For nearly eight years living in Bangkok, I have lamented how few good breakfast and brunch restaurants we have. This has started to change recently and Rocket Coffeebar on Sathorn Soi 12 is a welcome addition to the breakfast scene.
Opened by several of the people behind Hyde & Seek on Soi Ruamradee, Rocket Coffeebar’s vibe would fit in well in Stockholm, Sydney, or San Francisco. The interior is small – seating perhaps sixteen people – and is done up in stylish marble counters and tiles.
Since this picture was taken, an awning and fans have been added in the alley to the left of the building and a few more tables are now placed there. It makes for a really nice setting and is comfortable in the mornings.
Not surprisingly, coffee is a primary focus. A variety of methods from French press to pour over to espresso are available and the resulting beverages are tasty. The earthenware was specially made by the Royal Project in Northern Thailand.
As of my last visit, the restaurant is still using a “soft opening” menu offering a more limited range of selections. What I had was impressive, though, including this chilled melon soup with prosciutto. Very refreshing and perfect for a summer’s day.
Within just a few weeks of opening, Rocket Coffeebar has already made a splash and fills quickly. It is worth checking out, though, especially on a weekday when there are fewer crowds. They also are open through dinner most days.