Roots Coffee Roasters, Bangkok

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One of our favourite cafés when we visited Bangkok earlier this year was Roast Coffee & Eatery. From the ambiance and service to the excellent food and coffee, what was there not to like?

This round we learned that their HQ – literally where the beans are roasted and their pastries are baked, a roastery cum central kitchen – is open to the public on weekends as a coffee bar.

It’s a simple set up with plenty of wood used in the décor (they use a local carpenter who makes furniture from rescued wood). No nonsense, very different from Roast but beautiful in its own way all the same.

We order a little of everything. A flat white and an espresso made using their Bruna house blend (40% honey-processed Thai Prao District, 40% Brazil Carmo de Minas Fazenda Serrado, 20% Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Injertal). We also had the Guatemala as a pour over and a cold brew Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Kochere.

All decent but the highlight must surely be the cold brew Yirgacheffe. Floral and tea-like, with a light acidity. Delicious. Perfect for sipping slowly on a warm, sunny weekend.

There’s no cashier; you are welcomed to leave what you desire in their “honesty box” though 100 baht for coffee and 50 baht per pastry is recommended. Pay more or less depending on your satisfaction; we think most customers will depart as happy as we did.

今年三月到曼谷出差時,我們去泡了一家叫Roast Coffee & Eatery的咖啡館。
說是分店也好像不對,因為雖然Roots才開業不久, 但它卻是Roast的‘辦公室’。

馬少點的是Flat White和 Espresso,
而我則點了手滴Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Injertal和冰釀 Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Kochere。
而我個人最喜歡的要數冰釀 Yirgacheffe。

Ekamai Terrace #2-4, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Sat-Sun 12pm-6pm / Mon-Fri closed

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

9 thoughts on “Roots Coffee Roasters, Bangkok

    1. It’s secret barista code.

      … just kidding. (Though not entirely.) 😉

      My guess only the café folks would know for sure. Do drop them a line at their Facebook page (link provided at the end of the post.)

  1. 可能泰国人真的很善良,我可能会忍不住给很多小费咧~

    1. The Thais are amazing folks, Xiaoluan. Friendly, warm and generous. The owner, Varatt Vichit-Vadakan or simply Tae, told me that initially it was a really small operation so they didn’t have enough hands to man a cashier, hence the idea for an honesty box or jar. I think it’s great!

    1. Ah, all the more reason we need to come up with a Bangkok café guide for you to explore all the great coffee spots in the Thai capital! Watch out for it! 😉

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