Charming cafe serving authentic Thai cuisine at Jim Thompson Thai Silk flagship store in Bangkok
October 22nd, 2013
Renowned world-wide as the Thai brand synonymous with the finest silk & textile products, Jim Thompson has for decades been the pre-eminent producer of hand-made silk- single-handingly restoring the Thai silk industry to its historic prominence. Applying their design and lifestyle finesse to Thai cuisine, the Jim Thompson group have also been operating restaurants and cafes internationally for over twenty years- with Jim Thompson branded restaurants in Bangkok, Singapore and Tokyo.
At its Bangkok base, in addition to the original Jim Thomspon Restaurant & Wine Bar housed in a reconstructed traditional Thai teak building within the compound of the heritage mansion that was the residence of the enigmatic Jim Thompson, another cafe is located at the imposing flagship Jim Thompson Thai Silk retail store in the heart of Bangkok’s Silom retail district. The casual sophistication of Cafe 9 sits harmoniously within the elegance of the luxurious silk products showcased within the flagship store. Set within a quiet corner on the upper level of the Jim Thompson retail emporium, Cafe 9 is a relaxing haven serving all-day traditional Thai and Western home-cooked style dishes, refreshing beverages and delicious desserts and cakes.
Typifying the hallmark Jim Thompson culinary philosophy of- “absolutely Thai, Thompson-style”- the Cafe 9 menu features a compilation of both authentic Thai dishes and popular Western cafe dishes such burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads. Dishes that exemplify the traditional Thai cuisine of Cafe 9 include the ever-popular Tom Yam Goong- hot and sour soup with mushrooms, galangal, lemongrass, shallots, bird’s eye chilies and prawns; Phad Thai Goong Sod- Traditional Thai-style fried noodles with prawns; and Gai Thod Kua Kra Tiem Prik Heng- stir-fried chicken with dried chili and garlic.
Beverages available at Cafe 9 include fresh tropical fruit drinks and smoothies with flavours such as lychee mint, lychee ginger, and mango lime; Thai herbal drinks; local beers; house wine; gourmet Jim Thompson Vienna Roast coffee, and special teas- including the signature Jim Thompson Mulberry Tea.
Cafe 9 is located on the upper level within the Jim Thompson Thai Silk flagship store in Bangkok, opening hours are daily from 9 am to 9 pm.
Cafe 9 decor
Traditional Thai design elements blend with classic cafe furniture to evoke a sense of casual elegance.
Experienced Thai cooks in the compact kitchen serve up their home-cooked style renditions of Thai and Western cafe dishes.
Extensive teak wall panelling and flooring reference the famous Jim Thompson heritage teakwood mansion and museum in Bangkok.
Display units within the cafe showcase Jim Thompson branded culinary products- including fine china coffee and tea sets, mulberry teas, dried fruits, and rice crackers.
Jim Thompson Dried Fruits- a new product line from the Jim Thompson culinary operations.
Selections from the Cafe 9 Menu
Phad Thai Goong Sod- ผัดไทกุ้งสด- Traditional Thai-style fried noodles with prawns. B220
Baja-Thai Fish Taco ทาโก้ปลา - A soft flour tortilla filled with lightly fried red snapper, tomatoes, coriander, onions. Topped with shredded cabbage and Thompson “Thai-styled” baja sauce. B320
Khao Phad Sappalot Goong- ข้าวผัดสับปะรดกุ้ง- Pineapple fried rice with prawns, onions and black raisins served in a pineapple. B250. Served with Pomelo Salad.
Portrait of Jim Thompson- founder of the eponymous Jim Thompson silk business
Cafe 9- at Jim Thompson Flagship Store-Bangkok
Address: 9 Surawong Road, Bangkok 10330. Thailand
Reservations: +66.2. 632 8100
Opening Hours: Daily 9:00 am~ 9:00 pm ( bakery & drinks only after 6:00 pm)