Cafe Bicycle – An Eco-Friendly Cafe in the Middle of Bangkok CityFebruary 26, 2014 | 1,244 views
A theme surrounding eco-friendly, sustainability and fresh, real good food, Cafe Bicycle near to BTS Ploenchit serves all day breakfast fares with pretty good beverages to boot
Have you read about The Fat Beagle off Thanon Sukhumvit? If you have the time and your limbs listen to you early in the morning (okay so they open from 11am onwards … but still, the partying can get a wee bit crazy in Bangkok, no?), then by all means make your way there for the exceptional cakes and cookies.
If walking ain’t a popular search in your dictionary, then take the sky train to BTS Ploenchit (between Chit Lom and Nana, really within walking distance to all shopping districts) and upon alighting, you will notice Cafe Bicycle near to Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit.
Since they open from 7am onwards on weekdays, this cafe makes for an ideal stopover for a hearty and homely breakfast before the rat race begins for the day. Read on to find out why Cafe Bicycle (affectionately referred to as ‘cb’ on their website) deserves a try despite jostling for your attention amongst the sea of Bangkok’s famous street food around the area.
Avocado and Fresh Greens Sandwich
Featuring a line up of salads, sandwiches and pastas; complete with calories content listed for the benefit of health freaks, CB focuses on healthy eating with fresh and sustainable ingredients, and operating in an eco-friendly manner with minimal impact to the environment; setting a good example for all cafes out there.
The high ceiling, large windows and predominantly wood and bricks set up lent an air of casual, rustic dining ambience best suited for long brunches and get togethers. They do host private functions as well, as evident from their website HERE.
Smoked Salmon Omelette (150B/MYR15/USD5)
Ordering’s done at the counter and you’re paying before your food is served to you later. The full menu can be viewed HERE. They do all day breakfasts on weekends while the selection lasts until 10.30am only now weekdays.
Worth a note were the Rosti & Bacon (160B/MYR16/USD5) with fried grated potatoes with sunny side up egg and bacon with sauce and salad, Chicken Avocado Sandwich (190B/MYR19/USD6) with a slab of grilled chicken, cheese, avocado and tomatoes sandwiched between toasted ciabatta breads, and the Cinnamon Roll.
The simpler Two Eggs Any Style (120B/MYR12/USD4) came with toast, sausages and grilled tomatoes and were a filling as any, yet without loading one with overflowing guilt. Well, you can always add a pancake or two if you wish.
The coffee and hot chocolate came with cute coffee arts; the latte with a teddy bear face while the chocolate came with the facial feature of a swine. Not something you can expect in Malaysia, for obvious reason. Some items like Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Benedict and Poached Salmon with Lemon Butter are only available from 8.30am to 6pm on weekends only, while pastas are available daily from 11am onwards.
That time when we were there, they were doing lunch promotion offers with rice and noodles dishes as well for less than 150B per set, I believe. Even then, I might have been struck by amnesiac attack and mixed up the food selection. Or the price. Or both.
As a cafe in the city outside of the malls, Cafe Bicycle far exceeded expectations for offering something beyond the routine, insipid and predictable cafe fares. Although the menu is by far not as extensive, the execution of the breads and salads was by far flawless, and the environment encourages the crowd to linger and savour their brunch with a generous dose of warmth and sunlight.
Ground floor, Mahatun Plaza
Ploenchit, Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
GPS – N 13 44.577, E 100 32.960
*Alight from BTS Ploenchit station, and you shall see this on the same side as Novotel