For city dwellers living in the concrete forest of Bangkok, sometimes all you really need is a green space to reset and relax the mind.
And although the Big Mango isn’t one of the greenest cities in the world, the city is actually dotted throughout with urban green spaces, from small gardens to parks like Lumphini Park and Bang Kachao, which is dubbed Bangkok’s green lung.
Apart from parks and urban woodlands, dining establishments also take part in making the city greener with additions of gardens and lush outdoor spaces, offering Bangkokians a place to get a daily dose of peace.
Check out our #RadarList of cafes with gardens in Bangkok. They are the city’s precious oases that come with scrumptious offerings as well as Instagrammable gardenscapes and rooms to breath.
For bread buffs who are constantly looking for decent sourdough loaves to try, Newday Project should then be your move. The home cafe hugged by a lush garden is reminiscent of a playground, with space for kids to run around and a selection of house-made sourdough, coffee, bread-based desserts and savoury dishes; something to please both kids and adults alike. Situated in Thonglor, the cafe also serves as a little oasis within one of the city’s most bustling nightlife neighbourhoods.
More of a tea fanatic than a coffee connoisseur? Flâneur Tea will be your haven. The tea-fuelled haunt serves up a selection of organic tea, with health-forward dishes and decadent desserts. The venue’s highlight though is the outdoor seating set amidst their front yard garden. So if you’re in search of a perfect daytime date spot, we highly suggest this one and don’t forget to get their instagrammable Blueberry Cream Cheese Milk Bread also – tried and tested.
Organic food aficionados surely shouldn’t miss out on visiting Patom Organic Living when in the city. The glasshouse cafe is incredibly lush, thanks to its surrounding garden. Patom churns out a repertoire of quality Thai fare crafted from, you guess it, organic produce grown in their own farm in Nakhon Pathom. Apart from that, Thai desserts and drinks as well as coffee, tea and organic juice are also there to quench your thirst and cater to your sweet tooth. One section of the cafe is also dedicated to organic products, ranging from herbal shampoos to seasonings and sanitizers.
Looking for drinkable perfection? Think shade-grown, chemical-free and hand-picked coffee from small farms in the watershed forests in Chiang Rai – you can find it here at MiVana Coffee Flagship Store. The greenhouse-like cafe with sun-lit space dubbed with plush seating makes a cozy reading and coffee nook perfect for those who want to escape Bangkok’s hecticness without really having to leave the city.
Nestled by the Chao Phraya River, the riverside cafe slash event venue located in Bang Kachao offers serenity as well as scrumptiousness. Hiddenwoods offers substantial bites as well as cafe delights like desserts and caffeinated drinks to be enjoyed in their forest-enveloped cafe. For those hunting for a leafy, green event space with a romantic, fairly light-studded, outdoor seating, this place should be your go-to.