Happy Saturday, Sukhumvit!
What’s better than starting off the weekend with a good dose of brunch?
We’re talking thick rashers of bacon, steaming sausages, creamy egg scramble, a rich cup of coffee and – sod it – a few Mimosas for good measure.
Whether you’re catching up with pals, soaking up the excess of the night before or simply feeling in the mood to indulge, brunch is always a good idea.
Sukhumvit’s no stranger to brunch haunts; here’s our round-up of the best.
The American chain on the ground floor of Emquartier is always reliably busy for weekend brunch and we know why: delicious dishes and American-size portions! What’s On Suk favourites include the All American Griddle (a full breakfast plus an American pancake) and the avocado, egg, asparagus and bacon. YUM.
Phrom Phong / Thonglor
Roast is one of the most humming restaurant branches in Bangkok and its breakfast menu is one of our absolute favourites. Sure, it’s full of the usual classics, but it’s also got a good round-up of some more unusual dishes – Crab Cake Benedict, Corned Beef Hash, Corn and Zucchini Fritters, and – our favourite – Huevos Rancheros.
As you can probably guess from the name, Tribeca Restobar is a wannabe New York eatery, serving up delicious American dishes and artisanal coffees. Chicken and waffles, omelettes, grilled cheese, bagels – you name it, they’ve got it.
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Kuppa import coffee beans from all over the world and serve up one of the most delicious cups of java in Bangkok. They also serve their breakfast menu all day, which includes pancakes, omelettes, Eggs Benedict and their signature Kuppa breakfast: two eggs any style, bacon, ham, sausage, grilled tomato and caramelised onion.
Chu terms itself as a ‘chocolate bar and cafe’, which should indicate that it’s the go-to spot for desserts for many a Bangkokian. On their breakfast menu, the fluffy pancakes and delectably wicked French toast stand out, while those after a super sweet treat can’t go wrong with the intensely rich hot dark chocolate and marshmallows.
Thonglor / Ekkamai
The Coffee Club is one of Thailand’s most underrated cafe chains, particularly when it comes to brunch. You might have to queue for a table at the weekend but those creamy eggs and sublime coffee (UTZ certified, natch) are definitely worth it. The roasted field mushroom with truffle scrambled egg is not to be missed.
Hidden down a subsoi on Sukhumvit 31 is the brilliant Simple: an organic cafe and grocers serving up delicious breakfasts (and more!) every day. This is definitely the brunch choice of the health-conscious foodie and they even have a variety of cold-pressed juices on hand for you to get your fruit fix. Weekend specials are common with past favourites including banana, quinoa, oat and walnut muffin. But fear not; they serve up a mean full English if you want something a tad more sinful!
Asok / Thonglor
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Rocket is a firm favourite among the Bangkok brunch crowd, thanks in part to its fantastic artisanal coffee (check out the flat whites and thank us later) and some more than competent chefs in the kitchen. Whether you want pastries, eggs Benedict or healthy bites like black rice porridge, you’ll be satisfied at Rocket.
Eatdustry trade in cute eats – the 3D ‘bear’ latte and red velvet waffles are particular highlights – but the food is tasty enough to back up the kitsch aesthetics. They host plenty of promotions throughout the year too; for instance, customers ordering off the breakfast menu in the Christmas period last year enjoyed access to the all-you-can-eat bread and yoghurt bar.
What’s your pick for the best brunch on Sukhumvit?