Bangkok’s beloved brunch spot is also known for serving an amazing variety of chocolate drinks. If you’re adventurous, try the spicy Mexican chili hot chocolate, or go for the rich French chocolate with creamy milk if you’d like to stick to something more traditional. Churros fans get double the pleasure as the delicious Spanish snack is served with Spanish Thick Hot Chocolate.
Kad Kokoa in Sathorn is definitely a must if you’d like to support the local chocolate scene. The café-slash-boutique churns out bean-to-bar chocolates made from locally-grown cacao beans. These bars are turned into awe-inspiring treats that accentuate natural flavor of the chocolate.
This chocolate-cafe in the old town puts the spotlight on Nakhon Si Thammarat-grown cacao. Try the bean-to-bar items, which have won multiple awards in the world stage including honors at the 2018 International Chocolate Awards in Florence, Italy. Also worth a try are indulgent chocolate drinks, and chocolate bonbons that come in nine different flavors including Thai milk tea, galangal and yuzu, and honey and orange cream cheese.
Sarath N. Chocolatier This chocolate café is steered by Sarath Nimlamai, one of Thailand’s most respected chocolatiers. The shop is known for its creative chocolate treats, such as a hot chocolate drink served with chocolate ganache encased inside an egg-like shell (crack the shell so the liquid chocolate can ooze out into the drink); and delicious chocolate bonbons filled with flavorful mash-ups like yuzu-ginger pineapple, Malibu coconut liqueur, and strawberry and fig.
Pastry chef Christoph Widmer builds up your chocolate cravings at The Chocolate Boutique, which churns out a variety of desserts and bonbons made with 70-percent dark chocolate that use locally-sourced cacao beans from Chiang Mai, Chumphon, Chanthaburi and Prachuab Khiri Khan. The treats are also made with USDAcertified organic sugar, said to be packed with antioxidants and polyphenols.
The Japanese hotel celebrates World Chocolate Day with an unlimited of chocolate-filled creations such as chocolate fondant, chocolate Sacher, chocolate Berliner, chocolate cheesecake, and chocolate tart.
B1,350/person. Available daily at 12:00-17:00
On 6 and 7 July, the lobby of The Peninsula Bangkok will be transformed into a playful chocolate factory that churns out a gamut of chocolate treats whipped up with 66-percent Valrhona chocolate, including chocolate truffles, chocolate pops, and chocolate tarts. Complement your favorite sweet treats with savory brunch-perfect fare such as roasted meats and pasta. You can also upgrade your package to include unlimited wine and soft drinks.
6-7 July. Starts from B2,490. Available at 11:30-17:00
The hotel’s newly-appointed executive pastry chef Anupong “Aey” Nualchawee rolls out an afternoon tea set that highlights indulgent chocolate bites. Served in a photogenic threetiered silver bird cage, these treats include singleorigin Madagascar chocolate with candied ginger, a mango and passionfruit chocolate bomb, and chocolate-filled scones.
B1,500 for two people. Available daily at 14:00-17:00
The Sukhothai Bangkok One of the things that keep us coming back to The Sukhothai is its famous chocolate buffet, curated by Swiss pastry chef Laurent Ganguillet. The chocolate master creates wonderful pastries and drinks from more than 31 kinds of single-origin chocolate, including locally-sourced variations from Chumphon and Chanthaburi. A particular highlight is the liquid chocolate trolley, which serves rich and indulgent drinks flavored with condiments of your choice, including sea salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
B990. Available Fri-Sun 14:00-17:00