[Bangkok] It has been a long while, and Roots Coffee Bar has finally opened a showcase bar and café in the heart of Sathorn (Some would spell “Sathon”.)
Run by a small team of coffee enthusiasts, Roots was known to be a lovely boutique roastery that offers filter coffee, espresso-based drinks, coffee shakes, and fruity cold brews with beans which are sourced from around the world.
It is one of my favourite coffee places in Bangkok.
What is very important is that they also work with local farmers from the north of Thailand to improve the coffee culture in the country.
The owner of this place, Varatt Vichit-Vadakan runs one of the most popular brunch spots in Bangkok, Roast – which I am sure many Singaporeans who frequent Bangkok would be familiar with.
Roots first started as a hipster weekend coffee place at Ekkamai, then expanded to
The Commons, and its current Sathorn outlet is probably its biggest and most ambitious so far.
It is not that hard to find, at the ground level of Bhiraj Tower, right beside Surasak BTS station.
As for the interior of their branch here in Sathorn, it can be best described as woody-industrial.
There are several small wooden tables, as well as a large community table where you can enjoy your coffee with other guests.
You probably won’t need a menu here, since everything is written down on a giant wooden board above the counter.
When I visited during the weekend, I could see there were two sizable groups of people: those who were there to drink coffee-coffee; and the young café hoppers who ‘work’ in group to take pretty café and OOTD shots.
It is an airy, beautiful space with character.
The coffee-focused café has a lean menu, with offerings of Black, White, Pour Over, and Cold Brews (100 to 150 baht, SGD4.20 – SGD6.30) – though price is on the slightly higher side.
Some of their signature drinks include the Orange Tonic and Cacao Nibs (100 baht, SGD4.20) which are very refreshing for the hot Bangkok weather.
Another recommended is the Roots Coffee Shake (180 baht, SGD7.50) of coffee-infused milk that looks like a delicious ice-cream.
Roots will also introduce seasonal drinks which I would try not to miss.
This time I had a Tropical Wave Cold Brew, included with fresh pineapple juicy, homemade lemonade, coconut oil and toasted coconut flakes.
It almost felt like drinking a cold coffee meets Pina Colada drink without that strong milky feeling, and I absolutely loved it.
An important part of the showcase bar is that is a place to find out about specialty Thai coffee, discover how to brew and roast your own coffee, and learn more about the coffee farmers.
You can actually write a note on a postcard for the farmers. Sweet.
Roots at Sathon
33,31 Bhiraj Tower at Sathon, Unit No. A.1.2 1st Floor, South, S Sathorn Rd, Yannawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand (Surasak BTS)
Tel: +66 82 091 6175
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 7:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Google Maps – Roots at Sathon
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