There’s no lack of famous cafes in Bangkok, but ones which are especial for the artisanal third wave of coffee? Not too much. Whether we’re talking beans shipped from the world’s best roasters or coffee grown directly in the north of Thailand,  some of the specialty coffee shops below that are the best at what they do.

Hands & Hearts

Instagram influencers and coffee geeks all choose this spot for not only its interiors decorated with white color and minimalism but also skilled baristas. These guys are on the top spot of the Thailand National Brewers Cup Championship 2019.

Ground by hand and prepared with Aeropress, Chemex, and drip methods, the owners own single-origin beans from high-quality roasters on the planet. What more? the way they serve drink is so unique, white coffee is served in black cups, and black coffee is served in white cups because it is supposed that presentation will influent the way you taste coffee.


Rated by local people, Roots is one of Bangkok’s best coffee roasters and brewers. Their baristas have got many rewards in numerous competitions since their founding in 2013.

Opened by the same people behind popular cafe Roast at The COMMONS, the cafe attracts certain patrons bewitched by their cold brews and filter brews, originally made with regional coffee from the north of Thailand — think robust with hints of dark chocolate. They’ve recently started another branch in Sathorn with a much larger capacity.

Ink and Lion Cafe

This coffeehouse and micro-roastery in Ekkamai have been a place for those who love coffee since 2013 and are famous for not only its knowledgeable baristas but coconut cakes are very delicious as well.

Plus, Ink and Lion are strongly supportive of local creatives and exhibit a regularly-changing collection of artworks on its walls. Single-origin pour-over coffee is the main draw here, and it is hard for you to see any popular cafe criteria like matcha latte on the menu.

Sometimes I Feel Coffee

Opened on Sukhumvit Road since the autumn of 2018, Sometimes I Feel is a beautiful place that’s decorated with a lot of blacks which is said to be the best color to describe a cup of joe. Featuring beans from a good deal of roasters and a single-origin list that changes every two to three weeks, their espresso-based drinks are expertly pulled using an old lever machine for exceptional control. You’ll also find great plenty of markable drinks, from Orangepressos to Coffee Floats.