Bankokians are in love with all things sweet. While we’ve already seen tons of places to curb our sugar cravings, let’s admit it’s pretty hard to keep up with the trends with new cafes serving up decadent desserts mushrooming all across town every single month. To celebrate our very first anniversary, Time Out Bangkok food writer Phavitch Theeraphong tasked himself to find new venues that freshly whip up some of the most indulgent desserts in town.
Dej Kewkacha, restauranteur and mastermind behind matcha soft-serve purveyor Kyo Roll En, has taken his dessert empire to a fancier level. Dubbed Kyo Bar, the 13-seater café takes inspiration from the Japanese kaiseki and comes up with a dessert bar where chefs make the treats in front of you while explaining the stories behind each creation.
The Mango Garden, Koh Phi Phi's favorite fruit-focus bistro, finally sets foot ashore and opens the first mainland outpost in Siam Paragon. The Bangkok branch carries the mother venue's black, white and yellow hue, while the facade decked out with canopy and beach drapery alludes the beach island.
This café in a hidden corner at The Ei8ht Thonglor mall sets to become the neighborhood’s new hideaway. Inspired by Claude Monet’s landscape paintings, The Blooming Gallery is nestled in a glasshouse teeming with lush greenery — every corner is decorated with pottedplants and flowers (all for sale).
Another hot venue made famous by its TV star owner, Sushar Manaying, Luna Nuna serves up German-staple Bismarck or Dutch Baby Pancake with a Korean twist. Here is a definite spot to indulge in your pancake fix. The Instagram-ready pancakes are oven-baked and served in a skillet.
Talented pastry chef Carol Boosaba has spread her elegant tearoom-style café Paris Mikki in Asok to the second hip location in Central Embassy’s new co-living space Open House. Despite looking like a kiosk than a proper café, expect the same quality pastries that are praised for high-end ingredients and sophisticated presentation as in its Asok headquarter.
Gokoku, the popular pastry powerhouse from Osaka, finally plants its first oversea outpost in Bangkok. The brand is known for the spongey Hokusetsu roll — the fluffy signature roll cake made from French-imported flour filled with cream whipped up from Hokkaido milk that is rich in flavor and boasts delicate texture.