Thought Walking In
Cozy and very Italian! Bar Storia del Caffé Has a very “Italian” bar type feel to it with about a 5-6 tables, so not the biggest place. Most of the interior is of dark with wooden furniture and some black marble top tables but is well lit with the back wall being made of glass. The menu’s are done up like an old style newspaper (in fact I didn’t realise they were the menu’s when I entered and asked the waiter if I could have a menu) and there’s was a good variety of food and coffee/teadrinks to choose from. Prices seemed reasonable, however in the end I got stung with that VAT and service Tax so the meal was 65 baht more than I was expecting. Anyway, I visited here on a Sunday morning and the first impression was good – felt the perfect place to site and chill out over a breaky!
Today I started with my meal and went for the “Poached Eggs” (Two Poached, Grilled Asparagus wrapped in Parma Ham and Rocket Salad). before ordering I asked if the eggs were served on toast (which it did) as some of the egg dishes didn’t. I was quite dissapointed when the meal arrived as the toast was more like thin cruskit type bisuits and wasn’t going to fill me for a 10:30am breakfast (after a big swim in the pool). The meal was advertised at 230 baht but with the tax and VAT added (17%) I thought it was a bit of rip. Eggs were cooked to perfection and the Asparagus was super tasty, the Parma ham really made it a feature on the plate! So the place certainly didn’t lack in quality of food.
The coffee, well…it was good, not the best, probably a bit too milky for me but I decided to go with the Latte which comes in a large glass than the Cappuccino, so maybe if I opted for the Cappuccino it would have had a bit more kick and less milky. The coffee (latte and cappuccino) cost 100 baht which is normal for this area but I wouldn’t say it’s worth it. You can get a lot better coffee from places nearby like Rocket and Roast for the same price or less.
Being in a shopping center you also feel a bit closed in – the only way out is back out through the shopping center (so there’s no outdoor area) and if you need to duck off to the bathroom you need to leave the café, head up the escalators and take a bit of walk before you get to them – I’m never keen on a place that doesn’t have it’s own toilets (or at least one near by) as I generally bring my laptop with me and spend a good 1-2 hours there.
A bit ripped – I was still hungry and 380 baht down. However…as far as “best breakfast in Bangkok” goes, I would say it’s up there…it’s just the price tag.
What I Will Remember
Small portions of food and not easily accessible.
Will I Go Back?
Probably not. There’s a lot of places serving the same and better food around here for the same price and you get an outdoor area with spacious bathrooms and dinings area.
Bar Storia del Caffé – Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 8 Thonglor Building, G Floor, Bangkok
You can the BTS to “Thonglor” and then walk down Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor) about 0.5 km before you reach 8 Thonglor Building (which will be on the right if you’re coming from the BTS). There’s an Argentinian Steak House, True Coffee and Irish Pub out the front of the building. You head in the main doors at the fron and walk straight to the back and there you’ll find Bar Storia del Caffé.
The prices seem reasonable but the portions of food didn’t match the price tag – normally for the same dish I’d get a lot more around here. Some of the sandwiches (which were priced between 180 – 280 baht) looked a lot more filling however I can’t rate base on this as I didn’t try them – they looked good though! Like I said before – I left still feeling hungry after spending 380 baht so I felt a bit ripped off!
You can check out their Facebook page here.
Seemed OK – I wasn’t doing any heavy downloads – just browsing, but I had no interruptions and seemed to be quite fast.
What to Expect
Not the best location and not good value for money.