Guide to the Best Bangkok Breakfast Restaurants
Bangkokians take their breakfast seriously and there is no shortage of places for you to enjoy your first and arguably most important meal of the day.
In recent years there has been a boom in breakfast venues, serving everything from pastries and pancakes to eggs served in nearly every way imaginable. One the most popular venues is Rocket Bar, a Scandinavian style enterprise that now operates three venues throughout the city, namely Central Embassy, Sukhumvit 49 and Sathorn Soi 12 branches. Although their breakfast menu sounds fairly simple—omelettes, waffles, open sandwiches and homemade granola—they use the freshest ingredients, much of it organic and free range.
Crepes and Co
Another great option if you ever want to be spoilt for choice is Crepes and Co., in Bangkok’s fashionable Thong Lor district. here they have an enormous, 350-item-long, six-page menu of all day breakfast offerings, each more delicious than the last. A huge variety of crepes, going from French crepes with wine to the local ones with Penang curry can be had, next to all-day brunches that feature eggs, pancakes, yoghurt and more.
If you are looking for something a little more traditional, you could opt to try ‘Jok’, Thailand’s version of rice porridge, which is as delicious as it is simple. Typically, this dish is served in food courts and street stalls for around 30 baht, or US$1.
One of the best places to get yourself a steaming bowl of Jok to start your day is at a small family run restaurant called Jok Prince, located close to Sapan Taksin BTS station. Your choices here consist of rice soup with finely minced pork balls, with or without offal, and served with poached egg or ‘century egg’, a Chinese style preserved egg, all with a final sprinkling of spring onion, ginger, roasted garlic and maybe a sprinkling of chilli. Delicious.
For a Thai twist on a traditional breakfast omelette, you should try Khao Jeaw Moo Sap, which is very simply a delicious, golden brown omelette, filled with minced pork and Thai style herbs and spices, all served on a bed of rice and generally served with a sachet of chilli sauce. This simple yet tasty dish can be found at food stalls throughout the city for around 50 baht.
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