What & Where to Eat (and Drink) in Bangkok

Food was the highlight of my recent trip to Bangkok. We literally spent every waking moment hunting down cafes, restaurants and loc...

Food was the highlight of my recent trip to Bangkok. We literally spent every waking moment hunting down cafes, restaurants and local eateries in the Land of Smiles. If you follow me on my instagram and snapchat accounts (@reginachow_sg), you would know that aside from my personal style posts, they were filled with pictures of food!

For once, shopping took a backseat, something that I didn't think was possible in the past. I probably already gave you a flavour (pun intended) of what and where to eat in Bangkok on your next trip but I wanted to share more details in this post so you'll know what to expect and more importantly, how you can get to these locations as well.

 1. Audrey Cafe & Bistro

Audrey Cafe & Bistro
  Audrey Cafe is one of the prettiest cafes in Bangkok that also offers an extensive range of authentic Thai and Thai-fusion fare. Popular items on the menu include Tom Yum Pizza and Thai Milk Tea Crepe Cake (very soft and delicious!). I would also highly recommend the fluffy omelette with Thai sweet chilli sauce as the perfect accompaniment. 

There are many branches in Bangkok, but do visit its first flagship stand-alone cafe in Thong Lor to truly bask in the beauty of its French country-inspired interior.

Fluffy Omelette

Thai Milk Tea Crepe Cake

136/3 Soi Thonglo 11, Vaddhana, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok
(Take BTS to Thong Lo, followed by a short walk)

Opening Hours: 
11am - 10pm 

Directions to get to Audrey Cafe

 2. One Ounce for Onion

One Ounce for Onion

Other than Thong Lor, the Ekkamai area is home to several quaint cafes. One Ounce for Onion is an example of a lovely hole-in-the-wall café that serves coffee and light meals in Ekkamai.

Popsicle waffles is definitely the highlight of this café. The flavours blend together seamlessly and leave you wanting more with every bite.

Popsicle Waffles at One Ounce for Onion
 To get here, you can take the BTS to Ekkamai and catch a cab. If you enjoy walking in the heat, you can do so as well, but do note that the walk takes at least 15-20 minutes on average.

If you're an early bird, you would also be happy to know that One Ounce for Onion opens at 9am, unlike most cafes which only open from 11am onwards.

19/12 Ekkamai 12, Sukhumvit 63 Road,
Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok
(Take BTS to Ekkamai, followed by cab)

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 9am - 6pm
Weekends: 9am - 8pm

3. Karmakamet Diner

Karmakamet Diner's Strawberry In the Clouds

Karmakamet Diner needs no introduction as you probably would have seen its Instagram-worthy signature dessert, Strawberry In the Clouds, circulating on the internet by now. How does it taste? I am happy to report that the strawberry cheese cake in the cup beneath the massive rainbow coloured candy floss is pretty satisfying. 

But what struck me most when I stepped into this restaurant is how it instantly transports you to a land of magic and mystery. This is one of the most beautiful restaurants in all of Bangkok and is the perfect location to spend a leisurely afternoon or for romantic dinner dates.

The perfect spot for romantic dinner dates
Be transported to a land of magic and mystery at Karmakamet Diner

Stunning décor at Karmakamet Diner

To get to Karmakamet Diner, take the BTS to Phrom Phong and head towards Emporium Suites hotel. You will see this signage right after the multi-storey carpark.

Look out for this signage after the multi-storey carpark

30/1 Sukhumvit Soi 24 Bangkok (take BTS to Phrom Phong station)

Opening Hours:
10am - 1130pm

4. After You

Honey Shibuya Toast
After You is another popular café in Bangkok with several branches in major malls including Siam Paragon and Central World. Their Honey Shibuya Toast is the bomb. Crispy on the outside yet fluffy on the inside, it is an absolute delight to sink your teeth into this delicious dessert.

If Shibuya Toast is not your cup of tea, try the Kakigori Strawberry Cheesecake. Essentially flavoured ice (think bingsu) with chunks of strawberry cheesecake hidden within, this is my preferred choice of dessert for beating the heat.

Kakigori Strawberry Cheesecake

If you are staying in the Siam area, as with most Singaporeans, head to the Ground Floor of Siam Paragon Shopping Centre or the Ground Floor of Siam Square One (nearest BTS: Siam). There is also another branch at the 7th floor of Central World (nearest BTS: Chit Lom).

Opening Hours:
Siam Paragon: 10am - 10pm
Siam Square One: 12pm - midnight
Central World: 11am - 10pm


5. Chu Chocolate Bar & Cafe

Carbonara pasta stole the show at Chu
Located at the Exchange Tower that is directly linked from Asoke BTS and diagonally across from Terminal 21 shopping mall, Chu Chocolate Bar & Cafe is one of the more accessible cafes in Bangkok. 

It serves up a wide range of brunch options including perennial favourites such as eggs benedict and french toast, but in my humble opinion, the carbonara pasta stole all the limelight. Topped with a perfectly poached egg, the pasta was cooked to al dante perfection in a light creamy sauce that was tasty yet not overwhelming on the palate. Two thumbs up!

2nd floor, Exchange Tower (Asoke Intersection) - linked to Asoke BTS

Opening Hours:
Mon- Fri: 730am - 930pm
Sat-Sun: 9am - 9pm

6. Roast

Strawberry Honey Iced Tea & Cafe Latte
Roast is another popular brunch spot that is equally known for their coffee (try their iced coffee!) and Strawberry Honey Iced Tea. 

Iced Coffee from Roast

Its main location at The Commons is currently under renovation, but you can still visit its branch at Emquartier, a luxury mall linked to Phrom Phong BTS station, which is even more accessible to the masses. You can expect snaking queues at this joint throughout the day.

First floor, The Helix, Emquartier (take BTS to Phrom Pheng)

Opening Hours:
10am - 10pm daily

7. SabX2 Wanton Mee

SabX2 Wanton Mee

Brace yourself for the long queue at the famous Sabx2 Wanton Mee stall. Located across Platinum Mall at Soi Petchburi 19, this simple yet addictive bowl of wanton mee is a must-eat for most Singaporeans (including myself) in Bangkok. In fact, downing two bowls per person seems to be the norm here. In my opinion, the secret ingredient lies in the generous serving of crispy pork lard which makes this dish out of this world.

4/32-33 Soi Petchburi 19, Pratunam, Bangkok (nearest BTS: Chit Lom)

Opening Hours:
9am - 4pm


8. Rod Dee Det

Delicious beef and pork ball noodles at just 50 baht

If you prefer true-blue local food frequented largely by the Thais, Rod Dee Det is a good bet. This long-standing institution is known for their beef and pork ball noodles drenched in a peppery, flavourful broth that is bound to set your heart aflutter. Servings are small, so you can either have it as a snack or order two portions to make it a meal. Since it opens bright and early at 7.30am, you can even have a light breakfast here.

The shop is located directly across from TMB Bank. One thing to note about this shop is that its signage is entirely in Thai. To make it easier for you to locate the shop, here's what it looks like:

Rod Dee Det

420 Siam Square Soi 7, Bangkok 10330, Thailand (Take BTS to Siam)

Opening Hours:
7.30am - 8pm

9. Inter

Affordably priced authentic Thai food
 Inter is an affordable option for authentic Thai food. It is very popular among locals and is usually packed during meal times. Typical Thai dishes such as Morning Glory with Sambal, Basil Chicken, Garlic Pork and the likes will not disappoint, but if you were to ask me to pick my favourites, the Tom Yum Soup and Pad Thai would make the list as they are breathtakingly good. 

432/1-2 Siam Square 9, Bangkok (Take BTS to Siam)

Opening Hours:
11am - 930pm


10. Number One Thai Iced Milk Tea

Me & my daily dose of Number One Thai Iced Milk Tea
 If you are a huge fan of Thai Iced Milk Tea, Number One Brand's version is a must-try. It is suitably thick and has just the right hint of sweetness to give you that extra kick. There are several kiosks and stalls around Bangkok, usually accompanied by long queues. You can find the kiosks at several BTS stations and at the food courts of major malls. For your easy reference, I have also included a link with a full listing of its stalls below.

For the full list of stores, refer to the link below:

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