Saturday, December 05, 2020

Floral Cafe at Napasorn

 As Mum is a big fan of flowers, we always try hard to include a flower market in our holiday itineraries. I was fortunate to find a flower market of cultural significance within Bangkok, and not terribly far from where we stayed. The Pak Khong Talat, Bangkok's primary flower market.

We did not quite make it to the market. Instead, our need for a pit stop after half a day's worth of walking in Bangkok heat brought my attention to a sign across the street from where I was standing at that moment, a sign that included words like coffee, cake, Floral Cafe. An impromptu itinerary modification followed.

I managed to convince Mum and Dad to enter by reminding them of their visit to Cafe Hay Fever in Mongkok, Hong Kong. That was also at a flower market and was also a working floral and gift shop. I recommended the place to them for their Hong Kong trip a few years ago. As that visit left a rather strong and positive impression, they agreed to step into Floral Cafe at Napasorn.

As we entered, we were greeted by a rather busy scene - many staff were cutting the stems of flowers, putting flowers together, composing bouquets, wrapping bouquets with floral paper and ribbon, talking over the phone and well, you get the picture. Perhaps it was the confused look on my face that a wait staff picked up on, as he quickly welcomed me and directed me to the back of the shop with this thumb, "Welcome ma'am, go upstairs," in authentic Thai accent.

I felt like Alice in Wonderland as I was climbing that rather narrow flight of stairs. Midway, the climb was broken by a cosy office loft. As we neared the end of the climb, mini potpourri bouquets could be seen hanging over us and we stepped out of the rabbit hole into Wonderland, the cafe.

In my opinion, the interior of this cafe was far more impressive than the one in Hong Kong. Almost every corner was Instagrammable, so much so that I did not know how to take my photos! 

I was immediately attracted by the array of cakes displayed on what looked like a dressing table and in the display chiller. 

We ordered a slice of carrot cake, some iced tea and coconut ice cream.

From what I found out later on, the decor is changed according to season, which means that if you visit every 4th month, you would have new backgrounds for the food and your selfies.

If ever you visit Bangkok, or Bangkok Old Town to be precise, I highly recommend this cafe.

67 Chakkraphet Road, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon 10200, Bangkok, Thailand
T: +66 2221 2039, +66 2222 6895; M: +66 99 468 4899
Daily 10:00am to 10:00pm


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