Brunch: Bangkok Edition
I was determined to get a healthy brunch “fix” in the states before leaving for Bangkok. I indulged in a scrumptious feast, which included French toast, lox bagels, and eggs Benedict. Just when I thought I was “brunched out” and ready for an all rice and noodle diet, I was surprised to find a variety of brunch options in Bangkok. Thai’s LOVE a good brunch—it is certainly a classy affair and THE activity for trendy hipsters on Sundays.
I am thankful for my fellow Americans and Finnish friends who always splurged on overpriced avocado toast with me.
Not Just Another Cup
Address: 75/1 Soi Sathon 10, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Looking for something sweet? The brioche French toast is a MUST! The house favorite is tastefully served with fresh passion fruit, berries, and caramelized bananas. No syrup needed! The eggs Benedict with smoked salmon was also mouthwatering because of the GENEROUS amount of smoked salmon. Obviously very important!!! It’s important to arrive early because this top brunch spot that also doubles as a coffee shop with working tables.
Address: สุขุมวิท, 6/9 ซอย สุขุมวิท 49/11 Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Doesn’t the name say it all?! Brekkie is a hidden (literally) trendy gem. My friend Anna from Finland described it as a typical Swedish cafe (whatever that means). Brekkie is cool and reminds me of cafes in Southern California with a light interior and indoor swings! So fun! I had the avocado toast with a poached egg and smoked salmon. 10/10 would recommend—but portions were small for the price! The java scene here is especially unique because all of the coffee beans are outsourced from Chiang Mai!
Crepes & Co
Address: 59/4 Langsuan Soi 1, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
I’ve never been to France, but I will admit that I had the best Nutella and raspberry crepe in my life right here in Bangkok! Have you ever heard anyone say that they had the tastiest crepe in the heart of Southeast Asia? Neither have I! It was incredible: The crepe was warm with powdered sugar and smothered in pure Nutella. The menu is filled with savory and sweet crepes, and the brunch hotspot is tucked away from the bustling Sukhumvit area.
BKK Bagel Bakery
Address: 518/3 Maneeya Center, Ground Fl., Ploenchit Road (Near BTS Chidlom), Pathum Wan, Lumphini, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Might not be considered a brunch hotspot in your eyes, but when you haven’t had a bagel in three months, it was a tasty and unforgettable adventure. BKK Bagel Bakery has nothing on Ess-a-bagel in New York City, but they do have traditional New York bagels. They have all the classic bagels and schmears, but most importantly, lox topping! I traveled 45 minutes on a motor bike taxi for this doughy experience. Some might call me crazy, but it was worth the hike and sweaty ride. The everything bagel with plain schmear, lox, red onion, cucumbers, and dill did not disappoint! Need a break from chicken on a stick and sticky rice for brekkie? Head to Bangkok’s bagel shop. You will even find bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sammies on the menu!
After You Dessert Café
Address: 15 1/F Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
I know what your you’re thinking. . . . This is a “dessert” café? Although After You Dessert is famous for its signature desserts, Shibuya Honey Toast and Kakigori (Japanese shaved ice dessert), the sweet café has a large selection of buttery, sugar-filled toasts and buttermilk pancakes. Seven different pancake options are available, my favorites being the hazelnut pancakes with Nutella and the banana pancakes. They also offer an extensive drink menu, including Nutella crunch coffees, dark chocolate frappes, lattes, and lychee tea! Expect a line out the door when the café chain opens at 10 a.m. Most locations are in Bangkok’s large malls, including Siam Paragon, The Promenade, Central World, and more!