Bangkok’s coffee scene is buzzing, with new cafés opening up every day. For a guaranteed quality daily dose of caffeine, here is our guide to the best coffee shops in Bangkok.
It’s no secret that Bangkokians love their coffee. On Instagram, searching up #bkkcafé yields over 300,000 results, and it seems like a new coffee shop opens up every weekend. Not sure where to start with such a wide selection? We’ve rounded up the best coffee shops in Bangkok for you to check out.
If your ideal coffee shop is a cosy neighbourhood spot where your baristas remember exactly how you like your flat white, look no further than Luka. With their impressive array of handpicked local coffee, single-origin cold brews, in-house tea blends, and punchy cocktails, you’ll easily find a drink to fit your tastes. Though they are most famous for their breakfast burritos, Luka’s whole menu strikes the perfect balance between comforting and healthy, made with local and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Insider Tip: Try out Luka’s silky-smooth iced matcha latte for a refreshing caffeine boost
Address: 64/3 Thanon Pan, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 (click here for other locations)
Opens at: 9am
Price range: 85 – 150 THB
A popular Instagram stop, La Mesa offers New Mexico-inspired furnishings and fanciful coffee creations. The airy space is awash in natural light, with curvy pink interiors, blonde wood tables and enough plants to open a small nursery. La Mesa has also collaborated with Hands and Heart, a local Bangkok roastery, on two signature house blends. For some sustenance to go with your coffee, have a look at their all-day brunch menu.
Insider Tip: Need a gift for the eco-conscious coffee lover in your life? La Mesa’s cold brew concentrate comes in generously sized glass bottles, which can be recycled and repurposed, or refilled with a 50% discount.
Address: 7/2 Soi Sukhumvit 68, Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok 10260
Opens at: Mon – Wed 8am; Thu – Sun 7:30am
Price range: 70 – 160 THB
Sometimes I Feel is not your average coffee shop. Quirky, cosy, and decidedly unique, this is the perfect spot for a catchup with a friend, study session, or late-afternoon coffee date. Settle in amongst the Star Wars memorabilia and funky artwork to examine their menu, sorted by how their specialty coffee will make you feel. Since 2018, the owners have prided themselves on adding a little magic to each drink, with offerings such as the “Sleepwalk”, a 3-layer shakerato that combines citrus and mixed berry juices with espresso, and the “Tainted Love”, which blends rose tea, rose jelly, and fizz with their house cold brew for a fragrant caffeine fix.
Insider Tip: Be sure to try out their caffeinated cocktails for a unique pick me up. We recommend the “Like a G6”, Sometimes I Feel’s signature cloud espresso martini.
Address: 5/1 Sukhumvit 31, Klongtoey, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Opens at: Tue-Fri 9:30am; Sat-Sun 10am
Price range: 85 – 195 THB
Satisfy your cravings for a change of scenery with a trip to this charming coffee shop. Caffè Olives is an Italian oasis nestled in Thonglor, complete with rustic wood furnishings, lush greenery, and, of course, very strong coffee. You can’t go wrong with their classic espresso, but they have also made a name for themselves with their rosemary caffe latte, which blends hand-picked Thai Arabica beans with the aromatic herb for a truly transcendent coffee experience. Drinks aside, the well-curated menu focuses on recipes that allow their seasonal, locally-farmed ingredients to shine. Their beautifully maintained garden is the perfect place for a post-meal stroll.
Insider Tip: Don’t leave without picking up a bag of their signature olive oil granola, freshly made in-house every week, the perfect accompaniment to your morning brew.
Address: 4 Soi Napha Sap 2, Bangkok 10110
Opens at: 9am
Price range: 80 – 140 THB