Bangkok is a bustling city known for its rich food culture that’s manifested in the form of street food and cafes. Whether you’re looking for a pick-me-up before your next destination or just want a calm place to relax and recharge, we’ve hand selected the best cafes in the city for this article.
The Roast cafes highly value transparency when it comes to their coffee and love to tell the stories of coffee farmers they partner with. Make sure to try their signature iced espresso cubes with milk, a fun drink that becomes stronger as the ice cubes melt. Of the two locations, the vibe of Roast at the Commons is slightly hipper than the shop at Em Quartier, but both stops are sure to offer warm service and great coffee.
Roast (Thong Lor)
Sun: 9am-10 pm
Unit #T1 (Roast), The COMMONS
335 Thonglor Soi 17, Sukhumvit 55
Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
+66(0)2 185 2865
Roast (EM Quartier)
Daily 10am – 10 pm
1st floor, The Helix Quartier, EmQuartier
BTS Phrom Phong Station
+66 (0) 9 41763870
A Nordic café with a brand new location at Sathorn. Try the house blend of beans, an offering with a rich aroma and smooth aftertaste. No matter what you order, you’ll be amazed at the aesthetics and style of the drinks. Definitely don’t come here without trying Rocket’s signature bottled cold brew. Pastries and desserts are available all times of the day.
Rocket Coffeebar Sathorn Soi 12
Mon-Sun: 7am – 8pm
+66 (0) 2 6350 404
Rocket Coffeebar Sukhumvit Soi 49
Mon-Sun: 7am – 9pm
Fri-Sat: 7am – 11pm
+66 (0) 2 6626 638
Chu Chocolate and Coffee Bar
Chu has two captivating locations, one at Chong Nonsi and one at Sukumvit. If you didn’t guess by the name already, this cafe specialized in chocolate, so make sure you get the chance to try a chocolate-based drink. If you go in the morning, their breakfast menu is decent, but I suggest you splurge and have one of their chocolate desserts instead. I won’t tell anyone that you had chocolate for breakfast.
Chu Chocolate Bar (Asoke)
Unit 204-206 2nd Fl. Exchange Tower
388 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 2 663 4554
Chu Chocolate Bar (Silom)
Soi Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 3, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
+66 2 636 8685
This chain café’s coffee may not blow your mind, but the desserts are to die for. I cannot recommend the Bingsu, Shibuya Toast, and Banana Crumble enough. If you come at peak hours, you may find yourself waiting in line for up to half an hour. Don’t let that scare you away though – the line exists because the desserts are incredible.
Siam Square One
Noon To Midnight Daily
991 Rama 1 Road
191, Silom Road
Casa Lapin has a very comfortable and chill vibe and is best spot on this list for a slow afternoon cup of coffee. This chain is also known for its homemade cakes, and since there are five locations, you’re never more than a few minutes from a refreshing dessert. Each location has an updated magazine stand for you to browse and enjoy, as well as free Wi-Fi.
Casa Lapin x49
Casa Lapin xAri
Casa Lapin x26
Casa Lapin xChic Republic Bangna
Casa Lapin xPloenchit
Greyhound has a modern artistic interior and a very extensive dessert menu. The thriving chain has 12 branches across Bangkok and serves some of the city’s highest quality coffee. They brew a slightly lighter roast than most of their competition, producing coffee with a crisp, lively acidity and sweet aroma.
Greyhound Mega Bangna
1st Floor, Food Walk Zone, Near Main Entrance Area
Greyhound Central Lardprao
3rd Floor, Department Store (Opposite of Super Sports store )
Greyhound EM Quatier
2nd Floor, Waterfall Quartier
Greyhound Siam Center
Ceresia is a café with an abundance of natural light and space. The café serves a variety of homemade light bites but doesn’t offer full course meals, so don’t go with an angry stomach. The location is so comfortable and welcoming that you won’t want to leave.
TISCO Tower, 48/2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Silom, Bang Rak
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
+66 98 251 4327
D’ark by Philip De Bella
D’ark is spacious and beautifully decorated, inside and out. The atmosphere is right for a relaxing chat as well as an afternoon of work and offers a much-needed area of rest from the shopping busyness Phrom Phong area. There is alfresco seating available as well if you’d like to sip a cup while you enjoy the breeze.
Ground floor of EM Quartier
+66 2 003 6013
26 Café sits right in the middle of Siam Square. The setting is minimal, yet clean and inviting, providing a great place for a chat or a moment to relax. The free Wi-Fi makes this place a popular place to get some work done.
Siam Square Soi 7
Kaisen Coffee Co
Kaisen Coffee Co’s staff is warm and welcoming, but it’s the spiral staircase to the second floor that really livens my memory. The coffee is excellent, giving the coffee from other shops a run for their money.
582/5 Tai Ping Tower Between 26-28 Ekkamai Rd., Klongtun Neau, Wattana
Bangkok 10260, Thailand
+66 98 831 6009