Nestled away in a crevice near Ratchathewi BTS station is B-Story Cafe, a botanical wonderland that not only looks picturesque but serves up fantastic food too.
You’ll feel like you’ve walked into a fairytale upon stepping into this magical French bistro-style restaurant. Brick walls and metal finishings are adorned with luscious green plants and pretty dried flowers that fit in perfectly with the mismatched chairs and tables. Every corner of this quaint, elegant cafe is Instagram-worthy and the place is a short respite away from Bangkok’s bustling city life.
Aside from the enchanting get-up, the cafes extensive menu is something else to get excited about. From local delights to your usual cafe nosh, B-Story dishes out scrumptious dishes that are as stellar as their interior.
We had to wait a fair bit for our food to be prepared but that was no problem at all because it gave us time to be mesmerised by their gorgeous interior.
We started off our meal with a bowl of their Som Tum Thai (95 baht) which for the uninitiated, is spicy Thai papaya salad.
We have to warn you in advance that the papaya salad here is really very spicy and we actually got a shock when we took our first bite. However, the fiery spice did not outshine the refreshing flavours of the papaya and we feel that this is a great appetiser and palate cleanser, especially if you’re about to have a very heavy meal ahead of you.
The dish that surprised us the most was this unassuming plate of Cauliflower Fried Fish Sauce (90 baht). We honestly weren’t very impressed when the server placed this on our table but we were proven wrong after taking our first bite.
The amount of wok hei in this dish was off the charts and we were shellshocked by how much flavour was packed into this otherwise sad-looking plate of vegetables. A serving of this goes amazingly well with rice and other dishes but honestly, we could eat it all by itself.
For something a little more filling and substantial, we ordered ourselves a plate of Basil Fried Pork Rice with Fried Egg (125 baht). Each plate features a generous helping of your choice of basil fried pork or chicken, cucumber, a dollop of white rice and a fried egg.
The basil fried pork was chock full of umami and its juices provided a nice meaty flavour to the rest of the components of the dish. Overall, it wasn’t the best plate of basil pork rice that we’ve ever had but we like how it had an authentic and homely touch to it.
89, 70 Phayathai Road
Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand