[Bangkok] Many years back, before all the other fashionable cafes at Bangkok started getting popular with Singaporeans, the very first café that stole my heart was Greyhound Café. (That was before Singaporeans started going to Roast, Vanilla, Audrey Café, Rocket and the likes.)
The wings. The vibes. The aesthetics.
To summarise in a line, Greyhound is about fashion, about people-watching, about art, and about sitting at a corner of the café watching the world go by.
Despite short trips in Bangkok, I can just have a Thai Iced Tea Granita and Coconut Crepe Cake at Greyhound for hours and wonder about life moments or frivolous thoughts like, ”Why are the Thais so good looking?”
Greyhound is a Fashion-meets-Food café.
First established in Thailand in the 80s as a casual men’s wear outlet, they have expanded to food business in 1997.
Quoted by the Fortune Magazine as “the Hottest Seats in Bangkok”, Greyhound Café is the first fashion café in Bangkok offering the food concept with creative twists in a casual dining experience.
Many say Singapore’s very own PS Cafe is inspired by Greyhound.
Greyhound first opened its door in Bangkok, launching its fashion line ‘Basic with a Twist’ style and attitude.
I think that they managed to present a wide menu which executes the blend of Thai and Western comfort dishes very well, elevated with design elements.
The outlet at Groove @ Central World opens slightly later during the weekends at 11pm (I wished it was till midnight). This is where I get a quick bite if I take a Friday evening flight out of Singapore.
Some of the Greyhound signatures include Complicated Noodle (180 baht) – a self-assembling noodle dish which include fresh lettuce leaves and minced pork sauce, Fried Rice Noodle with Chicken and Dried Squid (150 baht), Spaghetti with Crab Meat with Prawn Cream Sauce (270 Baht), and of course the Greyhound Famous Fried Chicken Wings (140 baht).
The Chicken Wings (140 baht) – crispy addictive noms are cut to half the size of the usual wings, evenly marinated with fish sauce and still retains its moisture.
I recently had the Spaghetti with Crab Meat in Prawn Cream Sauce (270 baht) which was as tasty was it sounded – creamy but not over-powering, generous in sweet-fresh crab meat chunks, and the cooked rightly al-dente. Aroy!
Prices would be considered higher than the average Bangkok café, and therefore Greyhound Café attracts a certain type of clientele.
And so… Greyhound Café is said to be opening at Paragon Orchard Singapore this coming November.
A suitable location considering its branding and positioning. While I reckon that that chill-out mood and service would be hard to be replicated, I hope food and attention to details in terms of design can stay consistent.
Welcome Greyhound, looking forward.
First Floor, Groove at Central World. Rama 1 Road, Bangkok 10330
Tel: +66 02 613126
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last Order 9:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 11pm (Fri – Sat) Last Order 10:30pm
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