Centuries-old homes get new lease of life as riverside cafe ‘Hong Sieng Kong’

Photos: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook
Photos: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook

After a year-long renovation, a set of old buildings built nearly two centuries ago officially has a new lease of life. 

Tucked in an alley in the Talat Noi neighborhood, Hong Sieng Kong cafe opened last week, serving caffeinated drinks and desserts to visitors drawn to the popular riverside area of Bangkok.

The cafe is currently in a soft opening phase with drinks and desserts on limited offer. Among the items to try out are Coconut Blossom Coffee, Taladnoi Orange Coffee and a plate of ice-cream served with peanuts, raspberry jam and flourless orange cake.

Ice-cream served with peanuts, raspberry jam and flourless orange cake. Photo: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook
Ice-cream served with peanuts, raspberry jam and flourless orange cake. Photo: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook

The venue was founded by Decha Saebae on a plot of land owned by his mother, Yenchit Saetang. The site comprises six old buildings built around 200 years ago, all decorated with antique Chinese furniture and items from Decha and his family’s collections – some pieces are claimed to have been 500 years old.

Hong Sieng Kong opens from 10am until 6pm every day, except Monday. It is located in Soi Wanit 2 in the Talat Noi neighbourhood. The nearest public transportation is MRT Hua Lamphong. 

Photo: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook
Photo: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook
Photo: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook
Photo: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook
Photo: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook
Photo: Hong Sieng Kong / Facebook

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