Quirky Cafes in Bangkok

Bangkok doesn’t lack in places to eat and drink and when you’re looking for something a bit different. Whether you are a Sanrio fangirl, have a super sweet tooth or just want a whimsical afternoon tea, Bangkok delivers some of the best quirky cafes on the planet. Step into a world of fantasy with the best in alternative cafés in the Thai capital……..

Hello Kitty Café

This multi-storey shrine to the fictional Japanese cartoon character is jaw-dropping even if you aren’t a fan yourself. Incorporating a shop and Hello Kitty spa, the first floor of the establishment serves up drunks and snacks in a spacious kitty-adorned space. Everything is pink in this “House of Happiness” and Hello Kitty motifs are on every surface from the chairs to the huge Hello Kitty shaped archway, every detail is considered. Lose yourself in a pastel cartoon world and maybe come away with some Sanrio souvenirs too!

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Sretsis Parlour

Sretsis is a Thai fashion brand known for its feminine and whimsical designs so it’s no surprise the café, or parlour, owned by the brand is a girly fantasy. Essentially serving afternoon tea all day long, the space is beautifully decked out with House of Hackney print wallpapers and textiles thanks to a collaboration with the London brand. This place is literally a fairy tale and a dreamy space to escape the hustle and bustle of the Bangkok streets. Step out of the drab mall into a hand painted world of daisy adorned carpets, sky-like frescos, and chintzy furniture. Oh and the cakes are as sweet tasting as they are looking!

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Café Reverie

This one is for those looking for the insta-likes! The crisp white interiors of this garden room patisserie plus the floor to ceiling windows mean this space is filled with natural light. The marble table tops are ideal for the perfect flatlay pic and the food is so pretty you won’t want to consume it! This outside is brought in thanks to the bunches of botanicals and foliage dotted about the place whilst delicate seating and woodland animal decorations make you feel like you are at a sophisticated but slightly loopy Alice in Wonderland tea party! The whimsy continues as customers can also dress up for photo ops with a range of cutesy props! You can easily escape reality for a few hours in this pretty space.

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Mocking Tales

Step back to the Middle Ages at Mocking Tales Medieval inspired dessert café. Whilst the café leads a double life and becomes a buzzing nightspot after dark, during the day visitors can enjoy creative sweet concoctions inspired by fairy tales and classic fiction. Look out for humorously named desserts including Nest of Phoenix, Dragon’s Fire Breath and Inferno Mountain. This enchanting cafe is packed full of spell books, figurines, and various sorcery paraphernalia transporting you to the centre of a King Arthur fantasy world. After dark, the dessert menu switches to an equally creative cocktail one!

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Unicorn Café

Unicorn’s might be mythical creatures but they still have a huge following of fans, children and grown-up kids alike so this one proves to be a popular stop for many when in Bangkok. The saccharine sweet interior features unicorn iconography, plush toys which guests are encouraged to play with and oversized pink furniture. Walls are adorned with giant unicorn murals and My Little Pony figurines. The food is as vibrant too with rainbow crepe cake, rainbow waffles, gigantic cotton candy milkshakes and even a burger with a unicorn horn on the menu. Get ready to unleash your inner 8-year old girl!

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KC Selfie Coffee

Adding a whole other level of fun to going for a coffee with friends, this café allows you to send your photos to their Facebook page and they will print the image onto your drinks! Forget your basic fern leafs, this takes latte art to the next level all for just 35 baht more than the normal price. The café itself is stylish too with an en-vogue industrial chic feeling and is filled with interesting bits and bobs. The café also has a lovely outside seating area as well a roof space to explore whilst you wait for your drink to be printed!

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Chocolab

Those with a sweet tooth will love this one. Chocolab is a café celebrating the sweeter things in life. Located in the sophisticated So Sofitel hotel, this compact café is more of a chocolate workshop with master chocolatiers at work forming innovative and mouth-watering creations in an open-plan lab. The café itself is slick and sophisticated as expected from the Sofitel brand and is a great place to bring a laptop or newspaper and chill out with sweet treat for a while. Must try: the ‘chocoburger’ but be aware, it’s big and not for the feint-hearted!

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Greyhound Café

Originally set up adjacent to the hip fashion store of the same name, the Greyhound Café calls itself a ‘Bangkok lifestyle café’ and has proved so popular, it has multiple venues around the city. Hoping to appeal to chic fashion mavens, this café is minimalism at its best, with fashion-inspired doodles on the walls and Instagram-worthy furnishings. They advocate people watching and appreciate those that dress well. The café offers a nice selection of Thai-Asian fusion food, a combination of traditional Thai cooking handed down for generations mixed with a distinctly contemporary, international outlook. If you order anything, definitely try the Thai chicken wings.

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Which is your favourite quirky cafe in Bangkok? Let us know if we’ve missed it and we can add to our list.