Ever since I switched from Caffé Latte to Caffé Lungo and/or Caffé Americano (yep, ditched the milk and sugar altogether — Splenda included!), my palate for coffee has, how should i say it, become (I think) more sophisticated. Suddenly I seek for that stronger after-taste and don’t even mind that kick of bitterness at the end of a sip. I know that my tolerance for caffeine has also doubled because I could sleep soundly at night even if in a day I’ve downed 3 cups. And because I get so excited over coffee now, I am loving Bangkok more and more because artisan coffee places have been sprouting in almost every corner of the city.
A friend told me about Casa Lapin, another hidden gem in the heart of Sukhumvit (Thonglo area), near where I live. Hidden because even if it’s near where one of biggest hospitals in Bangkok is, it’s tucked in a small soi where cars are not accessible to go through and the signage is not so visible , you might just miss it.
What a lovely space! It’s rustic feel, high ceiling and creative vibe makes you just want to work or chill. It’s a place where you can hang out in the whole day , read your current fave design or fashion glossy and order five cups without even knowing it.
Casa Lapin has earned my aMoT badge of approval because it has free wifi with awesome space to work and chill in, a variety of artisan beans for that perfect cuppa and yummy sweet treats to go with — so, no doubt this place will be added to my list of go-to-coffee-places in Bangkok. Casa Lapin (Sukhumvit Soi 49 [opposite Samitivej Hospital], 081-257-7920. Open daily 7:30am-9:30pm)