Western Crepes For Breakfast At Bangkok? Seriously?
When it comes to Bangkok, western cuisine such as crepes might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. But having taken Thai food for the past few days, I craved for something different. A quick browse through the internet revealed lots of positive feedbacks and coverages on Crepes and Co so I decided to check it out for breakfast.
If you are not exactly familiar with the roads over at Sukhumvit 12, it is recommended that you take a cab over. In fact, even the entrance was a little elusive.
The log swing positioned right beside the entrance set the idyllic tone for the place.
It was a short but really beautiful walk through the landscaped greenery
before discovering a charming old wooden house where I was greeted by a friendly waiter.
I was offered 3 seating options to enjoy their breakfast – the rustic garden outdoors, patio by the wooden house or the air-conditioned indoors. I decided to take a quick tour of the place before making my decision.
I love how the owners crafted out cozy enclaves within the relatively small garden.
Mirrors were strategically placed to make whole place looked a lot bigger! Plus their presence added a magical touch, I almost thought I could cross over to the other side.
After a while, it’s easy to forget that you are in urbanised Bangkok city.
With my stomach growling, I decided to take a break from my tour and have my crepe breakfast by the wooden house patio.
Coffee was promptly served once orders were taken. It stimulated my senses to take in the finer details of the ravishing garden.
The accompanying condiments completed the relax resort theme.
I ordered 4 Saisons Crepe which offered a different flavour in each quadrant of the crepe.
The four flavours selected were Supreme, Fermiere, Florentine & Benedictine. The Supreme part of it included ingredients such as egg, bacon, ham, mushrooms in cream, cheese and bechamel sauce.
Fermiere contains tomato sauce, mushroom, ham and thyme while Florentine saw the presence of bacon, egg, spinach and blue cheese bechamel.
Last but not least, Benedictine was a concoction of egg, smoked salmon, cheese & bechamel. It’s tough to keep things neat.
To honest, the crepe wasn’t really that fantastic but the ambience more than made up for it.
After I had my fill, I ventured into the air-conditioned interior of the wooden house. They had an open kitchen which allows curious guest a glimpse of the culinary action.
I can so visualise myself spending an entire afternoon catching up with old friends over coffee in this homely setting.
Or just spending quiet private ‘us’ time with my significant other.
Wide range of magazines were made available for reading pleasure.
Besides children friendly dishes, there’s a special corner with toys and games for kids too!
My entire experience worked out to be 506 baht which was pretty costly considering Bangkok standards of living.
If you are ever spending a few days over at Bangkok, you should reserve one morning for Crepe & Co. Unfortunately, this outlet has been replaced by a new branch at Langsuan. Details of the new outlet are as follow:
Crepe & Co (Langsuan)
Address: 59/4 Soi Langsuan, (Langsuan Soi 1), Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Patumwan Bangkok. 10330
Tel: (662) 653 3990 and 653 3991
Operating Hours: 9am to 11pm Daily & Sunday from 8am
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AspirantSG is a Social Media & Digital Marketer with experience in B2B & B2C Marketing & Branding. Check out his experiences as an Avid Foodie, Curious Traveller & Social Media Enthusiast on his blog: www.AspirantSG.com and interacts with him on twitter via the handle @AspirantSG.