Looking for somewhere in Bangkok to take away the mid-morning munchies or catch up with friends over great food? Start your day with a full stomach and lots of energy with a visit to one of these top places for brunch.
Located in trendy Ekkamai, Bourbon Street specialises in Creole and Cajun fare. Offering genuine Louisiana dishes, made with fresh ingredients, and warm New Orleans hospitality, be transported to the other side of the world via your senses. Grab a seat downstairs, surrounded by bare bricks and wood panelling, or head up to the mezzanine level to watch people coming and going. The menu is extensive with lighter bites like steak and eggs, omelettes, pancakes, and a tortilla laden with refried beans, cheese, eggs, and salsa to tempt you. The soups and gumbos are flavourful and comforting. Meat lovers are sure to relish the sausage plates, Cajun chicken, and sausage-topped red beans and rice, while seafood fans can sink their teeth into Cajun-style shrimp, crawfish, snapper, and fish fillets. Round off with some apple pie bread pudding, or cheesecake.
Gram Café can be found close to the riverside in historic Rattanakosin, with many major attractions within easy reach. An ideal stop before hitting the likes of the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, the café is a top place for a healthy and filling brunch followed by lots of sweet treats. It has an air of New York’s Brooklyn, with gleaming white tiles and polished steel. Bagels, burgers, pancakes, pasta, bacon and eggs, and granola are just a few items you’ll find on the menu. The scones with homemade jam, cakes, and cookies are perfect if you have any space left, and all dishes come beautifully presented.
Café Tartine is close to Phloen Chit BTS station and just a short walk from the lush Lumphini Park. Offering a taste of France in the heart of bustling Bangkok, choose to sit inside in air conditioned comfort or soak up some sun on the patio. A brunch of wine and cheese can go down a treat and other popular options include crepes with assorted fillings, burgers, eggs Benedict, quiche, omelettes, salads, and sandwiches. A top spot for families, the kids’ meals are sure to keep your children happy. Chocolate mousse, crème brulee, and lemon meringue pie are just a few dessert options that may catch your eye and entice you to stay for longer in the friendly atmosphere.
If you’re craving Thai hotpot, Ducki Suki is a great place for brunch. A fantastic brunch spot for friends and families who want to dine leisurely while chatting, weekends are especially great for kids when a clown and other performers make an appearance. A long-established Bangkok favourite, pop your meat, vegetables, and noodles into the broth and wait for a few minutes as everything cooks right in front of your eyes. The succulent roasted duck is a crowd pleaser and the dim sum never disappoints. There’s a large selection of Thai desserts to enjoy too.
Located within the high-end shopping mall of Central Embassy, The Girl and The Pig is styled like an American farmhouse and has a relaxed vibe. The chef uses fresh ingredients to produce rustically presented bistro-style meals. Whet your appetite with sautéed mussels, a meat platter, or grilled chicken with tzatziki sauce before tucking into a fresh and crunchy salad, sausage or steak with eggs, a burger, poached eggs with mushroom, a waffle, or a tuna melt. There’s a kids’ menu, a wide selection of desserts, and an extensive drinks list with various fruity teas, wines, and juices.
A cute and intimate spot in Ari, Lilou Café has a mouthwatering selection of healthy dishes that are either vegetarian or vegan. Everything is homemade, vegetables are organic, and the coffee comes from beans grown by Northern Thailand’s ethnic hill tribe communities. From Burmese tea leaf salad and avocado omelette, to rice with pumpkin, stir-fried cauliflower curry, and topped tortillas, there’s something to tickle all fancies on the creative menu. Don’t forget to take a peek at the dessert menu too. Regular events are hosted at the café and you’ll find it within the grounds of the popular Yard Hostel.
Hankering after an authentic, New York-style bagel filled with all manner of delicious delights? Head to BKK Bagel Bakery! The deli, owned by a Thai and American team, makes its own bagels and breads fresh in house. From turkey, ham, and tuna to eggs, salmon, and roast beef, there’s an enticing bagel for all. You can also relish tasty salads and sandwiches and treat yourself to pecan pie, brownies, apple pie, and more to round off your brunch. Sip a cup of hot coffee, made using Thai-grown beans, for your morning caffeine hit.
Greyhound Café is a popular chain, with several branches across Bangkok and farther afield. The Bangkok-born chain has plenty of international appeal! Spending a day shopping? Check out the outlet within the Siam Center. Combining fashion and dining, Greyhound Café is especially loved by the style conscious. When it comes to soups, offerings like French onion, creamy mushroom, and garden vegetable are hearty and comforting. There are inventive salads, such as seared steak, melon and ham, and pumpkin and tofu, as well as sandwiches, burgers, noodle dishes, and plates of filling pasta. There’s a wide vegetarian selection too.
Located in Sathorn, Kai New Zealand is a top place for a Kiwi brunch in Bangkok. Whether you’re a New Zealander craving a taste of home or want to travel the world through your tastebuds, the Full Kiwi Breakfast will set you up nicely for the day ahead. With eggs cooked just how you like them, New Zealand lamb sausage, bacon, baked beans, hash browns, tomato, mushrooms, and toast, there’s no need to walk away hungry! Omelettes, sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers, and pizzas are also available. When it comes to the crowd-pleasing fish and chips, opt for cod, snapper, or hake accompanied by thick Kiwi chips, a crisp salad, or other side dish.
On Lok Yun is a cosy spot where you can sit for hours over a cup of coffee and soak up the olde-worlde ambience. In operation for around 80 years, the walls would surely have plenty of tales to tell if they could speak! It’s a great place if you want a casual vibe and to indulge in a spot of people-watching in a place that feels charmingly like it’s stuck in a time warp. Serving basic soul food for reasonable prices, items include thick buttered toast slathered in sweet condensed milk, ham and eggs, omelettes, and Thai sausage served with a fried egg.
Close to popular tourist attractions like the Grand Palace and the Museum of Siam, Farm to Table Organic Café is a fabulous place for health-conscious travellers to enjoy brunch in Bangkok’s old area of Rattanakosin. The café does what its name says: it brings fresh and wholesome produce straight from the fields and onto your plate. The café has its own farm in Northern Thailand and also sources sustainable produce from other Thai organic farms. The menu may be small, but the tasty dishes are sure to satisfy, and the homemade ice cream comes in a range of exciting flavours, including sesame seed and pumpkin.