Best described as Thonglor's younger, less flamboyant sister, this up-and-coming area is known for its for quaint eateries, delightful dessert places and fantastic cafes. Why don’t you drive here (or the take BTS) and stop at hot venues such as Peace for fine Oriental tea, The Burger Factory for mouthwatering meat or Perhaps Rabbits’ for irresistible cakes.
The ten best restaurants and cafes in Ekkamai
the Industrial-style factory-like cafe comes with an open kitchen where you can watch the staff bake pastries and cakes in the wooded setting. Vanilla Bake Shop’s menu ranges from warm baked desserts, savoury baked dishes to dessert in a jar. The most commendable are danish toast, smoke ham & apple sauce, The Ring--the signature croissant doughnut comes with vanilla homemade ice-cream and glass caramel in custard sauce. And for those who aren’t sweet tooths go for baked cheese dip with crispy cranberry baguette.
Its blue door makes this cozy-looking café and bookshop stand out amongst the eateries along Ekamai. Inside, book displays hover over a few tables laden with the likes of jasmine rice served with fried minced pork and salted fish balls. The menu changes almost every day so you will never be bored with the food. An outdoor area is available for those who want to enjoy their drinks in breezier settings.
The menu covers a variety of imported beef including jo karubi and tokujo karubi. Try tuna wasabi, beef steak serves with jaew (Thai dried chilli dipping sauce), fried chicken with lemongrass and pad Thai with karaba crab (using deep fried dumpling sheets instead of typical pad Thai noodle). For cocktails, plump for whiskey-based Samurai or San Shian-- vodka, peach syrup and sweet vermouth as a warm up before jumping down to enjoy EDM (electronic dance music) at DND downstairs.
Nippon Kai, a combination of restaurant and market, is the main source for the imported-Japanese produce to a number of hotels in Bangkok. Opt for a variety of high-quality seafood like mentaiko, uni (sea urchin roes), otoro (fatty tuna belly) and gindara (snow fish) as well as the premium beef, pork and snacks. Those who love to eat in, try engawa sushi parade, foie gras matsusaka roll and the sweet-meets-tangy Japanese tomatoes.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your tea with Peace, the oriental teahouse created by Teerachai Limpapaitoon, who loves to spread tea culture in Thailand. Focusing mainly on Japanese and Chinese tea, their cultures last longer than 1,000 years and run deeply in religious, cultural and intellectual roots. With the minimal and peaceful decoration for your calm enjoyment, this teahouse serves various type of tea including Gyokuro, the king of Japanese green tea, in 3 styles – cold brew, hot brew and leaves with yuzu sauce. If you’re Chinese tea fan, try Jinjunmei, Chinese red tea, that gives you different flavor when brews in the different temperature. There are also cold drinks such as Green Espresso Matcha Latte, using high-quality Matcha serving in cold bowls instead of ruining the flavor with ice. Koicha Cream, homemade milk ice cream serving on Koicha is also a must. But if you can’t finish the ice cream in time, just let it melt and drink it as Matcha Latte. What a yummy surprise.
The Wonderland themed tea room recreates Alice’s tea party with such intricate details. From the gigantic tree to the white rabbit’s painting, wooden furnitures and colorful accessories are well incorporated to replicate the perfect scene. Desserts and drinks are also as impressive tailored to blend in with the settings. Most popular dishes are Bluebunny Egg, Daniel’s Cup, and Winter Wonder Pavlova.
Decorated with old rustic furniture and antiques, this retro pub runs by the same team behind the famous Cosmic Cafe and Sonic located nearby. They play all genres of music from Brit Pop, Rock, Jazz, Soul, with all the oldies on a Sunday. The menu focuses on finger food and cocktails, with a vintage twist.