[Bangkok] This minimalist coffee shop’s tagline “Delicious is Invisible” encapsulates the store’s unique concept.
Thanapong Harirat Seri, the café’s owner and barista, believes that one must taste something first before knowing how delicious it is.
”Delicious is invisible. It cannot be touched nor described by words. One must try it.”
He is a young architect with passion in coffee and latte art. Together with his brother, they began their coffee journey by exploring Korea to learn what they love most – coffee.
They invested in a Technical Barista training course and earned a diploma in Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) before they finally opened the Invisible Coffee Room at Soi Sukhumvit 16.
It was not too easy to find the café though even though it was located on the main road as the google maps direction wasn’t exactly correct. A security guard nearby directed to me to “ohhh….. coffee room”.
The design of the Invisible Coffee Room focuses on transparency, the use of natural light, and attention to details.
The front of the store (with 2 low tables) is intended as a preview of the café. Customers can sit and enjoy their coffee outside. Others use this space to stand and meet someone.
You enter the café through a simple glass door framed in wood. This predominantly white coffee shop has a clean, modern and simple style which attracts the taste of the millennials.
The cafe uses a combination of materials, including wood, steel, cement and marble. Nordic inspired furniture, industrial light bulbs, wooden chairs, and fresh flowers on tables are seen throughout.
Zen with cosy vibes.
The Invisible Coffee Room offers a selection of beans from Thailand, Guatemala, and Brazil.
Their La Marzocco espresso machine makes Espresso (50 THB, SGD$2.07), Lungo (60 THB, SGD$2.48), Piccolo (65 THB, SGD$2.69), Americano (70/80 THB, SGD$2.90/$3.31), Cappuccino (80/90 THB, SGD$3.31/$3.73), Latte (80/90 THB, SGD$3.31/3.73), Flat White (75/85 THB, SGD$3.10/$3.52), and Mocha (85/95 THB, SGD$3.52/$3.93).
Despite being a coffee shop, it offers a special menu to serve non-coffee drinkers. There is also a menu for people who do not drink milk.
For the Special Menu, don’t miss the OMG (which stands for Orange Milk and Green) a three-coloured drink that combines Thai tea, milk, and matcha.
A drink that spoke to me, almost like my dream came true.
Despite the two teas having unique characteristics, the café managed to strike a suitable balance in which nuances of both would surface. I would suggest taking sips from each layer first, before mixing them up.
Another popular beverage is the popular T & B Tea (THB 80, SGD$3.31) – organic tamarind tea from the North-Eastern province of Khorat, mixed with pea juice to produce that sweet-sour combination.
Another interesting drink is the Red & Black Coffee (80THB, SGD$3.31) made with Americano, red wine, and honey.
Pair your coffee or tea with any of their pastries, especially their signature Carrot Cake (125 THB, SGD$5.18).
Be aware that there is no “Invisible Coffee Room” signage in front of the store. You’ll only see the words “Delicious is Invisible” in white letters.
Located not far from the famous Terminal 21, you can take either the MRT ride to Sukhumvit Station, or the BTS to Asoke Station. Invisible Coffee Room is located at Soi Sukhumvit 16 behind the Exchange Tower.
Invisible Coffee Room
25/8 Soi Sukhumvit 16, Khlong Toei, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +82 21 6323 9898
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon – Fri), 10:00am – 6:00pm (Sun), Closed Sat
Google Maps – Invisible Coffee Room
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