[Bangkok] Kaizen Coffee Co. at the hipster area of Ekkamai is started by three friends in April 2015, who were fascinated by Australia’s coffee scene.
It is located at the quiet end of Ekkamai, hidden in a building and was a well-loved secret hangout kept by locals until photos of their desserts and drinks ‘exploded’ on Instagram.
Then, it got attention from the coffee-loving communities of Bangkok.
I was told to head over there as foodie friends knew I was into all-things matcha.
The space has a clean, minimalist, modern look, with its all-white interiors, some accents of blue, marble counters, glass, and black infinity-edge lines.
The seating style is designed to foster conversation and chit chat among the guests. For bigger groups, there are more seats in the second level.
Look out for the white spiral staircase leading up which provides a unique, artsy focal feature in the space.
Over to the coffee side, you would see lined up pour over coffee flasks along with different grinders, a La Marzocco espresso machine, and coffee beans for sale.
They have a signature house blend called Five S Blend, which is for coffee lovers who like strong chocolaty, sweet, balanced and burnt sugar finish.
If you prefer velvety coffee with a powerful sweet taste, check out their New Horizons Blend.
Coffees range from 100 baht (SGD$4.11) for the espresso, long black, cappuccino, latte, flat white to 150 baht (SGD$6.17) for the Blonde Mocha (a house recipe famous blonde chocolate with espresso, steamed milk and dark chocolate garnish), the Nitro Cold-Brew (250ml of 18 hours infused nitrogen coffee), and Iced Matcha Frappe (quality matcha from Peace Oriental Teahouse).
Peace Oriental Teahouse is already famed to be one of the famed places in Bangkok to get authentic matcha products, and the Iced Matcha Latte (150 baht, SGD$6.17) at Kaizen was ‘legit’ – subtle green tea bitterness with smooth pleasurable texture.
Their other featured signature drinks include Kaizen Iced Coffee (150 baht, SGD$6.17), a traditional iced coffee with half & half shaken milk, vanilla Madagascar bean ice cream, and double espresso, and Milo Mountain (150 baht, SGD$6.17), shaken iced chocolate blended with cream, 74% dark chocolate ice cream, and topped with mountain of Milo.
Aside from the coffee, they have a limited selection of food items.
To pair with your morning coffee, go for the Breakfast Burger (140 baht, SGD$5.76) with US-style smoked, dry-cured bacon, egg, cheddar cheese, served in a warm brioche bun. Or have some chicken quesadilla (250 baht, SGD$10.28) with grilled chicken marinated with herbs, bell peppers, cream cheese and tomato salsa.
If you love corned beef, there is the Reuben’s Sandwich (295 baht, SGD$12.13), served on multi-grain bread with slow-cooked corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing.
Do not walk away without trying some of the matcha pastries, such as the Matcha Cheesecake. Wait till you see the surprise in the middle.
If you are using public transportation, you will probably have a hard time locating this place. Get off at Ekkamai BTS and then a taxi/uber all the way up Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63) until you to about soi 26 on Ekkamai (on your right). You can find it in a little plaza of other small shops, cafes and restaurants.
Kaizen Coffee Co
82/5 Tai Ping Tower Between 26-28 Ekkamai Rd., Klongtun Neau, Wattana, Bangkok 10260, Thailand
Tel: +66 98 831 6009
Opening Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00pm (Daily except Mondays)
Google Maps – Kaizen Coffee Co.
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