IF The Coffee Club had rules like Chuck Palahniuk’s fictional Fight Club, its first and only rule would be that you can talk about The Coffee Club. Why? Well, like succulent gossip shared over a steaming cup of Joe, this place is definitely worth talking about.
One of Australia’s largest and fastest growing locally owned coffee groups, The Coffee Club first opened in Brisbane 22 years ago and now operates over 288 outlets in Australia, 35 in New Zealand, three in China, two in Egypt, one in New Caledonia and now 12 in Thailand (with a further 20 planned over three years).
The Coffee Club’s rapid rise to success stems from its unwavering approach to quality – its UTZ certified coffee is made by trained baristas using premium beans sourced from the coffee growing regions of South America, Asia and Africa, so a superior cup of coffee is guaranteed. What’s more, coffee isn’t the only highlight on offer.
Since opening its flagship branch in Thailand earlier this year at Major Ekkamai, The Coffee Club has also quickly caught the attention of local foodies by serving up some of the tastiest all-day breakfasts to be found in Bangkok. Omelettes, pancakes, breakfast wraps, the classic big breakfast, and The Coffee Club’s signature Eggs Benedict are just a few of the mouthwatering options on offer.
Then there’s The Coffee Club’s regular à la carte menu, which offers dishes such as Grilled chicken and avocado (B180), Caesar salad (B180), and Classic fish and chips (B215); a special menu which changes every four months (and which currently features Watermelon and feta salad, B225; Barramundi Asian coleslaw, B450; Spanish potato hash, B200; and Chicken burger with chilli sauce, B220) as well as a good selection of Kids’ meals, Gourmet sandwiches, Grilled meats, Pasta dishes, Asian favourites, and Desserts – all made using top quality ingredients and offered at great value for money.
Each Coffee Club venue boasts a chic, modern design, and captures the essence of coffee and cream through a colour scheme which blends dark browns and whites (think mahogany furniture, polished tile floors, cozy beige couches, and the odd splash of colourful art). The atmosphere is relaxed, warm and inviting – just like any good coffee shop should be.
The Coffee Club branches can be found in Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai. In Bangkok, in addition to the Major Ekkamai branch, The Coffee Club also operates a small shop at Suvarnabhumi Airport and last month opened a new café (pictured here) on the ground floor of the Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok (a short walk from Rajdamri BTS). Here guests can also enjoy their drinks and meals on a leafy outdoor terrace.
Free WiFi is offered at all branches. Wine, beer and cocktails are also available.
Open daily. For more info see www.facebook.com/thecoffeeclubthailand