Cafe Hopper Review: Kuppa Cafe@Sukhumvit Soi 16, Thailand

I woke up early with the objective to have breakfast in this cafe. I knew that it’s along Soi 16 but didn’t know exactly where it is. I decided to just take a walk down the entire soi and see what I could find there. As usual, you will see a whole stretch of street hawkers selling all kinds of local delicacies. I still miss my Korat’s breakfast. First, it’s so much cheaper in Korat and second, I think it is much nicer there. The morning is much cooler over at Korat as well. Anyway, as I walked down the street, indeed, there are a couple of interesting eating places which I really would like to visit one of these days. I was away from Citadines about 300 meters and there I spotted Kuppa Cafe. I was rather disappointed when I saw an old lady quietly sweeping the floor and it seemed as though the place was closed. I walked in anyway and was told that it opens at 10am. I was about 1 1/2 hours early. I didn’t know what to do while waiting for it to open…so decided to have my breakie at the roadside stalls and then to proceed for a cup of cafe at Kuppa.

Just when I missed Korat, I bummed into this stall that sells som tum. I ordered my favourite tum thai and khaw niaw. I sat down with the lady boss and i chatted with my limited Thai and found out that she and her family is from Korat as well. I must say that the som tum and the ghai yang (BBQ Chicken) do have standard. Love it! Despite I was full, I still wanted to go to Kuppa. Even before I stepped into the cafe, I was so impressed by the rustic wooden door. And when I stepped in, I love it even more…the entire cafe design is so rustic and the cafe is so spacial that you don’t feel crowded at all. Maybe because I was the only customer throughout my whole visit….but I am sure that even with more people, you won’t have to feel that the people at the next table is eavesdropping.

I ordered latte and bread and butter pudding. I am seriously not a fan of bread pudding, but the look of the pudding really allured me to have it. They serve traditional three tones italian latte here. I must say that they did the three tones pretty well and the coffee was of some standard as well. The latte was smooth and the after taste was good. However, it does lack a little fragrant I must say. As I said, I am not a fan of pudding, but this one is really good. Its not just a plain pudding. It has apricot, peach and passion fruit in it. The bread is soft and it certainly melts in your mouth.

On a whole, I love this cafe and its really worth the journey to visit the cafe. Give it a try the next time you are in Sukhumvit.

the gatekeeper!



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