If you haven’t been, the Coffee Club is a must visit in Bangkok. In fact, I’m writing this as I sit here and enjoy my new favourite drink, shaken passion fruit iced tea.
Yum! I have lived here for almost 6 years and I didn’t try Coffee Club until recently, because unbelievably, I have never had a cup of coffee in my life! So, when a friend invited me for lunch, I was a bit confused because I assumed it was all about coffee.
Wow, was I wrong! First of all, on top of their signature coffees (including a fantastic new menu of cold brews for the summer), they have frappes, smoothies, some decadent dessert concoctions and my personal favourite, shaken iced tea. After some deliberation, my friend tried the hazelnut cold brew and loved it. While she was sipping her cool summer beverage, I was discovering my new favourite.
There are so many options on the drink menu, it’s definitely NOT only limited to coffee. The most surprising thing for me was the huge food menu! Again, going back to the name, Coffee Club, I didn’t realise how many options there would be for food; and I was hungry. I went for the poached eggs and avocado and my friend, who has a bit of a sweet tooth, ordered the banana pancakes.
Obviously, I had to try hers and she tried mine. We both went in for a second bite! The menu has Western food and Thai food, burgers, sandwiches, salads, breakfast and finger food. How about dessert… I ordered the carrot cake which came with whipped cream and salty pumpkin seeds on top. It hit the spot. My friend ordered a tart and it was gone so fast that I didn’t even get a chance to try!
Whilst I love the drinks, the food is what has kept me coming back. The atmosphere at the Coffee Club has also been fantastic for me because I often do work from my computer at various places around the city. There are nice large tables, a cool vibe and it’s not too loud so I can always get work done, as I am doing right now. The internet is reliable and fast enough that I haven’t had any issues getting my work done.
The service was attentive and friendly which is always a nice touch. And it appears to be a great spot for families as I saw several come in and it appeared the wait staff happily recognised them. They have just launched a new loyalty programme. So as a regular I will get rewarded for my custom You collect points and get in-store offers, but the privileges also cover being the first to try new options on the menu, to getting free airport transfers and other lifestyle brand discounts.
This summer, definitely head to the Coffee Club if you want to try some great new cold brews, have a meal with friends or enjoy some solo time hanging out in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t let the name fool you; this place has so much more to offer besides fantastic coffee!