Mystical themed café offers cake lovers an Instagram check-in spot
Since café culture has become more and more popular in Bangkok over the past few years, it now seems as though they’re popping up on every corner of every road, new cafés emerging from the ground up, waiting to be visited by trendy Bangkokians and tourists.
As has long been the case, Ekkamai remains one of most trendy districts in the city and offers numerous cafés and Instagram check-in options. Moreover, if you are one of those looking to upgrade your Instagram feed with new, stylish photos, then I would recommend dropping by Featherstone Bistro Café & Lifestyle Shop, hidden in the heart of Ekkamai 12.
Featherstone stands strangely alone in the middle of the road—opposite Ekkamai International School—so make sure you keep an eye out for the dark facade with its wooden door and window features. Once I saw the black gothic-style building for the first time, the only word that came to my mind was whimsical, but yes, impressive too.
Inside, the space is divided into two sections. One is a lifestyle shop, stocked with vintage accessories, old-fashion clothes, fancy hats and crystal pendants—which looks mystical and reminded me of Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. On the other side, is a restaurant space painted in dark and green decoration, very Apothecary-style. A coloufrul and beauitful stained-glass window adds a unique focal point to the restaurant space.
After an exploration of the shop, I sat and signalled the staff with a wave, notifying them that I was ready. I started with their signature Mermaid Drink (B150), a fancy glass filled with fruit, flower leaves and infused ice-cubes, served with sparkling water and a tiny blue bottle that seems to take inspiration from a witch’s magical potion. This was followed by Peach Pie Moonshine (B150) in which a tall glass is filled with fruit-infused ice-cubes, along with separated orange peach and a little bottle served with sparkling water in apothecary bottle style. It tasted great, like a mix of orange and peach juice but with added sparkle.
Another highlight, a slice of Chocolate Fudge Cake (B150), was one of the best chocolate cakes I’ve tasted. Made from a dark and milk chocolate mix, and topped with crispy peanuts, it was layered with smooth chocolate and although considered too sweet for some, was just perfect for me. And then another sweet treat—and my absolute favourite—Fresh and Fluffy Coconut Cream Pie (B80) made from fresh coconut and fluffy cream that will freshen your whole day with its sultry and creamy coconut taste. Yum!
One thing that did surprise me was that upon payment, the staff direct you towards a glass jar and offer you the opportunity to pick out a piece of paper that reveales your fortune. Wow, this really is like Diagon Alley or some Harry Potter fortune-telling store of magic and wizardry. All that’s missing are the wands and broomsticks.
I’d recommend visiting Featherstone with friends, so you can over-order and share and experience the drinks and delicious treats. Take photos, Instagram and grab some handmade accessories. It’s a fun place and probably one of most eccentric cafés I’ve visited in Bangkok.By Anansit Sangsawang
Featherstone Bistro Cafe & Lifestyle Shop
60 Ekkamai Soi 12
Open daily: 10.30am-10pm
Tel: 097 058 6846