[Bangkok] Nestled in the bustling neighbourhood of Sukhumvit, GLIG café is probably one of the newer entrants which has garnered much fanfare and attracted tons of café-goers paying patronage.
Near to Phrom Phong BTS station, one can choose to get there via a 5 minutes car ride or take a 20 minutes stroll. You can also visit Sri Trat Michelin-recommended restaurant which is a stone throw away.
Their popularity is accredited to the sleek glasshouse interior, natural lighting, and voluptuous garden greenery equipped with photo-worthy corners that will leave Instagram and tiktok users thrilled with excitement.
Drawing inspiration from Japanese elements, the name GLIG is derived from acronym “Good Luck I Guess”, which then translates into their logo represented by a four-leaf clover that symbolises good luck in Japanese beliefs.
The interior also adopted minimalism style using cream white and light grey neutral colour furniture, coupled with warm wooden fixtures to create a welcoming dining atmosphere.
As a bakery café, one can expect daily fresh bakes offerings such as Brioche Bun with Butter (THB 95, SGD3.70), Pain Au Chocolat Croissant (THB 95, SGD3.70) and Blueberry Danish (THB 135, SGD5.30)
I was recommended to their Choux Cream puffs (THB 95, SGD3.70) which came in flavours such as Honey Yuzu, Vanilla Custard and Hazelnut.
It wasn’t tough to pick, the Virgin Matcha caught my attention immediately. I liked that the matcha cream filling was not overly sweet and has fragrant vegetal notes, further dusted with matcha powder for the extra earthy punch.
Also worthy of mention would be the Chamomile and Aloe Vera, which came with lightly sweetened cream fillings, scented with relaxing floral notes of chamomile.
They also have interesting drinks selection such as Pink Yuzu Sparkling Espresso (THB 180, SGD7.05), Pure Matcha Yuzu Sparkling (THB 180, SGD7.05) and Caramel Macchiato (THB 120, SGD4.70).
Their GLIG house signature drink features an ice blended milk slushie concoction which was creamy and mild sweetened, topped with Espresso coffee (THB 140, SGD5.50) or Matcha cream (THB 220, SGD8.60) for a shot of caffeine boost.
As the seating capacity was quite limited, good luck in getting a space as I witnessed a few young girls who bought their food and coffee to hog table, left it unattended and went into the garden for over an hour for OOTD shots…
219 Sukhumvit 49/13, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
Google Maps – GLIG Cafe
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.