I mean, who doesn’t roast their own beans?

Bangkok is busy, hectic, humid, and intense – and when you’re out pounding the streets, seeing the sights or shopping the markets, there’s just no escaping it. That is until you walk into a cool, chic coffee shop serving refreshing drinks, excellent coffee and perhaps even some quality food, pastries and cakes. Whether it’s for a quick iced latte to-go or a long lazy morning to relax, these coffee shops will please even the most high brow, single origin, organic coffee fans.

Rocket Coffeebar S.12

Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, this modern coffee shop can be found in Silom and has a friendly atmosphere with a European feel. You can’t go wrong with any of the coffee choices, whether it’s a flat white, iced latte, or one of their specials like the dark chocolate and orange iced coffee. But, if you’re feeling really thirsty it’s hard to beat ‘the hydration’ – coconut water with fresh mint, cucumber and watermelon. They also do a tasty, natural food menu.

Roots Coffee

A lot of care goes into each cup of coffee here, and you’d be hard pressed to get away with just ordering “a coffee”. From farming to house roasting beans, every detail is thought out with care. The baristas are extremely knowledgeable, maybe even borderline nerdy and are always happy to talk coffee – with your coffee. With three locations in Bangkok, you’ll hopefully find yourself close enough to try at least one.

Theera Healthy Bake Room

If you’re health conscious or have special dietary requirements, then this is definitely the place in Bangkok for you. There’s vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and more, but fortunately – not flavor free. The exquisite coffee is enhanced by an extensive list of alternative milks, creams and other substitutes, and when you choose to eat, healthy choices are everywhere. This gem in Ekkamai is worth it, whatever your diet.

Luka Bangkok

Come here for brunch, not just the seriously on point coffee. This artsy coffee shop has a hip vibe, excellent service and a brunch menu to die for. Luka offers an excellent selection of both coffees and teas, and the food tends to come out looking picture perfect. Also found in Silom, it’s located close to Rocket Coffeebar S.12, so why not hit them both in one trip – you can never have too many iced lattes!

Kaizen Coffee Co.

This clean, modern coffee shop was set up by three coffee loving friends and there’s definitely a lot to love here. Kaizen is most well known for their nitro-brewed coffees, addictive sandwiches and rich desserts, and it’s absolutely worth a stop next time you’re in Bangkok, Ekkamai to be precise.

Sretsis Parlour

This one is more for your Instagram account than the actual quality of the coffee, but hey the coffee is solid too. The bright colors and creative designs make you feel like you’re in a Wes Anderson movie set, but that’s not all you’ll be taking pictures of. The coffees will appear with pictures of unicorns, lions and other quirky designs worked into the foam. Naturally, in a place that looks like a posh tea shop, you’d expect cakes – and there are plenty of those to be found too.