Aran Bicicletta – Chic Cafe and Bike Shop buried on the quiet side of Ari

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Aran Bicicletta Cafe and Bike Shop, Ari

With three Noble high-rises within a 500m radius, Ari is definitely a hangout fit for the hip and hiso young Bangkokian. And as most trends go where the hisos go, Specialty Coffee is definitely a part of landscape here. Stepping away from the bustle of Soi Ari, Aran Bicicletta is a trendy hideout catering to a similar crowd, hidden in the peace and quiet of Pahon Yothin Soi 2. Part bike shop, part cafe, Aran Bici is so named after owner[…]

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Le Trio Coffee – Boutique Roaster pushing Laos Coffee Forwards

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Le Trio Coffee Vientiane - Artisinal Coffee Roasters

In sleepy Vientiane, a specialty coffee scene is growing to meet the demands of travelers and expats. One of the people pushing this scene forward is French-born expat Micka Perier, the founder and roaster at Le Trio Coffee Vientiane. Founded mainly as a roasting company, Micka opened his doors to friends and locals who wished to try his 100% Laos Arabica and Robusta coffee blends. As such the roasting house is transforming into a cafe as well, and they have[…]

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Naked Espresso – Leading the way in Laos with delicious locally grown Coffee

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Naked Espresso Vientiane

Asia is full of surprises. Two years ago on my first visa run to Laos, I found Vientiane to be a sleepy little city, full of culture and temples, but lacking economic development and the lifestyle that goes with it. It was a pleasant surprise then to stumble upon Naked Espresso, a small cafe serving very high quality coffee – better than most Bangkok cafes at that time! Needless to say it’s my first stop in Vientiane now whenever I[…]

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INK & LION Cafe – Another Coffee-Lover joins the Neighborhood

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Ink And Lion 1

Ekkamai and Thong Lor are sure-fire destinations for good coffee in Bangkok these days, proving that there really is a strong market for high quality coffee in Bangkok and indeed Asia. One of the most recent additions to this coffee neighborhood is Ink & Lion Cafe, a cute coffee-centric shop serving good quality coffee sourced from local experts. Set meters from Ekkamai behind Purty Nelly’s Irish Pub, Ink and Lion Cafe has a modern interior that will be familiar to Bangkok’s[…]

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Caffe What If – Backstreet Coffee Haunt Well Worth Finding

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Caffe What If - Atmosphere

Their map can resemble something of a pirate’s treasure map, with X marking the spot somewhere deep in the zig-zagging backstreets of Sukhumvit 31. But buried at the end of this trek is Caffe What If, a modern, trendy cafe that stands up well against the best of Bangkok’s Coffee Scene. Set in GreenConnect, a small collection of boutiques catering to the upmarket condos nearby, What If has been decorated in an impeccable euro retro style, with a white tiled[…]

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Rocket Coffeebar – The Right Mix of Glamour and Top-Tier Coffee in Sathorn

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Rocket Coffeebar - Piccolo-x-Brioche_1

The owners of newcomer Rocket Coffeebar are no strangers to the food and beverage industry, and it shows from the second you walk in the door. From the meticulously designed Euro-styled interior to the sophisticated branding and sumptuous menu, the owners haven’t put a foot wrong. And the coffee? Amazing. Rocket Coffeebar serves Synesso Espresso and pour-over, with a selection of single origin and blended single origin beans. They’ve gone for arguably the best beans in Bangkok too – supplied[…]

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Flow Coffee Bar – Self-made roaster’s smooth brews sure to delight

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Flow Coffee Bar

I always thought it was impossible to get a good coffee around Fortune Plaza, MRT Rama 9 and Central Plaza Rama 9. Plenty of cafes, but no good coffee in sight. But it’s always nice to be proven wrong, and today was one such day. Hiding in the backstreets behind Fortune Plaza on Rachada Road is Flow Coffee Bar, which is primarily a roasting business, but also a cute little cafe. When I first spotted the cafe down Soi Song[…]

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Pacamara – Serious roasters serve Slayer brews in style

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Pacamara at Rain Hill

When I describe walking into a shop with three grinders and a Slayer sitting around, one could imagine I’m talking about some kind of torture chamber. But for those who know their espressos, they’ll know what I’m really talking about is coffee making equipment, and that such equipment is always a sign of good coffee. Pacamara is the latest retail outlet for the Espresso Friend group who, true to their name, seem to have been pushing the gourmet coffee movement forward in[…]

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Ceresia Coffee Roasters – New Star Rising in Phrom Phong

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Ceresia Coffee Roasters

Having spent so much of last year travelling, I hadn’t kept my finger on the coffee pulse in Bangkok. If I had, I would have known about Ceresia long ago, since they’ve been open around 7 months now. After my first trip there today, I can be sure I’ll be back many more times in the future! Ceresia Coffee Roasters is conveniently located on Sukhumvit 33/1, opposite the Fuji Super supermarket and only 5 minutes walk from BTS Phrom Phong. Upon[…]

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Gallery Drip Coffee @BACC – Downtown haven for coffee hunters

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The art of a good pour at Gallery Drip Coffee

Good coffee is becoming easier to find in Bangkok, but that isn’t to say it’s on every corner just yet. And when you’re in the middle of Bangkok, it’s not always easy to find a good drop of the stuff. Thankfully, Gallery Drip Coffee is a tiny oasis for coffee lovers in the middle of the Siam area. Set in the ground floor of the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) opposite to the popular MBK shopping mall, this small[…]

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Roots Coffee Roaster Bangkok – Brilliant House Roasted Coffee at Ekkamai 15

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Roots - Welcome to the coffee lab

Let’s get one thing straight: Roots is without exception the best coffee in Bangkok. Gourmet Coffee is following Wine’s meteoric rise to mainstream popularity in Bangkok, and there are many solid options to choose from these days. But you’ll stop your search for that ever-elusive perfect cup as soon as you set foot in here. Roots Coffee Roaster Bangkok is run by Khun Dae, the owner and founder of the cafe that could be said to have started the rise[…]

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