French toast and mornings are a timeless match.

The custard-soaked bread lies in delicious are between pancakes and toast. Once browned in the pan and drowned in maple syrup, it oozes out the ultimate comfort touched with a warm sweetness that congee, porridge, or regular toast can’t replicate on a day where a sweet breakfast is needed.

Certainly, making French toast at home is totally feasible. However, there’s nothing better than leisurely sitting in a cafe or restaurant, being waited on with cordial service, and having restaurant-quality French toasts. Here, we’ve listed a few of our best spots where we go back again and again for the fried milk bread.

[Featured image credit: Little Donkey; hero image credit: Unsplash/Brooke Lark]

Little Donkey

Crunch, chewy, and wonderful. Although classic French toast is undeniably good, the elevated, cereal-crusted version served at Little Donkey BKK totally gives us hope that even the best can get better. The satisfying crunch provided by the crust coated in crushed cereal hits all the right spots for us. It also acts as a barrier to keep the French toast’s inside custardy and ooey-gooey.

Little Donkey, 72 Courtyard, Soi Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok, +662 392 7790; Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-12 am.

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(Not Just) Another Cup

Do stop at (Not Just) Another Cup for rainbow acai bowls and eggs Benedict, but never leave this place without having a bite of their French toast. It will brighten your day – due to the heavy sprinkle of fresh fruit, caramelised bananas, and, of course, maple syrup, bacon, and sausage. It’s savoury and sweet all in one plate.

(Not Just) Another Cup, 75/1 Sathon Soi 10, Silom, Bangkok, +662 635 3464; Open: Mon-Sun, 7 am-7 pm.

Luka

For those who love French toast yet secretly wish the dish would be more substantial, Luka serves up a Bacon & Butter French Toast that comes packing with poached organic egg, caramelised bananas, and bacon. If you thought you only needed sweet maple syrup for French toast, you’re dead wrong — because after a bite of this, you’ll realise runny yolk also really juices up your French toast, too.

Luka, 64/3 Thanon Pan, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, +662 637 8558; Open: Mon-Sun, 9 am-6 pm.

Breakfast Story

When it comes to breakfast food, Breakfast Story is one of the actual icons in the city. And although pancakes are also one of their main highlights, the French toast here is equally mouth-walloping. And whether you love berry or bacon to go with it, diners can pick the sides of their preference to maximise their French toast experience.

Breakfast Story, 593/27, 2 Fl, Sukhumvit Road (Soi Villa), Bangkok, +662 258 1461; Open: 7 am-4 pm.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.