My favorite cafe in Bangkok to eat, chill, and people watching. A change of pace in the bustling Bangkok, to get a breather and also good food to boot.

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Menu
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French press single origin coffee (Colombia beans) – 140 baht ($5.6 SGD) / Free toast with sea salt and butter
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Quesadilla

Quesadilla – 260 baht ($10.50 SGD)
Grilled Chicken, Spinach, Guacamole, Salsa

The Quesadillas are pretty average, it’s not bad, but nothing special at all.
Maybe because we have ate at an authentic Mexican joint in Stockholm this July, which serves great Tacos and Quesadillas (with different varieties) and a full range of sauces to eat with. In compared to this, that is so much better.

Rating: 2.5/5

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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros – 350 baht ($14 SGD)
Baked Eggs, Tomato, Chorizo, Tortilla

This is my personal favorite, really reminds me of a dish I ate in awesome cafe in Sydney near Bondi Beach (that dish still wins this though). But still this is a very hearty and homely dish for me, the mixture of the baked eggs, potatoes and the sauces when you bite in, feels just darn awesome! There’s Tortilla to eat it together with too!

Rating: 3.5/5

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Lamb Ragu Gnocchi with Duck Egg

Lamb Ragu Gnocchi – 320 baht ($13 SGD)
House Made Gnocchi, Fried Duck Egg

My partner ordered this dish, I only ate a few spoonfuls, so I will take her opinion for this.
She said that the Duck Egg was cooked perfectly, the Gnocchi was tender and chewy, and the overall taste was slightly salty and sour (probably from the minced meat and tomatoes).

But she said the standouts for this dish was the Duck Egg and Gnocchi.

Rating: 3/5

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Strawberry Honey Iced Tea

Strawberry Honey Iced Tea – 140 baht ($5.6 SGD)

The drink is really refreshing and not too sweet, and I believe that the ice cubes are the frozen drink itself, quite an interesting presentation.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Nice ambiance and decor
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They are a bakery too, and also selling some cute aprons!
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Caught a cute staff smiling! 🙂
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Entrance
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Meaningful words just outside the cafe

I ate at this cafe for 3 times (twice in Dec 2014, once in Sep 2015), but the food photos are from my recent Sep 2015 trip.

There’s a few dishes that I ate that I didn’t posted here, because I forgot to bring my camera out during one of the visits in Dec 2014, and I can’t fully remember the taste to do a full review on those. But you can still find the official photos of those dishes on their website.

Truffle Alfredo Pasta – 280 baht ($11.2 SGD)
Homemade Tagliatelle, Bacon, Mushroom
Rating: 3.5/5

Pulled Pork Burger – 320 baht ($12.8 SGD)
Brioche Bun, Red Cabbage Slaw, House Made Fries
Rating: 3.5/5

Cassoulet – 300 baht ($12 SGD)
Southeast French White Bean Stew with Bacon, Duck Confit, Garlic & Sausage, Topped with Parsley Bread Crumbs
Rating: 2.5/5
*I guess it’s off the menu, since I can’t find it on their online menu

Conclusion: They do serve some good dishes, but they do have some duds too. But the ambiance and decor just makes it a very chill place to relax and hangout with friends in Bangkok, a change from the bustling pace compared to Central Bangkok.

Price is slightly on the higher side for Bangkok price I feel (but the lunch set is really value worth, read tip 1 below), but compared to eating this in Singapore, it’s definitely at least 20-30% cheaper. Plus I really love the ambiance and decor. Do take note, all prices here do not include the 10% service charge + 7% GST.

Will I return again to this cafe? Yes, I will make a point to go there if I’m in Bangkok for at least a few days. But if it’s only a short weekend trip, probably not.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5

(Last dined in September 2015)

Tip 1: They do have a lunch set menu from 11am-2pm for 300 baht ($12 SGD), which consists of 1 entree, 1 drink, soup of the day, and a house salad. I think you can also top up 50 baht ($2 SGD) for a dessert too. But the lunch set menu has very restricted entree choices (I believe only 5-6 choices), but they do have the Truffle Alfredo Pasta. If you are on a budget, this is a really super value option.

Tip 2: The location is not that easily accessible, the nearest BTS station is Thong Lo (E6), but from the station to the cafe’s location is about 15-20 minutes walk (I walked back to Thong Lo station once before). In my opinion, it will be easier or/and cheaper to just use Uber to travel there. From Central Bangkok say Chidlom area to Roast it will cost around 80-100 baht ($3.2-4 SGD), whereas if you take the BTS from Chidlom to Thong Lo will cost you 34 baht ($1.35 SGD) per person.
*do not take Uber or Taxi during morning and evening peak hours, roads are super jammed up. Prices I quote above are taken during non-peak hours.

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Address:
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Seen Space Level 2
Thonglor Soi 13
Bangkok 10110
Thailand
Contact: +66 2 1852865
Opening Hours: 
Mon-Thu: 10am-11pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-11pm
Sun: 9am-10 pm
Website: Roast

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