Megan Ziegler, 129 TCCS
It’s almost Thanksgiving, and for a lot of us, that means dreaming about pumpkin and apple pies and missing the cold crisp fall air. Maybe we miss cinnamon lattes or the sound of Frank Sinatra (ok just kidding I’m sure not many of us listen to Frank Sinatra on a regular basis but stay with me here). What if I told you there was a place in Thailand that felt like a diner you might find back at home? What if I told you there were chocolate chip pancakes, root beer floats, and pecan pie? Maybe the last time I went they were playing Frank Sinatra.
Just a short walk from the Asok BTS stop, such a place exist. This is a place with hearty classic greasy diner food. I’m talking hash browns, milkshakes, cheeseburgers, fries, pancakes, and pie. If you’re ever in Bangkok I’d highly encourage you to go, they have the best lattes and chocolate chip pancakes that I’ve had in a long time. Dietary restrictions? No problem – they have an entire breakfast menu just for vegetarians with vegan options. It’s called ‘The New Yorker’ and they boast a “New York style ambiance in the heart of Bangkok” with a bar that faces a television, which they encourage you to turn to your favorite sports channel.
Perhaps you are looking for a night in and not wanting to venture out into the city – no worries, they deliver. Maybe you’re worried that like many other cafés in Bangkok they won’t open until 10 or 11am – no worries, their doors open at 7am. Personally, finding a place with solid American breakfast options can be a hassle in Thailand, but the New Yorker comes through where others might fail – offering authentic foods like crispy bacon and scrambled eggs with toast. Each diner table is readily stocked with real ketchup, mustard, and Tabasco sauce. So why not stop by the next time you’re in town and get a slice of cherry pie?