Travel Guide: Blackhills Cafe
In this latest edition of Gateway: Travel Guide, we invite you to discover a unique coffee sanctuary located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand: Blackhills Cafe.
Tucked away in Lat Phrao, at the heart of Bangkok, Blackhills Cafe stands as a tranquil escape amidst the city’s vibrant hustle. As you step into this coffee bar, the contrast between the colourful cityscape and the cafe’s minimalist palette of wooden and concrete immediately draws you into a serene and almost meditative atmosphere.
Blackhills Cafe finds its inspiration in the simplicity of Japanese style cafes and the cozy ambience of a secluded wooden cabin in valleys. Inside the shop, you can see a harmonious fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design elements. The light wooden bar counter acts as a highlight, giving the place a welcoming vibe. Soft melodies streaming from a classic record player adds to the relaxed feel of a slow bar, inviting guests to unwind from their hectic routines.
A Hand-Crafted Coffee Exprience
Craftsmanship is at the core of every creation at Blackhills. Coffee making here is an unhurried and deliberate process, eschewing modern electricity for a more intimate approach. This means hand-ground beans, steamed milk delicately heated over a gas stove, and an array of slow bar equipments. Each barista embraces the “Back to Basic” coffee making philosophy thus each cup is carefully brewed and prepared by hand. Various manual brewing techniques, such as Drip, Moka Pot, Syphon, Aero Press, and Flair espresso, are used to add unique character to every sip.
The menu boasts a diverse selection of high-quality beans, inviting guests to witness the expertise of a skilled barista team as they craft drinks at this slow bar. Additionally, homemade bakery treats complement the coffee experience perfectly.
Blackhills Cafe is the place to go for coffee connoisseurs and those seeking solace in serene spaces alike. It is an oasis where every cup narrates a story of dedication and passion. Next time you find yourself in the vibrant city of Bangkok, make sure to carve out a moment for a memorable coffee experience at Blackhills—it is a must for any coffee enthusiast.
All images are sourced from Blackhills BKK