Luxurious locales to indulge in coffee, tea, and sweet & savoury snacks
Serious java junkies are going to want to make a stop at The Pantry, the newly opened coffee bar on the 2nd floor of the W Bangkok hotel (106 North Sathorn Rd), open daily from noon to 10:30pm. The beverage menu tempts café connoisseurs with a selection of local and international single origin bean choices, as well as the promise of “experimental coffees”, including slow pour and cold drip.
Slow pour, or “pour over”, involves pouring hot water over and through the grounds to extract the maximum coffee flavours, and the single origin beans—from local roasters CoffeeWorks—worthy of such attention are sourced from Rwanda, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Brazil, and even Thailand (Chiang Mai). The coffee menu also includes detailed tasting notes and information about the altitude at which the coffee is grown. Meanwhile, the cold drip coffee, which utilizes the Chiang Mai beans, undergoes a cold drip extraction over a 10-hour period, followed by a minimum three days of aging. The result is a strong dynamic coffee, with a smooth finish, that comes in its own classy glass bottle.
Other menu options include the tried and true robust espresso-style coffees (americano, long black, etc), the ever popular white coffees (lattes, flat white, macchiato, etc), and iced coffees, including Affogato (espresso served over ice cream). There’s also non-coffee beverages available, including a wide selection of TWG teas (both regular and refreshing cold brew style), healthy slow pressed juices, smoothies, craft beers, cocktails, and more. You’ll also find cakes, cookies and other sweets available, or order more substantial fare from The Kitchen Table restaurant, located on the same floor.
Located on the lobby level, The Salon at The Sukhothai Bangkok (13/3 South Sathorn Rd) is a relaxing venue for a coffee, light cocktails, snacks, and afternoon tea. In addition, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—from 2pm till 5pm—there’s a ‘Chocolate Buffet’ on offer (a chocoholic’s dream!) for just B990++ per person.
The recently opened Park Hyatt Bangkok (Central Embassy, 88 Wireless Rd) serves a daily afternoon tea from 2pm till 5pm in the Living Room, the hotel’s sophisticated 9th floor lounge area. Featuring an open-air terrace and flanked by eight-metre high windows, this serene light-filled space will be the perfect spot when tea time beckons. Served with Mariage Frères tea or Illy coffee, and featuring a variety of sweet and or savoury nibbles, the set price is B700++ for one, B1,200++ for two.
For the highest high-tea in town, check out the ‘High Tea Set’ at Vertigo Too, on the 60th floor of the Banyan Tree Bangkok hotel (21/100 South Sathorn Rd). Served from 1pm till 5pm, guests can choose either a pot of tea, or a floral cocktail or mocktail (B1,100++), and even add one glass of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial (B1,299 ++). And to “top” it off, sweet and savoury nibbles and panoramic views of the city.
Deli by Conrad
Unwind at the Conrad Bangkok (87 Witthayu Rd) hotel’s informal Deli by Conrad where a selection of the finest coffees are on offer, alongside an array of healthy sandwiches, rejuvenating fruit juices, delicious cakes, and tempting pastries. Open daily from 10am till 8pm.