FEATURE OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2017

Breakfast: Meal of the Champs

BREAKFAST: MEAL OF THE CHAMPS

Breakfast, at least in the Western sense of the word, was long a forgotten item in Bangkok. To be sure, it was available in the pricey buffet restaurants of most of the city's hotels, but it was seldom to be found in stand-alone restaurants. There were a few pubs serving predictable and unimaginative British and American breakfasts, but that was about it.

Thanks to the rapidly evolving culinary scene in Bangkok, this has changed remarkably. Several places have sprung up that specialize in breakfast and some older places have added breakfast items to their menus and now open earlier.

We decided to take a look at some of the breakfasts on offer and report back about what we discovered. Most of the restaurants visited open early and serves the meal before 9:00 a.m. with the exception of the one housed in a mall which opened at 10:00 a.m.

Before looking at specific restaurants, some general observations are in order. We were impressed with what we found. A majority of the restaurants served above average food in pleasant surroundings. In addition, for reasons we can really explain, the service was a cut above what we typically find at other times of the day. Smiles and efficiency were found everywhere and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

We also found the restaurant manager's more passionate about what they are doing than is typical. They were much more approachable than usual and virtually all of them went on at length about their plans for the future and ideas that they had to make things better.

In short, having breakfast out on the town was an enjoyable experience and something we are now determined to do more often, please note that this is just the tip of the iceberg and there are plenty more lovely places for breakfast in the city. 

 

 

Dean & Deluca MahaNakhon Cube
Dean & Deluca Mahanakhon Cube

DEAN & DELUCA MahaNakhon CUBE is the ideal combination between restaurant, cafe and a small gourmet market.

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Tiny Cup
Tiny Cup

Tiny Cup serves up creatively crafted Western homestyle dishes that are prepared with premium quality ingredients.

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Roast (EmQuartier)
Roast

A casual all-day eatery serving up high quality comfort food and specialty coffee.

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Cafe Tartine
Cafe Tartine

If you are looking for a breakfast with French overtones, Cafe Tartine has got to be your choice.

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Black Box Cafe
Black Box Cafe

A cafe that is laid back with a large space for lounging located within the Mahatun Plaza complex that is now filled with a lot of little restaurants and cafes.

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