Sunday, September 4, 2011

Library Cafe @ Soi Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok

Cuisine: Cafe
Price: THB300 per person (what I paid for)
Visited: 30 June 2011
Food/Drink: 3/10
Atmosphere: 6/10
Value for money: 3/10
Services: 3/10 (almost like self-service)

Having lived in Bangkok for more than half of my life, I have been noticing that there are so many new cafe being opened during the last few years. I could perhaps sincerely say that none of those cafe is really outstanding. They all seems to serve decent drinks and beverages but lack of quality and touching food and bakery to go with. For this time, allow me to talk about a Japanese style cafe called "Library Cafe" which is situated in Soi Sukhumvit 24 (there is also another branch at Rama IX Road).

Walking into the cafe, you would probably feel that this place rather nice and cozy. It is surely a good place to hang out with friends or perhaps spend a slow afternoon with a cup of latte or tea during weekend if you do live around there. Glancing over the menu board, we found that it was rather difficult to eat as things were written in Japanese style: large variety of drink choices. To go with the concept Library Cafe, there is a bookshelf in the middle of this cafe with collection of books of the owner for visitors to read. Just one more point, this place may look attractive in giving it a visit but bear in mind that there is very limited parking space. Otherwise, BTS Phrom Phong is about 5 minutes walk away.

Library Cafe @ Soi Sukhumvit 24

Chill and Friendly Atmosphere

Library, it must be!!!

No Shoes Please for 2nd Floor

This place is also famous for its "Library Waffle" but to us, it tasted just like Khanom Khrok Singapore (ขนมครกสิงคโปร์), nothing more special. It was rather crisp. Personally, we would prefer to have the typical Khanom Khrok Singapore, pricing is too high (3/10).

We did also try 2 choices of drink Merry Apple Tea and Iced Macha Latte. Well, they were nice but too sweet to my taste. Again, nothing spectacular, just a drink that is enjoyable (4/10).

Library Waffle - ไลบรารี่ วาฟเฟิล

Merry Apple Tea - ชาเมอรี่แอปเปิ้ล

Iced Macha latte - ชาเขียวลาเต้เย็น

Since we were here during evening, we decided to just try out some dishes. Let us not going into details but just over all picture. Pricing is again rather high for food at a cafe like this and the portion was tiny. We felt that some dishes were those kind of frozen food that had been prepared using microwave oven (but we could be wrong though). Nevertheless, some dish such as Spicy Potato Fries was rather delightful as a side dish to accompany. Surely, this is a cafe, not a restaurant and we would not expect much about food. Overall, this is still a nice place to have a chit-chat with friends. Try it out if you have a chance to pass by this famous cafe.

Carbonara - คาโบนาร่า

Spicy Potato Fries - สไปซี่โปเตโต้ฟราย

Baked Spinach - ผักโขมอบชึส

Pork Lasagna - ลาซานญ่าหมู

Grilled Veal Sausage - ไส้กรอกลูกวัวย่าง

Just Bread and Butter - ขนมปังกับเนย ^^

Rice with Beef Green Curry - ข้าวเขียวหวานเนื้อน่องลายพริกขึ้หนู

Gyoza Soup - เกี๊ยวซ่าน้ำ

Library Cafe @ Soi Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok
2 Soi Methi Niwet, Sukhumvit 24
Sukhumvit Road
Khlong Ton, Khlong Toei
Bangkok 10110

ไลบรารี่ คาเฟ่ @ ซอยสุขุมวิท 24 กรุงเทพ
2 ซอยเมธีนิเวศม์
ซอยสุขุมวิท 24, ถนนสุขุมวิท
แขวงคลองตัน เขตคลองเตย
กรุงเทพ 10110

Open Hours: 10:00am - 09:00pm daily
Tel: +66 (0) 2259 2878


  1. Thanks for the honest review, now linked here:

    How much for a straight coffee?

    1. cannot exactly remember the price for a cup of coffee. it is around THB80 for a cup of cafe latte if i am not wrong.


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