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 indulging session such as high tea. But if you’re a little tired of your typical coffee joints, we’ve curated a roundup of newly-opened cafes that deliver ultimate caffeinated satisfaction along with a side of sweet fulfillment.
This month, ditch the old-school chocolate chip cookies and opt for the Chinese-inspired coffee and confections instead. Head to Heijii – the Charoen Krung Chinese-style cafe that boasts a vibe like that of the oriental old town. They’re serving scrumptious cold and hot brews, Hong Kong Papaya Milk (THB 85) and house-made pastries such as almond-specked Earl Grey Chiffon and the Financier (THB 150), with the French cake getting an Eastern makeover with a shower of Chinese kumquat jam atop its golden outer layer.
Heijii, Charoen Krung 43, Bangkok, +66 62 709 4545
Kohi Roastery & Coffee Bar
Not only does the caffeine-centric Kohi Roastery & Coffee Bar in Ekkamai serve up great brews made solely from Thai coffee beans that are grown in Chiang Rai, but the venue is also committed to being eco-friendly, using only biodegradable cups, straws and napkins. Striving to make quality, flavourful brews, the coffee beans here get roasted freshly in-house before the luscious earthy-tone liquid makes its way to the cup and gets served to the customers to sip and sit in their minimalist, unpretentious setting.
Kohi Roastery & Coffee Bar, 126/5 Park Avenue Sukhumvit 63 Ekkamai Soi 12-14, Bangkok
Behind the Bar
Located just across the street from Chatuchak Park, Behind the Bar is the passerby’s beloved caffeine stop for a quality cup of coffee or green tea. With only a few seats available inside the cafe, Behind the Bar offers perfect on-the-go drinks to cool you down whilst embracing the hot heat at JJ market or at the park. Opt for the Back to School Creme Soda with an Expresso Shot (THB 75) – it’s one of their greatest creations and you need to try it.
Behind the Bar, 1058/104 Phahonyothin Road, Bangkok, +66 80 071 2123
About White Café & Bistro
This white-washed cafe, About White, is the perfect addition to the minimalist coffee drinker’s itinerary. Nestled in Charoen Krung, the caffeine-fueled haunt makes mean coffee to be enjoyed in a simple and unpretentious setting decorated with white ceramic tiles and white-painted wood elements throughout. Your typical coffee suspects like cappuccino, latte and mocha are included on the menu. But in addition to the espresso-based drinks, the venue also makes tasty desserts like cheesecakes and mouth-watering pies.
About White Café & Bistro, 1326, Charoenkrung Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok, +66 86 412 4895
If you are someone with a serious sweet tooth, 2019 is the time to get around to buying dessert that actually fits your fine palate. Located within the first floor of Siam Center, Maison Claris is whipping up sweet delicacies that look absolutely appetizing as well as alluring and attractive. Offering drinks and delectable desserts, diners can indulge in their wide selection of organic flower teas, beautifully presented mocktails, cakes and choux pastries. It would also be a mistake to pass up their Rosé Sky (THB 170), the English rose latte topped with frothy milk foam sprinkled with fragrant rose petals — the cafe’s signature drink.
Maison Claris, Siam Center 1st Floor, Bangkok, +662 658 1128