Sathorn’s new café Rocket Coffeebar recently graced the cover of Bangkok Magazine’s “Out for Brunch” issue, and the already out-the-door Sunday morning queue quickly extended round the block, with curious patrons in search of the signature comfort fare.
And it is indeed some of the best in the city – think starring plates like chopped herbs omelette with sourdough baguette, Rocket’s benedict with Moroccan mint, and housemade granola and Greek yoghurt with goji berries. But though it has received acclaim for its weekend brunch menu, Rocket has got much more up its sleeve.
The latest artisan effort from the team behind popular hotspot Hyde & Seek, the small neighbourhood café is elevated with design touches like floor-to-ceiling windows, marble counters, wooden tables and an eye-catching kitchen – the better to watch busy baristas brewing locally-roasted, single-origin beans from as far afield as Brazil, Ethiopia and Costa Rica (try an espresso from the handmade Synesso imported from Seattle).
Coffee settled, skim the rest of the clipboard food menu, where dishes like crab salad served on an avocado half with Avruga caviar, and yuzu-cured barramundi ceviche with asparagus and cilantro share space with sweet treats including fresh-baked vanilla muffins and poached apple crumble. Rocket along!