A cake shop where east meets west.
Ever wanted to put your life on pause? Located within the Portico Langsuan, this dark toned little dessert and coffee bar is designed for exactly those moments. It’s a small space with indie music playin’ and black tissue napkins to match the minimalist décor, but what really marks it out from the competition is not so much the colour scheme as the dessert list: a fusion of east with west. Take
‘Twisted Far East’ (B175), which is P2P’s most popular signature dessert. Comprised of soybean, brown sugar, ginger jelly and a scoop of ice cream, the aim is to mimic the taste of a traditional Thai dessert that uses the same ingredients, and it’s largely successful. For people who like their desserts super sweet the ‘Baklava GaGa’ (B155) is also worth considering. It’s essentially Turkish Baklava: fruits & nuts wrapped by crispy pastry, the difference here being the modern presentation, scoop of vanilla ice cream and orange mandarin sauce.
For those of you who are impatient or just plain short on time, they also serve brownies and parfaits that you don’t have to wait around for. Monthly specials mix things up (scan their Facebook fan page for updates) and, if none of the sweet stuff appeals, there are even wines. Lovers of a good cup of joe are also in the right place, as the blends here are from Vittoria, an esteemed brand from Australia. A single espresso costs B75, a double B95. It’s notgroundbreaking, but Pause 2 Play strikes us as being a stylish alternative for sweet tooths who have tired of the same old slices. Try pausing the next time you’re going past.
Pause 2 Play
Unit 207 The Portico, Lang Suan Road, Lumpini | 081-842-9424 | facebook.com/pause2play