Tucked away less than a 15-minute walk from Phrom Phong station is a double-story white shop front that looks as if it belongs on a Parisian street. Covered in greenery and with small windows spanning the entire front of the building it’s too pretty to miss. Walking into the building we’re greeted by the smiling chef, who tells us the owner got the inspiration for Brekkie from cafés in Melbourne when he studied there a few years ago.
Crates of pineapples and bananas line the entrance, and old antique typewriters, clocks and vintage lights cover the shelves on the bottom floor. The building is high ceilinged, white bricked with wooden posts. Tiny pot plants hang from the ceilings and line every bench top. We’re taken up to a second level where you can sit on benches and look down onto the café.
But that’s not where we’re sitting – our waiter takes us up to another level and seats us on wooden tables in front of big swings which look down onto to the street (picture the swings at Serotonin cafe in Melbourne). Along the window sill is about 15 different baskets and pot plants of the most beautiful peonies and roses in every colour.
After finally getting over how much we’re already in love with the interior we get to the menu, which is great because it has such a large selection of vegan and gluten free options. For me it’s easy; I came here for my usual – an acai bowl. For my friend Char it’s harder – she’s a savoury girl and loves greens at brekky time (although I managed to talk her into getting a spirulina smoothie bowl).
This café seriously has it all: from the smoothie bowl section you can choose from acai, cacaonana, maca or spirulina. The rest of the menu has essential staples like avocado on toast, baked eggs, French toast, granola and cacao pancakes. There’s a whole section dedicated to quinoa as well as a salad bowl section.
The drinks are even more elaborate: on top of good coffee you can choose from a whole selection of iced tea pots – with flavours like organic green tea, roasted organic jasberry rice butterfly pea and pandanus (that’s one drink), as well as a cacao drink (my favourite) and a matcha latte.
Brekkie seriously has it all. From a killer menu and great service, to the the sheer attention to detail in every corner of the cafe – if you’re hunting for a wicked brunch spot in Bangkok this is a must.
Location: 6/9 Soi Promsri Sukhumvit 39.
Price: around $15-18 for a meal and coffee.
This article is part of my food safari series around Thailand and Vietnam – for other restaurant and cafe suggestions in Bangkok check out A Foodies Guide to Bangkok.
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