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Bangkok may be a foodie’s paradise for the street food on offer, but the cafes around the city are just as charming. One never has the time or leisure to explore this city through a lazy lens of cafe hopping and food experiments. A trip to Bangkok always consists of hoarding your trunk with clothes and shopping; or waking up with hangovers and blurred memories of some of the best rooftop parties and strip clubs.

I decided to use my trip for more than just sightseeing and partying, street food and shopping. I spent a day exploring the cafes around Sukhumvit Soi 49, and I thus bring to you the best cafes to try around the area:

Cafe Rocket

Cafe Rocket:

It’s a hole-in-the-wall cafe that’s best for a quick round of drinks and coffee before heading elsewhere for a full meal. I had the most refreshing white wine Sangria here and reckon the food is just as amazing. The ideal place for catch-ups!

D'ark Bangkok


This isn’t a stand alone cafe but a chain of quite a few restaurants around Bangkok. As the name suggests, D’ark is a black and white theme cafe that rings of chic minimalism. I would recommend dropping by to check out the breakfast menu. With different kinds of Eggs Benedict, Pancakes and Cocotte dishes, this place is serious business. The menu left me seriously confused, and I’m no egg eater but I almost considered ordered myself some eggs just by the look of them in that menu card!

The Broccoli Revolution:

They only serve vegetarian and health food, fresh juices and salads. Their vegetarian burgers are known to be  around the area and worth a pit stop. This two-story cafe has limited seating space but a wonderful positive vibe inside. Everything is made fresh in-house!


TWG Tea at Em Quartier:

Driving to Em Quartier is worth it even if you don’t intend to shop at some of the most expensive stores in the country. This mall houses luxury brands to the likes of Tiffany’s, YSL and Miu Miu; but is also home to one of the best tea places in Bangkok. TWG Tea has a menu that consists of different tea and cake packages modifiable with scones and macaroons. I tried their jasmine infused green tea with a tinge of strawberry served with three cakes of my choice. These remain the best tea cake I’ve ever had! It’s not as expensive as one would expect at a mall like Em Quartier, and this place has absolutely won my heart for years to come.

Nikita Butalia is a solo 20-something traveler who documents her experiences around India and the rest of the world in witty narratives and travel tales that are best read curling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate on a winter evening.

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