reviewed by : Michael Moore
23 December 2015
Enter any of the three Rocket outlets and you immediately recognize you are in a well-run eating spot; immaculately clean, pleasant (without being overbearing) servers, a menu that makes sense, and most important of all, excellent food.
The Rocket outlet on Sukhumvit Soi 49 is a popular spot for those who love a good, leisurely breakfast. From the relaxed way they interact with the servers, it is obvious most of the customers have been in the restaurant before. In the morning, thanks to the large windows and atrium-like entrance, the interior is bright and airy with a Scandinavian feel emanating from the abundance of white marble and blonde furnishings.
Rocket takes breakfast seriously. The eggs come from free range chickens raised in Hill Tribe areas of Thailand without chemicals and 100% natural organic diets. Pastry products are created in-house each day to insure freshness and quality.
For many, breakfast starts with coffee and Rocket has one of the best selections in town. Selections based on espresso are made with a blend of 100% Arabica from Brazil, Guatemala, Indonesia and Thailand. Single origin “pour over” (drip) coffee (150 baht) is also available, as well Rocket Fuel (105 baht), a cold-pressed coffee that comes in a bottle. A cafe latte is 95 baht and a single shot espresso 75 baht (20 baht more if you opt for a single origin coffee).
The menu features the basic egg dishes, with numerous options available as sides. The Scramble, sour cream scrambled eggs on toasted country rye with spring onion is 165 baht, but the price quickly rises when items like chorizo (75 baht) semi-dried tomatoes (60 baht) or gravlax (75 baht) are added. Rocket’s Benedict (210 baht), the restaurants’ unique take on Eggs Benedict that contains soft-boiled eggs on dark sourdough bread with seasoned hollandaise sauce, rocket leaves, and crispy chorizo is very enjoyable.
There is, of course, much more on the menu, including a delicious Buckwheat waffle (165 baht), served with whipped mascarpone and hot sour berries compote, but you will have to discover them for yourself. We are sure you will find a favorite!