Stand-alone restaurants and cafes
The gourmet burger joint in Pullman Bangkok looks to please late-nighters 24/7 with four delicious signature burgers. You can also customize your sandwich with more than 10 selections of cheese plus other add-ins.
When it comes to a light meal in the middle of the night, nothing beats steaming Thai rice congee. And Malai Coffee House has been praised for serving one of the best in town.
Another place where you can sit, chill and eat late-night bites amidst an elegant ambience, Chow is located in a new hotel at the end of Thonglor.
Despite looking more like a hipster cafe, Shabebee Roti Cha gets our vote for serving some of the best modern Muslim cuisine in Bangkok. Original recipes inherited from the owner’s family, have been given a twist to please the palates of today’s diners.
Senanikhom’s favorite chicken rice restaurant has been serving the perfect combination of juicy steamed chicken and aromatic garlic rice for decades.
The epitome of an “around the clock cafe” has recently unveiled its newest outpost. Clad in edgy decor, Too Fast Too Sleep x SCB provides a 24-hour co-working space, food and drinks.
Here, you can find your favorite food joints including Foodland (better known as drunk people’s Promised Land,) a late-night dessert café called Hollys Coffee, and a 24-hour Chinese restaurant named Little Hong Kong.
Chain restaurants and cafes
Apart from airport branches, there are two Starbucks in Bangkok that are open 24/7. One is located in The Scene in Town and Town and the other is in The Street in Ratchada. You can grab the newly launched nitro cold brew coffee, which has the texture similar to draught beer, at the Ratchada branch.
The coffee shop chain with standalone outlets and a drivethru, operated by fast food giant McDonald, serves up simple coffee and bakery products.
This Korean-born coffee shop chain operates a number of cafes around Bangkok, all of which are open 24 hours. Apart from a vast selection of caffeinated and non-caffenaited drinks, Hollys is famous for its bingsu (Korean-style shaved ice topped with fruits, syrup and a lot of condensed milk).
A life saver when we need a proper airconditioned dining space at odd hours, Took Lae Dee, despite now having raised their prices, has always been reliable when it comes to single Thai dishes, from pad kaprao to Thai omelette. We personally love the food at its Ladprao branch, which is actually the headquarters.
This dim sum chain is infamous for its overpriced frozen dim sum selection. However, it’s always an easy choice when you just need anything to satiate your hunger late at night.
Too Fast Too Sleep has been offering a place for students and night owls to stay up late outside their home for years, with branches near top universities: Samyan (Chulalongkorn University), Salaya (Mahidol University) and Kaset (Kasetsart University). The latest branch just opened in Siam Square in collaboration with Siam Commercial Bank.
Following its acquisition by the Central Group, its Holiday Inn Silom store has set a new standard for its peers. Set in a larger space than your typical convenience store, this Family Mart stocks up, besides regular items, a number of craft beer selection and features a Thai draft beer station (too bad Thai law strictly prohibits the sale of alcohol after midnight). It also has some fresh fruits and gourmet bread, and an area with proper tables where you can sit and feast on the stuff you just bought.