I just arrived in Bangkok this morning and was in dire need of a cafe, for a decent coffee and a spot to work from. Staying at Khao San Road is not ideal for working. There’s loads of cafe’s and co-working spaces around the Sukhumvit area as detailed here, on Nomadic Notes.
However, around the backpacker end, there is not much information available.
I ended up walking around for about half an hour looking for a coffee shop that actually had seats (as opposed to just a stall on the side of the road or hole in the wall) and wasn’t Starbucks (because they don’t have wifi in Thailand).
Khao San Road Cafe for Working
I eventually stumbled on a great little place called Carbony Coffee Roasters. The address is: 140-142 Phra Arthit Road.
The coffee is excellent, reasonable price and the wifi is fast. The seats are comfy and there’s a good amount of plug sockets for your laptop. There’s maybe only 10 seats, but nobody else is here but me – so not pushed for space. The comfier seats are upstairs.
It’s a good little spot, with good wifi and pleasant decor. I could happily work from here for a couple of days. Check it out if you’re looking for a cafe to work from in the Khao San Road area.
How I find cafe’s to work in
I’m a huge fan of the ‘Work Hard Anywhere’ app. It’s pretty new, so isn’t fully up to date with all of the cafes, but is an amazing little resource. I always make sure to update it when I’m in a spot that it doesn’t already recognise. You can check it out here (it’s free).
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