A café all dressed in blue hidden within Bangkok’s old town
Blue Whale Maharaj joins the other hipster havens that are giving more edge to the old town with a grand tribute to the deep blue sea.
Formerly an old shop house, the quirky café sits on Maharaj Road in the emerging Ta Tien area. Stepping inside almost feels like entering an aquarium—the wall is painted and tiled up in different shades of blue and boasts a massaive drawing of a blue whale. The second and third floors are outfitted with simple wooden furniture that mirrors the neighborhood’s nostalgic feel. The stairs leading to the third floor makes for a cool photo op with a charming backdrop—in blue, of course.
The color scheme also makes its way to the café’s signature Smurf-blue latte, which blends butterfly pea extract with milk (available hot, B95, or iced, B120). The kitchen churns out simple—and photogenic—east-meet-west snacks and comfort fare. Opt for their fluffy pancakes (B220) served with a savory combination of smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, dill sauce and house-made dill and pepper oil. The open toast (B130) sees multigrain bread spread with Nutella and peanut butter, and topped with coconut flakes and chocolate sauce. For an old-school meal, try the Thai sausage fried rice (B180) crowned with a thick, fluffy scrambled eggs.
|Venue name:||Blue Whale Maharaj||Contact:|
Phra Borom Maharajchawang
|Opening hours:||Fri-Wed 10:00-20:00|