In Bangkok I went to see my friend Annie. We met at The Commons in Thonglor, which is one of the hottest places to hang out in Bangkok right now, according to Annie, and according to me, Annie is always right, at least when it comes to Bangkok.
The persons behind the ultra-hip coffee shop Roast are also the persons behind The Commons, which is a chic food court with a prominent hipster vibe. Here you’ll find some of the very best Bangkok has to offer in terms of casual eateries. Think artisanal bakeries, organic ingredients and a juice bar with funky names on the bottles. Of course there’s also a branch of Roast inside.
I ordered a bowl of Vietnamese Pho soup and a baked mac and cheese, while Annie decided on some fresh spring rolls. The staff said they would bring the food to our table, when it was ready, so we went outside to find a place to sit. Halfway through the Vietnamese part of our meal, I still haven’t seen anything of my mac and cheese, so I went inside to ask for it. “Mac and cheese!” the guy behind the counter said, eyes wide open, shocked expression on his face. He hurried to the oven and rescued a pan of brown-black something, which must have been my mac and cheese. They quickly made me a new portion which was served shortly after, and which was very tasty.
After dinner, it was selfie time, so Annie asked a guy, who was walking by, if he could take our photo. When asking strangers to take photos, I’m always a bit torn regarding whether I should give them my iPhone or my camera. Everybody knows how to take photos with an iPhone, but my camera can be tricky. Though the guy looked like someone who could handle a DSLR, so I handed him my Canon. Turned out he was a professional photographer! I think the photo came out really well, and I regret we didn’t ask him to take some more.
The Commons, 335 Soi Thonglor 17, Klongton Nue, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 +66 (0) 2 712 5400