The coffee-shop alter ego of a Chinese-themed bar
Sukhumvit drinking den Dim Dim has collaborated with Singapore-born coffee shop A Stimulant by Sarnies to open a coffee shop within its premises during the day.
Owned by Australian entrepreneur, Ben Lee, and Malaysian barista, Eric Chan, A Stimulant by Sarnies started off as a shop churning out hearty burgers in Singapore’s Telok Ayer neighborhood. Its owners saw a business opportunity in Bangkok and later on opened a small roaster-slash-coffee house in the back alley of Sukhumvit Soi 39, offering brews from carefully selected beans and providing a number of cafés around Bangkok with in-house roasts.
As in the first Bangkok outlet, A Stimulant by Sarnies’ pop-up at Dim Dim offers single origin brews as well as original Sarnies’ blends such as Picks & Shovels, which mixes beans from Laos, Brazil and the Ban Mai Pattana Farm in Chiang Rai. Giving off a well-rounded flavor with slight chocolatey hints in the end, the blend mixes well with most espresso variations—it’s what they use for their orange mocha (B140), a refreshing pick-me-up that may (or may not) be a playful reference to the drink preferred by the ill-fated models in the first Zoolander movie. The Dim Dim branch, however, carries its own signatures—they serve a cold brew (B100) that’s infused with goji berry and a hint of cinnamon to add complexity to the naturally sweet drink.
While you’re there, don’t miss out on the freshly baked brownies (B140), which follows a recipe put together by Ben’s great-grandmother. It’s called A F*cking Good Brownie, and aptly so—the treat has a fudgy consistency that’s broken up by indulgent chocolate chunks. There's also the jasmine and matcha version that's slightly sweeter, served only at Dim Dim branch. In case the bar setting stimulates cocktail cravings, you can try the espresso martini (B250), a delightful tipple that relies on the magic of Sarnies’ own roasted blend.
|Venue name:||A Stimulant by Sarnies at Dim Dim||Contact:|
Soi Sukhumvit 33
|Opening hours:||Open Tue-Sun 7:00-16:00|