As the calendar turns from July to August, we’re looking for some cosy spots to shield ourselves from the heavy rain outdoors. Luckily, the city is filled with plenty of new cafes to satisfy our wishes. If you’re in the mood for watching droplets fall on a window pane with a cup of coffee in hand, look no further than our list of five new Bangkok cafes that you should check out this month.
A Clay is best known for its unique dishware collection, but its edible delights are no less spectacular. For those with a sweet tooth, make your way upstairs to its hidden cafe on the second floor, where all the dishes are beautifully crafted and served on chic ceramic ware. Definitely dive into a tart set, which offers a mouthwatering selection of flavours such as a peach with chocolate dressings and sweet potatoes topped with ginger. As for drinks, go for the warm green tea latte that comes with a creamy milk froth and matcha powder on top.
Surrounded by colonial buildings, Pollen Baked Goods is a stylish cafe that stands out in Bangkok’s old town, boasting contemporary loft designs and retro decorations. Once you enter, you’ll be greeted by a buttery aroma of its freshly baked pastries: think fruity cream cheese, crispy cinnamon rolls, chocolate buns, and doughnuts topped with sugar icing. Don’t leave without a bite of the madeleines, a French teacake with lemon flavours. Aside from its scrumptious homemade treats, you’ll also find an impressive selection of drinks from slow-drip coffee to ice-cold chocolate.
Specialising in cocoas and coffees, Kad Kokoa provides fantastic options of specialty brews, all made from locally-sourced beans. Expect a pure, dark roasted chocolate and hot cappuccino, using natural sugar from an organic farm in Chantaburi. Don’t forget to sample the noteworthy desserts too, such as the meringue with bittersweet chocolate sauce and a French mousse dome cake. Fusing antique designs with minimalist touches, the coffee shop is actually a two-floor wooden house, allowing you to dine in an urban-chic vibe.
Part furniture store and part cafe, Pompano Roasted Cafe not only offers a sophisticated selection of vintage home accessories, but also specialty coffee beans from Thailand, Indonesia, and Brazil. Here, you can savour aromatic brews served in your regular latte form and espresso shots. For something different, opt for the signature dark honey, a mellow blend of roasted coffee and sweet honey. With its vintage interiors and wooden flooring throughout, the cafe lets you enjoy a serious cup of coffee in the coolest setting.
If you’d like to indulge in traditional Thai desserts, check out Cher Cheeva Cafe. Tucked away within a boutique hotel ‘Siam Nitra’ in Rachatevee, the cafe offers a lavish array of local delicacies, from mango jelly to egg yolk fudge balls soaked in sweet syrup, all presented charmingly in a classic Thai style. Wash down your sweet meals with iced-cold coconut juice infused with butterfly pea flowers. With native blooms adorning the walls, the space is relaxing and welcoming, which is probably why the afternoon treats taste exceptionally amazing here.