Sukhumvit has many excellent places to eat and drink at almost any hour of the day or night. Start your day on just the right note and tuck into a tasty meal at one of the area’s best breakfast and brunch spots.
Cafe, American, Thai, Healthy, $$$
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Health-conscious folk should head to Simple for their morning feed. The organic café offers delicious dishes made using seasonal produce sourced from local farms. The eco-friendly and sustainable
menu includes fare like eggplant shashuka, coconut clam soup, various frittatas, French toast, and a crispy bacon corn hash, which comes with two eggs on top and bread on the side. There’s a wide selection of freshly squeezed juices too, and everything comes beautifully presented to really make your mouth water in anticipation.
Crepes and Co.
Restaurant, French, American, $$$
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The French favourite of crepes
is always a great breakfast or brunch option, with many varieties available to suit all tastes. Sukhumvit’s Crepes and Co. doesn’t disappoint, offering a mean selection of crepes, including savoury and sweet options such as cheese and ham, chocolate spread, banana, and ice cream. It doesn’t stop there though; from pancake towers with fruit and other fillings, eggs and bacon, and pasta dishes, to healthy salads and fruit salads, soups, and more, the six-page menu has something to appeal to all taste buds.
Siam Tea Room
Tea Room, European, Thai, $$$
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Located within the high-class Marriott Marquis Bangkok Queen’s Park hotel, you know that any meal you have at the Siam Tea Room will be top notch. Settle down in elegant surroundings to dine on waffles, scrambled eggs with pork sausage, or a traditional Thai-style breakfast
of prawn omelette. Crisp and colourful salads include herb chicken with papaya salad and sticky rice, spicy eggplant with pork and boiled egg, and spicy glass noodles with pork and prawn. A wide assortment of Thai dishes
is also available.
Cafe, European, American, $$$
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A laid-back restaurant with plenty to tempt you, Roast has a dedicated brunch menu with dishes like eggs Benedict, crab cake Benedict, croque monsieur
, pancakes, and avocado with goats cheese and tomato on rye bread. The Huevos Rancheros – with baked eggs, chorizo sausage, tomato, and tortilla all served in a skillet – is a great way to send hunger packing. There are also seafood
and pasta dishes along with various meaty delights if you wake up feeling especially famished. Wash everything down with a tasty smoothie or a great cup of coffee to put even more of a spring in your step.
Iwane Goes Nature
Restaurant, Japanese, Thai, Ethiopian, $$$
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Iwane Goes Nature is a Sukhumvit
brunch joint that’s perfect for people who want to escape the city’s hustle and bustle and start their day in a natural environment — the leafy patio feels worlds apart from Bangkok’s busy streets. There’s an indoor dining area with large windows if you want to enjoy some cool air conditioning while admiring the views. The fluffy pancakes and home-baked goodies often go down a treat, and there are various Japanese-inspired dishes for a more substantial brunch.
Cafe, American, European, $$$
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Zeno Café is a great place for a budget breakfast or brunch in the Sukhumvit area. Typical breakfast meals, like muesli, fruit salad, eggs, and toast, are available, as well as heartier options like sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and the popular all-day breakfast. Vegetarians have plenty of choices here and there’s a good selection of drinks to accompany your meal. The small café is intimate and friendly and the members of staff will add cheer to your morning with their big beaming smiles
New Yorker Cafe
Cafe, North American, $$$
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With a menu, atmosphere, and appearance that transports you to a family-style diner in the lively heart of the Big Apple
, Sukhumvit’s New Yorker Cafe is a great place to fill up in the morning. The bagels and waffles with maple syrup are great if you want something fairly light, while the American breakfast – complete with chunky fries, eggs, bacon, and toast – is perfect for hungrier patrons. Hotdogs, burgers, and sandwiches are typical American brunch options, or you may be tempted by the spinach and ricotta ravioli, tuna salad, or grilled cheese. If you have space left, the apple pie
is comforting and divine!
Bakery, Restaurant, Thai, American, Vegan, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Healthy, $$$
Inside the cool Brocolli Revolution | © Kelly Iverson
A stylish vegetarian restaurant
in Sukhumvit, Broccoli Revolution focuses on healthy food made from fresh, natural ingredients. The menu features dishes from different parts of the world, including Mediterranean favourites, Thai staples, South American meals, and Western fare. Exciting options that are sure to appeal to your stomach and eyes include the broccoli and quinoa burger served in a charcoal bun with fried root vegetables, the broccoli, apple and walnut salad, Burmese tea leaf salad, and Vietnamese pho
. Meals are available to suit different dietary requirements too, including gluten-free, sugar-free, and soy-free. The dining area features climbing ferns and it’s light and airy.
Cafe, Thai, American, European, $$$
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The Corner is a combination of a cheap and cheerful backpacker
guesthouse and a simply furnished café. Don’t let the basic appearance deter you, though; the food is delicious! The café makes most items fresh on-site, right down to baking its own bread. There are fairly standard breakfast options, like eggs, toast, cereal, and fruit, along with filled ciabattas, BLT sandwiches, and quiche. The specials menu often offers up things that can be rare in the City of Angels
, and fuller meals are available if you’re feeling more than peckish in the morning.
Chu Chocolate Bar and Cafe
Cafe, Dessert, $$$
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If you like to start your days with something sweet, Chu is perfect. The chilled-out café has an assortment of books and free WiFi to keep you occupied while you eat, and you can sip on deliciously creamy hot chocolate and coffees made using beans grown in Chiang Rai
. The cinnamon churros, muffins, cakes, and brownies could be a beautiful breakfast on their own or a little post-brunch treat. Frittatas, omelettes, pancakes, French toast, and eggs Benedict are just a few things you’ll find on Chu’s food menu.