoked salmon, roasted tomatoes, sautéed mushroom, and ant caviar. Aside from an egg dish, the not-to-miss one is also the Good Morning The Hen and The Egg (THB 395): a basket packed with freshly baked sourdough bread served with hand-churned butter seasoned with different flavours, from vanilla and lemon to raspberry, chilli, and smoked salt.
The Hen and The Egg, 64 Langsuan Road, Bangkok, +6681 552 3099; Open: Mon-Sun, 7 am-10 pm.