© space+craft / Photography: Ketsiree Wongwan

Coffee culture has been present in Bangkok for quite some time, but as of late it has gained a foothold not yet seen before. We’re talking the newly opened Kaizen Coffee café in the city’s fast-emerging Ekkamai neighbourhood which has just raised the bar. Founded by Arnun Wattanaporn, a young entrepreneur who studied hospitality management at the MNM Institute in Sydney, the café was initially located on small premises further down the road, but now occupies a standalone structure surrounded by trees. Encased on three sides by a floor-to-ceiling glass façade, the double-height of Kaizen Coffee‘s new home is beautifully exposed while allowing in floods of daylight. Wattaporn tapped local practice Space+Craft to create a matching interior design, and this has resulted in contemporary settings defined by dark grey bricks, floor tiles in a matching hue, and oak furnishings and panelling. The downstairs counter and adjacent wall flaunt a distinct brick pattern which adds up to modern vibe. The staircase is adorned by a backlit Kaizen Coffee logo, and upstairs additional seating can be found ins a similar style. Obviously, it’s coffee which tops the menu at Kaizen Coffee, and being a place for true aficionados, it lists a variety of popular coffee options, in addition to fine filter coffees from across the planet and also Thailand. Needless to say, there’s also plenty of tasty bites to choose from, featuring plenty to choose from for the café’s savvy clientele. The menu is quite extensive and ranges from bowls of fresh fruit, toast with different toppings, and sandwiches, to freshly made salads, rice and pasta dishes, and of course, various desserts.

Kaizen Coffee,
888/6-7 Thanon Ekkamai, Sukhumvit 63 (Ekkamai)
Bangkok 10110
Telephone: +66 98 8316009
Daily 8-6

© space+craft / Photography: Ketsiree Wongwan