M Coffee

A well-done everyday coffee shop

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What we say: 3.5 stars

M Coffee doesn't do anything different from the thousands of other coffee shops in Bangkok, it's just that they do it all a thousand times better than most.

This bright and cheerful air-con cafe occupies a re-done shopfront with a few outside tables along with several tables or small couches inside. It's often full of a mix of locals, expats and tourists, but that one magic table always seems to be there. Note that there's no WiFi, a subtle hint that they don't want customers hanging around for hours as high turnover, rather than high prices, is the name of the game.

Mom (the 'M' apparently stands for 'Mom') and her friendly, attentive but not-at-all pushy team serve excellent northern Thai arabica coffee to go with fresh juices, smoothies, tea, cake, heavenly-scented waffles and a range of sandwiches, spaghetti and reasonably priced Thai rice plates and salads. While not Bangkok's best sandwich, the ham and cheese croissant will satisfy that bread craving, and the pasta dishes are similarly tasty. Thai dishes are consistently very well done -- the cashew nut with chicken, tom yum fried rice and green curry are all well balanced in flavour and serving portions are just the right amount for lunch.

To get here, take Exit 3 out of Phra Khanong BTS station, hang a U-turn at the bottom of the stairs and walk about 20 metres.

Contact details
1539 Sukhumvit Road (Soi 69), Bangkok
T: (023) 822 121, (023) 823 131
Open: Mon-Sat 08:00-22:00, Sun 08:00-20:00

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.

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