Evidently, Calin La Boulangerie and Cafe is one of Bangkok's most popular eateries du jour. Since it opened in January, this attractive bakery-cum-cafe that looks and smells more like a brasserie than a pastry shop has happily pulled in urbane punters with casual French fare served in a chic setting a la Parisian sidewalk cafe.
From the lovely interior to its swanky tableware and serving equipment, choice ingredients and even the restaurant's playful name (Calin is French for "carry", which translates into Thai as "Oom" - the owner's name), everything here has been hand-picked to reflect the proprietor's meticulous attention and sense of refinement.
However, while one may say that this 60-seater is a perfect paradise of both culinary and visual bliss, in this food writer's opinion, sometimes when the focus is on style, genuine gastronomic appreciation may sadly be subdued by over-expectation.
The menu featured an impressive selection of brasserie classics, the likes of all-day breakfast items, sandwiches, appetisers, main courses and specials of the season.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Input price range
50 - 500 Baht/Unit or 2 - 17 USD/Unit
Remark: Cost of meal per person
Ei8ht Thonglor, 88/36 Soi Thonglor, Sukhumvit 55 Rd., Khlong Tan, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
- Mobile number
+66 (0) 81-586-7305
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