Looking for the best cafés in Bangkok? Here are five must-visit spots for Bangkok coffee breaks.
INK & LION Café
INK & LION Café takes the art of making coffee to a whole new level. Run by artists who love to make world-class coffee, this coffee shop is also a gallery. Here, you can have a cup of their home-roasted coffee while admiring the works of local and international artists.
This place has a unique laid-back vibe that’s really difficult to mimic — you’ll find yourself immersed in an art-world experience while enjoying one of the best coffees in Bangkok.
(Un)Fashion Vintage Café
Located near the Ekkamai BTS, this Bangkok café is basically a trailer parked in a lot, but that’s part of its charm. The old-fashioned exterior of the trailer, as well as nice design, give this place a truly vintage feel, hence the name.
Aside from its quirky look and feel, the main reason you should drop by is for the coffee. Some of (Un)Fashion Vintage Café’s signature brews, such as its Thai iced cappuccino, have helped make it popular, but the café also serves the classics — and serves them well.
All in all, it’s a great place to just have a coffee and relax, or even bring a laptop and do some work in a cosy rustic environment. They also have some delicious food options if you come hungry, though the food can be a bit pricey.
The clean, modern design of Kaizen Coffee is accompanied by some of the best Bangkok coffee on offer; this was once the secret hang-out of locals until Instagram changed things up. It now serves as a cool co-working space in Bangkok that has the added benefit of serving great coffee.
Take your pick from a range of signature brews including their nitro cold-brews, which have spawned a reputation that stretches beyond Bangkok, or go with one of the classics — you won’t be disappointed! There are options for people who don’t drink coffee too, such as the iced matcha frappe, the blonde hot chocolate, and the Milo Mountain (creamy iced chocolate topped with dark chocolate ice cream and a generous mountain of Milo powder).
Roast offers everything one might be looking for in a coffee shop — cosy interiors and impeccable bean selection. The highlight that makes this one of the best cafés in Bangkok is their artisanal, single-origin coffee.
Pair your coffee of choice with a selection from the extensive brunch menu, which has delicious offerings ranging from pancakes to huevos rancheros.
Finally, Pacamara Coffee Roasters x Specialty Coffee Lab at Thonglor is a can’t-miss destination for true coffee connoisseurs — it’s a premier place for tasting expertly prepared roasted coffee beans that have been hand-picked from all over the world. Starting off as a boutique coffee supplier in Thailand’s Chiangmai province, some of the best coffee in Bangkok has now hit the city’s upmarket Thonglor district.
The double ristretto is a local favourite and a must-try. Don’t be afraid to ask more about your cup of joe — part of Pacamara’s appeal lies with their baristas’ extensive knowledge of and passion for coffee.