Hello? Is anyone there? Yes I am still alive, I’ve just been very busy writing on my master thesis. I feel that’s what everything evolve around these days. And then in the weekends I just give myself over to whatever fun that is on the plan. I promise, I will share more with you! Gonna make it up to you now by sharing a rather long post.

Well, all my absence and writing haven’t been wasted for nothing. I’ve been visiting every corner and coffee cup that has been in my walking distance, yes I’ve even walked 60 min one way just to try out something new (No, taxi and bikes in Bangkok are still super cheap, I just got myself an Apple watch, and I’m becoming obsessed with reaching my daily step goal…) which have resulted in this great little «Where to work/study»-list for you! For me, a good study place needs to have a certain vibe. It can’t be to busy with people running in and out all the time, but it can’t neither be super quiet. Plugs, great wifi and comfortable working space is also important. And last, but not least; yummy energy enhancers! I’m not the biggest coffee drinker and I easily get through my day, even week, without a cup. However, I do love me some iced milk based coffees, or something fun with a twist. Bangkok do have a lot of Starbucks’, Au Bon Pain’s and True Coffee’s, and I do go there from time to time, but as those are not as hidden and undiscovered for many of you, I choose to share the more hidden gems. Sit down, relax, and tomorrow you go to try to work in some of these places. I’ve done all the work for you here:

1. BAKER GONNA BAKE

 Address: Baker Gonna Bake, Sukhumvit 26.

One of the bigger cafes that I’ve been visiting in Sukhumvit 26. The interior takes you back to a little farm on the country side, and it is beautiful and well put together. Everywhere you look, on the walls, seats and tables, you find small little quotes giving a nice little touch. I went for a ice matcha latte, and for not being Japanese, I found it delicious! This place also serves a lot of food, both western and thai, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu is typical Thai with everything you can find. They also have a little bakery selling all kinds of goodies like cakes and cookies, but this time I had to pass. Their tables and chairs on the other hand was not very perfect for a long reading session, and I will not recommend this place if you plan on killing tons of hours. However, I do think this place is better as a brunch place rather than a study spot!

2. FILL IN THE BLANK

Address: Fill in the Blank, Sukhumvit 61 Alley, Ekkamai

I’ve always wanted to try out this place for brunch, but for some reason it has just been pushed down on my list. This place is pretty far away from where I live, but after a huge detour due to another closed cafe (Theera, gotta save it for later!), I ended up in Ekkamai. The place is a bit hard to find, as it is not in the main road, but as that was not enough, it is not even a part of the main alley either. To find this place you need to get into a side street of a side street. If you know where Counting Sheep (another super nice brunch place) is, Fill in the Blank is just hidden around the corner. After 60+ min walk, I decided to treat myself to a popcorn caramel milkshake! Yum! Okay, so the caramel popcorn was maybe better than the actual shake who almost only tasted like sweet milk. But they have so many other milkshakes that look sooo good, that I just have to go back! However, this place caught me off guard. I was expecting to just stay here for one hour or something, but I found myself a big working table in the corner, and suddenly I even had to order lunch. Primarily I would recommend this place as a brunch/lunch type of place (their menu looks really good), but I actually did enjoy it as a good study place too. Most of the people around are eating and talking, so if you feel like you need more people doing the same as you; this is not the place.

3. YELLOW SPOON

Address: Yellow Spoon, Ekkamai Alley 19

One of my favorites! This spot was also discovered by a coincidence when I was originally looking for the neighbor (who also was closed..). As I was standing lost in a small side street with literarily nothing else inside, I decided to have a look inside this place. And I do not regret it! It is the smallest little place, and for all the hours I was working there I was always by myself. In the middle of the shop there is a big kitchen table, and sitting in someones house and kitchen is exactly how I felt like. After a while I started to understand that their main business is delivery of cakes and pastries around Bangkok, as several drivers and customers came to pick up stuff. Their coffee menu isn’t to brag about, and if you are a big coffee lover who appreciates that the most, Little Spoon isn’t for you. However, are you a cake lover as me, this is exactly the place you should visit. Their cakes and pastries don’t have any artificials, emulsifiers or any chemical products, and are only made with real products. Their emphasis is on the taste and how products originally should be, so they leave the decorations and stuff to others. Even though their latte was a bit dull, their cheese cake did not disappoint! Btw, I forgot to tell you, they even make a lot of gluten free, dairy free and sugar free stuff 🙂

4. SORA CITY

Address: Sora City, Sukhumvit 26

Another little hidden gem in Sukhumvit 26. Sora City is actually a gallery, cafe and outlet for fancy hipster bikes. The place is super small, with only a few tables, but the atmosphere and coffee was good. On their menu they have propper coffee, and some more creative (and sugary) options for the more daring ones. They also serve American pancakes! And if I remember correctly, that’s the only other thing they sell. The pictures looked good, and if I go back, I think I should try.  The lady working there was really nice, and all in all it was a nice place to work from. However, I could not get rid of the kind of strange feeling sitting in a bicycle shop. It was no one who came to even look at the bikes, but still, they are kind of right in your face, and it was just something a bit strange with all of that.

 

5. HELLO STRANGERS

Address: Hello Strangers, Sukhumvit soi 26

I just posted a rather detailed post about this place, but I figured out that I had to put it here as well as it is one of my favorites. Actually, it is my favorite in soi 26. This is a place for coffee lovers, art lovers, and people that just wanna study or work in a cool and quite environment. Small little place, and as with the other small places I have listed here, you gotta be comfortable with being almost by yourself with the owners/workers. But that is some of the things I appreciate.