Because we love cafes, Bob and I couldn’t miss out on visiting at least one in Bangkok. Of all the cafes we looked to visit, this one was really hard to find! It didn’t help that it was set in a little unnamed road across from Samitivej Hospital, somewhere near Sukhumvit Soi 49. Try looking for these signs:
Casa Lapin x49’s is the wooden one. Walk right in and you’d find yourself in a residential looking area, that houses an eclectic mix of a tapas bar and an upmarket pet accessories store. This is Casa Lapin x49. Complete with a hipster foldie bike.
This is the 2nd cafe set up by owner Surapan Tanta (an architect turned barista) – the first being Casa Lapin, which can also be found a little nook at Thonglor Art Village. It’s very tastefully done, I’ll let pictures do the talking. Reminds me of a greenhouse, and even has a little attic like space on the 2nd floor.
There’s a huge shelf of some of my favourite magazines – like Smith, Kinfolk and even our very own Encounters.
It was a tad too hot to sit outside, but the external seating area is also lovely. To the left of the photo you can see that there are little tables perfect for an intimate conversation between two, or if someone might prefer to have more privacy to read / do work.
More one seaters, with little metallic drawers that double up as tables. (we found some stickers from Papa Palheta in one of those drawers!)
Go upstairs if you’re coming in a bigger group of 4-5
Plants everywhere! Lends the cafe a very nice touch.
Even the toilet is brilliantly done up.
Coffee was not bad – I didn’t really study the menu, but they serve cakes and pasta too.
Oh there are power plugs everywhere + WIFI, so I think it’s a perfect place just to sit around, chillax, check your emails or get some work done. Wish we had more pretty little enclaves like this in Singapore!
Mon-Fri.: 7:30am – 8:30pm
Sat-Sun.: 10:30am – 8:30pm