While it’s relatively easy to get around in Bangkok, here’s to making cafe hopping easier in Bangkok. All the cafes on this list is situated within a 30 minutes from Platinum Fashion Mall, one of the biggest shopping mall and most popular tourist attraction in Bangkok, Thailand.

Here are the best cafes in Bangkok that’s located in the city center, near Platinum Mall.

1. 28ml Speciality Coffee & Tea Bar @The Platinum

Photo: 28ml Speciality Coffee & Tea Bar

Conveniently located inside Platinum Fashion Mall, 28ml Speciality Coffee & Tea Bar provides a quick coffee (and tea) fix.

The cafe is designed for takeaway, but they do have a small area facing the counter for diners to sit and chill with their coffee. If it’s crowded, you can simply get the coffee to-go and sit at one of the many benches inside the mall.

28ml offers three blends: their 2AM is a blend of Thai and Brazil beans, 3AM features Guatemalan, Columbian and Thai, and 4AM comprises Kenyan, Colombian, Ethiopian and Brazilian. Their flavour profiles are nutty, floral and fruity respectively.

Coffee drinkers can opt for their signature Dirty Coffee (100 baht), which has a relatively mellower taste. Alternatively, a more unique drink is the Cappuccino On Fire (80 baht), which is an iced cappuccino drizzled with caramel, and fire (yes, the barista sets it aflame) to increase the aroma of the drink.

Speciality Coffee & Tea Bar

Location: 155 10 Asok Montri Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 92 586 2495
Opening hours: 
Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-3pm

Located: Inside Platinum Fashion Mall

2. host x AMBER

host X AMBER is a cafe that’s in collaboration with Amber Coffee Brew, a Hong Kong roastery that is bequeathed the title “Top 4 world Barista Champion”.

It’s located on the first floor of Zen Department Store at Central World. While many may have the misconception that cafes in shopping malls tend to look commercial, host x AMBER is not the case. While not as fancy as floral cafes or Victorian-themed cafe, this cafe has a cosy interior that is also photogenic — modern furniture, minimalistic decor, and a large glass window for that perfect natural lighting.

There’s no doubt that their coffee is of high quality too. But if you’re looking to excite your taste buds, we recommend their signature Amber (450 baht). Gesha coffee, roasted by AMBER, mixed with pineapple juice and smoked earl grey tea. While slightly pricier, this was an experience that only host X AMBER could provide.

Click here to read our full review.

host X AMBER

Location: 1F Central department Store at Central World 4, 4/5 Rajdamri Road Pathumwan, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Opening hours:  
Mon-Fri: 9am-6:30pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-7:30pm

Located: 7 minute drive/10 minute walk from Platinum Fashion Mall

3. The Cassette Coffee Bar

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The Cassette Coffee Bar is decked in pink, and I mean literally. The entire space is literally covered in pink. The ceilings and walls are metal pink. The stools are pink. Even the espresso machine is pink.

With that being said, you have to get the Pink Lemonade (120 baht) to complete the look.

But, if you’re just looking for a cup of coffee to enjoy, their espresso-based drinks start from 90 baht. Two types of coffee beans are available at The Cassette Coffee Bar: a chocalate-y blend of Ethiopia, Brazil and Thai, and a single origin from Chiang Mai that boasts a floral profile.

A small selection of bakes are also available.

The Cassette Coffee Bar

Location: 264/4 Siam Square Soi 3, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Opening hours: 10am-8pm

Located: 7 minute drive/10 minute walk from Platinum Fashion Mall

4. B-Story

Interior of B Story Restaurant and Cafe. European vintage church aesthetics
B-Story outlet at the outskirts of Bangkok, en route to Khao Yai

B-Story Garden & Cafe is a three-storey vintage restaurant with an enchanted apple garden that is straight out of a fairytale.

The high ceiling, arch windows, brick walls, and extravagant chandeliers give off a European vintage vibe, with beautiful Instagrammable moments at almost every corner.  However, the interior isn’t the only part that’s Instagrammable about the cafe.

Order an iced drink and top up 20 baht for an adorable 3D art. We got us a little bear-rabbit creature.

Their menu also includes a wide variety of cakes and pastries Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake, Blueberry Cheese Pie, Thai Tea Crepe Cake at an average of 145 baht per slice. 

The cafe also serves a range of decently-priced western thai fusion dishes such as Tom Yum Pasta, Crispy Duck Salad, Basil Fried Rice, Burgers and Steaks, priced at 200-350 baht per dish.

Click here to read out full review.

Location: 89/70 Phaya Thai Rd, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm 

Located: 4 minutes drive/13 minutes walk from Platinum Fashion Mall

5. Caturday Cat Cafe

Photo: The Neighbors Cat

This is for the cat lovers.

Caturday Cat Cafe is tucked in an alley beside Phaya Thai. To enter, all you have to do is order a drink or food item per person, which averages at 120 baht. It’s very affordable, especially since there is no time limit to your visit.

The cat cafe in Bangkok houses many breeds of cat — they have 40, but only 20 are allowed to roam each time. Most reviews agree that they’re generally friendly to humans. Regardless, the staff would assist with playtime.

Surprisingly, the food, such as the Thai Crepe Cake (138 baht), and Cheese and Bacon Spring Rolls (128 baht), were above average.

Caturday Cat Cafe

Location: 10400, 89/70 Phaya Thai Rd, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 656 5247
Opening hours: 
Monday: Closed
Tue-Fri: 12-9pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-9pm

Located: 4 minutes drive/10 minutes walk from Platinum Fashion Mall

6. Sretsis Parlour

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To experience the royal life for the day, visit Stretsis Parlour, a cafe at Central Embassy.

Stretsis is originally a women’s apparel brand, which later expanded to include a cafe concept. The interior design matches the style of their dresses — vintage and posh, with a hint of Victorian.

There are various Instagrammable spots in the cafe, such as the intricate pink door, spiral staircases, chandeliers, and a pink velvet princess bed.

The food looks just as gorgeous, with six high tea sets to choose from starting from 550 baht. Their menu comprises of chunky macarons, elaborately-designed cakes, and a Surprise Coffee, which is a cup of latte with a random latte art design.

Stretsis Parlour

Location: Central Embassy, Level 2 Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 160 5875
Opening hours:
10am-8pm

Located: 7 minutes drive/13 minutes walk from Platinum Fashion Mall

7. Pompano Roasted Cafe 

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Pompano Roasted Cafe is founded by Patcharameth “X” Napasinchaibu, the owner of a vintage emporium. To ensure a new experience every visit, X updates the interior every month with new vintage furniture and decor he has collected.

The aesthetic is a mix of vintage and industrial, and X’s unique vintage decors make for a good backdrop for photos. But what about the food?

The menu is simple, comprising coffee brewed from their HOF Blend which is a mix of Arabica beans from Brazil, Indonesia and Dai Chaang. There is also a selection of single origins.

The interesting thing about the coffee here is that it’s pulled with a fully-manual espresso machine — La Marzocco Leva. So when you’re there, remember to experience the brewing process as well, as most modern-day cafes have converted to a semi-automatic machine for convenience.

If you’re tired of a basic Latte (100 baht), spice it up with a drizzle of honey — Dark Honey (140 baht). Alternatively, opt for non-caffeinated options such as Ruby Mint (140 baht) or Black Cocoa (100 baht).

Pompano Roasted Cafe

Location: Pompano Roasted Cafe, The Camp Vintage Flea Market, 482 Kamphaeng Phet Soi 1, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 086 507 1755
Opening hours: 

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thu: 10am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-10pm

Located: 11 minute drive/49 minute walk from Platinum Fashion Mall

8. ICI.BKK

Photo: ICI.BKK

For the most exquisite entremets in Thailand, you have to visit ICI.BKK.

ICI.BKK is located a 10-minutes walk from Terminal 21, and it’s founded by Arisara ‘Paper’ Chongphanitkul, an acclaimed dessert chef.

Her latest creation features a Singaporean classic — the Chilli Crab (450 baht). Made to look just like a giant crab pincer with drizzles of chilli sauce, this mind-boggling dessert is actually made out of calamari mousse, coconut streusel, and coffee caramel. But, savoury elements, such as chilli sauce, salty egg crumbs and tomato sponge cake are added to mimic the sweet and salty flavours of the actual dish.

ICI.BKK

Location: 24 Sukhumvit Soi 27, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 007 3113
Opening hours:
10am-6pm (closed on Monday)

Located: 15 minutes drive/59 minutes walk from Platinum Fashion Mall

9. Pressed Cafe

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Pressed Cafe is a minimalistic industrial cafe.

They pay close attention to the details — styling their drinks with tweezers like posh restaurants do, and designing their menu like a lifestyle magazine. But that doesn’t mean they’re lacking in terms of quality.

For starters, their House Blend is a mix of whiskey barrel-aged coffee from Vietnam and Thailand. You can taste whiffs of scotch mixed with black tea and stone fruits, and the espresso-based coffee starts from 60 baht.

Straying away from the classics are the Black Orange (90 baht) and Black Lemonade (100 baht), which are concentrated cold brew with orange juice, and cold brew with crafted honey lemon syrup and sparkling mineral water respectively.

You could also add pistachio milk for 15 baht, one of the most unique add-ons I’ve seen in a coffee shop.

They also have signature drinks such as Kandy Fog (90 baht), which uses Ceylon and earl grey tea as the base, before sweetening it with vanilla and lavender.

Pressed Cafe also serves a small selection of bakes such as Black Brownie (60 baht) and Strawberry Mousse (100 baht).

Pressed Cafe

Location: 61/120 Rama IX Soi 7, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand
Tel: +66 96 834 8461
Opening hours: 
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm

Located: 15 minute drive/51 minute walk from Platinum Fashion Mall

10. Karmakamet Diner

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It started as an essential oils shop, but later expanded to include a restaurant.

Karmakamet Diner takes on the appearance of an enchanted mystical garden, with its brick walls, greenhouse-looking roof, and array of fauna.

They specialise in western food, some incorporating Asian elements, such as the Slow Braised Beef Cheeks (1,390 baht), Lobster Plate (1,590 baht) and Handmade Fettuccine in Uni Sauce (900 baht).

For the gram, Strawberry In The Clouds (390 baht) is the most popular item on the menu. It’s served with a giant rainbow cotton candy, with a cup of deconstructed strawberry shortcake within.

Karmakamet Secret World

Location: Karmakamet Diner, 30, 1 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 262 0700
Opening hours: 
10am-8pm

Located: 19 minute drive/59 minute walk from Platinum Fashion Mall\

11. The Blooming Gallery

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The furthest cafe from Platinum Fashion Mall, The Blooming Gallery makes the trip worth it with its Instagrammable floral aesthetics. 

With a glass roof, brick walls and flowers lining up the interior of the cafe, it’s feels like you’re dining in a greenhouse. 

According to the cafe owners, the interior design and dishes are inspired by Claude Monet, a French impressionist artist. For example, named after his famous artwork, A Path in the Forest (380 baht) is a matcha mousse soft cheesecake made up of four layers: soft cheesecake, matcha mousse, crispy cereals and fresh creams. For theatrics, the staff will top it off with matcha powder when serving.

The Blooming Gallery

Location: 8 ทองหล่อ 88/1 Thong Lo 8 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 063 5508
Opening hours:
10:30am-8pm

Located: 20 minute drive from Platinum Fashion Mall

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