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Authentic Cafes in Bangkok

Thailand is famous for its effort to preserve traditions and customs. As a monarchy country, Thailand is still ruled by a king. If you get to visit Bangkok and other cities in Thailand, you will easily find kingdoms and temples that differ from each other. Beside of the historic area, Thai cuisine and dessert are also things that can't be missed out. The delicacy of Thai dishes results in a blend of freshness and fragrance, and irrespective of your reasons for visiting, an indulgence in the traditional foods in Thailand is something you must never resist.

Good news for all cafe lovers as there are more and more cafes serve traditional Thai cuisine or fusion. Below is a list of my favorite Thai dessert cafes in Bangkok!

1. Nam Dao Huu น้ำเต้าหู้

Located in the China Town and not too far from the MRT station make this cafe famous among the locals and foreigners. Tofu, soy milk, and black sesame are the main menus in this cafe and you can always add some toppings such as grass jell, red bean, lotus root, bubble and other toppings on your dessert. What makes this place different is they don't put sugar and ginger in the dessert but they put them on each table so that customers can add by themselves.

> Address: 33 Plaeng Nam Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100

> Direction: From 1-minute walk from MRT Wat Mangkon Station (Click here for map)

> Phone: 02-221-6944

> Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00 am - 09.00pm

> Facebook: Nam Dao Huu น้ำเต้าหู้

2. Thongyoy Cafe ทองย้อย คาเฟ่

Owned by fashion designer Thongyoy Phaesuwan, this cafe located in the Ari neighborhood attracts hip crowds looking to satisfy their sweet tooth and snap some shots to feed their Instagram habits. The desserts are served on golden-colored plates (so regal). One of the highlights is the Tea Set (THB150), a kettle of hot tea paired with a choice of Thai desserts such as khanom tom (Thai coconut balls) and khanom chan (pandan layered cake).

> Address: 88/2 Ari Samphan 7 Alley, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400

> Direction: From BTS Ari Station, walk around 15 minutes or take grab (click here for map)

> Phone: 089 262 4661

> Operating Hours: Monday - Friday 07.00am - 09.00 pm | Saturday - Sunday 10.00 am - 10.00 pm

> Facebook: Thongyoy Cafe

3. Cheevit Cheeva

Half Thai, half Korean but full-on Insta-worthy looking. At Cheevit Cheeva, your traditional glutinous rice balls are topped on their magnificent bingsu (shaved ice). The most famous dessert is Bua Loi Bingsu, it's a coconut based bingsu topped with salted egg yolk sauce.

> Address: Siam Square One, Unit #SS 1011, 388 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10330 (click here for map)

> Phone: 095 674 4632

> Operating Hours: Everyday 11 am to 10 pm

> Website:

> Facebook: cheevitcheevacafe

4. Lhong Tou Cafe หลงโถว คาเฟ่

Lhong Tou Cafe instantly became an internet sensation because of their unique double-decked seats. Their first shop opened in July 2018 at Yaowarat selling dim sum. Yes, this is not your “coffee” cafe but one which sells “hipster dim sum”. One of their signatures is the Chinese Set which comes with porridge and other sides. It makes a good breakfast if you prefer something light and less oily. I highly recommend you to try their Thai Milk Tea. I personally think this is one of the best milk tea I've ever had in Thailand as it's not too sweet and they add peanut candy bits on top of it, giving that extra flavor and crunch.

> Address: 538 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100

> Direction: 5-minute walk from BTS Wat Mangkon station (Click here for map)

> Phone: 06-4935-6499

> Operating Hours: Everyday 8AM to 10PM

> Facebook: Lhong Tou Cafe

> Instagram:

4. After You

After You Dessert Cafe had been one of tourists and locals favourite the past few years. Their signature Shibuya Toasts are no stranger to the fans. Think thick, soft, fluffy and buttery toast with scoop of ice cream and drizzled with maple syrup that was purely heaven. With a tagline of “There’s always room for desserts”, there is always a queue (especially at the Siam Paragon branch) for their sweet treats from shibuya honey toasts, buttermilk pancake, chocolate lava, brownies, to cakes like mille crepe.

> Address: 7th floor Central World Plaza Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330 (click here for map)

> Phone: 02 252 5434

> Operating Hours: Everyday 10 am to 10 pm

> Facebook: After You

> Website:

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