The art of simple and authentic food
Just off Soi Rang Nam, close to Ratchaprarop Rd, Chibi Chibi- Café & Atelier offers diners a peaceful place to slow down and enjoy a tasty, home-style cooked meal. While it has recently branched out to Silom—where it follows a more dynamic concept catering quick bites to expats and business people—the original outlet remains a second home for regular customers, travellers, and families. In fact, it is located in the same building as owner Mari’s home. A former IT technician and interior designer before opening the restaurant in September 2014, her skills came in handy and she designed the entire furniture herself, hence adding to the small café’s personal character. The light-flooded room is separated by a big bookshelf in the centre, and furnished with a handful of sleek, wood tables of different sizes. The modern and minimalistic design is combined with fun, and quirky accessories, including animal pillows, small puppet figures, a number of cookbooks and an old TV, giving it a relaxed and homey atmosphere. It’s one of those places where you could hang out all day or even bring your laptop for some work.
The Mediterranean-inspired menu perfectly matches the interior’s beauty and simplicity. The dishes may not sound very fancy or flashy, but it’s exactly this honesty which makes it such a special spot. There’s no hiding behind posh names or pretending to be something else, just bold and authentic flavours in thoughtfully prepared dishes—an art in itself.
We start with a light Mixed greensalad (B125) drizzled with a tangy and well-balanced balsamic dressing, followed by a satisfying Egg, bacon and cheese sandwich (B155). Simple indeed, but also simply delicious! As a main we try the Rigatoni with grilled vegetables and bacon (B195), a beautiful medley of bell pepper, aubergine, and zucchini, with bits of salty pork.
Those who prefer the sweeter side of the breakfast spectrum, opt for the French toast with fruit (B195). It has a perfectly caramelised, crunchy crust and is loaded with local fruit and drizzled with bit of honey. Alternatively, but probably more suitable for dessert, try the Bananacaramel cake (B175). The gooey cake is served warm and topped with creamy honey ice cream—a true marriage of flavours.
For drinks, we’d recommend either one of their quality coffees (Espresso/Americano B70), or as a more refreshing option, the pinkcoloured Lady Versailles (B90). We just fell in love with this sparkling blend of rose and lychee. If you prefer it less sweet, their Lemon infused jasmine tea (B95) makes an ideal thirst quencher.
Chibi Chibi-Café & Atelier
112/9 Soi Sri Ayutthaya 2
Tel: 08 8399 9699
Open: Mon, Wed-Fri 10am-8pm;