[Bangkok] Not Alice in Wonderland, but pretty enough. Alice Café on Fueng Nakhon Road, opposite to Wat Ratchabophit (Ratchabophit Temple), has become one of the most famous cafés around this area.
Decorated in a contemporary European old-town style, it has lights, tables and chairs of similar style, matching the overall vibes of the cafe.
Even the outside (bearing in mind the hot Bangkok weather) has become another popular sitting corner, and of course a great photo spot.
Originally an old house, the cafe is renovated extensively with some modern twists.
Glass windows are used for natural daylight within, and to offer a view of the old city.
The inside of the shop is very spacious, airy, relaxing, and comfortable, with soft lighting that offers a warm and cozy feeling.
In addition, you can also pick your favorite seats in a variety of zones.
There are bar counters if you plan to get some privacy and visit alone, bigger tables to sit and spend time with your friends and family as a group, or sofas that offer you more comfort and relaxation.
The menu includes savoury dishes (even healthier vegan selection, nothing too fanciful), desserts, and drinks.
If you would like something Thai-style, there are the Tom Yum Goong (180 THB), Tom Kha Kai (160 THB), Khao Kra Prao Pork or Chicken (150 THB), and Pad Thai Goong Sod (165 THB).
There are also Club Sandwich (165 THB), Chicken Sandwich (125 THB) and Ham Cheese Sandwich (125 THB) should you prefer something more Western.
I decided to order Fried Sea Bass with Garlic with Rice (225 THB), and Shanghai Spicy Stir-fried Noodle with Pork (135 THB) to ease the hunger.
If you only like to eat those just-out-of-water super-fresh fish, then perhaps this may not be your cup of tea. Though the portion was generous.
The Shanghai Spicy Stir-fried Noodle with Pork (135 THB) was considered sumptuous with fresh ingredients use, but note that the spiciness level is on the higher side.
The Toast with Butter and Ispahan Jam (85 THB) dessert turned out to be my favourite with delicately perfumed jam and fluffy bread.
As for the Thai Milk Tea (60 THB), it was rich and creamy, neither too sweet nor bitter. An antidote for hot weather.
If you would like an alternative, the Matcha Latte (80 THB) could give that refreshing feeling, with sweetness on point.
The Iced Coconut Milk with Black Sesame (85 THB) was a pleasant surprise, especially when it is usually not that common a drink to find around.
There was an earthy aroma, with creamy coconut milk which matched the black sesame.
A spacious, and not too crowded, this is a place where you can recharge your energy with not-too-expensive food before going to explore the area.
Alice Cafe is a relaxing place to sit, sip, dine, and enjoy the meal while admiring the architectural beauty of the temples and classic buildings in this neighborhood.
125 Fuang Nakhon Road Wat Ratchabophit, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Tel: 097 106 1348
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Google Maps – Alice Cafe
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* Written by DFD’s Bangkok Café correspondent Plernz @plernz.photography who is a photographer, dreamer and hopeless romantic. Daniel’s Food Diary paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.