If you’re dying to try the latest in cold-brew coffee concoctions, browse racks of vintage offerings, scoop up fashions by indie Thai designers or you just love to be the first in your circle of friends to know about anything, then you want to be hanging out in Ekkamai. Located conveniently along Sukhumvit Road between Thonglor and Phra Khanong, this is the place to be if you are an up-and-comer on into any of the arts scenes. Featuring side sois that are still undiscovered, cute Thai houses that remind you of the Bangkok you see in old postcards and the occasional hip pop-up market, you can feed your body and creative soul in Ekkamai.
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Look out! Earth is doomed at Bangkok Planetarium

Look out! Earth is doomed at Bangkok Planetarium

The stars are crashing down this month at Bangkok’s home to all things space and science. With its Digistar 5 theater system, 5.1 surround sound and two 4K-resolution digital...

Love Meat Tender: Ekkamai gets new steak joint ‘Chunn’ on Soi 61

Love Meat Tender: Ekkamai gets new steak joint ‘Chunn’ on Soi 61

Quality steak doesn’t exactly come cheap in downtown Bangkok, but the Ekkamai area recently welcomed a new restaurant that serves home-cooked meat dishes that look like they can...

EXPOSED: Paws Bangkok’s Sunday cat cafe is front for kitty trafficking

EXPOSED: Paws Bangkok’s Sunday cat cafe is front for kitty trafficking

For two weeks now, people have been entering what they thought was just another Bangkok cat cafe to nibble cake and make goo-goo eyes at adorb fluffballs. Little did they know...

Police raid fails to stop Ekkamai condo’s Chinese Airbnb listings

Police raid fails to stop Ekkamai condo’s Chinese Airbnb listings

Numerous Airbnb listings remained active today for an Ekkamai condo raided by the cops and allegedly used as an unlicensed hotel by Chinese operators. More than a dozen such ads,...

Bangkok is Burning: Vogue ambassador Amazon Sun is bringing ball culture realness to Thailand (VIDEO)

Bangkok is Burning: Vogue ambassador Amazon Sun is bringing ball culture realness to Thailand (VIDEO)

Strike a pose, shante, work it, throw shade, fierceness — these phrases have their origins in gay ball culture. If you’ve watched RuPaul’s Drag Race, seen the...

Brunch at Ekkamai’s Nowhere: Endless small plates of on-trend food, including a savory waffle course

Brunch at Ekkamai’s Nowhere: Endless small plates of on-trend food, including a savory waffle course

Restaurants around the city offer varying brunch menus, values, and concepts. From over the top, gourmet extravaganzas, to those that focus on quantity over quality, to those...

Barefood Bangkok makes vegan nut cheeses and beef-mimicking beet burgers that might fool you

Barefood Bangkok makes vegan nut cheeses and beef-mimicking beet burgers that might fool you

Let’s get real: the majority of vegan cheeses and veggie burgers ain’t foolin’ no one. From the texture to the flavor to the way they cook and melt, most of these healthy...

No kawaii coffee here: Ekkamai’s Phil Coffee Company is one of Bangkok’s best roasters and specialty cafes

No kawaii coffee here: Ekkamai’s Phil Coffee Company is one of Bangkok’s best roasters and specialty cafes

You’re not going to find a unicorn frappe, pumpkin spice latte, or hot fired cheese coffee at Ekkamai’s Phil Coffee Company — this place is all about letting the beans...

Broken Eggs: Ekkamai gastrobar serves eclectic tapas inspired by the chef’s native Galicia

Broken Eggs: Ekkamai gastrobar serves eclectic tapas inspired by the chef’s native Galicia

Tapas gastrobar Broken Eggs had a stall in Phra Kanong’s W District outdoor food market for a few years before transferring into a shophouse in Ekkamai near Soi 12. The...

Tadaima: The Japanese restaurant and izakaya where booze and bites are just 88 baht

Tadaima: The Japanese restaurant and izakaya where booze and bites are just 88 baht

The first time we wandered, starving, into the Gateway Ekkamai location of Tadaima, we were confused. There weren’t prices next to any of the dishes on the menu. We didn’t...