Late last year, I spent a couple of days in one of my favourite cities in the world – Bangkok. I’ve spent loads of time in and out of Thailand, mostly for work, and I can’t quite describe how much I love this place. The people are one of kindest and gentlest I know, the city is teeming with cultural delights & Thai food has to be up there with Japanese as one of my favourite cuisines. I’ve noticed that in the past few years the cafe culture has just exploded in Bangkok. A few days in the city was definitely not enough to adequately explore the new places that have opened up!
One of the cafes I visited was Rocket Coffeebar (Sukhumvtit 49). The moment I walked in, I fell in love with the space and the concept. The cafe has an open, airy feel to it with a high ceilings and a mezzanine level. I’m kind of obsessed with natural light (can’t function on grey cloudy days!) and this place has plenty of it. Large windows and classic Scandinavian design elements such as stone, wood & copper give Rocket Coffeebar a beautiful, spacious, casual vibe.
Rocket is the brainchild of 3 Swedes and a Bostonian, so unsurprisingly, the Scandinavian theme doesn’t stop with the interior. “Fika” is a Swedish concept which I’m happy jump right on board with – it means meeting up with some friends over a coffee, often accompanied by a light bite to eat. As an in-house bakery, home of artisanal coffee, and supplier of wholesome breakfasts, it’s a no brainer that Rocket was gonna be a hit.
Whilst you can indulge in some naughty treats with your cup of joe (Swedish cinnamon bun anyone?), you won’t be short for healthy options at Rocket. Slow pressed juices, green smoothies, free range organic eggs and vegan quinoa salads ensure happy customers from every walk of dietary persuasion! I’m looking forward to popping by next time I’m in Bangkok!
Find Rocket Coffeebar at: 46/12 Sukhumvit Soi 49 Bangkok // +66 (0) 2 6626 638