Drinks and delicacies — these two will always hit all the right notes.

They are what we crave for breakfast, the essentials for lunch, and on our mind for dinner. Most important of all, they are the must-haves for a little afternoon pick-me-up or midday indulgence session. But if you’re a little tired of your usual coffee joints, we’ve curated a roundup of newly-opened cafes that deliver ultimate caffeinated satisfaction along with a side of sweet fulfilment. Here are five new Bangkok cafes you should check out this March 2021.

[Featured image credit: Patina Bangkok; hero image credit: Unsplash/Roman Kraft]

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Sleep Enemy

If sleepiness is your rival, Saphan Kwai’s new cafe “Sleep Enemy” should be your move. The cafe and roastery is the real definition of minimalism, judging from the white-splashed setting spiked with a bit of bright red elements throughout. The baristas uniforms are also reminiscent of male tennis apparel ­– which is another point that makes Sleep Enemy stand out in the cafe crowd.

Sleep Enemy, 466/33-34 The Hub Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok, +6664 915 6696; Open: Thu-Tue, 10 am-5 pm.

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Patina Bangkok

For a place that oozes out an antique mood that still keeps vibrant modern design in mind, it’s Patina Bangkok. Nestled within the Thai-Chinese house aged over 200 years old, Patina offers up brews, cool concocted drinks, and substantial bites in a rare setting. It’s perfect as a getaway from the city’s chaos.

Patina Bangkok, 965 Vanich 2, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, +6695 740 1965; Open: Mon-Sun, 9 am-6 pm.

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Maysa BKK

Maysa BKK boasts a setting that makes you feel right at home and a menu that features both classic and contemporary drinks and desserts. There’s also outdoor seating so you can choose to soak in the sunshine or enjoy the cosy indoor space.

Maysa BKK, 55/9 Sena Niwet Soi 112, Lat Phrao, Bangkok; Open: Wed-Mon, 10 am-8 pm.

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Newday Project

For sourdough bread aficionados, Newday Project should be your new regular haunt. The venue doles out quality naturally leavened loaves, desserts, and coffee. Their lush garden and a lovely cat are also another two reasons to visit this Thonglor cafe.

Newday Project, 53 Torsak Ally, Thong Lo13, Bangkok, +6663 947 8752

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Blacksugar CAFE BKK

Part-cafe, part-showroom, Blacksugar CAFE BKK marries the two worlds of food and fashion together under one roof. The cafe has a simple yet sleek setting that goes together with its offerings of classic caffeine drinks and desserts like croissants, éclairs, and cheesecake.

Blacksugar CAFE BKK, 11 Rarm Intra 14 Alley, Tha Raeng, Bang Khen, Bangkok, +6690 976 4997; Open: Mon-Sun, 10 am-6 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.