[Bangkok] The search for a good bakery café in Bangkok led me to Holey Artisan Bakery, known for its warm and butter croissants.
The bakery is so named due to the importance of “holes” in breads.
Located at Phrom Phong (same area as Emquartier), many people around the area (including shopkeepers and locals) would suggest this café to you.
The rustic and sophisticated architecture is very chic from the outside, and cozy and warm from inside with a minimalistic approach.
And I found it interesting there are two big “holes” right at the entrance, that allow you to peak into its interior. There are also constant delivery riders waiting to pick up bakes to residents in the vicinity.
The café is classy-looking with plain white layout and wood furnishing, working on the philosophy of less being more, which is very true.
The glass display has a vast selection of delicious treats with freshly brewed coffee which makes it an well-loved place for breakfast among the expat community.
Owner by Bangladeshi owner Nasirul Alam Porag, the bread selection in the café is impressive. Bonus point: it opens at 6:30am for the early birds.
Other than the famed Sour Dough and Butter Croissant, there is a variety from Sourdough Bagel, English Sausage Roll, London Steak & Ale Pie, Apple Causson, Almond Croissant, Cherry Danish, Peach Danish, Super Sticky Bun, to Ultimate Banana Bread.
During the weekends, there are limited treats such as the Beer Bread included with stout and oats, and Semolina Plus with tanginess from fresh oranges.
The breads cost about 100 baht to 150 baht (SGD4.50 to SGD6.80).
Holey Artisan Bakery is best known for its Butter Croissant (100 baht) which is hand-made over two days using French butter, but I wanted to try out its Almond Croissant (120 baht).
It was indeed ‘holey’ and fluffy, filled with fragrant and sticky homemade almond frangipani.
I was more indifferent towards the Top Carrot Cake (150 baht). While I enjoyed its cream cheese frosting, the cake overall could have been more moist and was on the dry side.
You can get both hot and cold coffee from their wide selection, or even go for a mocktail after a day out shopping.
People recommend their rich and creamy Holey Dark Chocolate (100 baht). You can also enjoy a light lunch with Sandwiches, Paninis and side salads or load up on some cookies on your way out.
Holey Artisan Bakery
245/12 Sukhumvit Soi 31, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 101 1427
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 7pm (Mon – Sun)
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