Nomie Studio's Top Picks: 5 Cafes in Bangkok

There is nothing like a morning coffee to kickstart your day. And what's more exciting than discovering a new favourite spot in town to enjoy it? Here are the best cafes in Bangkok.
Picture this: stepping into a world where the rich scent of freshly ground coffee welcomes you, where each sip of your chosen coffee brings a moment of tranquil bliss, and where the freshly-baked pastry perfectly complements your drink. A great cafe isn't just about coffee; it's a quick escape from the everyday hustle we live in. Lucky for us, Bangkok's cafe scene is ever-growing, offering endless options to find your next coffee haven. Let's dive into the city's latest gems and get your cafe-hopping list updated!

1) Homeland Cafe & Grocer

Nestled in the heart of bustling Bangkok, Homeland Cafe is an extension of the values ingrained in the Thai saying, "farmers are the backbone of our country." This cozy spot goes beyond the traditional cafe experience, embodying a lifestyle rooted in responsible production and consumption. Inspired by the dedication and hard work of Thai farmers, producers, and fishers, Homeland is more than just a cafe / grocery store—it's a commitment to fostering a resilient and equitable food system in Thailand. With every purchase, patrons directly contribute to sustainable rural development, positively impacting the livelihoods of Homeland's partners, their families, and their communities. Step into Homeland and be part of a community that believes in making a difference through conscious choices.

What we love to order from the menu:

Matcha Latte With Oat Milk
Watermelon Cheesecake
Homeland Hotcakes
Homeland Café & Grocer
Open: 8:00am - 6:00pm

2) Karo Coffee Roasters

For those who treasure a truly artisanal coffee experience, Karo Coffee Roasters in Bangkok is a revelation. This place isn't just about serving coffee; it's about crafting an experience. Each bean is selected with care, reminiscent of the attention to detail described in "The World Atlas of Coffee." The ambiance at Karo is as rich and inviting as their brews, offering a serene oasis in the heart of the bustling city. Here, coffee is not just a drink, but a journey of flavors and aromas. Whether you're a seasoned coffee aficionado or just beginning to explore the depths of specialty coffee, Karo Coffee Roasters offers an unforgettable experience that epitomizes the heart of Bangkok's vibrant coffee culture.

What we love to order from Karo:

Magic Hot Coffee
Kubano Sandwich
Karo Coffee Roasters
Open: 6:00am - 6:00pm

3) Polli's

Discover the brunch haven of your dreams at Polli's, a charming cafe that has redefined the brunch scene in Bangkok. With its origins in the Phra Khanong area and now boasting an expanded branch on Soi Sukhumvit 33, Polli's beckons brunch enthusiasts with irresistible offerings. For a hearty brunch experience, savor the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Waffle, featuring generously sized fried chicken on crispy whole wheat waffles complemented by a tangy and spicy sour cream sauce. Conveniently accessible via BTS with parking available, Polli's not only satiates your brunch cravings but also provides a picturesque setting, complete with a photo corner. Embark on a culinary journey at Polli's, where every dish is a delight and every moment is Instagram-worthy.

What we love to order from Polli’s:

Salmon Potato Pancake
Chicken Pesto Sandwich
Cappuccino Hot Coffee
Juice Shot
Open: 8am - 6pm

4) Sarnies

Sarnies in Bangkok is not just a cafe; it's a sensation for the senses, blending a laid-back vibe with robust coffee flavors. Originating from Singapore, this bustling spot in Bangkok's vibrant district captures the essence of a true coffee lover's haven. The beans are roasted in-house, ensuring each cup is as fresh as it gets. Sarnies offers more than just exceptional coffee; its menu is a delightful mix of hearty meals and sweet treats, making it perfect for brunch enthusiasts. The atmosphere here, always buzzing with energy, mirrors the dynamic narratives found in “The Art and Craft of Coffee.” Sarnies is more than a stop; it's an experience, embodying the spirit of Bangkok's eclectic and ever-evolving coffee scene.

What we love to order from the menu:

Pastrami Bagel
Messy Omelette
Tom Yum Eggs Benedict
Iced Coconut Long Black
Open: 7:00am - 10:30pm

5) Toby's

Toby's in Bangkok is a gem for those who appreciate the finer things in life, particularly excellent coffee and a serene ambiance. Nestled in a more tranquil part of Bangkok, Toby's offers a respite from the city's frenetic pace. The coffee here is carefully crafted, with attention paid to every detail, from bean selection to brewing techniques, echoing the artisanal approach detailed in “The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee.” The cafe's interior is stylish yet inviting, making it a perfect spot for leisurely mornings or quiet afternoons. Toby's not only serves exceptional coffee but also a variety of gourmet meals and pastries, each dish as delightful and sophisticated as their brews. It stands as a testament to Bangkok's diverse and mature coffee culture.

What we love to order from the menu:

Egg Mikado
Plant Based Protein Overnight Oats - Matcha Coconut
Australian Iced Coffee
Open: 9:00am - 4:30pm