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.
I tried one of the sandwiches, a pulled pork on semolina bread. The baked goods are made in-house. The sandwich was tasty although a leafy green salad would have been a welcome addition on the side.
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.
I would go for the coffee. But, you didn’t mention prices.
Not as pricey as I would have expected, but not incredibly inexpensive, either.
Wow, this looks really nice – both the place and the food. I agree it could be in any of the “usual hip” cities. Bangkok is turning into a hipster city maybe. 😛
There is definitely a group of younger chefs here who would not be out of place in Brooklyn.
Oh that looks good. This is Ruth, used ot be Grannys_place on Xanga and I changed my blog. That cup of coffee looks inviting and the chilled melon soup looks like it has a flower in the middle of it. very appealing.
Hi Ruth! Another Xangan found wandering around WP!
Yes here I am and so happy to be found.