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Update Roaming Bangkok – True Coffee on Thonglor now closed

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Don’t waste your time looking for this outlet.  It is now closed.  However, directly across the street is a Starbucks and down the street two blocks at J Avenue is Au Bon Pain.

At the corner of Thonglor and Soi 10 is True Coffee.  It is across the street from Starbucks.  It is modern in design and as far from the Starbucks “model” as you can imagine.  As True Coffee is affiliated with True Corporation, many media events take place on it’s premises.  The coffeehouse has two floors and I would recommend the second floor for a quiet cup of espresso to while away a few hours.  Food is also available.

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True in it's modernity

True in its modernity

Cool ambience

Cool ambience

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March 27, 2009 at 7:56 am

Starbucks Kuala Lumpur at the Curve Damansara

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It’s amazing how many Starbucks there are.  At the Curve Shopping Center, there are three.  All with ten minutes from one another.  And all busy.

My favorite drink?  Besides an espresso doppio, it’s Green Tea Frappucino.

Starbucks for the computer geek

Starbucks for the computer geek

Inside out

Inside out

Count the laptops.

Count the laptops.

Two of three

Two of three

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August 14, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Another Starbucks! At Carrefour Rama IV

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I don’t spend my days looking for Starbucks. But sometimes they are hard to avoid.  They are everywhere.  This time I went grocery shopping at Carrefours.  On the first floor, near the moving sidewalk is another one.  Had to take a photo.

Starbucks Carrefours Rama IV

Starbucks Carrefours Rama IV

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August 11, 2008 at 11:58 am

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Bangkok – Starbucks Thonglor across from Soi 10

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Sitting here having my usual espresso doppio.  Most of the time I go to the nearby Au Bon Pain.  The two coffeehouses are different.  The Starbucks is comfy, where you can relax and let the world go by.  And its interior design/decoration is second to none.  It appears to have been a house at one time.  The Au Bon Pain is for people watching as it’s located at J Avenue.  More foot traffic means more energy.  Take your pick.  Sometimes you gotta have laid back and other times you want your antenna attuned to what’s going on.  The music is better at Starbucks!

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View from street

View from street

Front room for light

Front room for light

Back room for privacy

Back room for privacy

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August 10, 2008 at 9:50 am

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Bangkok – Starbucks and Ootoya Japanese Restaurant, Soi Ekamai

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The Big C shopping center has several restaurants that are particularly good.  The food at the Ootoyo Restaurant is quite unique, a fresh breathe of air in a world of stereotypical Japanese food.  Ootoya doesn’t serve your run of the mill tempura, teriyaki and tonkatsu.  Think very fresh natural ingredients, unique combinations, and excellent sauces, especially the miso.  Their meats are quite flavorful, from their grilled chicken to grilled and tonkatsu pork to salmon and saba.  Their udon and soba are quite good, firm and flavorful.

Ootoya is a major franchise in Japan.  There are several in Bangkok, including others at J Avenue and the Esplanade.

Minimalist welcome

Minimalist welcome

Soi Ekamai Ootoya

Soi Ekamai Ootoya

There is also a Starbucks known for its roomy first floor and its secluded loft suitable for a cozy rendezvous.  Very comfortable!!

Starbuck art deco

Starbuck art deco

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August 7, 2008 at 6:38 pm