By Adam Purcell and Narumol Trachoo
Agalico Gardens & Tea Room
HIDDEN away on Sukhumvit 51, this delightful coffee shop has all the charm of an English countryside manor and a beautiful garden to match. When you first wander through the front door – which isn’t signposted – you may think you’ve accidentally walked into the home of a wealthy person who’s hosting a Hi-So tea party. A white-washed living room decked out with comfy couches and rattan chairs is full of well-preened patrons tucking into chocolate cakes, scones and drinking tea from fine china cups. Out in the garden, which is lush with plantlife and decorated with Balinese statues, other customers lounge on benches, read books in hidden, shady corners, and speak in hushed voices. It’s all very peaceful, and very surreal when you consider that just a short stroll up the street is busy Sukhumvit with all its honking horns and shrieking vendors. Adding to Agalico’s feeling of exclusivity is the fact it’s only open Fri – Sun (10am – 6pm). A real hidden gem.
For more info Tel: 02 662 5857 www.agalico.co.th