Bangkok is home to plenty of unique attractions and things to do, and there is nothing that Thai youngsters love more than these themed, unique cafes in Bangkok.
The quirky cafes in Bangkok are well-known, non-touristy things to do in Bangkok, meaning you can enjoy something a little different whilst experiencing a local vibe in the city.
Unique Cafes in Bangkok
Lhong Tou Cafe
Chinatown is home to plenty of restaurants and some wonderful unique cafes too. Lhong Tou not only offers great coffee alongside delicious Chinese food but the interior is fantastic. The cafe offers bunk seats, with seating stacked above one another; making use of the tiny space. However, get here for the opening and expect to wait at least 30 minutes for a table. Or, if you have got a Thai sim on arrival or in advance from websites like Sims Direct, you can contact them and make a reservation in advance.
Address: 538 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Operating Hours: 8AM-10PM (Opens Daily)
With a whimsical, mysterious theme, Featherstone Cafe is one of my favourites. It looks like it could be taken straight from Harry Potter, with interesting drinks to match; known as potions. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner here but we personally love to head here for a sweet dessert and some fancy coffee.
Address: 60 Ekkamai 12 Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating Hours: 10.30AM-10PM (Opens Daily)
Located in Chinatown, this is a unique cafe that you would never guess is in Bangkok. The cafe has a glass-house exterior with a red, exposed brick wall, ideal for those Instagram coffee shots. Beyond the decor, the coffee is great, with baristas even winning awards for their skills. You can also enjoy a selection of fun cakes here too.
Address: 98 Phad Sai, Samphanthawong District, Samphanthawong District, Bangkok 10100
Operating Hours: 8AM-5PM (Opens Daily)
Address: 33 Sukhumvit 38 Alley, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating Hours: 7AM-7PM (Opens Daily)
Patom Organic Living
Tucked away in a residential area of Thonglor, this cute little cafe sits just 25 customers at a time. Surrounded by greenery and incorporating the greenhouse theme into their dishes, this is a quirky, fun place to enjoy a coffee and treat.
Address: 9/2 Phrom Phak Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating Hours: 9.30 AM-6 PM (Closes on Tuesdays)
Re-opening in a brand new location, Mocking Tales is a popular option for locals in Bangkok. The drinks and desserts are literally magical here; think smoky cocktails, volcano desserts that shoot out lava and candy-floss-topped beverages.
We love this cafe and the only problem we have is deciding what to order next!
Address: 275/2 ถนนราชพฤกษ์ แขวงบางจาก เขตภาษีเจริญ Bangkok, Thailand 10160
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 11am to 1am
For a bright, colorful cafe that little kids (and big kids) will love, head to the Unicorn Cafe. Every area of this restaurant is covered in pink, teal, and purple, including some of the food! Try some of the themed items like Unicorn ice cream and waffles and decorative cakes.
Address: Soi Sathorn 8, Bangkok, Thailand
Operating Hours: 12PM-8PM (Closed on Mondays)
The Blooming Gallery
For a flower-themed cafe, head to this picturesque spot in Thonglor (you will not many of the best cafes in this neighborhood). Expect to see the floral decor and real flowers dangling from the ceiling, decorating the walls and in any space, it can fill up. Enjoy the high-tea set for a selection of exciting items or try the dinner options for a romantic meal with a partner.
Address: LG/F, Eight Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Thonglor, Bangkok, Thailand
Operating Hours: Sun to Tue: 10AM – 10PM | Wed to Sat: 10AM – 12 AM
Big Dog Cafe Bangkok
You may have guessed it by the title, but this is a cafe full of big dogs. You can enjoy meals throughout the date whilst stroking the dogs in the cafe and even watch them enjoy a swimming lesson in the sun. Seating is reserved in rounds at this cafe, with 2-hour slots beginning from 9.30 am, leading up to ending at 9.30; it is recommended you reserve a slot in advance.
Address: 88 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand
Opening hours: 9am to 10pm
A unique cafe in Bangkok, that often gets overlooked, is Tales Khaosan. From the outside, the cafe looks tiny and is styled like the outside of a train, with the theming continuing as you step inside. With metallic walls and steps, this cafe gives you the vibe of enjoying a coffee on an old train in the country but make sure to try their homemade soda too.
Address: 88 Chakrabongse Road, Taladyod Phranakorn, Bangkok, Thailand 10200
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu, 10am to 6pm; Fri-Sun, 9am to 8pm
Located in the flower market in Bangkok’s Old Town, is Floral Cafe, with, you guessed it, a floral theme! This cafe feels like a secret garden in the city, with floral arches, decorative desserts, and amazing coffee. Try Lavender tea or rose ice cream and take plenty of photographs.
Address: 67 Chakphet Rd, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 10am to 10pm (Closed on Sundays)
On the River Cafe
Sit down at On the River Cafe, enjoy an affordable coffee and unwind. The cafe overlooks the river way and has a Caribbean atmosphere, complete with Catamaran lounger nets.
Address: 16/1 Keranawatana T.Bangprok A.Muang, Bangkok, Thailand
Operating Hours: 10AM-9PM
ROAST Coffee & Eatery
There are a few different ROAST cafes that can be found around Bangkok and all offer the same trendy vibe. You can enjoy strong coffees alongside delicious brunch options and extravagant desserts. Plus, the decor of these cafes are modern and minimalist, with the cafe at the COMMONS in Thong Lo being our favorite.
Address: The COMMONS, 335 Thong Lo 17 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand [Mon: 9AM-11PM | Tues-Thurs: 10AM-11PM | Fri&Sat: 9AM-11PM | Sun: 9AM-10PM]
2nd Outlet: EmQuartier, 1 Helix Building B 693 695 Sukhumvit Road, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand [10 AM-10 PM, Opens Daily]
For luxurious marble tables and pastel-coloured seats, heading to Shugaa. With a girlie, modern interior and photo-worthy desserts, this is an instagrammers dream.
Address: 27 The Residence at 61 Bldg 61 Sukhumvit 61 Alley, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Operating Hours: 10AM-8PM (Opens Daily)
For a luxury, whimsical cafe experience, head to Stretsis, located in Central Embassy Mall. The decor is unique, with rich cloth dangling from the ceiling and a hyper-girlie theme throughout, this is the perfect place for a girl’s afternoon tea. Enjoy the afternoon tea with prices starting at 550B or choose a delicious cake and a unicorn coffee. There are some great places for afternoon tea in Bangkok and this is just one of them.
Address: Central Embassy, Level 2 Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 10am to 8pm
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