Start your day off right with our guide to the best breakfast places in Bangkok. From a hearty American breakfast to a cup of traditional Thai ice tea, there’s sure to be something that’ll tickle your fancy.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a classic brunch, delectable pancakes or a local favourite serving congee and pork, there are options aplenty for starting your day off the right way at the best breakfast places in Bangkok. Check out our guide to the city’s best cafés, mouthwatering local favourites and coolest coffee shops to head to for a brilliant breakfast.
Wondering where to find the perfect cup of traditional Thai ice tea? This nostalgic café is the place to go. On Luk Yun has been offering its legendary traditional breakfast for over 80 years and little has changed in either its taste or decor. Huddled around this quaint spot’s old, Thai-Chinese-style tables, chairs, and wooden cabinets, you’ll find a mix of young locals, old aunties and inquisitive travellers who all come for its famous tea, served up alongside a variety of breakfasts from Thai-style to American classics.
Insider Tip: Stick to what they do best and order a Thai ice tea and Kaya toast for a taste of the old times. And, for a fully indulgent Saturday, wander across to Bangkok’s first-ever department store The Nightingale Olympic just a few blocks away for some retail therapy afterwards.
Address: 72 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200
Open From: 5:30 am – 3:30 pm
For a breakfast spot bursting with healthy food, head to Broccoli Revolution. Just as you’d expect, the emphasis here is on the veggies with a meat-free menu inspired by delicious dishes from all over the world. With its exposed brick walls, plant-strewn ceiling and bright, airy decor as well as plenty of sustainable touches – think morning glory stems as straws and plant-based food containers – here’s a place that’s good for your stomach and your soul.
Insider Tip: Their Tea Leaves Salad and Broccoli and Quinoa Charcoal Burger are a must.
Address: 899 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Open From: 9 am – 10 pm
This speciality Singaporean café recently opened in Bangkok’s hippest neighbourhood on Charoen Krung Road and has quickly become a favourite hangout around town. Occupying a large space on the ground floor of a corner shophouse that was once a boat repair shop, its stripped-back industrial decor and hearty breakfasts pull the crowds every day of the week. What this place is really known for, however, is its coffee, made with beans sourced all over the world from Chile to El Salvador to Northern Thailand and roasted in-house. With a gorgeous balance between modern comfort and an original, old shophouse vibe that reflects the unique nature of its location, it’s no wonder Sarnies has become a city staple.
Insider Tip: Cool down after a hot day strolling around the city with a refreshing Iced Coconut Long Black made with fresh coconut water.
Address: 101-103 Charoen Krung Road 44 North Sathorn, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Open From: 8 am – 5:30 pm
Joke – Congee & Curry Soup
Every city has a place where the early birds meet the night owls. In Bangkok, that place is Congee & Curry Soup, an under-the-radar local’s favourite serving up classic Thai dishes. Get your morning congee fix alongside a delightful mix of plates from different regions such as Kao Soi in the North and Fermented Sausage from Northeast Thailand as you squeeze in amongst the locals and tourists huddled up in this small, two-story eatery that offers a glimpse of city life alongside its tasty food.
Insider Tip: The Kao Soi and Tom Yum in Coconut may be a spicy start to your morning, but they definitely hit the right spot!
Address: 125/32 ซอย สุขุมวิท 55 Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Open From: 7:30 am – 3 am
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Craving a truly indulgent breakfast? Then you can’t beat a classic American start to the day. Serving up everything from pancakes, pan-fried potatoes, eggs and crispy bacon, this all-day breakfast joint is decked out with strings of fairy lights, vintage posters, wooden tables, and 80’s background music to transport you straight to the States.
Insider Tip: Go big or go home! We recommend also ordering their syrup-drenched French toast to add some sweetness to your day.
Address: 593/27 Sukhumvit Road, 2nd Floor, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Open From: 7 am – 11 pm
For bowls of wholesome goodness, check out Gram. A friendly all-day breakfast place, this restaurant serves up carefully crafted bowls of breakfast classics from smoked salmon and scrambled eggs to Brooklyn-inspired pancakes, fruit bowls, granola and some of the fluffiest pancakes in town. Factor in its colourful decor and you’ll be set to get your Instagram stories rolling.
Insider Tip: For a total treat, try the Banana Caramel Crumble Pancake.
Address: Sereine Residence, 19/9, Soi Sukhumvit 39, Klongton Nua, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Open From: Mon – Fri: 8 am – 6 pm