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

8.5
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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Kuppa Tea & Coffee Traders – Great vibe at this popular upmarket brunching spot

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Kuppa Tea & Coffee Traders

Whenever you talk about good cafes in Bangkok  a name that frequently comes up is Kuppa Tea & Coffee Traders. Given the fact that historically there was much more of an emphasis in the Bangkok cafe scene on good food and good brunching – moreso than good coffee – it’s not hard to see why. What Kuppa delivers is a very sophisticated vibe, with a cafe and fine dining section, and a large selection of all day breakfasts, lunch and dinner[…]

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Wonderwall The Kaffebar – Great vibe for lazy weekend chill sessions

8.8

Wonderwall the Kaffebar has an indescribable quality that I can’t quite put my finger on. Many of the elements here are in line with the trends in Bangkok’s rapidly swelling coffee scene, but there is some kind of x-factor here that made me really enjoy my time here. Perhaps the generous balcony seating area, comfortable seating and great selection of chilled jazz and lounge music added that extra something to make me feel truly at ease. The very friendly owner,[…]

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Casa Lapin xAri – Same style, better coffee, more hipsters

8.5
Casa Lapin xAri

I’m going to call this place ‘Stylebucks’: full of kids with Macbooks perched on wall-length bench seats leeching free wifi – much like the scene you’ll see in a Starbucks. But ‘Style’ because this place just oozes cool, and ‘bucks’ because Casa Lapin xAri sits in the base of the Noble Reform Condo on Soi Ari, and quite obviously attracts a crowd of rich hipsters from the three Noble condo buildings in this area. Casa Lapin xAri is the newest of[…]

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Size S Coffee & Bakery – Small and Simple wins the day

8.5
Size S Coffee & Bakery

It’s not the most well heard-of cafes, but while Size S Coffee & Bakery in Bangkok may lack size and reputation, it makes up for this with great coffee and in-house baked goodies. Hiding in the backstreets near MRT Lumphini, Size S appears to cater mainly to the local mainly Thai office crowd. Don’t let the surroundings fool you, this isn’t the average local Thai coffee shop. The very friendly owner worked in Melbourne, Australia for 4 years, where he[…]

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

9.2
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

8.3
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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Holly Brown – Chain serves up first decent Hong Kong Coffee

6.8
Holly Brown Hong Kong

After a few days of uninspiring coffee in Hong Kong it was refreshing to come across Holly Brown. With a chain of cafes throughout different areas of HK, Holly Brown roast their own beans in house, including a house blend and some Single Origin varieties. I tried the branch in the up market shopping centre K11 in Tsim Sha Tsui. The atmosphere was like that of a desert cafe or ice cream shop, which isn’t surprising considering they also seem[…]

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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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