P’Luang Coffee Shop: Bangkok’s Source of REAL Coffee!

By Mark Wiens Bangkok
P’Luang Coffee Shop: Bangkok’s Source of REAL Coffee!

It’s not easy to find a quality cup of coffee at a non-chain coffee shop in Bangkok, or in Thailand for that matter. I’m not blaming anyone for this, the perfecting of Thai street food was well worth the trade-off – and I can make a cup at home easily.

I am indeed a voracious coffee lover, but I despise that Thai brew where the vendor attempts to cover up the natural flavor of coffee with condensed milk until it turns into a saturated solution.

I make my coffee at home.

P'Luang (พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ)

P'Luang Coffee Shop (พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ)

Meet P’Luang (พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ), a Thai coffee connoisseur that made it his mission to deliver quality coffee (he still has to make that sweet stuff to abide by the market as well).

P'Luang (พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ)

P'Luang (พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ)

P’Luang retired from working with the government 6 years ago and decided to pursue his dream: coffee!  The doors to his truck (street coffee shop) have been open everyday since, parked on a street corner in Bangkok.

Coffee from the Back of a Truck!

Coffee from the Back of a Truck!

Dedicated to Coffee

Dedicated to Coffee

The majority of his clients swing by, ordering take away drinks. I normally sit there, enjoy the company and watch as traffic and trains go by. He serves his drinks in an assortment of random cups and saucers, a selection that looks like it came from grannies ancient cupboard.

Price: Espresso – 30 THB

Bangkok's Best Coffee

Bangkok's Best Coffee

The coffee is made stout, using local Thai coffee beans grown in the North of the country.

P'Luang (พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ) Espresso

P'Luang (พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ) Espresso

P’Luang also concocts other drinks like chocolate milk, syrupy fruit shakes, and Thai teas.

P'Luang (พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ)

P'Luang (พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ)

The full-bodies coffee and ambiance of sitting on the street are what makes P’Luang Khon Gafe coffee shop what I would call, the best coffee in Bangkok!

Prices

  • Espresso – 30 THB
  • Hot coffee- 25 THB
  • Cocoa – 20 THB

Here’s the Address

P’Luang Khon Gafe
On the corner of Charan Sanitwong and the Train tracks at Suthawat
Open: Everyday from 7:00 – 19:00

พี่หลวงคนกาแฟ
ตั้งอยู่บนถนนจรัญสนิทวงศ์ เส้นทางรถไฟสุทธาวาส
เปิด-ปิด 7.00-19.00 น.

How to Get There

Bangkok’s best coffee is parked everyday on Charan Sanitwong, about 2 km from Siriraj Hospital. I’ve walked a number of time, or it’s possible to catch a cab, bus, or motorcycle to get to the coffee shop in a hurry.

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