Last updated 16 October, 2015
Bangkok Cafes Map
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Sukhumvit – Along Sukhumvit Rd from Ploen Chit
Siam/Chit Lom – Sound Siam, Chit Lom, Ratchadamri, National Stadium, and Ratchathewi.
Phaya Thai – Along Sukhumvit line from Phaya Thai to Ari.
Old Town – Khao San Rd
Li-Bra-Ry is cafe that is tucked away off a long soi (side street). The cafe has tasteful 70’s themed decor and upstairs feels very homely (you have to take your shoes off).
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 24 (about about 500 metres down, then right).
Roast Coffee & Eatery
This is a seriously stylish cafe in the well-to-do Thonglor area. The coffee is pricey for Bangkok (which is to say about the same price as a coffee in Melbourne), but it is worth it. Real. Proper. Coffee.
Location: SeenSpace Thonglor 13.
When I was living in Chiang Mai one of my favourite cafes there was Pacamara, so I was happy to find out they have a branch in Bangkok. excellent coffee set inside a modern shopping complex with its own rainforest garden.
Location: @RainHill Retail Mall 777 Sukhumvit 47.
Artis Coffee Roasters do what they say and roast coffee on the premises. This is the best coffee in the Asok area and it is easy to get to, being just off Sukhumvit Rd near the big Asok intersection.
Location: 2/4 Sukhumvit Soi 18
Another little garden oasis amidst the concrete jungle of Bangkok. Indoors is air conditioned if you are not into sitting outside.
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 16, off Ratchadapisek Rd.
Hollys Coffee on Sukhumvit Road (near Soi 15) is easy to get to from the popular hotel area between Nana and Asoke BTS stations, and it is open 24 hours.
Location: 219/1 Sukhumvit Rd.
Another handy cafe if you are in the Asoke/Sukhumvit area.
Location: Sukhumvit Rd, near Soi 25.
Casa Lapin x26
Casa Lapin is a modern cafe quality coffee. The cafe is in the same building as the One Day hostel and coworking space.
Location: 51 Soi Sukhumvit 26
Casa Lapin x49
Another Casa Lapin (the other ones at Sukhumvit Soi 26 and in Ari). This branch is in a little alley off Soi 49 and has indoor and outdoor seating. If only all cafe chains were as good as this.
Location: Song Phi Nong Alley, off Sukhumvit Soi 49 (opp Samitivej Hospital)
D’ark cafe is in a little shopping enclave on Soi 49. The building is bright and modern with two levels of seating.
Location: 46/3 Soi Sukhumvit 49 (at Piman 49)
Rocket Coffeebar S.49
If you love the Rocket Coffeebar in Sathorn you can get your Rocket coffee fix in Sukhumvit.
Location: 46/12 Sukhumvit 49
Eatdustry is a restaurant/cafe in Thonglor. I went in the morning before the lunchtime crowds arrived. My cafe latte was 153 THB after tax and service charge was added, which is pricey by Bangkok standards.
Location: 555/55 Soi Sukhumvit 55, Thonglor soi 19
24 Owls by Sometime’s
24 Owls is – as the name suggests – a 24 hour cafe located in an alley deep down Sukhumvit 63 (Ekkamai). Great coffee but at 123 Baht for a latte (once tax and service charge added) it’s expensive.
Location: 39/9 Ekkamai (Sukhumvit 63) 12
I had never been beyond 100 on Sukhumvit Rd so when Mark from migrationology.com invited me to explore the area around 101 he showed me this cafe that is well tucked away. Good coffee and they are latte art masters.
Location: 341/1, Wachiratham Sathit 21, Sukhumvit 101/1 Bangkok.
Domus Coffee Bakery and Wine
A small cafe on Sukhumvit Rd, not far from Thong Lo BTS station.
Location: 1097,1099 Sukhumvit Rd (Between Soi 55 and Soi 57).
At the base of Asoke Tower, closer to Petchaburi BTS.
Location: Asoke Tower, Asoke.
Under the Thong Lo BTS station near soi 38.
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 38
This is the best option on Soi Nana. It’s an actual cafe that serves real coffee, which is a welcome addition to this sordid soi of girly bars and Irish pubs.
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 4 (Nana)
Thirty Nine Espresso
Thirty Nine Espresso is located on Sukhimvit Rd under the Phrom Phong BTS. It’s a small cafe but useful if you are staying in this area.
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 39
A small cafe in Sukhumvit 16, which is not too far from the action of the Asok BTS/Sukhumvit MRT area.
Location: 25/8 Sukhumvit 16.
The Third Place
The Third Place is a shared work space where you can buy daily or monthly membership. You can buy a day pass for 150 THB (about $5), which includes a drink, unlimited Wi-Fi and use of office appliances and meetings rooms. There is also monthly membership available for 899 THB (approx $30), which includes a gift voucher for the cafe of 250 THB. This is a good option if you would prefer more of an office environment. This place was just a bit far from my place to make it worthwhile to travel there every day, so I didn’t use it. If I was living closer to it I would definitely join this service. I hope more places like this start up as I would like to work in such a place.
Location: 137-137/1 Sukhumvit 63 (Thonglor 10).
Growth cafe & co
Growth cafe & co is in the heart of the Siam Square shopping area on Siam 2 (near the BTS). There is a cafe on the first floor and a coworking space on the second floor. The cafe has good coffee and lots of tables to work from.
Location: 236/8-9, 2-4 Floor, Rama 1 Rd
I’ve seen a few Amazon Cafes around Bangkok that are attached to a service station. This one is in the pleasant environment of the park at the back of Siam Square, next to the university.
Location: Siam Square (Soi 12)
Feat Lab is a little cafe that says to “start the day with coffee and finish it with beers.” I went during the day while it was in cafe mode, and it was a good place to work from. It’s close to Ratchathewi BTS.
Location: Phayathai Rd, between the canal and Ratchathewi BTS.
Art Café by Brown Sugar
Art Cafe can be found in the Bangkok Art And Cultural Center near the National Stadium BTS.
Location: Bangkok Art And Cultural Center (1st Fl.)
The Ari area is becoming one of the coolest places in Bangkok, and Casa Lapin is where the cool kids in Ari are hanging out.
Location: 8/2 Soi Phahon Yothin 7 (at Noble Reform), Phaya Thai.
A bright white-washed cafe serving good coffee in Ari.
Location: 111/1 Soi Phahon Yothin 7 (btwn Soi Ari 3 & 4), Phaya Thai.
Factory Espresso Bar
Cool little independent cafe on Thanon Phayathai.
Location: Thanon Phayathai, between Victory Monument and Phayathai BTS stations.
A cafe with a restaurant attached next door. Big open space here with a good work bench.
Location: Thanon Phayathai (BTS Phayathai – Exit 1).
Kaffe by li-bra-ry
Kaffe by li-bra-ry is set in a showroom for an apartment complex not far from Ari BTS.
Location: Phahon Yothin Rd (at Noble Space Ari)
Aran & Bici
Aran & Bici is a bicycle shop/cafe hidden away in a back-soi near Ari station. I only found it by chance as I was staying on the same street.
Location: 128/10 Soi Phahol Yothin2 Paholyothin Road
Hor Hidden Cafe
Hor Hidden Cafe is a small cafe with a small indoor seating area and pleasant outdoor seating in a covered garden environment.
Location: 40/2 Soi Ari 1
Lets Say Cafe
Lets Say Cafe is billed as a board game cafe that is open 24 hours. When I went it was filled with students working, but they have board games on request.
Location: 440/19 Soi Ratchawithi 3
Bean Around Cafe
Bean Around Cafe is a good option in the Victory Monument area.
Location: 36 Soi Rang Nam, Ratchathewi
D’Desktop is a cafe/coworking space near the Makkasan City Line Station. Downstairs is a cafe that serves food. UPstairs is a coworking space with workdesks.
Location: 275/7 Ratchaprarop Rd, Makkasan, Ratchathewi
Too Fast To Sleep
Too Fast To Sleep is open 24 hours and is popular with working students. Nicely decorated with books that gives it a vibe of working in a library.
Location: 754 Rama 4 Rd.
With Edison light globes and eggs and soldiers on the menu you could be forgiven for thinking you stepped into a portal that transported you to Brooklyn. You only have to go as far as Silom to enjoy the coffee and atmosphere here. The picture shows a coffee bar and there is a table at the front suitable for working as well.
Location: 149, Sathorn Soi 12, Silom, Bangkok.
Zana’s Bean Coffee
A good option if you are staying in the Silom area as Surawong Road is the next street over.
Location: 75-177 Surawong Road, Sathorn.
Cafe located in front of the The Siam Heritage Hotel in the Silom area.
Location: The Siam Heritage, 115/1 Surawong Road.
If you are in the Khao San Rd area you can go to this little cafe which serves real coffee. It is down an arcade and away from the backpacker madness of KS Road.
Location: Arcade leading to Rikka Inn on Khao San Rd.
Another cafe hidden away in an office tower, useful if you are in the area.
Location: Ground Level, Charn Issara Tower II, New Petchburi Road.
Cafes that have since closed since this list began:
Bookends Cafe, Siam Square 10.
Kofvino Coffee & Wine, 7 Sukhumvit 24.
Cafe Bicycle, Mahatun Plaza, Ploenchit (BTS Ploenchit exit 2 and 4).
The Bagel Cafe, 72/1 Sukhumvit 63
re-cafe, Soi Mahadlek Luang 1, Ratchadamri Road, Patumwan.
The Unusual, Sukhumvit 18
Coffee Society, 12/3 Silom Road (Saladaeng BTS)
I update this list yearly so if you have a cafe suggestion I will check it out on my next visit. If you are visiting Chiang Mai then save the Chiang Mai cafes list.