As cafe hoppers, we hardly see truly substantial bites being served at cafes. Most coffeehouses serve tiny-cute food mainly for the purpose of creating an Instagrammable feed. But not here at Sarnies Bangkok.
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The Singaporean-native coffee roaster “A Stimulant by Sarnies” has launched its first Bangkok flagship cafe with Sarnies Bangkok, featuring an impressive coffee list alongside an equally ambitious savoury and sweet food selection.
Situated within the old (yet utterly trendy) neighbourhood of Charoenkrung, the bare concrete cafe will undoubtedly keep the old town excited with quality cups of coffee and far-famed brunch bites and delicacies, that will actually have you feeling full and satisfied. Recently, we got a chance to check out Sarnies Bangkok and tried some of the best new dishes the venue has to offer. Here’s a list of must-tries you need to order.
Fry-Up (THB 450)
When it comes to the weekend breakfast spectacular, many like to get cozy with no-green and all-fried dishes. The Fry-Up at Sarnies Bangkok is made for those fried-food devotees. Composed of fried organic free-range eggs, house-cured bacon, Northern Thai sausage, smokey bacon, baked beans, roasted tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, smashed potatoes, and toasted sourdough, the dish is pretty much the perfect guilty please combo our hungry mornings and noons need.
Tom Yum Eggs Benedict (THB 320)
Up your egg experience with the Tom Yum Eggs Benedict. Cloaked under a blanket of Thai sweet and sour soup-inspired hollandaise sauce is a stack of english muffins, smoked salmon, baby spinac,h and poached free-range organic egg. If you’re after a western dish with a Thai kick, then this is for you.
CB & J (THB 280)
Like PB&J, Sarnies’ CB & J packs a satisfying burst of flavour. The jelly-stuffed sandwich here gets turned into a kind of toast tartine, upgraded from the classic with real roasted grapes, coarse cashew butter, natural local honey, and a sprinkle of salt and thyme on toasted sourdough. Really, it’s nothing short of divine.
Triple-cheese Toastie (THB 300)
If you think a classic grilled cheese sandwich needs no makeover, think again. This Triple-cheese Toastie is about to change your life. A combination of three different cheese, roasted tomatoes, mushroom, baby spinach, and braised eggplant is piled between slices of sourdough bread before it gets toasted in a panini press until the cheese reaches its full, melty potential. Deliciously crispy, this toastie goes well for any meal of the day.
Thai Bolognese (THB 350)
Here’s a perfect wedding of Thai and Italian cuisine. The Thai spicy tomato and pork chilli relish (or Nam Prik Ong) used as a base for the pasta sauce beautifully perfumes the Italian noodle with its pungent meatiness. Once topped with pork rinds and crispy-fried herbs, the dish boasts a mishmash of flavours and textures that come together in a perfectly delicious harmony.
Iced Coconut Long Black (THB 120)
Black coffee may be mind-blowing but have you tried coconut water black coffee? It’s deliciously crisp, boasting a bit of Bangkok’s tropical vibe. Sarnies uses fresh coconut water, cut open to order before mixing with a quality brew of long black coffee. They keep it cool with a generous amount of fresh coconut pulp and dried coconut flakes. Love, love, love.
Sarnies Bangkok, 101 Charoen Krung Road 44 (Charoen Krung Soi 44), Bangrak, Bangkok.; Open: Mon–Sun, 8 am–5 pm.