This leafy spot in Sathorn is the first bean-to-bar chocolate cafe in Thailand. Founders (and couple) that birthed this gem are Nuttaya and Paniti Junhasavasdikul, who studied the art of bean-grading from the US and opened their cafe in 2018. Kad Kokoa sources its organic cacao beans from farmers all over Thailand to make desserts and drinks in house. Inside, large windows let in plenty of light and customers can get a taste of the production process at their mini cocoa factory. Besides their own single-origin beans, the couple source from growers across the north, allowing them to explore the varying flavors of the region.
Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 17. Mon-Fri 10:30am-7pm; Sat-Sun 9am-7pm. 083-684-3921
Master chocolatier and pastry chef Sarath Nimlamai has always been fascinated by Thai cacao beans. Before he opened his first shop in 2018, Saruth hosted chocolate-related workshops for choco fans. At his Saphan Kwai shop, Saruth whips up creative yumyums, from truffles and pastries to gateaux and extravagant chocolate sculptures.
19 Soi Suthisan Winitchai, Sutthisarn Rd. Open daily 10am-7pm. 095-536-9248
Named after the technique used to achieve chocolate’s smooth, shiny finish, Tempered is a serious new contender on Bangkok’s cacao scene, all started from the humble beginnings of one passion-driven couple.Their single chocolate drink (B150) menu sources cacao beans from provinces across the country. On our last visit, their single-origin chocolate from Phatthalung was thick, rich, and dark—a decadent mugful with a somewhat fruity and nutty aftertaste. Coffee aficionados will want to opt for their Chocolate Dirty (B160).
59 Prim Raumrudee Soi Ruamrudee 2. Open daily 8am-6pm.
Thai cacao lovers should already know this quality Thai chocolate brand. Though having lost its original flagship store at Khok Wua intersection last year, Paradai still serves award-winning chocolate on the 3rd floor of BACC. Order the signature iced chocolate double dark (B180) or mix and match its five unique and exotic bon bon flavors for B300.
3/F BACC,Open Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. 063-525-5517
Photo: Katie Chocolaterie.
The people behind the buzzing bakery Kenn’s Coffee and Croissant have opened up a new chocolatier in Soi Ari 2, right next to their croissant place. The concept for Katie Chocolatier is rather simple: they want you to forget your table manners so that you can really enjoy their chocolate. Their Hedgehog (B245), like the name suggests, sees hot dark chocolate topped with several pointy chocolate bars, while Spicy Katie (B265) takes inspiration from margaritas rimmed with chili and spice on the glass. There’s also a crispy cookie shot (B85) for either single origin or the special blend cacao.
1/5 Soi Aree 2, Open daily 8am-6pm. 061-401-9141
After seemingly closing for good, Asoke’s beloved Chu is back with a new space in Sukhumvit Soi 31. The new Chu, however, is no longer a cramped cafe belonging to the office building as it now boasts its own pet-friendly backyard garden. Order one of their mellowing gourmet chocolate drinks or go a little bit extra with their Belgian waffles (B240) topped with banana, chocolate chips, salted caramel whipped cream, and dark chocolate gelato.
18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 31, Open Mon 8am-10pm; Wed-Sun 8am-10pm. 091-545-4847
’s founders Nuttaya and Paniti Junhasavasdikul have teamed up with young chefs from Bocuse d’Or Thailand
. The seed of their recent collaboration sprouted into Thailand’s first cacao-centric bistro, 31 Degrees, where they add chocolate and cacao beans into everything. Try Devil May Cry (B260), a ham and cheese muffin stuffed with soft-boiled eggs served with Chanthaburi chocolate barbeque sauce. Alcoholic much? They also whip up cacao cocktails, including Venti Elixir (B350) (gin infused chocolate from Prachuap Khriri Khan, Venti Amaro, bitters, and coconut essence) and Meet Me @31c (B320), a vodka-based cocktail infused with Chiangmai chocolate, toffee nut, cacao, and lemon juice, all topped with foam.
235 5 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Open Tue-Sun 7am-10pm. 081 007 8828