Australian Michael Conkey’s farmers’ market favorite turned hidden Ekkamai enclave is the perfect spot to start your day wita daily-baked crusty baguettes (B120) and buttery brioche (B380). What sets this place apart from your Amantees and your Maison Jean Phillipes, however, are unbeatable Aussie staples like sausage rolls (B120) and meat pies (B180). We’re also partial to the plump meatballs (B180/4pcs)—perfect for sandwiching between a ciabatta (B160). Keep an eye out for recurring picnics.
72 Ekamai Soi 22, 083-040-5911. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
This cozy cottage-style cafe is all about homemade mini croissants and doughnuts. Best-sellers include the salted egg lava and mushroom cream mini-croissants, but those looking for sweet treats should turn to the lemon cream and crumble doughnuts, washed down with an iced mocha or dark chocolate.
384/1 Ekkamai Soi 24, 062-293-6464. Open daily 7am-7pm
Ekkamai’s white-flushed home of Melbourne-style coffee culture relocated just up the road from its former home in Tai Ping Tower. Now with its very own standalone spot, the white decor and scientific coffee prep remains—try Single Origin of the Day (B150)—but cakes and pastries are now all made in-house. Cure your hangover with their Home Full Breakfast (B360) that comes with scrambled eggs, feta, grilled mushroom, bacon, baby cos, tomato, and avocado.
6-7/888 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai), 098-831-6009. Open daily 7:30am-4:30pm
All whitewashed walls, raw concrete floors, and custom wooden furniture, this sleek cafe attached to hipster-favorite boutique Onion pulls in a fashion-forward crowd with its pastas, baked egg dishes and waffles. The weekend heats up with rotating specials like a Farmer’s Hamburg served up in a hot pan. You can always rely on the beans of Brave Roasters, whether used in classic coffee offerings or put to work in more tropical-leaning experimental forms. The cafe is also teaming up with the people behind Brassica's decadent fried donuts, so head there early before they sell out.
19/12 Ekkamai Soi 12, 02-116-6076. Open daily 9am-6pm.
This new cafe took over an old house with a stone backyard in Pridi Banomyong Soi 25, turning it into a homey eat-and-chill space. Of course, with such a beautiful space comes a lot of Instagramers. However, the food and coffee here are actually pretty decent, unlike some other Instagram cafes we could mention. An iced Americano will set you back B100. Our favorite, chicken liver pate (B165), comes with cream cheese, strawberry jam, and sourdough.
155 Pridi Banomyong Soi 25, 065-098-8974. Open Mon-Wed 8:30am-5:30pm; Fri-Sun 8:30am-5:30pm