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, Boom, told me of his love of coffee, and frequent trips to Chiang Mai to sample different coffees and cafes up north, which led eventually to opening his own venture. Wonderwall The Kaffebar sits in the base of Avora 31 Residence on Phrom Chit Alley, around the corner from Sukhumvit 31. A short taxi ride from BTS Asok or BTS Phrom Phong.
Wonderwall The Kaffebar have a range of coffee beans on offer, from locally sourced blends, to imported single origin beans. They serve pour-over as well as espresso, and if you follow them on instagram you’ll see they love their Latte Art as well. I tried a blend from P&F roasters, previously unheard of for me, as an espresso: initially slightly bitter, but mellowing out into a well rounded palate that was very pleasing. Needless to say I’m keen to come back and try their single origin beans as I’m sure these will be great too.
They also serve a good selection of cakes and pastries, with some heavier options like quiches and pies that look very enticing. The thing I loved about this place was the atmosphere, and with great coffee and friendly staff, you won’t mind relaxing here and letting the whole afternoon – and a number of coffees – go by.