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Bangkok gets a taste of South America with this vibrant, delivery-only kitchen serving loaded arepas. At Funky, the South American soul food comes alive with a variety of fillings, from brisket stew and melted cheddar cheese to falafel made with a faux-tabbouleh, cha muang (the sour leaves of the cowa mangosteen tree), and yogurt kefir sauce.
1/10 Lad Phrao Soi 101, Open daily 10am-7pm.
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At this offshoot of Nana Coffee Roasters
, you can get your piccolo lattes and americanos as well as on-trend concoctions like the Haru.Haru (B180), a mix of fruit tea and espresso, and signature dessert drinks like Four Seasons, panna cotta topped with four different drinks representing the changing seasons in Japan.
181, 185 Sukhumvit Soi 71, 090-888-3024. Open Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5:30pm.
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After nine years as chef de cuisine at Le Normandie
, Arnaud Dunand has departed to open his own restaurant. Diners can get a sneak peek of his new project startin Oct 8
, when Dunand takes over the top floor of Gaggan Anand
for an exciting, three-month pop-up.
Gaggan Anand, 61 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 098-883-1033, email@example.com. Open Thu-Mon 12-2pm, 5:30-6:30pm. Dinner hours subject to change, depending on the curfew.
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Although you shouldn’t expect any tea ceremonies at Silom’s new green matcha-focused cafe, the tea here is still high-quality. While most will come for matcha, the hojicha and cold-dripped teas, including the award-winning sencha genmaicha (B99) and shade-grown, umami-rich gyokuro (B120), go down easy, too.
50 Sri Vieng Rd., 082-171-4715. Open daily 9am-6pm.
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This uber-popular cafe is giving Seoul-starved Bangkokians a taste of the South Korean capital with a branch of its renowned bakery. Reputed for its bread products served in bamboo baskets and irresistible souffle French toast, the bakery has touched up its menu with Bangkok-exclusive bites that are already drawing long queues.
Siam Square Soi 3, 094-898-9999. Open daily 10am-8pm.
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Named after the five flavors essential to Korean cooking—salty, sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, known together as omi—the cafe specializes in Korean rice cakes, cooked fresh each morning to use in their sweet and savory treats. For those who crave something outside the rulebook, try the creamy injeolmi (B180), a sticky rice cake stuffed with red bean and sweet potato cream.
19 Ratchadaphisek Soi 16 (Viphavadi Rangsit), 088-604-4006. Open Wed-Sun noon-6pm; Mon noon-6pm.
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Three years after opening a gorgeous cafe in Bangrak, Sarnies is expanding with a photogenic space near the top of leafy Soi Tonson. Get a coffee made with their single-origin beans to pair with all-day brunch dishes like sourdough truffle toast, or grab a bag of one of their fan-favorite coffee blends to go.
34/1 Tonson Rd. Open daily 7:30am-5pm.
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This ketchup- and mustard-painted diner joins the city’s exclusive cadre of smash burger specialists. The shop uses 300-day grain-fed, hormone-free, never-frozen Charolais beef for its crispy-edged burgers, customizable or available in a range of signature specialties, and serves classic milkshakes to go with them.
Bambini Villa, 18 Attha Kawi Soi 1 (Phrom Phong), 06-2419-9190. Open Thu-Sun 10am-7pm.