[Bangkok] Many of Bangkok’s instagrammable and trendy coffee places may be located at slightly faraway areas, but if you are looking at somewhere in the heart off town, høst x AMBER could fulfil that satisfaction.
For the people who want to squeeze in a more trendy coffee place in a short 2 to 3 days Bangkok trip; or those who just want to rest your legs after endless shopping.
The café is located right within Central World, at one end of the ground level of Zen department store.
This is actually a collaboration with Hong Kong’s Dawn Chan who is the 4th placer of the 2015 World Barista Championship and owner of Amber Coffee Brewery in Hong Kong.
Even though it is located within a shopping mall (and you may expect more commercialised-looking spaces), høst x AMBER manages to balance between provide kickass coffee with comfortable and photogenic interior.
The layout of this café is truly one of a kind. The large glass panels offer wonderful views, and grace you with warm and lovely sunshine while you sit and enjoy some great coffee and tasteful conversations.
You can find some highly classy pictures in the café, thanks to the neat and polished white décor with simplistic furnishing.
In fact, you will find many beautiful corners that seem to be dedicated just for photos.
Of course, this is also where you can sit by the bar, and watch barista do their magic.
Sit by the bar and watch as the barista creates your drink of choice using the various tools and machines.
Choose from their extensive list of beverages and pair it with a decadent Chocolate Cake, or opt for some non-caffeinated drinks with a Lemon Cream Pie – a combination best enjoyed after a long day of work, when the sun is about to set.
There is actually quite a range of drinks, from Caramel Cream Frappe (150 baht) to Banana Hazelnut Mocha (155 baht).
If coffee is not your thing, other than the standard Matcha and Hojicha Latte, also available are Honey Yogurt Slushy, Citrus Green, Peach Passion and Sparkling Lychee (120 to 140 baht).
The signature ‘Amber’ (450 baht) has Gesha coffee mixed with pineapple juice with intense flavours and aroma extracted from the smoke of earl grey tea. Although it is a bit on the expensive side.
While food is not the big thing here, you can go for the Homemade French Butter Croissant (90 baht) to indulge in its fluffy texture; or head for more interesting choices of an artfully-arranged Almond Croissant (180 baht) or Lemon Meringue Croissant (210 baht).
For a guilty treat, they are best known for its Cereal Milk Soft Serve (85 baht) and Chocolate Fudge Cake (95 baht) which is true to its presentation – rich, heavy, and indulgent.
høst x AMBER
1F Zen department Store at Central World 4, 4/5 Rajdamri Road, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 80 837 8878
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)