With a charming setting of brick walls, a wood bread stall, a stack of logs, and a bal-musette soundtrack playing in the background, Brioche from Heaven resembles a typical Parisian café. This makes it uniquely outstanding from the surrounding som tum haunts, typical cook-to-order Thai restaurants, and market stalls of Chong Nonsi.
Helmed by pastry chef Thanunya “Gai” Wilkinson from Iron Chef Thailand, Brioche from Heaven is a brioche bakery. It is a full tribute to her popular, high-in-demand pastry, sold at her first restaurant Soufflé and Me.
The bakery boasts an impressive array of brioche buns bejewelled with various toppings. Putting a spotlight on the butter-enriched dough, all the pastries are made from imported butter from Normandy, and grade-A flour from France – Chef Gai’s nod to the brioche bun’s origin.
So if a full-carb diet is your thing, then Brioche from Heaven will definitely meet your needs. Expect no less than a fine-taste from this trophy-deserving dessert. Here’s a list of 5 must-tries you need to order.
Brioche from Heaven (THB 130)
The Brioche from Heaven is a glorious caramel-covered, pecan-studded sticky bun. Swirled within the layer of butter-packed dough is a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, more butter, and even more chopped pecans that, once baked, melt together into a syrup. This later glazes the whole bun with pleasingly sticky sweetness.
Brioche Nutella (THB 120)
Beware, this Nutella-basted bun features a true burst of hazelnut chocolate spread. Covered on top and filled inside the bun is a generous smear of Nutella. Once cut in to, the dough oozes out a chocolate-y goo with chunks of chopped hazelnuts. And if that isn’t hazelnut-y enough, bejewelled atop the bun are also candied hazelnuts for extra crunch. Perfect for any nut lover.
Brioche Peanut Butter (THB 120)
A perfect dessert doesn’t have to be overly sweet. Check out this peanut butter-smeared brioche if you’re not so much into sweet treats, because it is packed with some serious semi-salty nuttiness.
Brioche Spinach (THB 130)
Yes, sweet buns with a side of guilty pleasures are mainly what we’re here for but we beg of you, give this Brioche Spinach a chance. The dough comes with a filling of cooked spinach, onion, and gruyère cheese, boasting a scrumptious toothsomeness despite its healthy look. A slice of gruyère cheese is also placed on top and torched to get a browned, dramatic look.
Yuzu Tart (THB 90)
Apart from brioche buns, the venue also offers up a small selection of tarts and cakes just in case you get brioche-d out. Love a tangy dessert? Opt for this Yuzu Tart filled with yuzu-spiked filling and topped with a dollop of meringue, giving a sweet cut to the tart’s acidity.
Brioche from Heaven, 156 Narathiwat Ratchanakharin Road, Sathorn, Bangkok, +6664 847 0049; Open: Mon-Fri, 10 am-8 pm; Sat-Sun, 10 am-7:30 pm.