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 evidently formed a love and understanding of coffee. Clearly serious about quality, he’s decked the shop out with a La Marzocco Strada – a machine that has coffee freaks all over the world going nuts about pressure profiling.
The results speak for themselves – I tried the Single Origin Kenya Tambaya (as a Macchiato), and the coffee was light and fresh, with a slight acidity that doesn’t linger on the palate, but lifts quickly to expose the more complex floral notes. There is also a cheaper blend of Ethiopia, Guatemala, Panama and Thai on offer, and the milk is handled skillfully so I imagine lattes are quite nice here if that’s your thing.
Size S Coffee & Bakery has a fresh, friendly atmosphere, owing to the ‘neighborhood coffee shop’ feeling. The “Size S” is very literal though and the shop is quite small, so don’t plan on bringing huge groups here. All day breakfasts, sandwiches and aforementioned in-house baked goodies are on offer too, but be warned, Size S is closed on Sundays.