As someone who doesn’t drink coffee, I find it a bit amusing that Coffee Club has become one of my favorite spots in the city. I have lived in Bangkok for about seven years and until recently, I never went to Coffee Club because I thought it was just about coffee. I was so wrong. At this point, I have become a bit of a Coffee Club connoisseur and have racked up a ton of points on their app from ordering basically everything on the menu (besides coffee).
After having tried at least ten different locations all over Thailand, my favourite one is the Siam Paragon branch. I’m actually sitting here sipping some mango mojito iced tea as I write this. Most of the work I do is freelance and I’m often orbiting around Siam. Location wise, this branch is great for me. It took me a little while to find it because it’s not where you would expect to find a restaurant – it’s on the furniture floor. All Coffee Clubs have good Wi-Fi, this one is no exception, making it a great place to get some quality food/drinks and knock out some midday work. Since it’s away from the hustle of the food court, I don’t hear the constant din from the crowds outside which adds to the relaxing atmosphere.
I’m not exactly sure of the details, but this branch is a bit different from the others because it is in partnership with the luxury property company, Sansiri. The design and furniture are clean and bright with the overall look and feel of a hybrid between a comfy modern living room and a restaurant. Oversized off-white pillows in all sorts of different textures make the plush benches welcoming places to find respite from the bustle of the city. There are tastefully done plants everywhere (some fake, some real) which makes for quite a tranquil environment. The soft jazz background music ties it all together.
The one thing that keeps me coming back to Coffee Clubs all around Thailand is the menu. I can always count on them to have a diverse offering of reasonably priced, high quality food. The menu has a few staples (which I hope the sun never sets on!) plus a selection of new dishes that rotate every 3-6 months or so. The drink menu is equally enticing. I prefer their tea selections but there are all sorts of creative coffee and smoothie options as well as some indulgent sweet treats.
For a refreshingly different Coffee Club vibe that keeps true to its roots of wonderful service and a delicious menu, give this branch at Paragon a try!