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The best new cafes in Bangkok right now

Whether you’re caffeine enthusiasts or matcha culture aficionados, Bangkok has always churned out such an inexhaustible list of new cafes that you may–more often than not–have lost track of what’s happening on the city’s coffeeshop culture scene. Fear not, for every month, we’re gathering some of the most notable stops that we think cafe hoppers shouldn’t miss. Here are the best new cafes in Bangkok right now. 

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F.I.X. Bangna

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F.I.X has been serving up good vibes and specialty coffee since their first opening in 2018. Now, they’re onto their fifth branch, opening recently in Bangna. This branch still offers the minimalistic, comfy atmosphere we know them for, along with good coffees to begin the day with as well as some new brunch and pastry items special for this venue.

What we’re ordering: The Honey Bear, made from concentrated cold brew with milk and honey, is a match made in heaven. Food menu highlights include their grilled sourdough sandwich with smoked salmon and avocado, as well as the sun-dried beef fried rice, a sumptuous take on a fried rice with quality beef.

F.I.X Bangna – Brunch & Play, 35, 131, Bang Kaeo, Bang Phli District. Open daily, 7am-4pm (till 5pm on weekends)

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Halo Koffee Phrom Phong

The stunning roastery and coffee bar first opened its doors in 2017. From Menjai, onto Sutthisan, and now onto Phrom Phong, Halo features great coffee with a relaxing, sunlit atmosphere. Order something to drink in house and pair it with some pastries they have on offer, or browse through a collection of coffee beans to take home with you. Cafes like these remind us to slow down a bit and enjoy life a bit more in this bustling city — visit once, and they’ll tempt you to go back.

Halo Koffee Phrom Phong, 670 672 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Bangkok. Open daily, 7.30am-3.30pm on weekdays; 8.30pm-4.30pm on weekends

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the coffee. th

This coffee brand has captured the hearts of coffee lovers around the world. They have established themselves in Rio, Paris, Dubai, Lisboa, Barcelona, and more. As they touch down in Asia for the first time, they’re highlighting the best of Brazilian coffee combined with the Japanese perfectionism to the people of Bangkok. Be sure to order the croissant to pair, the buttery, flaky goodness is simply unmatched.

the coffee. th, 20 1 Suk Chai Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khlong Toei, Bangkok. 7.30am-5.30pm on weekdays; 9am-6pm on weekends

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Qraft (Empire Tower)

The ever popular zen-aesthetic croissant cafe from Ari has brought their pastries and tea culture to Silom. But unlike their original branch in Ari, Qraft promises a great view from 55th floor of The Empire Tower–if you can see through the smog–and has expanded their offerings to more than your run-of-the-mill croissant and tea to embrace more food menus and izakaya bites. 

What we’re ordering: Like we said, it’s not just about adorable croissants with huge price tags. Now, it’s a wider array of food with huge price tags. Try the Fruit Symphony Salad (THB650), which features a medley of vibrant fruits–think strawberries, pomegranates, and candy yuzu–and their housemade roasted coconut bits that lend a crispy texture. For something to warm your belly, opt for their Snow Fish Congee (THB880), a Hong Kong-style congee cooked in clam soup, topped with grilled snowfish, bush beans, and seaweed sauce. 

Qraft. 55/F The Empire Tower. Sathon Rd. Accessible via BTS Chong Nonsri. Open daily 8am-10pm for the bakery and 5.30pm-10pm for the izakaya menu. 

La Cabra Bakery

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Rejoice, fans of Denmark’s popular coffee roastery La Cabra, for your favourite brand has brought their Scandinavian-style baking to Silom. Dubbed as La Cabra Bakery, their new venue boasts a judicious blend of rich Thai taste with their Nordic offerings. 

What we’re ordering: It’s all about pastries and bread done right. We love their current seasonal buns–the fluffy yeasted bun filled with raspberry jam and Madagascan vanilla custard (THB170). As the Thai government is always hard selling it, for those captivated by Thailand’s soft-power, order their Mango Sticky Rice Tart (THB250), featuring a crispy short crust with sticky rice mousse, mango curd, toasted coconut sponge, and  white sesame praline. 

La Cabra Bakery. Silom Soi 3. Accessible via BTS Chong Nonsri. Open Mon – Fri 7am-6pm and Sat – Sun 8am – 6pm.

Someday in Copenhagen 

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It’s not just any ordinary day at this cafe. It’s Someday in Copenhagen–even if it’s still in Sathorn. Snatching the charm and breezy vibe of a Scandinavian-style cafe, this tiny establishment is decked out in light wooden frames, sporting a smattering of open-air seats.

What we’re ordering: The menu boasts a speed bar for coffee aficionados on the go and a slow bar for those who like to linger over their brew. There are a variety of beans to choose from–think the Mae Sai, Chiang Rai beans by the Danish barista Dennis Soo Rahr.

Someday in Copenhagen. Sathorn Soi 1. Chuea Phloeng Rd. Open daily 8am-4pm. You can find more information at Someday in Copenhagen’s Instagram.

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Le Café Louis Vuitton opens at the newly-renovated Gaysorn Amarin

What’s up: Arguably the most buzzed-about cafe in Bangkok right now, Le Café Louis Vuitton, along with other offerings in its retail concept store, has taken foodies and cafe hoppers by storm ever since the rumour of its opening leaked last month. 

The vibe: Located on the ground floor, Le Café Louis Vuitton sports a lush ambiance, combining botanical design motifs with iconic details from the Maison–think the Monogram parquet floor and the furniture referencing the iconic Objets Nomades. 

What we’re ordering: The highlights include the Star Blossom Cake (THB550), a rich chocolate and caramel cake; Mango Tart (THB450), a tart featuring Thai mango and almond cream; and the Monogram Cake (THB550), a pistachio and orange blossom cake. For its first cafe in Thailand, they’ve also whipped up some of the creations inspired from local ingredients, like the Mango Sticky Rice Fizz made with mango and sticky rice-infused syrup with tonic water. 

You can find more information at Louis Vuitton’s website. Gaysorn Amarin. 496-502 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok. 

Bath and Buns brings a taste of Bath to Bangkok with its buns 

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What’s up: After launching its soft-opening in December last year, the new kid in Soi Pridi Bhanomyong, Bath and Buns, is officially open, bringing the taste of Bath to Bangkok with its buns. 

The vibe: With its Roman columns and vaulted ceiling inspired by the Roman baths, Bath and Buns is almost like a miniature version of the city of Bath. Those who cannot picture the real thing, meanwhile, can observe the cute cartoon drawings on the walls. 

What we’re ordering: As someone once said, all roads, in Bath, lead to buns, and the star of the cafe is none other than the Bath buns. Unlike the traditional buns made with brioche, however, they’ve added a modern twist by with layers reminiscent of those of croissants, leaving a hollowed surface for various toppings (starting at around THB150).

You can find more information at Bath and Buns’ Instagram. Pridi Bhanomyong Soi 41. Open Mon-Tue 8am-5pm; Thu-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm. 

Thai fashion brand C.H.M opens its cafe-slash-concept store Cham.Thing in Pinklao

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What’s up: If you love Thai fashion brands, you might have come across the name C.H.M., or you may have one of their designs in your collections. Recently, the brand unveiled its cafe-slash-brand concept store, Cham.Thing, a four-storey building housing a giant cherry-themed cafe, restaurants, multi-brand store, and even a rooftop. 

The vibe: We aren’t going to lie but their massive eye-popping red Cherry installation has caught our eye, and presumably most of the public’s eye, when they first opened. It’s a perfect spot for your next Instagram photos. 

What we’re ordering: Like its massive cherry sculpture, most of the offerings here use the fruit as the star ingredients, like in the Latte Cherry (THB180), which consists of a latte blended with cherry syrup and topped with soft whipped cream and strawberries. 

You can find more information at Cham.thing’s Instagram. Borommaratchachonnani Rd, Bang Bumru, Bang Phlat, Bangkok. Open Mon – Fri 9am-6pm; Sat – Sun 9am-7pm.

Iberry Group’s OMGM expands its pastry empire to Thonglor

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After opening its first branch in EMSPHERE last year, Oh My Godmother (OMGM), the youngest sweet sister to the Iberry Group has branched out to another location at Marche Thonglor, opening this 5 March. Those with a sweet tooth can try their signature items like the French Earl Gray Chiffon and Sea Salt Caramel Cake. 

You can find more information at OMGM’s Instagram. OMGM (Thonglor). Marche Thonglor. Thonglor Soi 4. 

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Green & Been promises a super scenic vibe at One City Bangkok

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What’s up: This new photogenic cafe-slash-roaster is not all about looks. Here, at Green & Been, they are arguably the first and currently the only cafe that use the Ground Control Coffee Brewer (think the BMW of coffee machines, approximately THB 699,000).

The vibe: Situated on the second floor of the One City Centre Building, Green & Been offers a photogenic escape from the city with its sheer abundance of natural light and the backdrop of the 98 Wireless Building, which could trick you and your followers into believing that you’re not in Bangkok. The only downside is you’ll be drenched in sweat in no time.

What we’re ordering: For a cafe that features a cutting-edge brewer, the prices are surprisingly affordable (starting at THB100 for their house-blend espresso and Americano. Among their signatures, we loved the Valrhona Chocolate Moka (THB180), a blend of chocolate and coffee topped with white chocolate mousse. Those who are keen on ceremonial grade matcha can opt for their Seiju Ceremonial Grade (THB450). 

For more information, contact Green and Been

The Summer Coffee Company brings their quality beans from Ayutthaya to Talat Noi

What’s up: Ayutthaya isn’t all about temples and historic sites. The brand, which originally began as an online coffee roaster, has won the hearts of both local and international tourists alike. After opening their second branch in Ayutthaya’s Old Town, The Summer Coffee Company is bringing their quality beans to Talat Noi.

The vibe: Located in front of Talat Noi’s art hub Warehouse 30, The Summer Coffee Company sports a cosy, warm vibe with their brown wood furniture and their vibrant and somewhat whimsical packages of house blend coffee beans.

What we’re ordering: We loved their Ayutthaya Coffee (THB120), a playful take on Thai ‘Es-Yen’ with condensed milk and espresso shot topped with a cloud of candy floss–a nod to Ayutthaya’s favourite snack. Their pastries are not to be missed, either, like their Sai Oua Roll (THB95), featuring a moderately fiery northern-style sausage with flaky crust. Recently, they just launched their new exclusive menu for Talat Noi’s branch with Ayutthaya Coffee soft serve ice cream. 

For more information, contact The Summer Coffee Company 

Popular online pastry shop The Pastry & Co. opens its first physical store in Bangkok’s Old Town

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Image Credit: The Pastry & Co. Old Town / Instagram.

What’s up: If you love pastries and are active on Instagram, chances are you have tasted the creations from this popular online pastry store. The Pastry & Co., now garnering 86.4K followers on Instagram, has finally opened their first physical store in Bangkok’s Old Town on Phra Sumen Road.

The vibe: Situated inside a two-storey shophouse on Phra Sumen Road, The Pastry & Co. is as warm and welcoming as it can get with its laid-back vibe. While the second floor promises a more spacious room, once it hits 5pm, the space will transform into the wine bar Kiki Bottle Shop where you can pair a wide array of wine bottles with tapas. 

What we’re ordering: Those who frequently order their pastries should know by now how luscious their choux cream is. Here, they promise some special menu items that are not available for online purchase, such as the chocolate hazelnut tart (THB 220) and vanilla raspberry choux cream (THB180). 

For more information, contact The Pastry & Co

Thonglor’s new cafe CUM becomes an online sensation, for obvious reasons

Image Credit: CUM Coffee / Instagram

What’s up: The name of this new café in Thonglor might make you double-check what they’ve added to the frothy cream in your cup of coffee, but it’s not what you might think. Despite its ambiguous name, CUM Coffee promises to be your next working space where you can enjoy a sip of specialty coffee in Thonglor. 

The vibe: Surprisingly clean look in spite of its dirty name, CUM Coffee is situated inside Thonglor Soi 10 in front of the recently-opened Truth or Dare bar.  

What we’re ordering: Like their namesake, most of the signature drinks seem to follow a creamy theme–think Biscuit Cream Latte (THB140), an espresso blended with cookie syrup and later topped with ‘CUM cream’–last time we checked, it’s actual cream, not something else.

For more information, contact CUM Coffee.

Hugs serves up Japanese home-made sweets in a bike-themed cafe

What’s up: While bike-themed cafes aren’t entirely a new breed for Bangkok’s cafe scene, Japanese cyclo-cafe Hugs is bringing tasty home-made sweets and a wide array of brunch offerings to Songwat.  

The vibe: With its industrial rustic vibe–think naked concrete walls and exposed bricks–along with their cozy, blond wood furniture and bike-themed knicks knacks, Hugs Songwat might remind you of those cyclo-cafes in Japan, transporting you to a nostalgic Japanese vibe. 

What we’re ordering: The Japanese owner used to work in cake shops in Tokyo and Fukuoka, so expect delicious home-made sweets like scones (starting at THB105 for caramel scones and THB115 for the special maple syrup scones topped with bacon). Head there during lunch time to try their home-made Japanese curry rice for THB270. 

For more information, contact Hugs Songwat 

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Songwat Coffee Roaster 

What’s up: Songwat’s one and only cafe-slash-coffee roaster has relocated to a bigger and much cooler spot. Though most of their menu currently remains the same, we heard that there will be future additions: new pastries, new drinks, and even bagels inspired by local ingredients with Chinese accents. 

What’s noteworthy: The brains behind this quaint cafe–think, the people from Ekkamai’s coffee roaster PRIDI, Songwat’s braised beef spot Rongklannua, and Thailand’s crowd-favourite dessert empire After You–all poured each of their respective specialties into making this coffee shop.

What we’re ordering: The Dirty (THB 150) featuring a tiny mountain of milk flakes. 

You can find more information at Songwat Coffee Roasters. 

Coconut Culture

What’s up: Bangkok’s old town Tha Phra Athit has welcomed another ice cream specialist with Coconut Culture. Their flavours, you guessed it, are all crafted from Thai coconut milk and are all dairy-free. 

What’s noteworthy: Lactose intolerant folks can enjoy up to 14 different flavours, from the basic burnt coconut and rich coconut milk to traditional Thai dessert-inspired ba bin (black sticky rice and young coconut pancakes). Those who prefer something more refreshing can opt for their sorbet shine muscat or Thai mangosteen. 

What we’re ordering: We loved their signature Pistachioh! (THB 190), featuring two scoops of coconut-milk pistachio ice cream arriving with a crunchy waffle bed made fresh from the pan. 

You can find more information at Coconut Culture

Pulse (Tha Phra Athit)

What’s up: Situated above the aforementioned coconut ice cream spot is where coffee culture meets audiophiles. Those who frequent Bang Khun Thian have probably heard of Pulse Cafe for their laid-back and chilled vibe that comes with a riverside view. Recently, they brought their cafe a little closer to the city with this Tha Phra Athit spot. 

What’s noteworthy: This is one of those places where you can reap a creativity boost with its right amount of ambience. Their new cafe may not boast the majestic riverside view, but you get a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking Tha Phra Athit’s bustling streets.  

What we’re ordering: Basic coffee starts at THB 90, but we’d recommend you to try the Sunbeam (THB 130), a refreshing blend of pineapple, orange, and lemon juice topped with matcha cream. 

You can find more information at Pulse 

Grow Tea Studio (Phrom Phong)

What’s up: Sutthisarn’s hotspot for slow-life tea culture Grow Tea Studio has branched out to Phrom Phong with a new spot in Sukhumvit Soi 31. 

What’s noteworthy: To those who have visited the original spot in Sutthisarn, you’ll know that the only downside to this tea spot is was tiny, limited space–with only one counter bar, for example. Their new spot, however, now boasts a much bigger space and also incorporates some of the cool Thai elements as well–think, alms bowls used for the Gongfu tea ceremony. 

What we’re ordering: We loved their 8-year Oolong Tea Bai Mudan (THB 450), which the owner sourced for Doi Wawee’s community in Chiang Rai. The orchid notes, along with a natural sweetness, seeped through each time we sipped. Those who are not too keen on tea can also order the Grow Earth (THB 160) featuring Butterfly Pea milk topped with koicha. Don’t miss the new homemade Chestnut Gangi Dorayaki (THB 165) stuffed with chestnut cream, a perfect pair to your tea experience. 

You can find more information at Grow Tea Studio.   

Balcony Cream Tea

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What’s up: Bangkok’s popular artisanal ice cream Guss Damn Good has opened their Taiwanese tea flavour spin-off this year right across from their Ploenchit branch. 

What’s noteworthy: Here, the brains behind Balcony Cream Tea have teamed up with Taiwanese tea farmers to source high-quality tea leaves to make 9 different flavour profiles. 

What we’re ordering: Two micro scoops of ‘No.2,’ the pomelo jin xuan whose floral notes go well with ‘No.7’ Red Oolong for THB 140.  

You can find more information at Balcony Cream Tea

Ceremoniale Matcha  

What’s up: The young artist behind the adorable Bob the Nice Guy has officially joined Songwat’s community with her Japanese matcha cafe Ceremoniale Tea. 

What’s noteworthy: Like many other matcha specialty places that preceded this one, Ceremoniale Matcha boasts ceremonial grade matcha and a meticulous green tea brewing process. 

What we’re ordering: Currently under the soft-opening phase, there are only two items available–pure and milk matcha, both priced at THB 180. We tried their ceremonial milk tea, a bold green tea with the right amount of richness. 

You can find more information at Ceremoniale Matcha.

The Matcha Tokyo

new cafes in bangkok
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What’s up: Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, this matcha specialist serves modern tea offerings in ceremonial style. The staff wears traditional kimono dresses while pouring hot water from hishaku (a long bamboo ladle) and other classic tea utensils.

What’s noteworthy: Interestingly, The Matcha Tokyo has opened two of their branches almost simultaneously: One at the newly minted EMSPHERE and the other at The Emporium.

What we’re ordering: We loved the Matcha Latte (THB 185) and their crispy fresh-baked croffle topped with matcha milk jam.

You can find more information at The Matcha Tokyo

The best new cafes in Bangkok right now

Porpor is the Features Editor at Lifestyle Asia Thailand. She is your definitive guide to the latest in Thailand’s internet dramas and trending topics, ensuring that no drama goes unnoticed. When not busy unraveling the latest online buzz, Porpor is often found phone in hand, delving into Bangkok’s food scene. If it’s edible and in Bangkok, Porpor has probably written about it–or is about to.

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