Organika – The Most Beautiful Cafe That I Have Ever Visited
Bangkok is known for its cafes and street food. I have never been able to enjoy my food in a café because of the throngs of people chattering away in the background. Albeit rare, quiet cafés are my kind of place to unwind and chill. Hidden in Piman 49 complex on Sukhumvit Soi 49’s, Organika is a picturesque greenhouse themed café just a floor above their secret spa house. Whilst enjoying the stunning cityscape, why not indulge in a plethora of affordably priced food and drinks at the same time?
Organika is one of Thailand’s most reputable homegrown spa brands with their own line of incense, perfumes, diffusers, soap and all things to keep you smelling fresh all day. The café also doubles as their flagship store where you can sample and try out their organic products to your hearts’ content (yes free samples!). It was really quiet when we visited on a Thursday morning. Sunlight pours in through the tall windows, and there’s an enormous tree (should be a fake one) sitting in the center of the café. Upon entering the café, you’ll be greeted by the very warm staff, along with a very inviting botanical scent. The cafe emanates an extremely clean and relaxing vibe. I’ll definitely recommend bringing along your camera if you own one. Unless it’s raining, you’ll find that the entire place is flooded with beautiful light no matter where you’re seated.
There’s also a second level where you can relax (because nobody goes up there). Access it by climbing the spiral staircase located right at the corner of the café. There are a couple of sofas up there. If you’re up for it, pamper yourself by heading down to their spa which is conveniently located just a level below. From the little that I know, they offer anything from a full body Thai massage and milk baths, to facials and body scrubs! Alas, we were on a tight schedule so we didn’t visit their spa, but I’ll be back someday. Do check out their website listed below for more information!
We had their Mushroom Truffle Soup (280THB), Chilled Angel Prawn (350THB) and Tropical Sunrise (315THB).
The mushroom soup comes served in a crispy golden brown pastry. Dig into the pastry to reveal a creamy mushroom soup littered with mushroom ravioli. The creamy soup offers a distinct mushroom fragrance which goes very well with the cheesy pastry.
The Chilled Angel Prawn features angel hair pasta tossed in seaweed and yuzu dressing. This dish is finished with a generous garnish of salmon roe. Angel hair pasta or capellini is a thin variety of Italian pasta which often demands a higher price than its other pasta counterparts. Owing to its thin diameter, it’s often easy to overcook it. The yuzu dominates the dish with its appetizing sourness which is quite different from the conventional pasta dishes served here in Singapore. I liked that the pasta was not overcooked but I would have preferred it to be less wet.
Served with fresh fruits, walnut, and organic granola, the Tropical Sunrise features a lavender organic chia seed yogurt pudding. I liked that the lavender notes were subtle and did not overpower. The pudding offers an interesting texture with a creamy mouthfeel, I liked it but not everybody did. Overall, I felt like it was a little overpriced.
The food was not anything worth raving about but their use of organic ingredients made me feel better about spending my money on them. Nonetheless, the beautiful interior is really a sight to behold.
MissTamChiak.com made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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