Bangkok offers a surprisingly great number of themed cafes. If you’re a sweet tooth or a coffee lover looking for an extra flavor to your brew, you should seek out these quirky themed and Instagramable cafes in Bangkok. While savoring your coffee or tea, and maybe a bakery, you can enjoy ‘the show’ in the same time. Plus, you will have one or two photos to impress your social media followers!
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#1 Awesome Themed & Instagramable Cafe in Bangkok
Don’t underestimate what this tiny stark white ice cream shop has to offer. At this minimalist ice cream shop, you get the most perverse and photogenic ice cream in Bangkok. Ice cream at IceDEA may look like fruits, set meals, and even teeth and gum! They have both permanent and temporary items which they craft to celebrate holidays and special occasions like Christmas and Valentine’s.
TO EAT/DRINK @ THIS CAFE: A popular item on the menu is the Steak with Fries. The steak is brownie or hazelnut ice cream depending on how you’d like your steak cooked. If you get medium rare, the inside of your steak will be pink! It’s served with Parmesan Cheese Toast and fries (caramel coated banana slices). Another delicious item is Japanese set menu of fried pork cutlet which is actually fried ice cream (a flavor of your choice) with fruits and candied nuts.
If you want something smaller than the meal sets, a mangosteen is a good choice. Not craving for ice cream? Get a drink – Grandma’s Lemonade (syrup soda, a slice of lime, and a frozen set of granny’s dentures) is definitely Instagram worthy!
WHEN & WHERE: 11am – 7pm; closed on Mondays | 4th floor, Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (opposite to MBK shopping mall) | National Stadium BTS Skytrain Station | FB: IceDEA
#2 Awesome Themed & Instagramable Cafe in Bangkok
At Unicorn Cafe, the cute mythic creature and rainbows dominate everywhere from its wallpaper to items on the menu. Unicorn statues, dolls, and My Little Pony toys among sweet pastel-color furniture. There are even rental onesies for you to wear while you enjoy your unicorn experience. An array of Unicorn themed accessories and knick-knacks are available for sale. Kids love it here. But if you’re not a kid, this cafe will make you feel young again!
TO EAT/DRINK @ THIS CAFE: Unicorn Cafe serves both hot meals and snacks. Try Fried Chicken Wings coated with rainbow lava cheese or Unicorn Rainbow Spaghetti Carbonara Bacon. For sweets, get Unicorn Rainbow Waffle or Unicorn Rainbow Crepe Roll.
WHEN & WHERE: Noon – 8pm; closed on Mondays | Soi (Street) Sathorn 8 | Chong Nonsi BTS Skytrain Station | Tel. 086 397 9262 | FB: Unicorn Cafe
#3 Awesome Themed & Instagramable Cafe in Bangkok
Kid Mai Death Awareness Cafe
Don’t let the word ‘death’ in the cafe’s name make you feel depressed or want to commit a suicide. The cafe owner and brainchild Veeranut Rojanaprapa says his death theme conveys a Buddhist philosophy. People should lead a moral life, appreciate simplicity, and be at peace with death. As you walk around the cafe, you’ll see questions like “Are you happy with what you do?” and “What is your goal for which you work so hard?” on framed signs and on walls. The skeletons prop on couches are simple reminders that one day we’ll ALL end up looking like them.
You may also write your last wish, plan your future funeral rites, or learn how to donate your body to medical schools. There is a coffin where you can lie in for a few minutes and contemplate on life, with a hope that once you rise from it you’ll dawn on a new life perspective. If you lie in the coffin, you’ll also get a discount on your drinks.
TO EAT/DRINK @ THIS CAFE: You may get a cup of typical coffee Last Day (Espresso), One Week Left (Americano), One Month Left (Mocha). Or get their signatures which are non-cofee: Born (Italian soda), Elder (hot chocolate), Painful (jelly, whipped cream, strawberry sauce), and Death (chocolate shake). The price ranges between 50 and 85 THB, very affordable as profit is not the aim of the cafe.
WHEN & WHERE: 9am – 7pm; daily | 1191 Phaholyothin Rd.| Ari BTS Skytrain Station | Tel. 092 261 0150 | FB: Kid Mai Death Awareness Cafe
#4 Awesome Themed & Instagramable Cafe in Bangkok
Little ZOO cafe
You are probably aware off dog or cat cafes in Bangkok. But Little Zoo Cafes take it to the next level. While drinking a coffee or having your meal, you get to play with exotic critters like meerkats, Fennec foxes, raccoons, cockatoo, guinea pigs, etc. Different kinds of puppies roam freely. So don’t be surprised if a furry thing brushes against your legs! There is even a Corgi Room. At particular time, staff bring out Fennec foxes to interact with you for a short time. However, this session highly depends on the animals’ moods. Don’t be upset if you only get to play with them shortly or don’t get to see them at all.
The cafe has two floors. Most of the animals stay on the upper floor. You may place an a la carte order and stay on the lower floor. Drinks start at 120 THB. But the 350 THB package (Jan 2019) provides an entry to the upper floor and includes a drink, a dessert, and a pair of sanitized socks.
TO EAT/DRINK @ THIS CAFE: For the package, you may choose coffee, tea, or yogurt shakes. The desserts include cake, ice cream, and waffles with ice cream.
WHEN & WHERE: 10.30am – 7pm; daily | 420 Siam Square, 11 Alley | Siam BTS Skytrain Station | Tel. 092 448 1116 | FB: Little ZOO cafe
#5 Awesome Themed & Instagramable Cafe in Bangkok
Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok
This is Hello Kitty lovers’ dream come true. If you grew up with this Sanrio character, you cannot miss this 3-storey mansion of cafe, spa, and shop. As you sit in this dreamily pink cafe, surrounded by Hello Kitty furniture and decoration, you’ll hear soft Hello Kitty soundtrack played in the background. If you’re a Hello Kitty paraphernalia and souvenir collector, you can shop until you drop on the ground floor.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Fruity Pancakes.
WHEN & WHERE: The cafe opens daily from 10am to 10pm| Siam Square One Building, Room FSLG001, FS1001 and FS2001, LG, 1st floor and 2nd floor | Siam BTS Skytrain Station | Tel. 02 115 1335 | FB: Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok