Food and drink
The name says it all... Great Thai food with a strong emphasis on the popular city street food. As well as traditional standards such as pad Thai and massaman curries, there are some really tasty, zesty salads and crunchy, spicy patties so study the menu with care. As well as the standard beer and wine, they’ve curated a cool list of speciality teas, too. Flowery Jasmin or subtle lapsang are both great palate cleansers.
I’m a sucker for the penang ner, a crunchy dry beef curry with the perfect amount of coconut. The gai tord stir-fry comes a close second thanks to the fresh vegetables and well cooked chicken.
During lunch the Bangkok Cafe serves a cool, secluded hideaway for private afternoon catch-ups while the evening is a more lively affair. It’s a small restaurant so there’s seldom an empty seat in the house, making it as bold and brash as its name suggests.
Very attentive and happy to make recommendations if the menu’s epic selection over-faces you a little.
Cowbridge Road is just west of the city centre. By foot it’ll take you about 20/30 minutes, or half that by cab.
At £5.50, the lunch menu is incredibly reasonable. Evening meals are more expensive with the main dishes usually costing just over £11.
Tables to book
It's usually pretty hectic at night, so try and sit towards the back of the restaurant. The front seats at the bar are often peril to distraction thanks to their popular takeaway service.
There is another Bangkok Cafe in Swansea if you're planning a trip further west of the country.
- Culture vultures
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