5 must-try places for breakfast in Bangkok
Start your day with a bang!
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Bangkok has one of the most vibrant street food scenes in the world, hich makes it a great place to explore different types of breakfast options. Whether you're looking for something quick and easy to start your day, or the perfect indulgent meal, Bangkok has something for you. Here's a guide to some of the best places to get breakfast in Bangkok, so you can start your day with a bang!
Jok Prince is a popular eatery in Bangkok that specializes in jok, which is Thailand’s answer to congee and a common breakfast dish in Thailand. The eatery is also awarded a “Bib Gourment” in the Michelin Guide Bangkok.
The jok is cooked to perfection, with a creamy and comforting texture that's perfect for a morning meal. You can choose the toppings that you would like to have with your jok, with options including pork balls, pig organs, and century eggs. You can also add of fresh ginger, fried garlic, spring onions, and coriander to enhance the taste of the dish.
Jok Prince is a great place to try traditional Thai breakfast dishes in a cozy and casual atmosphere, and at very reasonable prices. If you're looking for a delicious and authentic Thai breakfast experience in Bangkok, Jok Prince is definitely worth a visit.
🕤 Opening Hours: 6am - 1pm, 3pm - 11pm daily
On Lok Yun
On Lok Yun is a classic breakfast spot that has been around since the 1930s. It's a popular spot with both locals and tourists, and is famous for its traditional breakfast dishes, particularly its Thai-style American breakfast.
For the all-day breakfast, you have the choice of ham, bacon, sausages, and Chinese sausages for your toppings. Apart from the all-day breakfast, some of the must-try dishes dishes at On Lok Yun include the bread with butter and sugar, and the egg custard bread with kaya jam.
The eatery has an old-school décor and a vibe that will transport you back in time. You should definitely check out On Lok Yun for a taste of nostalgia.
🕤 Opening Hours: 6am - 2.30pm daily
Kope Hya Tai Kee
Kope Hya Tai Kee is a traditional old-school coffee shop that has been around for more than 70 years. Kope Hya Tai Kee has a vintage decor that harks back to a bygone era, but its menu features a variety of modern fusion food.
The signature breakfast item at Kope Hya Tai Kee is the Kai Kra Ta, a fried egg and minced pork dish that is served in the small pan it's cooked in. The *Kai Kra Ta *set at the coffee-shop also includes a baguette. Kope Hya Tai Kee also has a variety of other Asian or Western fusion food, and a large selection of coffee and tea that you can choose from.
Kope Hya Tai Kee is located near the Giant Swing, and is a very suitable choice for breakfast before starting your day.
🕤 Opening Hours: 7am - 8pm daily
Wang Lang Market
Wang Lang Market is an outdoor market located in the Bangkok neighborhood near the Chao Phraya River, and is less accessible and further from the typical tourist areas. The market is known for its wide variety of food stalls, clothing vendors, and souvenir shops, making it a great place to explore and experience the local culture.
One of the highlights of Wang Lang Market is its large selection of street food and traditional Thai sweets. Some of the most popular dishes at the market include grilled pork skewers, Pandanus leaf hot cakes, Thai-style crepes (Kanom Buang), and bread. If you wanted something more filling, there are also stalls selling beef noodles and rice.
Wang Lang Market is the place for you if you would like to try various Thai street snacks for breakfast. It is also a great place to soak up the local market culture in Bangkok, and is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Bangkok.
🕤 Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm daily
Bangkok is also known for its vibrant cafe scene. For something less traditional, you can choose to have brunch at one of their many cafes instead.
ROAST is a trendy and popular cafe with three branches across Bangkok. One of the standout dishes at ROAST is the Eggs Benedict, which is made with perfectly poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and hollandaise sauce served on top of a homemade English muffin. They also offers a variety of other brunch options, such as pancakes, waffles, and French toast.
The prices at ROAST are on the higher side, but the quality of the food and coffee is well worth it. It is recommended to make reservations in advance if you are planning to have brunch at ROAST to avoid long waiting times.
- theCOMONS: The COMMONS 335 Thong Lo 17 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, 8am - 10pm daily
- centralw0rld: 1st Fl, CENTRAL@centralwOrld,Bangkok 10330, 10am - 10pm daily
- EMQuartier: 693 1 Helix Building A 695 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, 10am - 10pm daily
🔗 Reservation: https://www.roastbkk.com/contact/
Special Mention: Pa Tong Go
Pa Tong Go is a very popular Thai deep-fried dough similar to the Chinese fried dough fritters, and is a daily standard in the local street food culture. Pa Tong Go can be enjoyed at any time of the day, and is a very common option for breakfast. It is often eaten with Jok, or for those who prefer something sweet, a common choice would be for it to be dipped into Thai condensed milk, milo jam, or kaya jam. Pa Tong Go is often sold by street vendors, and you would almost definitely see it being sold along the streets of Bangkok. Otherwise, you can visit Pa Tong Go Savoey at Bangkok’s Chinatown for one of the most popular Pa Tong Gos. They only open in the evening from 5.30pm to 11.30pm, but really, Pa Tong Go can be enjoyed any time of the day!