I usually like travelling alone because my pace is different from previous companions. However, travelling with Ethel and Jovy was such a joy. We’ve discovered when the 3 of us are together, the strangest, funniest and craziest things happen to us. 3 of us shared a bed, experienced a proper haunting (omg, i’ll never forget), ate everything we saw (dirty but crazy tasty street food included) and of course, went on the most fruitful 2-day cafe hunt I’ve ever been on. We had so much fun, we’re already planning our next trip!
Bangkok changes so much every time I go there. It’s simply amazing what can happen in a year. While you could say the same for Singapore, somehow Bangkok’s change is more inspiring… probably for the fact that they seem to be able to do whatever they want – build a small cafe from ground up in the middle of nowhere, build cafes/shops out of old freight containers etc. I really admire Thai people for their outstanding creativity. What they create and do, is awe-inspiring.
A really great location to take some whimsical wedding photos, or better yet, a wedding! Imagine it all lit up at night. How Pretty! Not the most convenient to get to, with the nearest BTS Station being Bang Wa, you’d still have to take a cab. From Siam area, it was about 300 baht for us.
Anyways back to The Bloc. It has the shop that Jovy and Ethel were looking forward so much to going to, Things to Make and Do. They source for their products overseas from Japan and carry some items from KikiK intact. Prices are a little expensive seeing how much you pay for most stuff in Bangkok, but still a really nice shop space that will make you go “omg” at almost everything.. well… at least that’s what happened to us.
It also has ice cream parlour, Simple Day Ice-Cream, dessert place, Think Cafe and restaurant, Treebox. You’ll want to order everything because it all looks so damn cute. Cute when it comes to food? You’ll understand when you see what they offer.
Find out their location and other details on the FB page HERE.
Casa Lapin X26
One Day Wallflowers
Looking for extremely good-looking hipster boys, good tasting coffee, super delicious tarts, really nice chilled out outdoor seating space and the most beautiful flower shop you’ll ever know? Then Casa Lapin x26 with One Day Wallflowers just outside it’s main doors, is the perfect stop over for you! The place feels expensive and I sort of get the vibe I would get at PS Cafe over here. The crowd is very good-looking, both service staff and customers, however, I somehow I feel like everyone’s friends with everyone else. If you’re not comfortable with that sort of thing, sit outside! They have some really cushy seats and tables, way more relaxing than sitting inside in my opinion.
One Day Wallflowers is housed in a tiny “greenhouse”. Filled with stunning blooms, you’ll be tempted to buy everything in the shop, even though you have no idea what you might do with the flowers. Because of that flaw in the plan, Ethel & I settled for super adorable little wooden houses for 160Bht each. That purchase satisfied us just enough.
Casa Lapin x26 FB page HERE
One Day Wallflowers FB page HERE.
(UN)FASHION Ekkamai 10
An extremely tiny cafe, you can only fit a maximum of 4 at a table and I think the whole space has a maximum seating capacity of 12. And that’s it. Cozy and quaint, you’ll feel like Peter Rabbit in his little rabbit hole with his family. I loved it! Plus, their Mixed Fruit tart was scrumptious! Ethel & I enjoyed it lots!
(UN)FASHION is located at the corner between Sukhumvit Soi 63 and Ekkamai 10.
QUEST – Connaisseur Cafe
This was actually our first stop on our cafe trail bonanza! Quite close to the condominium we were staying at, it was while I was getting us quite lost that I noticed this cafe. Somehow, I always have a keen eye for places filled with natural light and raw wooden furniture… no matte how obscure. The coffee was good and the pastry the right size and just enough to keep us satisfied till our next pit stop. haha… Morning refreshments at Quest made a good start to the day!
Quest FB Page HERE.
One Ounce For Onion
One of the cafes I would definitely go back to the next time I’m in BKK because the atmosphere is so frigging chilled out. The coffee was great, the ice matcha latte was hella good, I almost finished it in a go. I could hang out there all day long! If there is one cafe you can’t miss out on, it’s One Ounce For Onion!
Their FB Page HERE.
Cafe Hopping Notes
Bring your smartphone charger when you travel around BKK. Lots of cafes have electrical sockets for you to charge your phones and they really don’t say anything if you use it. If not, you can do what Jovy does and ask if the staff mind charging your iPhone for you! No one rejected her yet!
Remember to buy your SIM Card at the Airport! It’s just 300baht for 7 days!
More photos to come.
Thank you Bangkok for the hospitality.
I LOVE YOU!
All photos in this post were taken with Nikon FM2