Bangkok Cafe: The best cafe in the Thai capital
Bangkok cafe: Our amazing find
Bangkok is intense (read about our experience with kids by clicking here). It is hot and crowded and loud. In the middle of the smoky city, the stench of fermented fish sauce lingers in the air, combined with the fumes from the traffic.
Sometimes you just need a cafe with neon-pink-and-rainbow wallpaper that smells like candy floss and gummy bears- and so it happened that our very female family took Patrick to visit the famous Unicorn cafe in tucked-away part of the city.
The kids had seen lots of pictures online, and as we entered the cafe and were met with bubblegum-pink floors, swirled rainbow ceilings and rows and rows of My Little Pony toys. Metallic, diamanté-studded sofas and PVC pink armchairs lay around and we settled into one of the sofas with a unicorn-galaxy backdrop.
The menu was immense- an assault on the eyes of neon crepes, rainbow candy floss and pastel-swirled waffles. We ordered the waffles, which came with multicoloured ice-cream, marshmallows and a wafer-cone ‘unicorn horn’. A hot chocolate came in a bowl-sized mug topped with piles of rainbow sprinkles and tiny pearlescent chocolate stars. The rainbow candy floss was as good as any floss, with layers of pastel rainbow colours in a domed cup.
Vegan options include the colourful slushies and iced drinks and the rainbow candy floss. They also do fries with a strawberry dipping sauce (!?)
Bangkok Cafe: Unicorn Cafe Bangkok prices:
The food was reasonably priced, with the waffles around 200 baht (£5) and the candy floss 100 baht (£2.50).
There are unicorn onesies to rent for customers to wear while they’re enjoying their ludicrously coloured food. It’s 100 baht (£2.50) to pick from a selection of unicorn outfits including a typical white, silver and rainbow affair and a black onesie for that “smouldering mythical creature” look, or for men who want to entertain their kids and wife (love you babe) but don’t want to look like a giant My Little Pony.
The unicorn cafe is a must-do when visiting Bangkok; it’s a great photo op and a chance to break the world record for the large amount of food colouring consumed in one sitting (I’m pretty sure the kids nailed this one).
The Unicorn Cafe Bangkok opening times & contact info:
The unicorn cafe opens at 12 midday until 8pm every day and the tables are first come first serve, there is no booking option. The cafe is also cash only so make sure you get to an ATM before you go.
The telephone number for the unicorn cafe is + 6686 397 9262
You can also visit the Unicorn cafe’s Facebook page (click here)
The Unicorn cafe address, with Thai address to show your taxi driver:
If you’re visiting Bangkok with kids you will definitely want to check out the amazing DreamWorld Bangkok adventure park (click here for info). If you’re heading up to Chiang Mai (you should!) check out these 7 awesome things to do in Chiang Mai!
Useful visitor info: Where to stay in Bangkok with kids
You will also want to book your accommodation well in advance. It’s a super busy city and we made the mistake of waiting until the last minute to book our hostel, and the selection ended up being tiny. Click here to see what great deals Hotels Combined is offering for Bangkok, or if you prefer to browse Booking.com click here.
We stayed in the Blue Jasmine Hostel, (click here) which is great for budget travel families; it was clean, had lovely staff and unlimited good free breakfast. Our friends who frequently stay in Bangkok recommend Shanti Lodge in a peaceful corner of the city; there is also Rambuttri Inn for mid-range travel, the Old Capital Bike Inn if you feel like treating yourself (and why not?) and the Anantara Riverside for uber-luxury (go on, you know you want to!)