Our recent trips to Bangkok have us staying at Hotel Tranz in Phaya Thai. To save up on the accommodation cost, most times, we would opt out of the hotel’s breakfast. Lucky for us, Factory Coffee is just right next to Hotel Tranz Bangkok, making it a convenient place for us to have breakfast. Even though the cafe is off the main street, you would be surprised to know that it is ALWAYS crowded! There is never a time when the cafe is empty. Curious to know why this cafe is so popular? Fret not, as I share with you our experience at this lovely cafe. And why you should add Factory Coffee to the list of cafes to visit for your next trip to Bangkok! (´• ω •`)ノ

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Why Factory Coffee?

As I mentioned, I mainly visited Factory Coffee since it was just beside Hotel Tranz, one of my favourite hotels to stay in Bangkok. My first time staying at Hotel Tranz was with my girlfriends. After an underwhelming breakfast on our first day at the hotel, we decided to look for other options around the area. And that was when one of my girlfriends suggested Factory Coffee, which is just a 1-minute walk from the hotel! Since that first visit, I have been visiting the cafe with my hubs at least once every time we stay at Hotel Tranz. ( ´ ω ` )

Signage outside Factory Coffee Bangkok

Factory Coffee, A Hidden Yet Crowded Cafe in Phaya Thai, Bangkok

Do not be fooled by the location of the cafe! Even though the cafe is located off the main street, it is always crowded whenever I visit. Be it before or after the pandemic, it seems like there is never a time when the cafe is empty. Except maybe in the early morning? (´・ᴗ・ ` )

Amazing Coffee with Amazing Latte Art

If you had been my regular reader, you would know that I am a big flat white lover. And the flat white here at Factory Coffee is different from those that I have drank before. There seems to be a light hint of chocolate in the coffee but not too much that you think it tastes like mocha. The milk foam is thick, and the coffee is just the right amount of bitterness. Most of the great flat white that I have drank has a really good coffee with a good balance of milk. But here at Factory Coffee, it is just different. Once you take a sip of its flat white, everything just comes together so well, making it the best flat white that I have ever had. (´• ω •`) ♡

The interior as well as a lighted sign at Factory Coffee Bangkok

Another thing that amazes me is the cafe’s latte art. Most cafes would have a leaf or heart as their latte art. But here at Factory Coffee, they have some really interesting latte art. My favourite has got to be the unicorn. It never fails to amaze me every time I see it on my cup of flat white. (o´∀`o)

The beautiful unicorn latte art on my flat white and a look at the staff doing the latte art behind the counter at Factory Coffee Bangkok

A Wide Variety of Drinks for Everyone

Besides the amazing flat white, hubs and I also tried other drinks from its menu, such as Mocha Sea Salt and Mrs Cold. They were both nice in their own ways, but we always ended up going back to ordering our flat white. Haha!

Anyway, if you like your drinks cold, you might be in for a treat! A lot of their cold drinks come with a really cool presentation. We prefer hot drinks in the morning, so sadly, we did not try any of the cool-looking drinks. Also, if you are a non-coffee drinker, fret not, as the cafe also has some non-coffee options for you to try as well. Their matcha on the menu looks pretty nice! ( ´ ω ` )

Yummy Pastries Albeit a Bit Limited in Selection

Factory Coffee is known for its coffee; hence a lot of people come here mainly for that. But if you want to have some food to go with your drinks, take note that the cafe only has pastries. Even with the limited choices, hubs and I are obsessed with the cafe’s croissants. We have tried its Chocolate Lava Croissant, Salted Egg Croissant and Charcoal Thai Tea Croissant, and our favourite has got to be the salted egg one.

Salted egg croissant before and after cutting it to see the salted egg liquid inside the croissant at Factory Coffee Bangkok

Do not be deceived by the look of the croissant, thinking that the flavour only comes from what is on top of the croissant. All the croissants are served with a whole lot of goodness INSIDE the croissant like a lava cake. I was caught by surprise the first time I cut into the croissant as the liquid inside flowed out of it. Just when you thought there was only that tiny bit, a lot more would come out. (´・ᴗ・ ` ) Anyway, I like the salted egg one as it is not too sweet for my liking, and it goes really well with my coffee. if you have a sweet tooth, you might probably like the chocolate one better. And if you are a huge Thai tea lover, the Charcoal Thai Tea Croissant might be your cup of tea. ( ´ ▽ ` )

Information about Factory Coffee Bangkok

FACTORY COFFEE BANGKOK

⏰ Opening Hours: 8 AM – 4.30 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 80 958 8050

You can find out more about Factory Coffee Bangkok here:
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Bonus: Other Breakfast Options in Phaya Thai, Bangkok

Having stayed at Hotel Tranz in Phaya Thai for a few trips, hubs and I decided to get out of our comfort zone and start looking for local eateries for our breakfast. Factory Coffee is great since it is just beside the hotel but with the limited food choices, we were itching to have other options. So during our recent trip, we decided to check out two other breakfast spots at Phaya Thai as well!

Pae Tiang Fish Ball Noodles, A Different Fishball Noodles Experience

Pae Tiang Fish Ball Noodles is located just a short 5-minute walk from Hotel Tranz. As someone who loves fishball noodles, I couldn’t wait to see the difference. (´• ω •`) When we got there, the place was empty and looked super spacious. Interestingly, the eatery has an English menu even though it looks like a place that only locals would visit. It has a rather simple menu. Basically, you choose the preferred noodle, whether you want it soupy or dry and if you want the normal or special version. Hubs and I went for the normal dry version with flat yellow noodles. ( ´ ω ` )

The interior of Pae Tiang Fish Ball Noodles at Phaya Thai, Bangkok

There was a variety of fish balls in our noodles, and it was obvious that they were all handmade. The fishballs look somewhat similar to what we have in Singapore but yet different. Both the flavour and texture of the fishballs tasted similar but were different in some ways. Personally, I love it, though hubs thought that it was rather average. Haha! (★ω★)/ Anyway, each bowl only cost us 55 baht, which is about 2.20 SGD. For the quantity, I would say it was quite worth it and rather affordable! If you are looking for affordable breakfast in the area, you can consider this place! (o´∀`o)

A view of the chef cooking our noodles at the cooking station as well as the condiments and my bowl of fishball noodles at Pae Tiang Fish Ball Noodles at Phaya Thai, Bangkok
Pae Tiang Fish Ball Noodles

⏰ Opening Hours: 7.30 AM – 5 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 81 692 7777

Tor-Tom-Ton, Just Want to Have Some Tom Yum Noodles!

Somehow, it seems like we keep having noodles for breakfast. Haha! In case you don’t know, I love noodles, so I honestly don’t mind having noodles for every meal. (´・ᴗ・ ` ) Tor-Ton-Tom is a local eatery that was recommended in Hotel Tranz’s guide found in our hotel room. It is also located just a short walk from our hotel. Similar to Pae Tiang Fish Ball Noodles, the eatery looked like a place that only locals would visit but smaller. Your girl here has forgotten what noodles they had at the eatery, but I think it is the signature Dry Tom Yum Noodles with Fried Pork. We also added on fried wanton for the fun of it. ( ´ ▽ ` )

The interior of Tor-Tom-Ton and the lady behind the cooking station preparing our food at Phaya Thai, Bangkok

The noodle was surprisingly nice, and it was something that we had never tasted before in Singapore. If I never remember wrongly, there were crushed peanuts or something in the noodles. And in Thailand, when there is fried pork, ALWAYS have it. Fried pork in Thailand has never failed to impress me, so it is a MUST HAVE whenever we see it on the menu. All in all, it was a simple yet fulfilling breakfast!

The signature dry tom yum noodles with fried pork as well as fried wanton at Tor-Tom-Ton at Phaya Thai, Bangkok
Tor-Tom-Ton

⏰ Opening Hours: 9.30 AM – 8 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +66 81 974 8588

Overall Experience at Factory Coffee Bangkok

On every trip to Bangkok, I always look forward to having my cup of flat white and a salted egg croissant from Factory Coffee Bangkok. That is how much I love this cafe. So if you are in the area, consider dropping by this cafe for an amazing cup of coffee! (´ ω `♡) And if you are interested in some local eateries for your breakfast, do consider Pae Tiang Fish Ball Noodles and Tor-Tom-Ton as well! Their food might be simple, but you might be surprised by how good they are, so don’t miss them out! (@´ー`)ノ゙

Me with a cup of coffee at Factory Coffee Bangkok as well as another sign outside the cafe

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