Best cafes in Ari: exploring the Ari’s cafe scene

PHOTO via BONCI, Beaker and Bitter, Tham-Ma-Da Cafe, Daydream Believer, Laze bkk

Step into Ari, a popular Bangkok neighbourhood where coffee, food, and art meet to create a cafe culture worth experiencing. The neighbourhood is well-known among the locals for boasting the best cafes in Bangkok. Explore a scene where flavours blend smoothly, ambience approaches, and creativity thrives. Read on and prepare to be wow-ed by Ari’s appealing cafe scene!

7 best cafes in Ari you should visit

1. Bonci

BONCI, Cafes in Ari
PHOTO via Facebook & Wongnai

Bonci is a popular Korean-style cafe in Ari, Bangkok, known for its stylish transformation of an old parking lot. With its almost transparent glass walls and spacious interior, draws the attention of passers-by on Phahon Yothin Road. The cafe’s decor is Korean-inspired, with a heavy emphasis on wooden brown tones. It has two seating areas: a cosy lower zone with soft lighting and an upper zone with brown and blue tones highlighted by cheerful neon lights.

  • Recommendation: Dirty, BIMBOM Cream, Iced dark chocolate
  • Service hour: 10:00 – 18:00 except Tuesday
  • Google map: BONCI

2. Laze bkk

Laze bkk, Cafes in Ari
PHOTO via Facebook

A 60-year-old building in Bangkok’s heart has been reborn as Laze BKK, a stunning cafe that seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern aesthetics. Laze BKK exudes a chic loft-style ambiance with exposed brick and concrete walls, minimalist decor, and a touch of industrial flair. The silver and grey furnishings match the open layout and plenty of natural light streaming in through the large windows. Throughout the cafe, magnificent trees provide shade, and various seating options cater to both indoor and outdoor preferences. Head to the rooftop for the perfect Instagram shot.

  • Recommendation: Hot drip coffee
  • Service hour: 09:00 – 18:00 except Monday
  • Google map: Lazebkk

3. Thongyoy cafe

Thongyoy cafe
PHOTO via Facebook

Thongyoy Cafe, inspired by Mexico and the Caribbean, offers a unique concept of Thai fusion desserts. With beautifully presented treats and a tempting menu, this cafe is a must-visit for dessert enthusiasts craving a delightful and visually appealing experience.

  • Recommendation: Thongyoy Shakerato
  • Service hour: 09:00 – 22:00
  • Google map: Thongyoy Cafe

4. Beaker and Bitter

Beaker and Bitter
PHOTO via Facebook

A Unique Laboratory-Inspired Café in Ari, where each item on the menu is artistically presented on real lab supplies like beakers, test tubes, and stainless steel trays. Take in the fascinating atmosphere of this attractive café, which offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

  • Recommendation: Rose in Peach, Dirty Latte, Cold Minty Latte, Coconut cake, Banana cake
  • Service hour: 08:00 – 20:00
  • Google map: Beaker and Bitter

5. Tham-Ma-Da Cafe & Shop

Tham-ma-da cafe, Cafes in Ari
PHOTO via Facebook

Tham-Ma-Da Cafe & Shop is a hidden gem that doesn’t live up to its name (Tham-Ma-Da means “Ordinary”). This small but stylish place has a minimalist design and a peaceful outdoor area that looks nice. The inside is full of cute collectibles and has a cosy feel because of the white walls and dark wood furniture. In this cosy place, you can enjoy homemade food, drinks, and sugary treats.

  • Recommendation: Clam Chowder, Black Sweet Jelly With Lavender Milk
  • Service hour: 11:00 – 17:00
  • Google map: Tham·Ma·Da Cafe & Shop

6. Daydream Believer

Daydream Believer, Cafes in Ari
PHOTO via Facebook

A restaurant and café that serves easy-to-eat fusion food with flavours from both the West and Thailand, along with delicious desserts and drinks. Set in a beautiful English garden style, the warm and welcoming atmosphere is created by a harmonious mix of wood and clean, bright tones. Perfect for relaxation, this establishment not only serves as a restaurant and café but also provides a space for working and can be rented for workshops or events.

  • Recommendation: Spicy fish sauce stir-fried rice, Rose lychee soda, Lemon tart meringue.
  • Service hour: 10:00 – 20:30
  • Google map: Daydream Believer

7. Hungry Brown Eat and Coffee Roasters

Hungry Brown Eat and Coffee Roasters
PHOTO via Facebook

Hungry Brown Eat and Coffee Roasters is a warm and cosy coffee shop. The first floor is a cafe, and the second floor is a restaurant where on Saturdays you enjoy live piano jazz. The outdoor area is shaded and adorned with lush greenery, providing a soothing ambiance. Inside, the décor features wooden tones, creating a comfortable and familiar setting. It’s not surprising that a lot of people come to this popular place as soon as it opens in the morning.

Seeking the finest afternoon tea in Bangkok? Make sure to hop around Ari and stop by these cafes! If you want to spend a nice afternoon in Bangkok, check out our article on 5 posh places for a relaxing afternoon tea in Bangkok.

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Ploy Piti-isariyaporn

With a passion for crafting engaging and informative content, Ploy’s journey as a content writer began as a freelance writer at BkkClub. She covers various lifestyle topics from travel to restaurants and provides the best recommendations as a local herself. Ploy loves art; she goes gallery-hopping during the weekends.