Krisa Coffee Shop (Bangkok, Thailand)
During our last travel to Bangkok on our itinerary, the first place we visited were the places we missed during our first time in Thailand many years ago. Though we stayed half of the time in Bangkok we missed visiting the Wat Po and the Grand Palace, I know these are key tourist spots but we had a different itinerary before as we headed to other places like Pattaya and Phuket. Before we were so used to the climate as we reside in Philippines during those time but now we live in New Zealand we really felt the very hot and humid day. On this trip we decided to act like locals so we used their public transport, not taxi and not tuk tuks but the public bus.
Straight from the airport we headed to these places first via the trains then the bus, it was an eye opening experience as we never had experienced traveling like this back home or in any South East Asian countries. Though it’s nearly similar to Philippines, we felt safer here. Travel time was not that long and the traffic was not bad so from the train station to Wat Po it only took us less than 30 minutes.
It was a good timing when we arrived as it was just nearly 8:30 am so the place just opened for the day so there were no tourists at all apart from us and a few. This means it will not be crowded and we can enjoy the place more without having a hard time to take photographs with lots of people walking around.
It was actually serene and peaceful, a perfect way to enjoy visiting a sacred place like this.
After touring around the place for an hour or so tourists start to flock and it was our time to move to our next destination, the Grand Palace.
We walked from Wat Po to our destination. While it’s just near, it was so tiring due to the humidity and heat, so we took it slowly and reached there after 30 minutes.
As we arrive near the gates we saw the queue was very long, it discouraged us to continue further so we ended up looking for a place to have some snacks instead. Luckily just outside we saw this coffee shop which was highly rated in Trip Advisor, the Krisa Coffee Shop.
It was a nice place to stay, though it’s a small establishment they have air con to beat the heat outside and make the diners comfortable. We immediately then got the menu and had a look on what can we have for snack.
We all got excited when we saw fresh coconuts (Baht 40.00) in the menu, it was quite some time since we had a fresh one.
We also ordered one serving of lychee and iced cappuccino (Baht 70.00) to beat the warm weather.
After the drinks we grabbed this Pad Thai (Baht 95.00)
Fried noodles with shrimps (Baht 95.00)
And Pork Rib Noodle Soup (Baht 75.00)
The dishes were amazing, ingredients tasted really fresh and it’s all packed with flavours true to the Thai cuisine, some were quite spicy but it’s seasoned really well. Everything was great and my only complaint is that the serving size was quite small to my preference, perhaps this is their normal size compared to the ones we have here in New Zealand.
I totally recommend this place, they serve simple meals but were totally good but most important of all the price was quite affordable knowing this is located in a tourist spot area.
Krisa Coffee Shop
Address: 24 Maha Rat Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200 Thailand
Phone: +66 2 225 2680