Best for coffee
Every batch of Roast coffee is cupped – the technical word for tasted – before it becomes the city’s best flat white. Support Thai coffee-growing families by choosing the Farmer Project blend: for each single-estate espresso sold, the roastery makes a contribution to agricultural communities.
Address: Roast, 335 Thonglor Soi 17, Bangkok, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 185 2865
Best for brunch
This boozy brunch spot is big on natural light and wholesome food thanks to its Swedish owners. Organic eggs are sourced from Thai hill tribes and porridge is topped with mango and pomegranate. Retox with a Botany Bay (gin, yuzu liqueur, cold-pressed pineapple and lemon).
Supanniga Eating Room
Best for lunch
East-coast dishes such as nam prik khai pu (crab with chilli paste) are served on chintzy china at this former shophouse. It’s all part of the keep-it-in-the-family concept: a quirky restaurant inspired by the owner’s grandmother.
Best for cocktails
Beneath a humming neon sign, giant cracks in the white-washed-brick façade expose seemingly abandoned spaces filled with street art. Head inside and go past the lime-green stools at the bar to find a little garden out back, where you can sip fun cocktails with a Thai twist.
Address: Badmotel, 331/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Bangkok, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 712 7288
Best for dinner
In an aim to make their restaurant zero-carbon by 2018, ex-Nahm chef Dylan Jones and his wife are turning leftover coconut flesh into compressed charcoal. Small plates such as pork-rib-and-pineapple soup are a nod to Thai home-cooking.
Address: Bo.Lan, 24 Sukhumvit Soi 53, Bangkok, Thailand
Best for drinks and dancing
Luk thung (Thai country music) was made cool by ZudRangMa Records and the Bangkok label’s dive bar is the place to see up-and-coming musicians play alongside signed DJs. The hard-hitting yaa dong moonshine is enough to keep anyone up all night.
This feature was published in Condé Nast Traveller April 2016
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