Thonglor and Ekamai are the main go-to suburbs for trendy restaurants and Western-style cafes and Rocket Coffee Bar is one that truly embraces this hipster, cafe culture.
In one of the small sois of Thonglor is an isolated area with several coffee shops and restaurants and out of all of them, Rocket is the most popular.
The two storey, Scandinavian cafe is decorated in a way that breathes IKEA. Seriously, who wouldn’t love the decor here? It has big windows that provide loads of natural light and chairs that will have make your butt never want to say goodbye.
Views from the mezzanine
Wooden floorboards, indoor greenery, intricately designed lights.. everything is so pleasant to the eyes and gives you a wonderful sense of space and openness.
Rocket Coffee Bar is a place where you’ll usually find expats, tourists and wealthy Bangkokians. Don’t be surprised if you find young women taking turns modelling by the kitchen bench or spending 20 minutes Instagramming their food (because that’s literally what I saw when I visited).
Caffe Latte = 100 thb
Green Juice = 150 thb
The cafe is known for their cold brew coffee and signature hot chocolate but after a good kilometer of walking here, I was not in the mood for something hot or creamy (Marco still went for a latte though).
Instead I went the healthy route and ordered the Green cold pressed juice, basically kale, spinach, cucumber, lemon, coconut and fresh spirulina. It wasn’t very sweet but nice and tangy – how a green juice should be. I really wish the servings were larger though, I pretty much finished it in three giant gulps.
Roast Pork = 190 thb
For the food I went for a Nordic inspired “smorrebrod” open faced sandwich – the Roast Pork (thinly sliced pork loin, chunky curried Danish remoulade, crispy shallots, dill pickles on Danish rye bread), served with a bowl of potato crisps.
It was delicious. The bread was more cake-like rather than toasted but all the ingredients just came together so well, especially thanks to the remoulade – the main star of the show.
Cha Yen “Thai Milk Tea” = 125 thb
Their Thai iced tea wasn’t anything spectacular – but who could hate Thai tea, really?
In short, Rocket Coffee Bar is a comfortable place to chill and spend hours here working with their free wifi and plentiful power outlets. I can’t attest to their coffee because I didn’t try it (Marco said his latte was pretty good), but just by looking at their menu, they do serve beautiful dishes which will keep your Instagram feed happy.
If it wasn’t such a far walk from the nearest BTS station, we’d definitely be back to Rocket Coffee Bar S49. There’s a few other outlets around Bangkok, so maybe I’ll go check them out next time – and you should too!