Set incongruously between the gaudy façades of Curry Pot Indian Cuisine and the German Bistro in Central is Vanilla Café – a place that, miraculously, manages to inject a measure of tranquillity into the neon-lit bowels of Kad Suan Kaew. This coffee shop and bakery, with its tinkling water feature, birds of paradise and mellow music, is a great place to take a break from shopping, sink into one of the cushioned rattan armchairs and indulge in a delicious brew and something sinfully sweet. Vanilla Café’s range of coffees are all made from Doi Chang coffee beans, a Chiang Rai brand that promotes hill tribe sustainability, and artfully decorated with the barista’s steamed milk designs. Other beverages on offer are juices, teas, cocoa and ‘freppes’ – presumably a Tinglish take on the Italian frappe – while the bakery beckons with its luscious range of cakes and desserts: brownies, apple pie, lemon meringue pie, cream cakes and an array of baked cheesecakes, even one imported all the way from Taiwan.
Lower Ground Floor, Kad Suan KaewCategory Cafés Venue Type Cafe Opening Times 10.00 a.m. - 9 p.m.