Dean & Deluca (Ploen Chit) – A coffee chain that isn’t bad – take note Starbucks!

Dean & Deluca Ploen Chit

This review might get me in a bit of trouble. Given that D&D is primarily known as a chain store selling upmarket groceries, some might view this post as being slightly out of place on a blog dubbed “best coffee”. Something akin to listing Starbucks or 7-Eleven. But the coffee at Dean & Deluca is really not so bad! Oh sure, it’s not going to take home any solid gold trophies from an international barista or cupping event. But on[…]

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

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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Casa Lapin x49 – Escape the Bangkok chaos in this chic hidden cafe

Casa Lapin x49

Set on a small quiet soi opposite Samitiwej Sukhumvit Hospital is one of the most stylish cafes you’ll find in Bangkok, Casa Lapin x49. As you walk in from the street you are greeted by a cosy, well curated outdoor area incorporating a wall-length sofa straight out of a luxury resort. Straight ahead through a bespoke retro glass shopfront is the spectacle of Casa Lapin: from the antique lamps to the custom wooden furniture and benches, everything just reeks of[…]

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Bubble Cafe JJ – Hole in the wall coffee bar for weekend shoppers

Bubble Cafe JJ

Tourists in Thailand’s capital Bangkok follow a familiar path: a few temples by the river, some thai food, plenty of beer, and of course shopping. On the weekend, tourists and locals flock to the sprawling Chatuchak (JJ) market in the north of the city. But it’s usually cheap clothes and souvenirs they are hunting for, not gourmet coffee. Indeed on the many times I’ve come here I never had the sense that a decent coffee was anywhere to be found[…]

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92000 Cafe & Bistro – A decent option in Lad Prao

92000 Cafe & Bistro

Outside of the more “Farang Friendly” zones of Bangkok, your chances of getting a good coffee drop quite considerably. Especially along Lad Prao between Rachada and The Mall, where there are very few cafes aside from the odd Thai-Style ‘Rahn Kaffee’: dealing mainly in sweet iced coffees and typical spongey cakes to locals who are less demanding of the quality of the espresso. I was quite surprised then to find a very cool little cafe called 92000 Cafe & Bistro[…]

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