[Bangkok] Drop by Dough is a doughnut shop started by two travelers who enjoy eating and creating new donuts.
But wait, this is more than a simple ‘sweets’ shop.
What started out as a pet project by the travel bloggers became a full-fledged café with a full range of donuts and drinks.
There are three Drop by Dough outlets in Bangkok itself, at Sukhumvit101/2, Josh Hotel Ari, and EmQuartier (1st Floor, Building C).
The idea behind the cafe is that as the founders travel, they are able to get inspired by what they encountered and create new doughnut flavors.
Each city has its interesting and unique characteristic, so they use these points as sources of inspiration.
Apparently, they sell nearly a thousand pieces per day. Impressive.
There are 10 standard flavors, and the attendant said that new flavors are added monthly as part of their seasonal menu. There are options with filling and without as well.
The best part is that every step of the process of making the doughnuts is still done by hand.
The original outlet of Drop by Dough is located on Sukhumvit Road right at the entrance of Soi Sukhumvit 101/2, Bangna District.
To get there, it is a few minutes’ walk from Udom Suk BTS station.
The front of the shop is easy to notice, with a clear glass front covered with cute colorful stickers.
The interior is decorated in Scandinavian style with wooden furniture and blue sofas, hip paintings, and decorations.
There are round white lamps on the ceiling, illuminating the place if you want to work there, for example.
Also, there is a front mirror that provides beautiful natural light reflecting into the cafe.
On one side of the shop, there are two long white curtains that divide the room into “sub-spaces”. These are private zones for customers to sit and work, or to have a casual chat.
There are loads of interesting flavours, from Salted Egg, Sweet Corn, Pecan & Burnt Caramel, Raspberry Rose, Young Coconut, to Kyoto Matcha & Almond.
Craving for something savoury? There is even a Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Donut.
The Raspberry Rose Donut (95 THB) was definitely my favorite.
The contrast of the fluffy dough with the sweet and tangy taste of the raspberry cream filling was perfect. Add that delicate rose fragrance to beautify your day.
Who doesn’t like Nutella?
The Nutella and Hazelnut Donut (95 THB) would be a bliss to many – soft and fluffy, superbly rich.
Though I may add, a tad sweet. Time to grab some water if you start to feel ‘heaty’.
I would say the Kyoto Matcha & Almond (115 THB) is rather unique, and was also delicious.
My favourite part was the smooth matcha cream fillings, and the fresh-tasting almond slices added some nice nuttiness and crunch.
Refreshing drinks are needed to pair with the sweet donuts, and you get quite a choice with Ginger Honey Lemon, Homemade Lemonade, Thai Milk Tea & Coffee Jelly, Kyoto Hojicha Latte to Chocolate Mint.
The Yuzu and Plum Soda (130 THB) was refreshing, thirst-quenching, and helped balance out the sweetness of the doughnuts.
Need to add that the atmosphere of the shop gives customers a comfortable feeling.
It feels like the shop is aptly named, as though you are dropping by someone’s house to have donuts, drinks and a good conversation.
Drop by Dough
11 Sukhumvit 101/2 Alley, Bang Na, Bangkok 10260
Tel: +66 96 393 8838
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sun)
Google Maps – Drop by Dough
* Written by DFD’s Bangkok Café correspondent Plernz who is a photographer, dreamer and hopeless romantic. Daniel’s Food Diary paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.