Roast combines artisanal coffee-making with excellent brunch and tapas offerings. The pride and joy of this enormous, huge-windowed space is the giant black and gold coffee roaster sat along the back wall, and its hipness appeal can only be described as the caffeine equivalent of a vintage Vespa. The rest of the décor is all straight lines, marble tables and retro café chairs. It is the sort of space where one can seamlessly transition from Wi-Fi-ing with a cup of coffee to brunching with friends, to dining with your special someone.
Roast has settled for a tapas menu in the evening: heavy on the lime and garlic, its flavors are refreshingly Mediterranean despite the Thai ingredients. Many dishes follow the same winning formula: comforting, fried produce with tangy, lime-heavy sauces to cut through the fat, such as the fried crab cakes with tartar sauce and tomato salsa (B320); meatballs on guacamole (B180); and calamari on a tangy, garlic aioli (B160).
The other big highlight, obviously, is the coffee, made with single-origin, in-house roasted beans (French press B120-140, espressos B80-140)—but we’d really like to see more people visit Roast in the evening. Their new rack of wine, with bottles starting from a mere B790 and some very nice options in the B1,090-1,290 range, is the perfect match to fun, well-executed tapas dishes which, while not exactly cheap, are a refreshing change from the standard Spanish options in Bangkok.
Address: 2/F, Seenspace, Thonglor Soi 13, Bangkok
Telephone: +662 185 2865
Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu:
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat:
9:00 am – 11:00 pm
9:00 am – 10:00 pm