Bangkok is not just about delicious Thai cuisine and furious shopping. Reserve one of your morning (after you are done ransacking Platinum Mall & Chatuchak Weekend Market) to chill, relax and enjoy a leisure brunch at Roast Coffee & Eatery. Located at SeenSpace – a rather upmarket lifestyle mall for the more affluent crowd in Bangkok, this is one of the best weekend brunch cafes in Bangkok. Of course, the presence of Mr Jones’ Orphanage Cafe added an additional perk to visiting this far-flung cafe.
Sporting an industrial look with brick and glass facade, metal pipes and high ceiling, this popular cafe is frequented by young couples, families and large groups of friends.
There are plenty of comfy seats inside the air conditioned area but you can alway choose to dine al-fresco along the front balcony.
The scent of freshly brewed coffee was particularly welcoming. We love the adorable giant teddy bear that stand guard over the attractive dessert and pastry display.
Diners are given the option of bringing home the cafe’s daily bakes after their brunch.
If you are swinging by over the weekends, be sure to come early. We were pretty lucky to be comfortably seated after just a short 5 minutes wait. The cafe newsletter doubles up as the menu, entertaining diners while the food gets prepared. We are reading their third issue!
Feeling famished, my cousins could not wait for the mains to be served. We grabbed a Bread Loaf off teddy’s watch for 56 Baht. The wonderful staff threw the loaf into the oven, slice it up and served the hot, crispy dough with generous helping of butter on the side!
As we nibbled on our bread, I took a 360 look around the cafe’s interior. I love the ambience and can imagine myself happily spending an afternoon crafting my next travel post on Macbook Air while sipping one of their award winning coffee – they are the winner of the National Barista Championship 2012.
My cousin’s Classic Nicoise Salad (340 Baht) was the first to be served. The grilled tuna was served with boiled potato, green beans, eggs, tomatoes, black olives, parsley & doused with red wine vinegar dressing.
It’s not tough to tell that my cousin loved the look of her salad. Tuck in!
Smoked Salmon with Rosti (320 Baht) consisted of a generous serving of smoked salmon, capers, homemade potato cake and lemon creme fraiche served with green salad came next.
See how they have thoughtfully placed the lemon inside a tiny mashed pouch to prevent untidy squirts.
Compared to both their orders, my Classic Egg Benedict (240 Baht) looked a little boring. The taste was no surprise and the hollandaise sauce seem to have solidified on my eggs. I preferred the sauce to be smooth and creamy.
I was initially gloating over my other cousin’s Crab Cake Benedict (350 Baht). Consisting of just a tiny piece of crab meat pattie, poached egg, grilled asparagus, tomato, potato rosti, onion jam & hollandaise sauce, I doubt the serving will fill anyone up. I soon changed my mind, the crab cake was unbelievably amazing. Good things come in small packages….
As we were leaving the cafe for cakes, this poster caught our eyes. Inspiring but they are often easier said than done.
On its own, the cafe may not be a substantial reason for you to go out of your way for brunch. However with Mr Jones’ Orphanage located at the same venue, a brunch at Roast followed by cakes & coffee at Mr Jones’ becomes a very attractive proposition. SeenSpace, an upmarket lifestyle mall along Thong Lor Soi 13 is tough to access without a car. You can either grab a cab from BTS Thong Lor or Sukhumvit area. Here’s the full information of the cafe:
Roast Coffee & Bakery
Address: 2/F Seenspace, Thonglor 13, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Operating Hours: 10am – 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 9am – 12.30am (Fri – Sat) & 9am – 11pm (Sunday)
Tel: +66 2 185 2865
Facebook Fan Page: roastbkk
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