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Stay up-to-date with the latest venues your cafe-loving friends will be posting about next by following the Instagram account @SANSIRIURBANVIBES. A personal Thonglor-Ekamai itinerary,  this new lifestyle concept also offers customised venue recommendations through a personal butler service upon direct message on Instagram. Go on, try it! And don't forget to tag your photos with the hashtag #SansiriUrbanVibes to be a part of this hip community.

Here are some of the suggested places to go on your day out in Thonglor and Ekamai. Swipe to learn more about each venue.

Kaizen Coffee Co.

But first, coffee! Early risers, kick-start your day with a dose of caffeine and chic atmosphere at Kaizen Coffee Co. Brightly lit with all-white interiors, the minimalist setting is perfect for your Instagram. Coffee-lovers rest assured—Kaizen also does a mean cup of joe. Pick from a selection of nitrogen-brewed coffees, cold-brew teas and delightful specials such as the photogenic Milo Mountain. Milk alternatives are available. Sansiri Family special promotion: 'Boz Blonde Mocha & Nitro Brew Coffee' with buy 1 get 1 free!

Casa Lapin x Badmotel

Brunch can start early too. If your stomach’s grumbling by 7:30am, head over to Casa Lapin x Badmotel, where urban-chic meets vintage vibes through exposed white ceilings, concrete floors and the white-tiled tables of Badmotel. Choose from a list of classic brunch staples, along with one of their many drinks for a fresh start to the day.

Fill in the Blank

For the sweet-toothed early bird, Fill in the Blank has your cravings covered. A chic and cozy café-slash-lifestyle shop, the menu boasts a selection of decadent desserts. Enjoy one of their pancake combos or pick from an impressive selection of milkshakes. If you can’t pick because everything looks like a good idea, go with their signature—a hot latte topped with whipped cream, caramel syrup and sweet chunks of blondie. Sansiri Family special promotion: Buy a 'Salted Caramel Blondie Over Whipped Cream Latte' and receive a free iced coffee!

One Ounce for Onion

Start shopping in the AM. Come for the good coffee and cool industrial vibes, stay because the selection of imported eye-wear and accessories on display are too chic to miss out on. One Ounce for Onion roasts their own coffee right at the store and you can witness the production. 

Exhibit Mothership

Fancy with a touch of pink, Exhibit Mothership picked up on the flamingo and pastel pink trend early. Classy meets cute in this flagship store-slash-café with whimsical marble décor and a palette of soft pastels. Go early for dibs on the highly-Instagrammable pink velvet sofa with two fluffy model flamingos at the back. If you miss the spot, no worries—their rose lychee soda served in a martini glass or a flamingo-shaped pot of tea make for equally good photo-ops.

Fab Lab Café

Another place where food meets fashion, stop at this trendy multi-label fashion store and cafe. Food presentation levels are high here with drinks served in lab glassware and the syrup-in-a-syringe trend that’s taking over Instagram.

The Blooming Gallery

For a more artistically inspired afternoon, head over to The Blooming Gallery—a glasshouse-like space with ferns and flowers dangling from the ceiling, inspired by the impressionist paintings of Monet. The lunch menu takes a floral twist on comfort dishes—with petals elegantly sprinkled over the likes of quinoa kraprao. Don’t forget to leave room for desserts such as their pistachio chocolate lava cake or matcha green tea mousse. If you have time to spare, feel free to stay till night as The Blooming Gallery also has the option of infusing your tea with alcohol through an interesting selection of cocktails.

Sea Truffles Seafood Bar

Specialising in organic seafood, this is the place to be for a taste of the sea. Enjoy premium quality delights from deep undersea such as Irish oysters, lobsters and the signature sea urchin in laid-back surroundings.

 7th Street Bar and Bistro

Grub and booze! A trendy take on sports bars, 7th Street Bar and Bistro serves up a selection of impressive fusion dishes such as larb salmon, which you can enjoy along with their collection of draught beers. Dangling ferns and lights as well as comfortable seating make this an ideal spot to while away your evening as you prepare for some good ole Thonglor nightlife.


Or just booze—You can get food at AINU, but the signature cocktails are the real reason to visit this hip fusion izakaya. Try the I-Sa-Nu, a cocktail that infuses local Northeasten Thai ingredients with those found in Northeast Japan.

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