It’s no secret that coconuts are one of the most popular treats in Thailand, and All Coco is just one of the places in Bangkok that majors in this flavour of ice-cream. Since it opened in 2014, it’s become so well liked that there are now eight branches of the chain café dotted around Bangkok. Here, the soft serve ticks all the boxes. Not only is it gluten and dairy-free, you can try out all kinds of unique cones. Just a few of the more quirky things on the menu include a coconut and banana ice-cream sandwich, coconut smoothies, coconut toast, and grilled coconut banana waffles. You can also sip from fresh coconuts to quench your thirst, so it’s the ideal way to cool off after exploring sights like Lumphini Park in the hot weather. And while we’re on the topic of this trending fruit, why not check out 6 uses for coconut you’ve probably never heard of?
Address: Gourmet Market, G/F, Emquartier, Sukhumvit Rd. BTS Phrom Phong, Thailand.
Farm to Table does exactly what it says on the tin. All of the food here is locally sourced from the owners’ farms, and is bought right to – yep, you guessed it – your table. You’ll find this trendy ice-cream café just 10 minutes’ walk from the Reclining Buddha, so it’s a great stop-off point if you’re in need of a sit down. You can pick from homemade flavours, like pumpkin with sesame seed and passion fruit. If you’re feeling more adventurous, though, why not try out a scoop of wheatgrass ice-cream? It comes drenched in coffee, with a side of organic Thai beans – it really does melt in the mouth. And by the way, the interiors here are just as impressive as the ice-cream, so you’ll be filling up your Instagram feed in no time…
Address: 15 Soi Tha Klang, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand.
If you’re a culture vulture, look no further than Icedea for your next dose of ice-cream. This place is nestled in the grounds of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. As the name suggests, the ice-cream at this place truly is a work of art. You can sample uber-creative flavours, including tobacco, wasabi, and steak. And if that doesn’t get you excited, there are 17 more weird and wonderful flavours to try...
Address: 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand.
It’s a bit out of the way – like most trendy places are – in Tanao Road, but the half-century old Natthaporn ice-cream café should definitely be on your must-visit list. When this stand first popped up, coconut was the only flavour on the menu. Fast forward to today, there’s now chocolate, iced tea and coffee, plus loads more. It’s the traditional Thai toppings that make these ice-creams stand out, though. The line-up includes red beans, peanuts, corn, sticky rice and lotus seeds. So if you feel like being greedy, why not have them all?
Address: 94 Thanon Phraeng Phuton, Phranakorn Bangkok, Thailand.
It’s no secret that Japanese ice-cream is some of the most imaginative in the world, boasting fruit and yoghurt flavoured cones. This is no exception at the Tokyo Cream Cafe. Unsurprisingly, this eatery sits in the heart of the Japanese quarter in Watthana, also known as Bangkok’s hippest district. The ice-creams here are best served in chewy waffles, and you can even add a splash of coffee into your dish, affogato-style, if you fancy an instant frappe. In terms of flavours, you’ll get to pick from banoffee, brownie, milk, vanilla – and why not sprinkle some honeycomb pieces on top? Yummy.
Address: Klang Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
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