8 Cafes Singaporeans Visit In Bangkok

Unless you are travelling with people who have zero appreciation for pretty cafes and delicious food in general, you will love Bangkok for its ever-expanding list of hipster cafes and unique restaurants. More so when they are mostly affordable! If your budget for a brunch in Singapore is approx $20 – $30, you’ll have plenty of change with the list of cafes we listed below!

#1. After You

My absolute favorite is the Shibuya Honey Toast. I know it doesn’t look very special but trust me, you’ll never forget how it taste after you take your first bite. I love how the bread is soaked in honey yet it’s still so crispy so outside and chewy on the inside!

Here’s the other item you have to try (and flaunt on your Instagram) if there’s still stomach space – the Thai Tea Kakigori. It’s basically thai milk tea shavings with a thick layer of cream on top. Perfect for a hot day but equally satisfying on a rainy day.

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They have branches in Siam Paragon, CentralWorld and Terminal21 so it’s easy peasy to fit this gem into your itinerary! 

#2. Unfashion Vintage Cafe

Forget about having your daily dose of coffee at Starbucks, have it here instead and you’ll thank us after! In any case, even if you already had your cuppa in the morning, you wouldn’t be able to resist the temptation to have another once you step into this cafe – the aroma of coffee here is irresistible guys.

Instead of pad thai and tom yum soup (which you may need a break from after a while), take your pick from their appetizing list of pastas, pizzas, desserts and even homemadede cakes! The lemon tart is awesome.

It’s a small cafe but this is one of those cafes which you can take things slow and have a lazy afternoon in.

Ekkamai Soi 10, Bangkok (nearest BTS station: Ekkamai)

Opening hours
Monday to Sunday, 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm

#3. Perhaps Rabbits

Lacking Instagram-worthy pictures? You’ll have that settled here. From the super intricate pastries to the place itself (have we mentioned that this place is inspired by Alice In The Wonderland?), there’s nothing you can’t Instagram with.

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Expect to be spoilt for choice when you see their dessert display! Cost-wise, expect anything in between SGD 5 – 10 for the desserts you order. It’s quite a bargain for such an adorable cafe isn’t it?

Eakamai Soi 10 (nearest BTS station would be Eakamai Station, Exit 1). 

Opening hours
Monday to Sunday,9.00 am – 9,00 pm

#4. Karmakamet Diner

If you and your travel buddies are in the mood for a little indulgence, away from the hustle and bustle of the Siam/Prathuwan area, this is the place for you. While they are known for the gorgeous rainbow cotton candy floss dessert below, do you know that they started out as an aromatherapy boutique? That’s right, that means you can spend your afternoon stocking on up on your essential oils when you are done with your chi chi brunch here!

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Back to their food, prices are on the high side (the dessert above costs about SGD15) but they are well worth it. Honestly, these would have cost a lot more in Singapore! Do expect to get a little lost because this place is so well-hidden that even the locals may not have heard of this stunning restaurant.

30/1 Sukhumvit Soi 24 Bangkok (nearest BTS station: Phrom Phong)

Opening hours
Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

#5. Gram Cafe 

If you can love breakfast as much as we do, then Gram is the place for you! They serve breakfast items a l l  d a y  l o n g. That’s not all. Have a health-conscious friend? Don’t fret because there’s food for them here! We heard the acai bowls and quinoa salad are really tasty :p

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But, I’m a pancake monster and look –

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With food looking so good and priced at less than SGD 10 on average, Gram is definitely worth a visit! However, if you are thinking of popping during the hotter months (think March – August), you may want to visit their other branch The EmQuartier instead because there are only outdoor seating at the Sukhumvit Soi 49 branch.

1/F, 49 Terrace, Sukhumvit Soi 49 (nearest BTS station: Thong Lo)

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

#6. Jona’s Waffles

Hands up if you love waffles! While having 3 categories of waffles (savory, sweet and chocolate-based) is nothing new, Jona Waffles specializes in overnight yeast-raised waffles. Now, that sounds new right? What yeast-raised waffles means to waffle lovers like you and me is that you are almost assured of a crispy crust and a fluffy interior. Heaven!

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At about SGD 10 for a waffle like this, take my money!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of stomach space to spare! You can get a plain one in a cute little packet to go, for 80 baht a piece or 120 baht for two too 🙂

Jona Waffle, 2/F, The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17  (nearest BTS station: Thong Lo)

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday to Sunday, 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm

#7. One Ounce For Onion

Don’t worry guys, it’s not all sugar in this post! One Ounce For Onion serves a great mix of sugar and savory so head on here for a hearty breakfast. It’s another one of those hipster cafes hidden in a small lane at Ekkamai (which means it’s quite a bit of a walk from the Ekkamai station), we are glad we persisted!

Look at this:

There’s a bit of shopping to do once you are all filled up!

19/12 Ekkamai 12, Sukhumvit 63 Rd., Klongton Nua (nearest BTS station: Ekkamai)

Opening hours
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

#8. Roast Coffee

This is probably the cafe that started the cafe-hopping craze for Singaporeans in Bangkok few years ago. While their original outlet has shifted to a bigger space at the Commons and there’s a new branch at the much accessible Emquartier now, this still remains one of the cafes we know we can always rely on.

We recommend this cafe if you have a huge group of friends, especially if their expectations for breakfast is very different. From the sweet favorites like french toast and waffles to the savory must-haves such as baked eggs and their signature cheese burger, everyone will be able to find something they like here.


We repeat, no one’s gonna be hungry at Roast!

1st floor, The Helix Quartier, EmQuartier (nearest BTS station: Phrom Phong)

Opening hours
Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Please note the operating hours at their Commons branch is different. 


Is there a cafe that you think should be on this list? Drop us a comment or email us at hello@thetravelzombies.com! With the number of new cafes sprouting out all over Bangkok, we are positive that this list will continue to grow 🙂

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