6 Must Go Cafes Hopping in Ari.
Ari is the go-to place for amazing restaurants with tasty food and appetizing drinks
Ari is the go-to place for amazing restaurants with tasty food and appetizing drinks. Even though the area is pretty small and packed with a lot of people it is still one of the most popular areas in Bangkok. There are a lot of artsy cafes that will give the aesthetics you need for your Instagram page. Instagram is an outlet that lets us show a part of our lives that we want to share. Most people use Instagram because they get to choose what other people see in our lives. I have made you this list so it will be easier for you to choose the destination to go cafe hopping.
Bar Storia del Caffé
A home cafe which will make you feel like home
There are 3 braches for this cafe, one in Ploenchit and the other in Sukkhumvit. But I will be talking about the one in Ari today. The cafe has a retro vintage vibe to it with the pastel mint green building to the architecture and unique furniture. The focal point of the cafe is the wooden counter in the center of the cafe.
They have a variety of food and drinks The cafe is also a restaurant that serves All-Day Dining, which means that you can order the breakfast menu at any time of the day. The drinks include coffee, tea, juice, mock-tail, cocktail, craft beer, and wine. They also have sweets to clear your palettes from the meal you had earlier
Location: Soi Ari 4 (Nua)
Opening time: Sunday to Thursday 9:00AM – 11:00PM, Friday 9:00AM – Saturday 00:00AM
Further Information: https://www.facebook.com/barstoriadelcaffe/
V’LACHA Siam dessert & Tea room
The name of the cafe translates to “Tea Time”.
The cafe has two floors, it is decorated in a combination of modern and classic styles. The focal point of the cafe is the blue color in front of it and inside. There are several Thai drawings on the wall. On the second floor, the decorations are more international with the influence of tea ceremonies in different countries for example Turkey. The reason that the owner decided to open this cafe was that she loves afternoon tea.
There are only sweets and tea served in this café. Most sweets are Thai traditional sweets, for example: “Tub Tim Krob” which is water chestnuts covered in gelatin with coconut milk in ice. Another example is steamed bread with 4 style custard. These are the perfect dessert to have on a scorching day in Thailand. The tea comes as a set for one person or two people to enjoy.
Location: Soi Ari 1
Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday 10:30AM – 9:00PM (closed on Mondays)
The first and only bakery with an authentic recipe from Austria
This cafe would give you the feeling like you’re traveling to Europe. This bakery is located in an old white house that gives off a homey feel. When in the bakery you will be hit with the sweet smell of freshly baked bread and pastry. The pastries are baked day today. There is a variation that the customers can choose from. The freshly baked bread will be on a long table in the middle of the bakery ready to be purchased. There are also samples of more than 5 types of bread before buying.
The bakery does not only have pastries but also drinks. You can choose either coffee, tea, or wine. There is also a “park” area if you choose to sit outside. The bread and pastries are ensured with their quality with the guaranteed by their partner, a famous bread brand in Austria, Gragger & Cie. The oven that is used to bake the bread is a specially made one that uses firewood like the traditional way instead of electricity so you get that scent of the fire.
Location: 18 Phahonyothin rd. soi 5
Opening time: Tuesday – Sunday 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Further Information: https://www.facebook.com/Landhausbakeryari/
Oh Vacoda Café
An avocado themed cafe with vibrant colors that look like you are in California in the 1960s
The restaurant has an avocado sign in front and two Vespas as a mascot. With the pink paint on the building, it is very easy to spot and it is right next to the street. This restaurant mainly on avocado hence, the name. The restaurant has made menus to make avocado easier to eat without overpowering the other ingredients.
The main star of this cafe is the “Avoothie” an avocado smoothie that is made purely with half an avocado. This smoothie has no additive whatsoever, no milk or water. Served chill. Most dishes, savory and sweet, here have avocado in it so I really recommend this restaurant for people who love avocado like myself.
Location: Soi Ari samphan 4
Opening time: Everyday 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Further information: https://www.facebook.com/ohvacodabkk/ , 0909864776
This café is covered in flowers, very Instagram worthy, with the walls painted in old rose color
The color came from the concept of the cafe which is “Sunset and Sky”. The inspiration for the concept comes from Mexico and Madagascar from the flowers to the interior. There are two floors to this cafe, the first floor is the cafe zone and the second floor is the shop for the brand “Thongyoy”.
Thongyoy mainly focuses on Thai traditional dessert. The menu varies depending on the day. You can either have individual sweets or as a set with tea. The sweets are served in a brass container like the traditional way. if you choose the tea set, you will get tea and one sweet of your choice. If you choose only the sweets, you will get five types of Thai sweets. These 2 sets have the same price which is 150 baht.
Location: 88/2 Ari Samphan Soi 7
Opening time: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 9:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM – 9:00PM, Sunday 11:30AM – 9:00PM
Further information: https://www.facebook.com/thongyoycafe/ , 0841109865
1 Dee café
An ice cream parlor but not with your ordinary flavors like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry
The flavors of the ice creams are of traditional Thai dessert. They have cooperated with some special ingredients that will show off the unique flavor of the Thai sweets. The shop is located in a small 2 story apartment. The interior is minimal and they have that clean look with all the white tiles on the wall. The main point of the shop is the large circular window that light could shine through.
They do not only serve ice cream but they also have drinks that you can choose from. The most popular flavor of ice cream is savory and sweet coconut milk with dried shrimp. It might sound weird, like why would there be shrimp in the ice cream. But the dried shrimp is made to go with sweets instead of a savory dish. The ice cream is served with sticky rice and Thong Muan.
Location: Soi Phahonyothin 7
Opening time: Everyday 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Further information: https://www.facebook.com/onedeecafe/ , 0941464049