Since its opening, Karmakamet has established itself as a popular to-go dining place, coming a long way from its original humble abode – an essential oils shop at Chatuchak Market back in 2001. Many locals and visitors alike flock to this diner for a quick sugar fix. Because let’s face it, everyone comes to this cafe for one thing: a photo with the gorgeous rainbow candy floss dessert.
– Gail & Jem
Just a short walk from BTS Phrom Phong, you should be walking past hotel Emporium Suites. Look out for the Karmakamet sign and turn left to walk in.
How it should look like from outside: a nature-like jungle foliage A Can’t Resist Pancake – 390 BahtG & J: Essentially this dish is a pancake and duck confit collaboration. Presentation is excellent, as you can see. Buttermilk pancake was a little tasteless, but the duck confit exceeded expectations. Little bits of fried bacon tossed with cubes of potatoes with a blob of sour cream on top, what’s there not to like?
Basilica Smash – 240 BahtG & J: Made up of basil leaf, fresh lime, orange cardamon syrup and soda. A superbly refreshing drink that is a little on the pricey side.
Caffe Latte – 140 Baht You can see that there is a lot of effort put into decorating the cafe, from the wood furnishings, as well as the little details that are carefully taken into consideration when designing the interior decor. How nice to read the little handwritten notes between “Edge” and “Som”. On the table there are also Karmakamet newspapers and coasters that tell of their little story.
Strawberry in the Clouds – 390 BahtG & J: This is every girl’s (instagram) dream. Beneath the huge ball of raimbow cotton candy, there’s strawberry shortcake and ice-cream – as sinful as it gets. In the centre there’s walnut crumbles and amaretto cream layers. Other than being visually-appealing though, the dessert itself was very average. You’ll also get very sticky fingers after this! Definitely messy.
Overall, Karmakamet Diner (and its food) is pretty photogenic, but that is about it. Price is quite steep for Bangkok’s standard and there is much room for improvement in terms of food quality. The ambience and experience is definitely worth a visit though – afterall they do call themselves a “secret world”. You can let loose and relax in this imaginary nature reserve for a few hours, away from the bustling and hot Bangkok streets, and truly enjoy your holiday.
10110, 30/1 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong
Tel: 02 262 0700-1
Opening Hours: 10am – 11:30pm