A cosmopolitan approach to cafe culture for sociable all-day eating and drinking
March 19th, 2014
Emerging in a quiet residential soi (street) in Bangkok’s upscale Sathorn district in June 2013, Rocket Coffeebar introduced a fresh approach to the neighbourhood cafe concept in Thailand. Taking inspiration from a handful of the global trendsetters of cafe culture- San Francisco, Sydney and Stockholm- Rocket Coffeebar embraces a casual, laid-back style of all day food and beverage service that belies an underlying meticulous professionalism and attention to detail. An inspired convergence of in-house bakery, artisanal coffee, fresh organic produce and creative mixology differentiates Rocket Coffeebar from the plethora of small Bangkok cafes. Offering a seamless eating and drinking experience that transitions through the course of the day- commencing with freshly baked breads and pastries served early in the mornings- followed with a compact menu of contemporary European cafe dishes made from local organic produce served all day- and in the evenings, with the accompaniment of wines, and the house specialty of gourmet dessert and cocktail pairings, a convivial unwind.
Rocket Coffeebar was founded by the highly regarded Swedish trio of mixologists who in recent years had introduced a new level of sophistication and innovation to Bangkok’s cocktail scene with their collaboration at the ultra-popular Hyde & Seek Gastrobar. Having successfully launched Rocket Coffeebar, recent months have seen the same team unveiling sibling venues within the adjoining shophouse premises- Lady Brett Tavern, and the upscale cocktail bar- U.N.C.L.E.
Cafe cuisine & beverages
Delivering a consistently excellent coffee service, the baristas at Rocket Coffeebar only use carefully selected small-batch roasted beans, and work their skills with the cutting edge Synesso Hydra espresso machine, and Mahikönig grinders. In addition to the daily baked breads, the in-house bakery also produce selections of cakes, muffins, savoury pastries, and tempting desserts. Highlights from the organic produce focused all day menu include Herbed Slow-roasted Sirloin Salad with watercress, red onion, sugar snap peas, garlic croutons, semi-dried cherry tomatoes, and Dijon mustard-crème; Toast Skagen- with local prawns, horseradish, dill mayo, tobiko, lemon,white bread toast; and Pressed Salami-Cheese Focaccia- with salami from Naples, marinated tomato, Emmentaler cheese, house pickled peppers, and rocket leaves.
Evenings at Rocket Coffeebar entice with a well-crafted selection of mostly boutique European wines, several classic cocktails and aperitifs, and the specialty combinations of desserts and gourmet cocktails- with indulgent pairings such as Chocolate Universe- Black Forest brownie, peanut butter-orange semifreddo, warm chocolate cake, chocolate-cinnamon-rum ice cream- paired with Liquid Universe Cocktail- Bourbon, cassis liqueur, citrus, black currants, blackberries, and fresh northern mint.
Weekend brunches are particularly popular- served all day- highlighted by quintessential brunch elements such as Bloody Marys, organic eggs, oysters & champagne.
Rocket Coffeebar opens Tuesday- Sunday 7 am to 11 pm. The compact cafe has seating for 16 guests indoors, plus a further 9 at the sidewalk tables outdoors.
Inside Rocket Coffeebar
The interior decor at Rocket Coffeebar reveals a restrained Scandinavian aesthetic with blonde timber chairs and bench tables, white marble bar counter.
A “L” shaped white marble counter anchors the space- dishes are plated and served directly to guests seated at the counter.
From the all day menu
Gravlax on Dark Rye- house-cured Norwegian salmon, house pickled beets and onions, iceberg lettuce, horseradish, light lemon-dill dressing.
Pinot Grigio from Punggl, Alto Adige (Südtirol) DOC, Italy by Nals Margreid
Dessert- Co Co Ca Choo- Mango tarte Tatin, coconut-white chocolate, panna cotta, coconut macaroons, sour apricot soup.
Cocktail- Yu Zu Ca Choo- Calvados, Japanese yuzu liqueur, lemon, cloves, micro celery.
Rocket Coffeebar- Bangkok
Address: 149 Sathorn Soi 12, Silom, Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
BTS: Chong Nonsi or Surasak
Inquiries: +66.2. 635 0404
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/rocket-coffeebar
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 7:00 am ~ 11:00 pm
Seats: 16 indoor + 9 outdoor